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Investments

14

Portfolio Exits

3

Funds

11

Service Providers

1

About ZenShin Capital

ZenShin Capital, based in Menlo Park, California, provides early to expansion stage venture capital for information technology companies with a strong market potential in Japan. ZenShin Capital provides deep experience and an extensive network in Japan that create opportunities for its portfolio companies. Unlike most other investors with Japan expertise, ZenShin Capital is a neutral value-add investor that thinks and acts from the portfolio company's perspective.

ZenShin Capital Headquarter Location

535 Middlefield Road Ste 280

Menlo Park, California, 94025,

United States

650-275-2465

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Iotera Raises $1M

Feb 25, 2015

      SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Iotera today announced the closing of a $1M financing round led by ZenShin Capital Partners. Click here for more funding data on Iotera To export Iotera funding data to PDF and Excel, click here Iotera today announced the closing of a $1M financing round led by ZenShin Capital Partners and joined by Crunchfund, Startup Capital Ventures, String Ventures, EarlyMarket and Rubicon Venture Capital. The funding will be used to expand delivery of their IOTA pet tracking system. While IOTA GPS-enabled tracking will help protect and locate bikes, cars, children and more, many consumers are ordering them for use as a pet tracker to help prevent lost cats and dogs. Iotera launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in July of 2014, taking in more than $280,000 of pre-orders for the world's smallest and longest battery life real-time GPS tracking device, and the only long range tracker which has no monthly service fees. Once the product launches, consumers will be able to keep track of their valuables over much of the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City and other large metropolitan areas through Iotera's unique crowd-sourced wireless network. Iotera's network coverage will rapidly expand to other geographies as each IOTA establishes its own coverage area making it ideal for both urban areas as well as remote areas that have little or no cellular coverage. Iotera's up to the minute planned coverage map can be found at http://www.iotera.com/coverage. Ben Wild, CEO of Iotera discussed the rapid adoption of the network by saying 'There are multiple markets that our technology can serve today, but to begin with we are focused on the pet tracking application with our tiny GPS tracker that has 10x improvement in battery life compared to any other product we are aware of. While pet tracking is our first key application, we are already seeing consumers interested in using our technology for other applications such as tracking children, elderly, cars and bicycles. We are excited by how quickly this application is driving total coverage of key cities in the US. ' Clancey Stahr, managing partner at venture capital firm Zenshin Capital, commented on the closing, saying, 'After surveying the IoT landscape, we were convinced that pet tracking was an underserved market due to poor battery life of devices and unattractive monthly fees. We loved the idea of building a proprietary IoT network to eliminate carrier fees and a unique protocol to carefully conserve power'. Iotera is currently taking pre-orders for the Iota GPS pet tracker and is targeting delivery of the product in the summer of this year. About Iotera Iotera is a world leader in wireless technologies for the growing wide area internet of things (IoT) market. Their first product, the IOTA, is the smallest GPS tracking device, ideal for pet tracking. Iotera is based in Silicon Valley and led by a veteran team of wireless & location-based technology experts. For more information please visit http://www.iotera.com or http://www.facebook.com/getiota or http://www.twitter.com/iotera About Zenshin Capital Partners ZenShin Capital provides venture capital to pre-seed and seed stage Silicon Valley and Tokyo-based startups. They often invest in pre-product companies and help guide entrepreneurs through their first few rounds of funding. They were founded in early 2005. For more information please visit http://www.zenshincap.com About Crunchfund CrunchFund is an early stage venture capital firm founded by Michael Arrington and Patrick Gallagher. The fund invests in and works with information technology companies at any stage but is primarily focused on seed and early stage investments. For more information please visit http://www.crunchfund.com About Startup Capital Ventures Startup Capital Ventures is an early-stage Silicon Valley & Honolulu based venture capital fund specializing in highly scalable enterprise technology companies across a variety of sectors including security, fintech, travel, wireless, etc. For more information please visit http://www.startupcv.com About String Ventures String Ventures focuses on seed and early stage investments. With experience in product design and growth marketing, they invest in both consumer and enterprise businesses. Their focus is on perceptual computing, mobile & location-based services, data visualization and the internet of things. For more information please visit http://www.stringventures.com About Earlymarket Earlymarket is a London-based venture capital firm which focuses on incubating exciting new ideas with early stage companies. The focus on helping startups penetrate the UK market. For more information, please visit earlymarket.com About Rubicon Venture Capital Rubicon Venture Capital combines a VC fund with a unique global community of value added entrepreneur investors to build lasting technology companies. Their investors are mainly successful entrepreneurs and executives located in key cities around the world. They invest in Later Stage Seed and Series A & B venture capital financing rounds of high potential early stage disruptive technology companies. For more information please visit http://www.rubicon.vc (c)2011-2015 by Massinvestor, Inc. For contact info, please check out our about page.

ZenShin Capital Investments

14 Investments

ZenShin Capital has made 14 investments. Their latest investment was in ReadySteam as part of their Seed on March 3, 2016.

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ZenShin Capital Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/17/2016

Seed

ReadySteam

$0.92M

Yes

1

3/14/2016

Seed

Gameflip

Yes

1

2/16/2016

Seed

Alpha MRI

$1M

Yes

1

11/11/2015

Series A

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$99M

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10

2/25/2015

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

3/17/2016

3/14/2016

2/16/2016

11/11/2015

2/25/2015

Round

Seed

Seed

Seed

Series A

Seed VC

Company

ReadySteam

Gameflip

Alpha MRI

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Amount

$0.92M

$1M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

ZenShin Capital Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

ZenShin Capital has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was 500Friends on November 18, 2014.

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Companies

Valuation
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11/18/2014

Acquired

$99M

1

6/16/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

6/29/2009

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

11/18/2014

6/16/2014

6/29/2009

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

10

ZenShin Capital Fund History

11 Fund Histories

ZenShin Capital has 11 funds, including ZenShin Core Technology Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/27/2020

ZenShin Core Technology Fund

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Open

$15.32M

5

12/31/2008

ZenShin Capital Partners Fund IF Partnership

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

1

12/31/2008

ZenShin Capital Partners II LP

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$2M

1

12/31/2008

ZenShin Capital Partners Fund IE Partnership

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10

12/31/2008

Japan Gate Fund LLC

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10

Closing Date

4/27/2020

12/31/2008

12/31/2008

12/31/2008

12/31/2008

Fund

ZenShin Core Technology Fund

ZenShin Capital Partners Fund IF Partnership

ZenShin Capital Partners II LP

ZenShin Capital Partners Fund IE Partnership

Japan Gate Fund LLC

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Open

Closed

Closed

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Amount

$15.32M

$2M

Sources

5

1

1

10

10

ZenShin Capital Service Providers

1 Service Provider

ZenShin Capital has 1 service provider relationship

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Associated Rounds

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General Counsel

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Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

General Counsel

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ZenShin Capital Team

2 Team Members

ZenShin Capital has 2 team members, including current Founder, Yoji Kawaguchi.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Yoji Kawaguchi

Founder

Current

Takeshi Mori

Founder

Current

Name

Yoji Kawaguchi

Takeshi Mori

Work History

Title

Founder

Founder

Status

Current

Current

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