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.
Decision engines using advanced analytics and self-learning platforms.
UNIQUE BUSINESS MODELS
Wild and lucrative business models to disrupt the status quo.
INVESTING IN SEED & BEYOND
Typical investments are in early stage companies that have a product and customer validation.
Great entrepreneurs are everywhere.
Our typical investment size ranges from $500K to $3M.
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.
THE YAMAHA ADVANTAGE
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.
With a streamlined process and as a separate entity from Yamaha Motor Co., we are able to execute deals rapidly.
Yamaha Motor's operations span the globe with talent and products in over 32 countries.
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.
Beyond motorcycle technology, Yamaha Motor has expanded product expertise in robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, and financial solutions.