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Top 50 Agriculture (agtech) Startup Investors in Japan

A list of 50 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Agriculture (agtech) startups based in Japan. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Agriculture (agtech) companies from Japan. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Agriculture (agtech) Startup Investors in Japan

Investor Agriculture (agtech) Japan investments
Real Tech Japan 8
Incubate Fund 6
Monex Ventures 4
MTG Ventures 4
MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE Venture Capital (MSIVC) 4
Yamaguchi Capital 3
Future Venture Capital 3
Energy & Environment Investment 2
F-Prime Capital 2
VOYAGE VENTURES 2
JA Mitsui Leasing 2
Monozukuri Ventures 2
W ventures 2
XTech Ventures 2
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital 2
AgFunder 2
ANOBAKA 2
Leave a Nest 2
Hiroshima Venture Capital 2
Suzuki Tatsuya 2
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan 2
Global Brain Corporation 2
The Seed Capital 2
Tokio Marine 1
Genesia Ventures 1
Aqua Clara Lemon Gas Holdings 1
Ikemori Venture Support 1
Sompo Holdings 1
NEC Corporation 1
Kewpie Corporation 1
Oisix ra daichi 1
Mekyu Co., Ltd. 1
Daiwa Corporate Investment 1
Asobi System 1
ARCH Venture Partners 1
Chushin Venture Capital 1
Universal Materials Incubator 1
OKB Capital 1
ABC Dream Ventures 1
Akatsuki 1
Real Tech Holdings 1
Industrial Growth Platform 1
MYFARM 1
Eight Roads Ventures 1
Delight Ventures 1
STATION AI 1
Nanto Capital Partners 1
Daishi Bank 1
Yakumi 1
Eight Roads Ventures Japan 1
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Real Tech Japan VC Fund · Sumida, Tokyo, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Real Tech Japan is a venture capital firm that seeks to invest in innovative R&D technology companies. Realtech Fund is a joint venture between the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization). The firm was founded in 2014 and based in Tokyo, Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Medical
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • Japan, Singapore, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Ashirase — Ashirase is a developer of a walking navigation system for the visually challenged. The company assists visually impaired people in walking independently. This also allows the user to have more attention to spare for audible warnings in their environment. It includes voice input and guidance via a smartphone app. A vibration interface is attachedto their shoes.
  • Ken Robotec — Ken Robotec is a construction company that provides labor-saving solutions.
  • ProfilePrint — Helping agribusinesses buy and sell better, ProfilePrint is powered by a patented digital food identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) technology. ProfilePrint synthesises complex molecular data of ingredient samples into digital fingerprints, rapidly predicting its identity and quality.
Incubate Fund VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 19 investments in the past 12 months
Incubate Fund is an independent early-stage venture capital that specializes in providing capital to technology startups at the seed stage. The firm built a portfolio of over 300 companies in Asia, taking 12 companies to public and 20 companies to M&A exit since 2010.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Owlto — Owlto Finance is an intent-centric interoperability protocol, 'Bridge the World with AI Agent'.
  • Landit — Landit manages transportation infrastructure and real estate technology firms.
  • Woodstock — Woodstock is an investment app that allows to invest in US stocks.
Monex Ventures VC Fund · Minato, Chiba, Japan
Monex Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Japan that finances seed and early stage investments in startup companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Degas — Degas develops solutions to improve the productivity of small-scale farmers in Africa.
  • pickupon — Pickupon is a company that transcribes important parts of the call
  • MoneyDuck — MoneyDuck - Making Smart Financial Decision
MTG Ventures VC Fund · Nagoya, Aichi, Japan · 4 investments in the past 12 months
MTG Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of MTG that invests in beauty and wellness tech, food tech, and sports tech sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Marketing, Food and Beverage
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Airato — Airato specializes in the development of radiation therapy using artificial intelligence technology.
  • Auba — Auba is engaged in open innovation program, consulting specialized in Ol, and media outreach activities.
  • Lx Design — Lx Design is an application that connects schools with people who wants to work as a teacher.
MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE Venture Capital (MSIVC) VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 16 investments in the past 12 months
MSIVC is a venture capital firm that invests in Japanese and global startups scaling to IPO. It focuses on startups in verticals of Fintech, SaaS, Healthcare, AI, E-Commerce, Foodtech, and Environment etc.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Food and Beverage
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Miresso — Miresso is a startup firm that offers nuclear fusion power generation services through natural resources.
  • Niro — Niro is embedding personal credit products into leading consumer internet platforms. The fintech startup aims to disrupt the consumer lending ecosystem in the country by democratizing access to convenient and hassle-free embedded credit products for 624 million internet users in India.
  • Virohan — Virohan is India's leading professional training partner of NSDC, providing paramedical diploma courses in MLT, OTT, HA, etc for 12th pass and graduates.
