GTIE VC (Explore Course)

about GTIE VC Collective

GTIE aims to continue to create startups from universities, which would change the world with the solutions of social issues. In GTIE GAP Fund "Explore Course" program, the Tier1 Venture Capital (VC) in Japan and so forth listed below work on the business developments along with the startups. GTIE VC Collective is a list of VC which GTIE would recommend to the researchers who are applying for GTIE Gap Fund Explore Course.

GTIE VC(Japanese
alphabetical order)

Specialization
  • Beyond Next Ventures Inc. As Venture Capital specialized in Deep Tech start-ups, it supports the foundations of ventures in all tech fields (Life Science, Agri Food, Climate, Space, Quantum or Digital). With the experiences of matching 500 entrepreneurs, it could provide the support of building a management team for ventures by its own network.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
    Space and aviation
  • IncubateFund holds a record of the domestically maximum scale as independent Venture Capital in Japan. It has results with more than 10 years to invest various Deep Tech ventures which have their excellent portfolios of EXIT including IPOs. It has numerous cases led to a large scale financing as well as providing the supports from various aspects such as HR and PR departments.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
  • Weru Investment Co., Ltd. Established in Waseda, Tokyo, Japan in 1998, it is the independent money management company firstly originated from an university. It has numerous experiences of Venture Capital, stock investment and bond investment.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
    Space, quantum computer and semi conductor
  • KSP Inc. Since its foundation, it has consistently contributed to supporting R & D start-ups as business incubator, especially in Deep Tech. Comprehensive support of incubation includes advising the preparation of entrepreneurs, finding collaborators and CxO human resources as well as funding. Having been enhancing the growth of many start-ups, the President Kubota, a founder of PeptiDream Inc., and the employees work on the business development especially in the Life Science fields.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
    Robot, sensor, mechanical engineering and processing
  • KEIO INNOVATION INITIATIVE provides investment and hands-on support to Deep-Tech Startups working to revolutionize society through digital technology and solve problems in healthcare and wellness. Total fund under management approximately 35 billion yen. The first university VC to manage an impact investment fund.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
    宇宙関連産業
  • SAMURAI INCUBATE INC. Since 2008, it has supported foundations and invested start-ups, based on the mission statement "Go Action! Go Change!" It has specializations in IT, Deep Tech and Health Care fields.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
  • JAFCO Group Co., Ltd. Venture Capital holding the biggest number of invested companies in Japan. Cumulative capital commitments to JAFCO funds is over one trillion yen, and more than 1,000 companies after the support hold portfolio with IPOs. Special teams for Deep Tech and Life Science work with about 160 university-initiated ventures. It keens to support the business expansion of seeds from the technology discovered at universities.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
  • Tokyo University of Science Innovation Capital. It invests and supports the management of companies in various fields in order to enrich human life by developing advanced technology and brand-new service and contributing to the healthy social growth.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
    Fintech and media contents
  • Fast Track Initiative Inc. Independent VC aiming to realize ' Capital For Life ' through start-up investment in the life science field, with extensive experience in company creation and business development based on the seeds from universities. They are also strong in providing thorough hands-on support to the startups, and in overseas investment and partnerships.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
    Drug discovery, med tech and health tech
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co., Ltd. backs start-ups, specialized in drug discovery with staffs of pharma background. Have extensive experiences in launching ventures based on university and academia-oriented seeds. After investing from Life Science Fund (totaling JPY50bil.), we also leverage MUFG's comprehensive financial strengths to provide management and business support.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
    Specialized in drug discovery
  • Mirai Souzou is Venture Capital, having been running funds to invest technology-based start-ups since 2016. It has worked on supporting university start-ups based on a cooperation agreement with Tokyo Tech. In 2023, it supported the foundations of the ventures by three researchers with their lead investments.

    Life Science
    Agriculture
    Environment
    and Energy
    Nanotech
    and Materials
    IT and
    Data Science
    Other fields
    Quantum computer, semi conductor, space and aviation