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Websiteitochu.co.jp
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Founded1858

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Tokyo, JPN
5-1, Kita-Aoyama 2-chome Minato-ku
Tokyo, 107-8077, JPN

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ITOCHU Corporation

The history of ITOCHU Corporation (hereinafter “ITOCHU”) dates back to 1858 when the Company’s founder Chubei Itoh commenced linen trading operations. Since then, ITOCHU has evolved and grown over 150 years into a sogo shosha, engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products such as textiles, machinery, information and communications-related products, metals, products related to oil and other energy sources, general merchandise, chemicals, and provisions and food. In addition, ITOCHU has made multifaceted investments in insurance agencies, finance, construction, real estate trading, and warehousing as well as operations and businesses incidental or related to those fields.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Fab 8/2013Series D$5M1
ELENZA 2/2011Series B$24M3
Ooyala 9/2010Series D$24M4
Affle 2/2010Series B1
Ener1 12/2009Venture Round$20M1
Roundbox 12/2008Series C$20M5
Bivio Networks 12/2008Venture Round$15.8M7
UIEvolution 9/2008Venture Round$5M2
Ku6 6/2008Series B$30M3
Panasas 5/2008Series E$25M6
IGA Worldwide 1/2008Series B$5M3
NorSun 11/2006Private Equity$106M3
Oddcast 6/2006Series D$4M2
ForeScout Technologies 10/2005Series D$10M5
Lambda OpticalSystems 9/2005Venture Round$2M2
FOB.com 9/2000Series A$44.5M2
NHK World 6/1987Series D¥1.8M2

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  1. After Retrenching In Europe, Fab Raises Another $5M From ITOCHU Corp. In Series D Expansion, Aims For Japan JV By 2014 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. ELENZA Closes $24 Million Series B Financing to Fund Development of New Electronic AutoFocal Intraocular Lens (elenza.com) [edit]
  3. Ooyala Raises $24M, Eyes Asian Markets (gigaom.com) [edit]
  4. ITOCHU Takes Stake in Affle Holdings Pte. Ltd., a Mobile Content & Advertising Distribution Service Company (itochu.co.jp) [edit]
  5. Lithium-ion Battery Maker Ener1 Raises $20M (cleantechbrief.com) [edit]
  6. RoundBox raises $20 in Series C (startupmeme.com) [edit]
  7. Capital Report Index [edit]
  8. Wireless technology company UIEvolution raises $5 million (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  9. EDGAR (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  10. EDGAR [edit]
  11. igaworldwide.com [edit]
  12. EDGAR [edit]
  13. Oddcast, makers of the avatar product Sitepal, closed a $4 million funding round last week led by Union Square Ventures. (mashable.com) [edit]
  14. Forescout Technologies raises $10M (sanjose.bizjournals.com) [edit]
  15. Lambda OpticalSystems Secures Strategic Investment from ITOCHU and ITOCHU TECHNO-SCIENCE Corporation (lambdaopticalsystems.com) [edit]
  16. Safeguard Scientifics funds fob.com (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  17. koqozcgr (tjxacg.com) [edit]
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