Yamaguchi Capital VC Fund · Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi, Japan · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Yamaguchi Capital Co., Ltd. is a venture capital firm. Yamaguchi Capital Co., Ltd. was established in 1996 and is based in Yamaguchi-ken, Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Manufacturing, Task Management
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series B
  • Japan, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Payn — Payn is a digital billing tool that automates the cancellation fee billing process by automating message sending and billing reminders.
  • Baby Jam — Baby Jam is a music app that offers music promotion, video editing, videography, and transaction services.
  • Parallel — Parallel Inc. develops a parallel SNS which can be used while playing games on smartphones.
Future Venture Capital VC Fund · Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd. is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investment. The firm invests in diversified investment in a broad range of industrial sectors. It seeks to invest in Japan. The firm prefers to be the lead investor in its portfolio companies. Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd. was founded in 1998 and is based inKyoto, Japan with offices in Tokyo, Aomori, Iwate, Yamagata, Kanazawa, Mie, Sakai, Kobe, and Ehime.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Manufacturing, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan, United States, Myanmar
Portfolio highlights
  • YADOKARI — Yadokari provides various types of Construction & Real Estate related other services.
  • YeLL Japan — YeLL is a company that help transform the organization by making the real sound of employees visible.
  • Thinker — Thinker provides sales of proximity sensors and proposed solutions using these products.
Energy & Environment Investment VC Fund · Higashi-shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Energy & Environment Investment, Inc. (EEI) is Japan’s first venture capital specialized in the clean technology sector. With core members who have rich hands on experience in founding and managing venture companies, we aim to provide risk money and various strategic values to promising venture companies and businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Energy, Internet of Things
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Nature — Nature offers a product that enables its users to save money by controlling the use of their air conditioners.The product that the company offers is an air conditioner controller that transforms any window-mounted or through-wall AC into a smart one, equipped with infrared, power control, and sensors that, along with a mobile app for voicesensors, enabling users to operate household appliances with just one smartphone to control their ACs. It transforms the operation of room air conditioners (ACs) to improve comfort and efficiency for consumers while reducing energy demand peaks for utilities with simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-install device.The Boston, Massachusetts-based company was incorporated by Mash Ohtsuka and Haruumi Shiode in 2014.
  • Kisui Tech — Kisui Tech is an agricultural AI robotics company that help farmers for farming.
  • DeepForest Technologies — DeepForest Technologies is an IT firm that offers drone photography, forest information analysis, DF Scanner, and data processing services.
F-Prime Capital VC Fund · Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States · 32 investments in the past 12 months
F-Prime Capital is a global venture capital firm investing in healthcare and technology, with a heritage that spans four decades.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Medical
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • United States, United Kingdom, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Odaseva — Odaseva is the leading enterprise data platform for Salesforce. Industry leaders rely on Odaseva to keep data protected, compliant, and agile.
  • RareCyte — Rarecyte provides precision medicine solutions focused on multiplexed analysis of cells and tissue with applications in both research and clinical diagnostics.
  • Canary Technologies — Use Canary to securely conduct contactless check-in and process credit card authorizations, contracts, and amenities online. Canary is the only PCI Level-1 Compliant solution for hotel authorizations. Schedule a demo today, and see how we can help your properties reduce chargebacks, save time, and improve the guest experience.
VOYAGE VENTURES VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Voyage Ventures is the venture capital arm of Voyage Group specializing in seed and early-stage investments. The firm seeks to make investments in the internet and mobile internet industry. It invests from JPY1 million ($.01million) to JPY to 10 million ($.12 million) in its portfolio companies. The firm typically invests in Japan, China, and othergrowing Asian markets. Voyage Ventures, Inc., formerly known as EC Navi Ventures Company, was founded on March 25, 2011, and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Content
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan, China, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • pickupon — Pickupon is a company that transcribes important parts of the call
  • bravesoft — bravesoft is a software company that operates events and in-house product for contract development and events. The company offering services such as UI / UX design, application consignment development service, appvisor push, and technical research service.
  • ventus Japan — ventus is an Media and Entertainment based company.ventus aiming to be an entertainment company that provides technology that all fans can enjoy.
JA Mitsui Leasing VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 3 investments in the past 12 months
JA Mitsui Leasing is a leasing company combining the features of an organization linked to an affiliate.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Agriculture, Food and Beverage
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • DAIZ — DAIZ produces and sells plant-based meat, 'Miracle Meat' which uses germinated soybeans by the proprietary 'Ochiai Germination Method.' Also, DAIZ engages in research & development of raw materials and drug discovery from germinated soybeans.
  • T2 Co — T2 Co offers services like automatic driving of huge trucks to provide a trunk transportation service.
  • Luup — Luup is an Internet Company.
Monozukuri Ventures VC Fund · Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Startup First. A global VC focused on IoT small lot manufacturing and startup investment. Support to hardware growth from business model to supply chain
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Internet of Things
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • REVORN — REVORN is a fragrance AI and DX research and development company. They develop products such as odor sensors that can respond to odor issues and needs. They provide consultation at a range of levels, from identifying issues to developing solutions.
  • ImaCreate — ImaCreate provides planning, development and operation of VR / AR / MR system.
