16Lab Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2013

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 4


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Later Stage VC

  • Investors
  • 6

16Lab General Information


Developer of a smart ring intended to allow users to control household smart devices through gestures and hand movements. The company offers a wearable smart ring that, via gestures, lets people control personal computers, smartphones, tablets, cameras, and televisions among other home electronics, and can be used as a key to allow entry into homes and offices, and an electric wallet for payment transactions on the go, providing customers with a contactless key for doing several functions with a single ring.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Electronics (B2C)
Other Industries
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Corporate Office
  • 100-1 Nikaido
  • Kamakura, Kanagawa
  • Japan

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16Lab Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
4. Later Stage VC 18-Mar-2022 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Later Stage VC 29-Jan-2020 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Seed Round 29-Jun-2017 $261K Completed Generating Revenue
1. Seed Round 26-Nov-2014 $261K $261K 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
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16Lab Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Class B Preferred 000
Class A Preferred 0,000 0000.00 0000.00 00 0000.00 0.000
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16Lab Patents

16Lab Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-9978264-B2 Method for device interaction and identification Active 28-Jul-2016 000000000 0
US-20180033293-A1 Method for device interaction and identification Active 28-Jul-2016 000000000
US-20170199578-A1 Gesture control method for interacting with a mobile or wearable device Inactive 08-Jan-2016 000000000 0
US-20170199586-A1 Gesture control method for interacting with a mobile or wearable device utilizing novel approach to formatting and interpreting orientation data Inactive 08-Jan-2016 0000000000 00
US-20170199587-A1 Method for correcting motion sensor-related errors while interacting with mobile or wearable devices Inactive 08-Jan-2016 G06F3/0346 0
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16Lab Executive Team (4)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Ko Kijima Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Akimichi Degawa Advisor
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16Lab Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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16Lab Investors (6)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Monozukuri Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Delta Venture Lab Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Globe Advisors Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Miraise Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Global Brain Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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16Lab FAQs

  • When was 16Lab founded?

    16Lab was founded in 2013.

  • Who is the founder of 16Lab?

    Ko Kijima and Tonu Samuel are the founders of 16Lab.

  • Who is the CEO of 16Lab?

    Ko Kijima is the CEO of 16Lab.

  • Where is 16Lab headquartered?

    16Lab is headquartered in Kamakura, Japan.

  • What is the size of 16Lab?

    16Lab has 4 total employees.

  • What industry is 16Lab in?

    16Lab’s primary industry is Electronics (B2C).

  • Is 16Lab a private or public company?

    16Lab is a Private company.

  • What is 16Lab’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for 16Lab is 00000.

  • How much funding has 16Lab raised over time?

    16Lab has raised $261K.

  • Who are 16Lab’s investors?

    Monozukuri Ventures, Delta Venture Lab, Globe Advisors Ventures, Miraise, and Global Brain are 5 of 6 investors who have invested in 16Lab.

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