Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley

Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley

YMVSV is a Palo Alto, California based venture capital firm founded in 2015 by Hiro Saijou.

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.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Exyn

A startup developing autonomous aerial robots.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aki Marushima

Treasurer

Anish Patel

Partner

Chandra Mitchell

General Counsel

Connie Neuman

Director of Human Resources

George Kellerman

CEO & Managing Director

Henry Liu

Director of Engineering

James Chan

CFO

Junko Van Norman

Executive Assistant

Mikiko Shimada Clanton

Senior Associate, AgTech

Nolan Paul

Partner, AgTech Lead

Rebecca Woodcock

Principal

Simon Crowther

Managing Director, Head of International Aero Tech & Sustainability Lead

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Abundant Robotics

Advanced Farm Technologies

Exyn Technologies

Invert Robotics

PrecisionHawk

ROAM

Soft Robotics

Veniam

References

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