  • Edgecortix — At Edgecortix, we automate the design of AI accelerators for on-device deep learning. Our Dynamic Neural Accelerator IP, and performance optimized AI Software & Hardware Co-exploration framework, reduces time to market and brings massive cost savings across multiple industry verticals.
W ventures VC Fund · Shibuya, Kanagawa, Japan · 12 investments in the past 12 months
W ventures is a Japan-based venture capital firm investing in Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A rounds. They have been conducting investment to 25 companies in a total of about a year from the start of investment activities in April 2019. The company works not only with investment business but also with companies that provide services related to HR, PR,infrastructure, legal and accounting, etc., as incubation support after investment. It is also characteristic to provide support for the investor companies. In addition, in cooperation with other venture capital companies, Ar Rase TAGE startups regularly hold office hours that allow financing and business consultations to two companies at the same time and actively support startups are doing.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, Indonesia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Uniam — Uniam is a manufacturing company that produces and sells pet food and other pet-related products.
  • Utaite — Utaite is an operator of an entertainment platform that focuses on planning, production, and development of entertainment content.
  • Edukita — Belajar Bahasa Inggris jadi menyenangkan, interaktif, dan memberi hasil yang nyata. Diajar oleh guru asing berpengalaman.
XTech Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 12 investments in the past 12 months
XTech Ventures aims to achieve dramatic growth for investee companies by supporting entrepreneurship, multifaceted management support, and IPO support for the excellent middle class who are enthusiastic about entrepreneurship.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, Italy, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • Utaite — Utaite is an operator of an entertainment platform that focuses on planning, production, and development of entertainment content.
  • Goooods — Goooods provides engagement in the development and operation of B2B commerce.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS — RENDEZ-VOUS offers a co-ownership option for vintage cars.
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 53 investments in the past 12 months
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital is a venture capital firm focusing on life science, ICT, and high technology investments.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Nature — Nature offers a product that enables its users to save money by controlling the use of their air conditioners.The product that the company offers is an air conditioner controller that transforms any window-mounted or through-wall AC into a smart one, equipped with infrared, power control, and sensors that, along with a mobile app for voicesensors, enabling users to operate household appliances with just one smartphone to control their ACs. It transforms the operation of room air conditioners (ACs) to improve comfort and efficiency for consumers while reducing energy demand peaks for utilities with simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-install device.The Boston, Massachusetts-based company was incorporated by Mash Ohtsuka and Haruumi Shiode in 2014.
  • Vesicle — Vesicle is a fruit and vegetable company that provides distribution and delivery of fresh vegetables.
  • Turing — Turing develops and manufactures fully autonomous vehicles.
AgFunder VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 15 investments in the past 12 months
AgFunder invests in impactful companies that can positively transform the world's food system. Founded in 2013, AgFunder manages a portfolio of over 50 companies across four funds from offices in Silicon Valley and Singapore. Through its media platform AFN, it has built a global ecosystem of over 90,000 subscribers.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, AgTech, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Sylvarum — We improve the performance of hydroponic crops by hacking their metabolic system.
  • BioDefense — BioDefense presents Bioshield, which is made from food to protect your food, and it maximizes safety, freshness, and self-life for any fresh produce.
  • Plantik Biosciences — Plantik develops resilient crops through next-generation plant engineering technologies.
ANOBAKA VC Fund · Shibuya, Kanagawa, Japan · 10 investments in the past 12 months
ANOBAKA is a Tokyo-based venture capital firm with rich group resources to add value to seed-stage startups. ANOBAKA actively invests in and supports startups aiming to be a global leader in the innovative Internet business and promising to greatly grow up in the future. ANOBAKA's investment focuses on fledgling seed-stage startups. Inaddition to investment financing, ANOBAKA provides founders with a variety of business support such as development consulting by our engineers, sales support, and international marketing support.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Content, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Uniam — Uniam is a manufacturing company that produces and sells pet food and other pet-related products.
  • Paradigm AI — Paradigm AI is an entertainment firm that produces songs and creates virtual human idols using generative AI.
  • Teammate — Teammate is an AGI Application for business based on LLM & Prompt Management Service
Leave a Nest VC Fund · Shinjuku, Yamanashi, Japan
Leave a Nest thrives to achieve global happiness by enhancing everyday life through science and education for future generation.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Corporate Round, Funding Round
  • Japan, Singapore, Malaysia
Portfolio highlights
  • ARK — ARK is a manufacturer of special wards that designs and delivers a sustainable aquaculture solution.
  • Robopreneur — Robopreneur brings the future by empowering robotics capabilities for use in human's environment to become human's partner and enhance sustainable lifestyles.
  • Crown Digital — Crown Digital harnesses the future-ready power of robotics and Artificial Intelligence to open doors with cutting-edge solutions for the not-so-distant future.
Hiroshima Venture Capital VC Fund · Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Hiroshima Venture Capital provides venture capital investment services. The firm creates corporate value from a long-term perspective.
