Hot Mandates: Japan-headquartered Innovation Lab

23 Mar

An Innovation Lab that is the open innovation arm of a Japan-headquartered global leader in robotics and automation for manufacturing of electronic devices and the automotive industry. The firm has offices in Cupertino, CA and New York. The firm seeks to identify investment and partnership opportunities that align with its parent company’s business, and is currently focused on early stage (Seed to Series A) companies. The firm has a global outlook and is seeking opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia and beyond.

Within life sciences and healthcare sectors, the firm is interested in the following verticals: support robots, human behavior monitors, and vital sensors. The firm is particularly interested in technologies that address the aging population and those that can significantly improve the quality of life and promote more efficient care management and independence. The firm will openly consider IoT devices and platforms that address this market. The firm is not interested in traditional therapeutics and diagnostics companies.

The firm can act as either lead or co-investor in the companies they invest in. Beyond investment, the firm seeks to collaborate in various ways such as assisting with generating PoC data, assisting further clinical development, navigating and entering the Japanese market, etc. The firm closely communicates with its parent corporation headquarters to support these initiatives.

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