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Yamaha Motor Co.,

Founders Genichi Kawakami


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Total investments 17
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 11
Rounds per year 0.25
Lead investments 0
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Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Robotics
  • Delivery
  • Supply Chain Management

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 40 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Robotics, Manufacturing. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight GrabTaxi, Tier IV, Drivezy. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3 participants. Despite the Yamaha Motor Co.,, startups are often financed by UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital, Y Combinator, White Unicorn Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital, Tokyo Century. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tokyo Century, Total Ventures, SoftBank Investment Advisers.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Clean Energy
Information Technology
Management Consulting
Renewable Energy
$10M12 Jun 2022 Tanzania

Arpac Drones

$1M17 Feb 2022 Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Courier Service
E-Commerce Platforms
Supply Chain Management
$4M19 Jan 2022 Dakar, Dakar Region, Senegal


Courier Service
E-Commerce Platforms
Supply Chain Management
$1M02 Jan 2021 Dakar, Dakar Region, Senegal

Tokyo Robotics

$1M21 Jan 2020 Chiyoda, Japan


Clean Energy
Information Technology
Management Consulting
Renewable Energy
$9M08 Nov 2019 Tanzania

Tier IV

Electric Vehicle
Media and Entertainment
$102M04 Jul 2019 Chiyoda, Japan

Metro Africa Express

Supply Chain Management
$7M14 Jun 2019 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria


$2M31 May 2019 Wakayama Prefecture
Advanced Farm Technologies Completes $25 Million Series B Funding Round

– Advanced Farm Technologies, Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced it has completed a Series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the adaptation of its technology to apple harvesting.
– The Series B funding round was led by Catapult Ventures and included all the Series A investors: Kubota Corporation, Yamaha Motor Corporation, and Impact Ventures.
– Designed to work alongside manual harvest crews, the Advanced Farm TX Robotic Strawberry Harvester automatically senses and picks red, ripe fruit from in-soil strawberry beds with gentle, food-grade gripper technology.
– The purpose-built machine consists of multiple, rugged robots able to withstand the rigors of outdoor, in-soil conditions with sophisticated computer vision and machine learning technology to navigate fields and harvest fruit autonomously up to 24 hours a day.


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