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Investment focus
  • Task Management, Manufacturing, Software
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • SmartRyde — October 5, 2021 Bloomberg featured CEO Sota Kimura's thoughts on the company's founding and future business development. March 19, 2021 What We Do to Protect Our Customer All staff are required to wear masks. Provision of alcohol-based disinfectants in
  • SPACER Japan — SPACER is a 24-hour handover IoT locker that can open and close doors with a smartphone.
  • Industrial-X — INDUSTRIAL-X provides business consulting, structure transformation support, DX human resource development, solution procurement support, and BPO solutions. Their customers inquiries are addressed through online applications.
Suzuki Tatsuya Angel
1985. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University. In 2008, he engaged in new business support and venture support for large companies at Inspire Co., Ltd. In 2011, he was appointed director of UXConsulting company wacul. In 2012, he was appointed director of giftee.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Agriculture, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Synflux — Synflux is a fashion lab comprising of fashion designers, software engineers & architects focused on fashion industry.
  • AGRI SMILE — AGRI SMILE is a platform that focuses on sharing agricultural technology.
  • Another works — Another works is a internet platform & the industry's first service that allows you to directly approach the talent you are interested in from a database of a variety of ready-to-work and multi-tasking personnel. You can also use the performance fee for free.
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) is a public-private partnership aimed at promoting innovation and enhancing value.Leveraging the rich history of Japanese technological prowess, INCJ aims to provide financial, technological and management support in order to promote the creation of next-generation businesses through “openinnovation,” or the flow of technology and expertise beyond the boundaries of existing organizational structures.INCJ will draw on funding as well as management and technological expertise from the public and private sectors. INCJ is actively reviewing various investment opportunities in areas of green energy, electronics, IT and biotechnology to infrastructure-related sectors such as water supply. Each investment will be thoroughly vetted to ensure it meets the exacting standards of INCJ's Innovation Network Committee, which will make the final investment decisions.INCJ is capitalized at 280 billion yen, with the Japanese government injecting 266 billion yen and 26 private corporations (refer to details in Appendix below) providing a further 14 billion yen. The government will also provide guarantees up to a total of 1,800 billion yen for INCJ investments, giving it an investment capability of approximately 2,000 billion yen. INCJ will be established for a period of 15 years.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Software, Robotics
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • Japan, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Cloudian — Cloudian provides exabyte-scale storage for your capacity-intensive workloads: S3-compatible storage for on-prem, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud.
  • Seajacks — Cadeler is a global leader in offshore wind farm construction, maintenance, and decommissioning.
  • Vehicle Energy Japan — Vehicle Energy Japan specializes in development, manufacturing and sales of automotive lithium-ion batteries.
Global Brain Corporation VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 50 investments in the past 12 months
Global Brain Corporation is a venture capital firm that invests in companies from seed or early to pre-IPO startups. Global Brain has invested in 300+ startups from seed/early to pre-IPO startups and achieved 25 IPOs and 61 M&As as a result of providing hands-on support services and resources to its portfolio startups. Global Brain hasmanaged a pure investment fund as well as multiple corporate venture capital funds partnered together with tier 1 public companies of telecom, real estate development, financial service, beverages, agriculture food, logistics, and electronic devices.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Japan, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Utaite — Utaite is an operator of an entertainment platform that focuses on planning, production, and development of entertainment content.
  • Essen — Essen is a vehicle wrapping advertising platform, but in the future, it hopes to offer new services like traffic congestion relief and anomaly detection that make use of mobility data.
  • Turing — Turing develops and manufactures fully autonomous vehicles.
The Seed Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 3 investments in the past 12 months
The Seed Capital is a Japan-based venture capital firm.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Audio, Video Games
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • Japan, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • FiT — FiT encourages the use of information technology in fitness to address industrial concerns. We will build a highly sustainable fitness facility using a business model that allows consumers to easily use the gym without being burdened by price or procedures, while also allowing owners to build a very successful business with low running costs.
  • Chai — Chai empowers small businesses centered on EC. It provides end-to-end e-commerce services that everyone can enjoy and continue to use in order to unlock the great potential of Japan's many small businesses.
  • Resta — Resta manages an IT-based business that specializes in assisting people with impairments.
Tokio Marine VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides life and non-life insurance services in Japan and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Domestic Property and Casualty Insurance, Domestic Life Insurance, Overseas Insurance, and Finance and Others. It offers various non-life insurance products, including auto,home, travel and leisure, and personal accident and medical insurance; and life insurance products, such as whole life, cancer, medical, and annuity insurance, as well as international and reinsurance products. The company also provides investment advisory and investment trust management services; staffing, employment arrangement, and outsourcing services; facility services, including management and operation of real estates and facilities; and real estate investment advisory services. In addition, it is involved in risk consulting, non life insurance agency, financial instruments intermediary, and individual financial consulting services. Further, the company provides services related to life insurance solicitation, medical and health-related services, derivatives services, and various assistance services. Source- businessweek-[http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?ticker=8766:JP]
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Medical, Biopharma
  • Series B, Series E
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Fager — Fager is an agriculture firm specializing in promoting decarbonization projects, agricultural carbon production, and sales.
