Hot Investor Mandate: Venture Arm of Japanese Corporate Seeks Global, Strategic Investment Opportunities in Therapeutics, Devices, and Diagnostics Companies

20 Dec

A corporate venture arm of a large Japanese holding company is seeking to foster innovation across the group by investing in and partnering with strategic startups. In principle, the corporate venture capital arm is open to global opportunities and is geography and stage agnostic, but has specific preferences depending on the technology sector.

Healthcare/medical is one of the major focus areas of the holding company, and the corporate venture capital arm is interested therapeutics solutions such as solutions beyond the pill (digital therapeutics) and around the pill (delivery systems etc). Therapeutics areas of interest are CNS, Autoimmune diseases, metabolic diseases, regenerative medicine, Aging related solutions and Vaccines.

The corporate venture capital arm is also interested in diagnostics solutions based on genomics, metagenomics, metabolomics, healthcare ICT (biosensors etc), and medical big data. Furthermore, medical devices for wound care, bone cement and hospital related infection treatment is also is an area of interest and is open to all classes of medical devices including 510k and PMA.

The corporate venture capital arm has a close, collaborative relationship with other business arms within the holding company and can also present opportunities to them as appropriate.

The corporate venture arm is a flexible investor and does not require companies to have a Japan-centric angle. For medical device & digital therapeutics opportunities, the group does prefer technologies with strong promise in the US market. Through the firm’s strategic relationships, the group can help with Japan market entry and clinical trials, among other areas of needed support.

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