D4V (Design for Ventures) Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 9
  • Investments
  • 47
  • Portfolio
  • 39
  • Exits
  • 2

D4V (Design for Ventures) General Information


D4V (Design for Ventures) is a venture capital firm based in Tokyo, Japan and was founded in 2016. The firm was formed as a joint venture between Japanese venture capital firm Genuine Startups and global design firm IDEO. Its focus will primarily be in the seed and early-stage investments in firms focused in fintech, entertainment, enterprise, data science and AI, consumer and lifestyle.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • Tokyo
  • Japan
+81 00-0000-0000

D4V (Design for Ventures) Investments & Acquisitions (47)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
THECOO 20-Jul-2020 Later Stage VC 00.000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue
00000000000 27-May-2020 00000 00000 00.000 Automotive Generating Revenue 00000 000
00000000 00 22-Apr-2020 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
000 00000 19-Aug-2019 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue
00000000 04-Jun-2019 00000 00000 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
0000000 (00000 000 01-Jun-2019 00000 00000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue
00000000 18-Mar-2019 00000 00000 00.00 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue
00000 18-Feb-2019 00000 00000 00.000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue
Cinnamon AI 28-Jan-2019 Later Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
New Standard 01-Jan-2019 Early Stage VC Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
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D4V (Design for Ventures) Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Everyst Stories 01-Dec-2018 Out of Business
0000 00000 27-Jan-2017 000000000000000000
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D4V (Design for Ventures) Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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D4V (Design for Ventures) Team (14)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Makoto Takano Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer 00 0 Tokyo, Japan
Kenichi Nonomura Founding member & Partner Tokyo, Japan
Fumiaki Nagase Principal Tokyo, Japan
Kanako Inoue Founding member & Portfolio Director 0 0 Tokyo, Japan
Tom Kelley Co-Founder & Chairman 0 Tokyo, Japan
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D4V (Design for Ventures) Co-Investors (89)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Genuine Startups 3 0 Series chart Industry bar
Global Brain 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Incubate Fund 0 Series chart Industry bar
Jafco 0 Series chart Industry bar
MS&AD Ventures 0 Series chart Industry bar
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