  • Acologix — Get your very own domain easily. Fast and professional customer service.
  • Metromile — If you don't drive a lot, you shouldn't pay much for auto insurance. With Pay-per-mile car insurance, you could save hundreds every year.
Genesia Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Genesia Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on seed/early-stage startups in Japan and Southeast Asia.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Content
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • YourTrade — ONE KEY TO GLOBAL TRADE
  • UMAMI UNITED — Umami United is a plant-based food brand with unique focus on Japanese food technologies and traditional ingredients to make delicious and healthy food to unite people at one table. The wide lineups are designed to be vegan-friendly, buddhist friendly, and halal friendly for all.
  • Friend Microbe — Friend Mike Robe is Developing new market with microbe-related technology
Aqua Clara Lemon Gas Holdings VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Aqua Clara Lemon Gas Holdings manufactures and sells soft drinks and provides energy and gas services to homes and businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Farming, Aquaculture, Sustainability
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • ARK — ARK is a manufacturer of special wards that designs and delivers a sustainable aquaculture solution.
Ikemori Venture Support VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Ikemori Venture Support is an early-stage startup funding firm.
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Investment focus
  • B2B, Venture Capital, Information Technology
  • Series A, Funding Round, Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Degas — Degas develops solutions to improve the productivity of small-scale farmers in Africa.
  • Polyuse — Polyuse Co., Ltd. is developing technology centered on "3D printers for construction" for the construction and civil engineering industries under the mission of "updating the construction industry with the power of technology".
  • Owners Co — Owner's is a group of professionals who are close to the wishes of corporate owners and support their realization.
Sompo Holdings VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Sompo Holdings provides property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and other financial services. In addition to the core businesses of domestic non-life insurance business, overseas insurance business, domestic life insurance business, and long-term care/senior business, they will develop new business strategies in the fields of digitaland healthcare.It was established in 2010 and is based in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan, Israel, Taiwan
Portfolio highlights
  • Allm — Allm is a medical ICT company dedicated to shaping healthcare. The company seeks to benefit society by launching next-generation technologies and medical communications platforms for the healthcare industry. The solutions are installed more than 18 countries across US, South America, EU, Japan, Middle East and Africa.
  • Wejo — We unlock limitless possibilities with connected vehicle data
  • GROOVE X — GROOVE X is designing and developing a totally new, next-generation household robot that no one has seen before, that truly touches people's hearts and inspires real affection.
NEC Corporation VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
NEC Group under the Solution for Society principle delivers safety, security, fairness and efficiency to our society with our partners around the globe.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Manufacturing, Semiconductor
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • United States, Japan, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Flyhound — Flyhound is a public safety solution to help find people fast. We enable public safety agencies using commercial drones to locate and identify mobile phones on the ground to assist in rescue efforts, locate missing persons, evacuate disaster victims, find criminal suspects, and more.
  • Rapidus — Rapidus is an Electronic component research, development, design, production, and sales that includes semiconductor elements and integrated circuits. Environmentally friendly, energy-saving semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing technology are being researched and developed. Human resource development and training for the semiconductorsector.
  • D-Wave Systems — D-Wave is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software, and services.
Kewpie Corporation VC Fund · Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
Kewpie engaged in manufacturing, wholesaling, transportation, and warehousing of food products. The company's business center is in China but also expanded in Europe and the United States. Also, strengthen the domestic seasonings business and cut vegetables main future, they will focus on the egg market for business and rush to monetize ofoverseas business. Has been "馳名 trademark" for the first time by the Chinese government as a Japanese food manufacturer.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Fitness, Wellness
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • FiNC — FiNC combines data analysis, rich content, and social elements to help users log, understand, manage, and improve their health and wellness.
  • Office de Yasai — Office de Yasai is an online platform that enables users to order and get vegetables delivered to their offices. The platform’s operations are based in Tokyo, Japan.
  • On The Slope — On the way to Sakano deliver vegetables grown without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, aiming to spread agriculture with low environmental impact. We want to make agriculture sustainable and reach a sustainable society.
Oisix ra daichi VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Oisix ra daichiis is a food processing company.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, Farming, Computer
  • Series A, Series C, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • NIHON AGRI — Exportation of Japanese agricultural products is currently small in volume. While Japanese farmers aspire to export their products to foreign countries for more people to enjoy and local consumers universally share the positive perception of the quality of Japanese agricultural products, issues such as price, communication, and logistics hinder theexpansion of exportation.They aim to solve these issues and satisfy the needs of both Japanese farmers and global consumers which are so clearly evident but devastatingly unmet.
  • RT Corporation — RT Corporation specializes in providing service robots in variety of domestic and international fields. Along with the arrival of AI and the rise in robot popularity, they strive to respond to the domestic and international needs of service robots. The company is known as manufacturer of RIC90, RT-ADK/RT-ADS, GAINER mini and micromouse kit.
