VC  World Innovation Lab

https://wilab.com





     Office Locations:

102 University Ave., Ste. 1A
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    World Innovation Lab (WiL) connects entrepreneurs with corporate resources to build global businesses. The firm is a multi-stage venture capital firm that invests in consumer and enterprise technology companies. WiL's foundational partner platform includes the Japanese government investment arm and over 20 Japan leading corporations such as Sony, Nissan, Mizuho Bank, Daiwa Securities, NTT, KDDI and All Nippon Airways. In addition to venture investment, WiL also collaborates with the world's leading companies to incubate new businesses and to create spin-offs and joint ventures.



    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Aki Koto Partner
    Gen Isayama General Partner & CEO
    Masataka Matsumoto General Partner
    Masaya Kubota Partner
    Rob Theis General Partner

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      07/03/2018


      Automation Anywhere


      CA


      $250,000,000


      Series A


      05/16/2018


      Auth0


      WA


      $55,000,000


      Series D


      04/06/2018


      PeerStreet


      CA


      $29,500,000


      Series B


      09/20/2017


      Digital Shadows


      CA


      $26,000,000


      Series C


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Auth0
        web link


      Automation Anywhere
        web link


      ClearMotion
        web link


      Digital Shadows
        web link


      Flirtey
        web link


      PeerStreet
        web link


      Somnoware
        web link


     

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