Joichi Ito Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 65

  • Portfolio
  • 17

  • Exits
  • 41

Exits

Joichi Ito General Information

Description

Dr. Joichi Ito is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Neoteny. He is a Co-Founder at Open Network Lab. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Architect, and Director at Digital Garage. He serves as Chairman & Board Member at PureTech Health. He also serves as a Member of the Investment Advisory Committee at The Engine. He was a Board Member at Sync Project. He also serves as a Board Member and Advisor at IperLane. He also serves as Chairman at PureTech Health. He served as a Board Member & Advisor at Helium (Database Software). He also served as a Board Member at DG Incubation. He sits on the board of The Sony Corporation, The New York Times Company, Creative Commons, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Knight Foundation and is co-founder and board member of Digital Garage an Internet company in Japan. He is on board some non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation and WITNESS. He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage, and Infoseek Japan, and was an early-stage investor in Twitter, Six Apart, Wikia, Flickr, and Last.FM, Kongregate, Fotonauts/Fotopedia, Kickstarter, and other Internet companies. He also serves as a Board Member at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He served as a Board Member at Frestyl. He also served as an Advisor at Top Flight Technologies. He served as a Board Member at Wearality. He serves as a Director at GMP. He is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board Member at Parasol. He served as an Advisor at Wevr. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Literature and Humane Letters from New School University in 2013 and Tufts University in 2015 and a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) from Keio University.

Business Details

Website
joi.ito.com
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Boston, MA
  • United States

Joichi Ito Investments (65)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
KLKTN 26-Jan-2022 Early Stage VC 00.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000000 000 00.0
IdeaFlow 01-May-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000 00.0
Fathom Optics 20-Apr-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 000000 000 00.0
Spatial (Business/Productivity Software) 30-Jan-2020 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000 00.0
WaitWhat 20-Sep-2019 00000 00000 00.00 Movies, Music and Entertainment Generating Revenue 000000 000 00.0
Found 01-Jan-2019 00000 (00000 Social/Platform Software Startup 000000 000 00.0
Pixel Labs 10-Sep-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Publishing Generating Revenue 000000 000 00.0
Fnatic 20-Jul-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue 000000 000 00.0
Klang Games 16-Jul-2018 Later Stage VC 00.000 Entertainment Software Product Development 000000 000 00.0
Ōura 12-Jul-2018 Later Stage VC 000.00 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 000 00.0

Joichi Ito Exits (41)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Duckling (Social Platform) 01-Apr-2023 Out of Business
Optimus Ride 12-Jan-2022 000000000000000000
Synbiota 01-Jan-2021 000 00 00000000
Game Closure 21-Sep-2020 000000000000000000
Pixel Labs 09-Dec-2019 000000000000000000
Fon 06-Sep-2019 000000000000000000
LittleBits 23-Aug-2019 000000000000000000
Etology 01-Jun-2019 000000000 00000000
HelloSign 08-Feb-2019 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Crowd Supply 30-Mar-2018 Merger/Acquisition 000

Joichi Ito Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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Joichi Ito Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Joichi Ito Ph.D Angel Investor 00 0 0 Boston, MA

Joichi Ito Co-Investors (50)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
First Round Capital 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Inovia Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lerer Hippeau 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
SV Angel 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Seraph 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Joichi Ito FAQs

  • Who is Joichi Ito?

    Joichi Ito is an angel Investor who has made 65 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Joichi Ito?

    Joichi Ito is an angel investor.

  • What does Joichi Ito do?

    As an angel investor, Joichi Ito invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Joichi Ito hold?

    Joichi Ito holds a board seat in Wearality.

  • What has Joichi Ito invested in?

    Joichi Ito has made numerous investments in companies like KLKTN, IdeaFlow, and Fathom Optics within the Social/Platform Software, Business/Productivity Software, and Multimedia and Design Software industries.

  • What has Joichi Ito invested in recently?

    Joichi Ito's latest investment was on 26-Jan-2022 in KLKTN, a company within the Social/Platform Software industry.

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