  • Routrek Networks — Routrek is a manufacturing and sales of ICT next generation hydroponic cultivation system.
Mekyu Co., Ltd. VC Fund · Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Mekyu Co., Ltd. offers its lunch meals to school systems, businesses, and hospitals. School meals promote the development of children's physical and mental health. Children receive a balanced diet every day. They are still interested in cooking and providing services. They serve delectable, safe, and secure meals made with high-qualityingredients from a specific production area. They can handle both local cooking in the park's kitchen as well as food delivery from the central kitchen. They offer industrial services. Creating a peaceful environment, providing warm service, and providing nutritional balance and healthy menus are important factors in cuisine. Users will give your work vitality by delivering a moment of serenity and happiness while they are busy every day. Meals are an essential aspect of successful treatment. They completely get this and keep in mind that sticking to energy, fat, sugar as dietary limitations, we likewise focus on shading and show to give delightful and charming dinners.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Organic, Agriculture
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Tokuiten — Tokuiten is a company that develops systems for the production of organic vegetables and automates their cultivation.
Daiwa Corporate Investment VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Daiwa Corporate Investment is a private investment firm of Daiwa Securities Group that has been engaged in overseas VC investments by taking advantage of an extensive business network in Japan and foreign countries, long experience and professional knowledge, and by supporting the growth of a number of overseas portfolio companies and their stockexchange listings.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Task Management, Internet
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • Japan, France, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • GITAI — GITAI is a robotics startup for space development. The company aims to replace astronauts with robots that can work for a long time while being remotely controlled from earth while in low earth orbit space stations to decrease the burden on astronauts, shorten the time it takes to perform work in space, and reduce costs.
  • COUNTERWORKS — Counter works is an Information technology company.
  • Nippon Hydropowtech — Nippon Hydropowtech uses proprietary technology and experience in hydrolysate production to investigate new food applications.
Asobi System VC Fund · Harajuku, Saitama, Japan
Japanese pop culture entertainment. Manages Japanese pop artists like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and produces Harajuku KAWAii, and other events.
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Investment focus
  • SNS, Video, Beauty
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • ARK — ARK is a manufacturer of special wards that designs and delivers a sustainable aquaculture solution.
  • C Channel — C Channel is an online video-based media targeting women aged 20 to 34, focusing on offering lifestyle-related information ranging from hairstyling, food, to travel tips.
ARCH Venture Partners VC Fund · Chicago, Illinois, United States · 20 investments in the past 12 months
ARCH Venture Partners provides seed / early stage venture capital for technology firms in information technology, life sciences, and physical sciences
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Therapeutics
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • United States, China, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Vilya — Vilya is a biotechnology company developing a novel class of drugs that precisely target the biology of disease. The company aims to create new medicines to leverage computing to make high throughput screening obsolete and cure diseases.
  • Moleculent — Moleculent is adding a functional layer of biology to pave the way for unparalleled advancements in biological research.
  • Xaira Therapeutics — Xaira Therapeutics is an integrated biotechnology company driving advances in artificial intelligence to learn the language of life and transform how we treat disease. The company seeks to rethink the drug discovery and development process from end-to-end by bringing together leading talent across three core areas: machine learning research tobetter understand biology, expansive data generation to power new models, and robust therapeutic product development to treat disease. Xaira is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Chushin Venture Capital VC Fund · Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Chushin Venture Capital is a venture capital fund established by Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Travel, Home Decor
  • Series A, Series B
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Atmoph — A smart digital window that opens to beautiful scenery from around the world. By simply putting it on your desk or hanging it on the wall, Atmoph Window will open up a whole new world before you.
  • AlphaNavi Pharma — AlphaNavi Pharma specializes in the research and development of new drugs.
  • On The Slope — On the way to Sakano deliver vegetables grown without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, aiming to spread agriculture with low environmental impact. We want to make agriculture sustainable and reach a sustainable society.
Universal Materials Incubator VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Universal Materials Incubator Co., Ltd. is venture capital firm specializing in materials and chemical industry investments. The firm was established on October, 2015 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Medical
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • Japan, United States, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Arzeda — Arzeda develops enzyme design technology that presents a new way of thinking about biocatalysis. The company was founded by David Baker and three senior members of his lab to commercialize and further develop its computational enzyme design technology.
  • Aquafortus — Aquafortus specializes in providing enviornmental services and commercializes proprietary zero liquid discharge technology.
  • EF Polymer — EF Polymer Private Limited providing 100% Organic and fully Biodegradable Super Absorbent Polymer cum Fertilizer to reduce Water and Fertilizer requirement for your plant. Let's grow organically.
OKB Capital VC Fund · Gifu, Gifu, Japan · 3 investments in the past 12 months
OKB Capital seeks to invest in companies aiming to go public and gives advice on capital policy. OKB Capital supports the growth and development of small and medium-sized enterprises and venture companies.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, AgTech
  • Series A, Funding Round, Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Opt Fit — Opt Fit is a fitness industry that provides fitness, wellness and health-care services.
