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ACCELERATING POSSIBILITIES

WE BACK FOUNDERS AROUND THE WORLD THAT ARE ENHANCING THE WAY WE MOVE, EAT, AND LIVE.

INVESTING FOR SOCIAL IMPACT


Yamaha Motor's long term vision is to solve major social problems such as...

feeding the world sustainably

enhancing human possibilities

enabling longer, healthier lives

moving people and goods around the world

We make exploratory investments in startups solving these problems.

STARTUPS THAT SHAPE THE FUTURE

Industries will be changed by advances in enabling technologies and unique business models.

AUTOMATION & ROBOTICS

 

Moving from manual to autonomous & useful intelligent systems.

DATA ANALYTICS
& AI

 

Decision engines using advanced analytics and self-learning platforms.

UNIQUE BUSINESS MODELS

Wild and lucrative business models to disrupt the status quo.

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FOCUS AREA:

LAND MOBILITY & MARINE
TECH

How do we move people around the world and beyond?

 

INVESTING IN SEED & BEYOND

Typical investments are in early stage companies that have a product and customer validation.

GLOBAL FOCUS

 

Great entrepreneurs are everywhere.

INVESTMENT SIZE

 

Our typical investment size ranges from $500K to $3M.

COMPANY STAGE

Startups we typically  invest in range from Seed to Series B.

 

MEET THE TEAM THAT'S ON YOUR TEAM

With our industry expertise, operator experience, and ​founder compassion, we are an extension of your team.

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Hajime "Jim" Aota
Chairman
Amy Kalil
General Counsel
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Amy Kalil
General Counsel
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Kei Onishi
CEO & Managing Director
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Anish Patel
COO & Managing Director
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Rebecca Woodcock
Principal, HealthTech Lead
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Timo Kilp
Principal
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Nolan Paul
Partner, AgTech Lead
Dan Barth, Senior Associate
Daniel Barth
Senior Associate
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Ryan McCrackan
Senior Associate
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Senior Associate
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Helen Wang
Associate
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Masa Shinomiya
Senior Mechanical Engineer
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Junko Van Norman
Chief of Staff
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Ryuji Yamamoto
Sr. Control &
Simulation Engineer
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THE YAMAHA ADVANTAGE

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

 

We come from the industries we invest in, as former operators, former customers, and as potential partners. When we join your team, we look to support you from strategy, governance, and go-to-marktet.

MOVE QUICKLY

 

With a streamlined process and as a separate entity from Yamaha Motor Co., we are able to execute deals rapidly.  

GLOBAL NETWORK

Yamaha Motor's operations span the globe with talent and products in over 32 countries.

RELATIONSHIPS

 

From suppliers to distribution channels, or events and marketing, Yamaha's relationships reach around the world.

ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING

 

Creating world class products since the 1950s, our teams can help with design for manufacturing, or leveraging our technologies to open up new markets.

DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTS

Beyond motorcycle technology, Yamaha Motor has expanded product expertise in robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, and financial solutions.

MEET OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

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