Innovation Network of Japan

Innovation Network of Japan

A venture capital firm in Japan that focuses on promoting innovation and

Innovation Network of Japan is a venture capital firm in Japan that focuses on promoting innovation and

enhancing the value of businesses in Japan. Founded 2009 in Tokyo, Japan, it invests in early stage ventures, late

stage ventures, series c, corporate rounds, series b, and private equity. Its portfolio companies include

Transphorm, Astroscale, INNOPHYS,UniFa, and River Holdings Japan. As of March 2020, Innovation Network

Corporation of Japan has made 126 investments. Their most recent investment was on September 27, 2019, when

UniFa raised ¥3.5B. Innovation Network Corporation of Japan has had six exits, the most notable of which include

Treasure Data, Midokura, and OLED Info.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Cloudian

Cloudian is a San Mateo, California-based company.

Transphorm is a Goleta, California-based producer of gallium nitride-based solutions for high-voltage power conversion applications.

Atonarp is a Tokyo-based electronics and data processing manufacturer developing spectrometers capable of gas-composition analysis.

AxelSpace is a company that is developing technology for private microsatellites.

ispace technologies is a Tokyo, Japan-based company founded by Takeshi Hakamada.

Wireless Glue Networks is an internet of things company.

Astroscale is a company that was created to find solutions for orbital debris

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Akio Mimura

External Director

Hajime Tanahashi

External Director

Hideko Kunii

External Director

Hideo Takaura

Corporate Auditor

Koichi Ashida

Executive Managing Director

Michio Saito

Member of the Board

Mikihide Katsumata

President and COO

Nobuyuki Higashi

Executive Managing Director

Nobuyuki Nakano

Executive Managing Director

Shigeyuki Tsuchida

Member of the Board

Takashi Muraoka

External Director

Takuya Fukumoto

Member of the Board

Tetsuichiro Muto

External Director

Tetsuro Toyoda

Member of the Board

Toshiyuki Shiga

Chairman and CEO

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

iXs

Nileworks

JOLED

Linkwiz

OLED Info

Pixie Dust Technologies

Ridge-i

References

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