  • Tokuiten — Tokuiten is a company that develops systems for the production of organic vegetables and automates their cultivation.
  • xenodata lab — xenodata lab., In the mission "Technology proposal suggests naturally after five years", in order to make the shape of the future financial industry with novel technology, ideas February 2016 It was founded in. xenodata is a coined word that spells the idea of ​​creating heterogeneous creatures according to data, and by means of thee intelligence created by the data, the meaning to pursue the substitution of human actions to the utmost is put in the meaning.
ABC Dream Ventures VC Fund · Osaka, Osaka, Japan
ABC Dream Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Japanese media firm Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings.
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Investment focus
  • Social Media, Information Technology, Content
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • JX Press — The JX PRESS Corporation is Japan’s“virtual news agency.”JX PRESS’s “FASTALERT” service provides breaking news bulletins for urgent information on accidents, natural disasters, and other incidents detected by AI to all six of the major television broadcast stations in Japan, including NHK, and the majority of the 100+ local broadcast stations.FASTALERT works with more companies than any other service that utilizes information gathered from social networking sites for news reporting in Japan.The version offered to ordinary consumers, an app called “NewsDigest,” is the biggest news bulletin app in Japan, boasting over 1 million downloads. It is gaining popularity because of its ability to use AI to automatically detect and deliver news bulletins on information worth reporting. Alongside FASTALERT, it is also gaining more widespread use by news reporters as a standardized service for information.Stakeholders in the JX PRESS Corporation include KYODO NEWS, the leading news agency in Japan, two of the leading commercial broadcast stations (TV Asahi and Fuji TV), and the Nikkei Group. We are a new kind of news agency that provides computerized news reporting to all of the major media groups in Japan.Bloomberg - This Media Startup Is Beating the Competition With a Newsroom Run by Robots https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-27/the-airline-geek-trying-to-build-a-media-giant-with-no-reporters
  • Rei-Frontier — Rei-Frontier Inc. is the Japanese company which provides the mobile application using augmented reality technology. Rei-Frontier Inc. is based in Tokyo, Japan and was founded in 2008.
  • Sentient.io — We provide a secure AI & Data platform with ready-made AI models for easy adoption and turnkey AI solutions for Enterprises on your digitalisation journey.
Akatsuki VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Akatsuki offers MobileSocialGame services. They utilize cutting edge technology and ideas to realize and deliver their ambitions to their users. They provide new value to society through the services we manage daily. Providing services throughout the world that brighten up everyone's daily lives.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Media and Entertainment, Gaming
  • Seed, Funding Round, Corporate Round
  • Japan, India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Lootex — Lootex Marketplace provides a zero-fraud, transparent, and safe trading platform built on Ethereum blockchain.
  • PlayVerse — PlayVerse is a technology-enabled entertainment company built on Web 3. PlayVerse plans to launch its own D2C brand, which will be focused on an interconnected universe of content and “play”. It aims to unlock the full potential of an IP with a 360-degree approach to content and merchandise. This merchandise would include both physical productssuch as toys as well as digital assets like avatars, emojis, and skins creating more interest among users.
  • Shopkirana — Shopkirana is a B2B-commerce company that focuses on technology and supply chain innovation. It aims to encourage retailers to be competitive by delivering technology, operational expertise, and scale advantage.The company directly works with brands to boost them on the demand side and reach to masses with transparency and deep marketintelligence.Shopkirana was founded on 2015 and is headquartered in Indore, India.
Real Tech Holdings VC Fund · Sumida, Tokyo, Japan · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Real Tech Holdings is an R&D-based innovative technology that specializes in social implementation.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Aquaculture, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan, Singapore, India
Portfolio highlights
  • CellFiber — Cell fiber technology was developed as a basic technology for handling cells in the engineering field.
  • Eight Knot — Eight Knot designs and develops autonomous navigation system for water mobility using robotics & AI.
  • Tokyo Nucleic Acid Synthesis — Tokyo Nucleic Acid Synthesis is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing nucleic acid drugs using new-age medical technology.
Industrial Growth Platform VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Industrial Growth Platform provides operational and financial services to companies. It also offers management support, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisition advisory services. Industrial Growth Platform was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Medical Device, Media and Entertainment
  • Funding Round, Corporate Round, Seed
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • DeepX — DeepX is an AI startup company based in Tokyo that was founded in 2016 by graduates from the University of Tokyo, Japan’s leading institution of higher education. After three strong years of establishing ourselves, we continue to grow and are ready to make an impact on society through our work. Our core mission is to ‘automate any machinery’ andsupported by our successful projects, we believe that Deep Learning and its real-world implementations will bring an unprecedented breakthrough to solve current and future societal problems. A key challenge that Japan is currently facing is a super-aging society and a shrinking labor population leading to shortages. We develop software to automate machines ranging from small industrial robots to big heavy equipment. Our control models can achieve flexible operation for various environments and conditions using cutting-edge technology such as Deep Reinforcement Learning.
