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Dentsu Ventures


Dentsu Ventures is the corporate venture capital fund of Dentsu. The firm specializes in seed, early, mid and later-stage investments. It prefers to invest in the marketing and communication business sectors of U.S., Europe and Asia.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Year Founded
Primary Investor Type
Corporate Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • 1-8-1, Higashi-shimbashi
  • Minato-ku
  • Tokyo, 105-7001
  • Japan

Dentsu Ventures Investments (23)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Clear Labs 30-Oct-2018 Early Stage VC 0000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue
000000 21-Sep-2018 00000 00000 0000 Laboratory Services (Healthcare) Generating Revenue
00000 0000 10-Sep-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue
000000 30-Jul-2018 00000 00000 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable
00000 0000000000 02-Apr-2018 00000 00000 00000 Biotechnology Generating Revenue/Not Profitable
0000000 26-Mar-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Broadcasting, Radio and Television Generating Revenue
000000 26-Feb-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Application Software Startup
00000000 15-Feb-2018 00000 00000 00.00 Broadcasting, Radio and Television Generating Revenue
Folio 18-Jan-2018 Early Stage VC 000.00 Financial Software Startup
Grail (Biotechnology) 22-Nov-2017 Early Stage VC 00.000 Biotechnology Generating Revenue
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Dentsu Ventures Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Twist Bioscience 31-Oct-2018 IPO 0000 Completed
000 08-Mar-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000 0000 00000
0000000 0000000 30-Jan-2017 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
  • 00000
Victorious 01-Jan-2017 Out of Business Completed
Sensai 27-Oct-2016 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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Dentsu Ventures Team (5)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Kotaro Sasamoto Managing Partner 0 0 Tokyo, Japan
Daiji Horibe General Partner Tokyo, Japan
Daisuke Takemori General Partner Tokyo, Japan
Katsuyuki Hasegawa General Partner 0 0 Tokyo, Japan
Yu Hirayama General Partner Tokyo, Japan