Investor Overview

The Mirai Creation Fund invests in companies and projects that use the latest technologies and business models, supporting the growth of value in these companies and projects, wherever they are found around the world. Through these activities, the Fund contributes to creating a brighter future worldwide, while aiming to provide returns to all our investors. This Fund targets private start-ups around the world in five sectors: intelligent technologies, robotics, technologies that promote a hydrogen economy, electrification, and new materials Since its inception in November 2015, the Mirai Creation Fund has received high praise for its accurate advice and support of corporate value growth. The Fund has accumulated a track record of investing in promising enterprises, not only in Japan, but also worldwide. The Fund contributes to the society of the future by investing in companies that are world leaders in innovative technologies and business models. The Mirai Creation Fund began operations with its No. 1 Fund in November 2015. Toyota Motor Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and SPARX Group Co., Ltd., the Fund's manager, contributed the financing for the Fund. Placing intelligent technologies, robotics, and technologies that promote a hydrogen economy as core technologies of the future, the No. 1 Fund invests in companies and projects that possess innovative technologies in these fields. Then, in July 2018, the No. 2 Fund began operations, investing in private start-ups around the world from five sectors: the three core technologies of the No. 1 Fund plus electrification and new materials. Since its beginning as the manager of the No. 1 Fund, the Mirai Creation Fund has accumulated an extensive track record of investing in promising companies in Japan and across the world.

Investment Preference

Series
Series A
Business Model
B2B
Offering Type
Hardware, Software

Team

Mirai Creation Fund
Risa Foard

Investment Portfolio

1

Portfolio Companies

Startup

Operating Status

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

Guardian Optical Technologies
Acquired
B2B
$10,700,000
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Investment Rounds History

3

Funding Rounds

$4M

Average Investment Round Amount

$3M -

$5M

Investment Round Size Range

Startup

Date Announced

Funding Round

Amount Raised

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Investor Snapshot

Date Founded

2015

Investor Type

Corporate Venture Capital

No. of Investments

3

No. of Portfolio Companies

1

Average Funding Round Size

$4 Million

Largest Funding Round Size

$5 Million

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