Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV) is a Palo Alto, California based venture capital firm founded in 2015 by Hiro Saijou. It is the corporate venture capital arm of Yamaha Motor.
The firm focuses on investing in early-stage and late-stage ventures in the mobility, robotics, agtech, medtech, aviation, and sustainability sectors.
The notable investment portfolio of YMVSV includes Abundant Robotics, Advanced Farm Technologies, Exyn Technologies, Invert Robotics, PrecisionHawk, ROAM, Soft Robotics, Veniam, etc. As of January 2020, YMVSV has made 14 investments and had exits.
PrecisionHawk is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based drone company developing drone and data products for the energy, agriculture, and telecommunications industries.
Roam Robotics is a company that envisions a world where lightweight robotic exoskeletons and orthoses become a new kind of consumer electronic
Abundant Robotics is an Hayward, California-based company founded by Michael Eriksen.
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