Vision and Mission

It is no secret that companies that accelerated information distribution have been the driving forces behind global innovation over the past two decades. However, in order to solve a pile of problems in the real world and realize a future society that is desirable for humankind, further innovation centered on “genuine” advanced science and engineering technologies is required. As the speed of innovation becomes the source of corporate competitiveness, data science driven innovation is rapidly transforming manufacturing industries such as automobile, electrics, machinery, chemistry, etc.

In the coming era, we believe that innovation will be accelerated by combining data science with deep tech such as manufacturing / processing, mechanics / robotics, electronics, and material science. It is no exaggeration to say that Japanese startups, which are gifted with wells of deep tech sources and related large corporations, have a chance to win, and the fate of Japanese industry depends on whether a number of great deep tech startups will emerge. Abies Ventures team consists of founders and investors of mega-venture companies and experienced executives at multinational blue-chip corporations.

Abies Ventures supports the creation of Unicorns that can truly compete in the global market from business strategy formulation to connecting them to overseas companies and investors based on the knowledge from the actual successful founding and investment experience of mega-ventures.

Investment Focus

Abies Ventures focuses on startups with world leading technologies in the 4 Deep Tech verticals with emphasis on data science to accelerate innovation, and startups with technologies that accelerate data science.

  • AI/Robotics/IoT

    ・Mobility・Industrial robot・AI platform・Sensor・Security・Communication technology・AR/MR

  • Computing/Semiconductor

    ・Decentralized processing/ server technologies・Edge computing・AI processor・Next generation memory・Quantum computing

  • Material/ Chemistry

    ・Materials Informatics・Nano material・Organic material・Bio material・3D printing, Distributed manufacturing・Next generation secondary cell・Battery management

  • Space

    ・Remote sensing・Satellite data analysis・Satellite communication・Transportation

Portfolio

A spinout from Tsukuba University, which advances the digitization of space based on its wave-control technologies

Practical quantum computer software company to solve real problems in the various industries

A spinout from the University of Tokyo, which develops and provides algae based high functional products

Small Synthetic Aperture Radar (“SAR”) satellite constellations and big data / machine learning platform company

Developer for the world’s smallest ultrasound system-on-a-chip sensor that enables touch sensing through virtually any material and any thickness

Quantum computing software company to develop tools to simplify the process of developing quantum software applications

Semiconductor memory IP supplier with disruptive MRAM technologies to replace SRAM and ultimately DRAM

A prefabricated housing supplier by the proprietary 3D printing technology and new materials

Fund

Title Abies Ventures Fund I, L.P.
General Partner Abies Ventures GPI, LLP
Fund Size JPY 4 Billion
Established July 2018