  • beBit, Inc. — BeBit is a consulting firm that provides customer experience management and user-centered design support services.
  • ACES — ACES is providing image recognition algorithms such as object recognition and face and expression recognition
MYFARM VC Fund · Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
MYFARM is an Agri Tech company in Japan that focuses on the regeneration of abandoned farmland and monetization business, seed business, training and education business.
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Investment focus
  • Farming, Consulting, Agriculture
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Terrace Mile — Terrace Mile provides farming support and consulting services.
Eight Roads Ventures VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 22 investments in the past 12 months
Eight Roads has a 50+ year history of investing and partners with game-changing technology and healthcare companies, supporting them as they scale to become global leaders.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United States, China, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Odaseva — Odaseva is the leading enterprise data platform for Salesforce. Industry leaders rely on Odaseva to keep data protected, compliant, and agile.
  • Feon — Feon is pioneering new-molecule-based liquid electrolytes for advanced batteries. We are a "pharmaceutical company" in the battery space, creating "new drug molecules" to treat the "diseases" of next generation batteries.
  • Fibe — Get instant loans up to Rs. 5L with tenures up to 24 months & rates as low as 2.5% p.m. Check your eligibility now.
Delight Ventures VC Fund · Shibuya, Kanagawa, Japan
Delight Ventures is a venture capital firm that thoroughly reduces the hurdles of entrepreneurship in Japan and supports entrepreneurs in the world. Entrepreneurship is taken as a natural career path, and we aim to be a society where both successful and unsuccessful people can continue to take on challenges.
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Investment focus
  • Food Delivery, Software, Service Industry
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • KAUCHE — KAUCHE is a social commerce app. They provide services for online and mail-order retail shops. Their customers' inquiries are addressed through phone, email, and online applications.
  • Anyplace — Rent move-in-ready apartments designed for productivity. Fully furnished, including a state-of-the-art home office setup. Available for short or long-term stays.
  • Beatrust — BeaTrust helps each employee to connect easily, accelerating collaboration, and driving innovation. The company was founded in 2020 and based in Tokyo, Japan.
STATION AI VC Fund · Nagoya, Aichi, Japan · 4 investments in the past 12 months
STATION AI provides a support program at "PRE-STATION Ai".
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Investment focus
  • Software, Sustainability, AgTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Opt Fit — Opt Fit is a fitness industry that provides fitness, wellness and health-care services.
  • Tokuiten — Tokuiten is a company that develops systems for the production of organic vegetables and automates their cultivation.
  • Liberaware — Liberaware is a machine learning and artificial intelligence company.
Nanto Capital Partners VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Nanto Capital Partners is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Gift Card, E-Commerce
  • Series B, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • READYFOR — READYFOR is a Japanese crowdfunding platform for the service sector. It enables investors to find projects to invest on.
  • Tokuiten — Tokuiten is a company that develops systems for the production of organic vegetables and automates their cultivation.
  • Nippon Hydropowtech — Nippon Hydropowtech uses proprietary technology and experience in hydrolysate production to investigate new food applications.
Daishi Bank VC Fund · Niigata, Niigata, Japan
Daishi Bank is a Japanese regional bank that provides a range of financial services including banking, leasing, and securities. The firm is also engaged in credit guarantee and credit card businesses. Daishi was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Niigata, Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Agriculture, Internet of Things
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Plant form — Plant form is an Agri IT venture production of high value-added products.such as caviar production and energy-circulating plants that utilize natural / excess energy, as well as plant factories pursuing efficiency such as automation and mass production, and business in which facilities themselves become entertainment To make agricultureinteresting and profitable.
Yakumi VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
A platform connecting global angel investors with startups based in, or relating to, Japan
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Biotechnology, iOS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Playco — Playco is a developer of instant-play games across a variety of platforms.
  • MIRAI FOODS — Love meat? Mirai aims to produce the meat of the future by cultivating animal cells in a controlled environment
  • Wahl+Case — Wahl+Case is Tokyo's leading tech recruitment company. We help the most innovative businesses find the best people. We cover positions in IT, Engineering, Sales or Marketing in industries such as Consumer Tech, Enterprise Tech, FinTech or AdTech.
Eight Roads Ventures Japan VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Eight Roads has a 50+ year history of investing and partners with game-changing technology and healthcare companies, supporting them as they scale to become global leaders.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • newmo — newmo delivers sustainable local public transportation create a user experience (UX) that people may utilize with peace of mind and comfort.
  • OpenLogi — OpenLogi is a Tokyo based logistics platform focused on SMEs and freelancers. OpenLogi was founded back in December 2013 by Hidetsugu Ito who was previously involved in launching Japanese magazine subscription service Fujisan.co.jp. Based on his experience in discussing and negotiating with logistics companies, he founded OpenLogi to addresslogistics solutions for small e-commerce players.
  • Xbit — X-bit offers a chatbot service that enables shop owners to gather availabilities from employees and create shift schedules.
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