Our mission in India is to contribute to India’s next phase of high growth by partnering with excellent entrepreneurs who are committed to solve social and economic problems.
Since the inception in August 2014, Beyond Next Ventures (BNV) is at the forefront of leading change for the cutting-edge research entrepreneurs.
We are striving to turn transformative research ideas and convert them into viable business by supporting those first-time entrepreneurs in every possible way.
Every year, we are setting and surpassing the higher bar we set. What started as pure investment into deep-tech startup has now grown into global business.
We currently host one of the largest deep-tech acceleration programs, possess state of the art lab in Nihonbashi Tokyo for incubation, run program to nurture industry veteran to be startup ready management talents. Latest to the list is our foray into Indian Startup Eco-system.
We are persistently striving to create a winning and sustainable business out of the research labs by being a dependable partner of our technocrat entrepreneurs.
Investment Hypothesis (deep-tech)
Since Inception, we have been investing and supporting Deep-tech startups with both disruptive and innovative solutions. Working with innovative entrepreneurs who plan to bring transformative changes to world and supporting them from early stage is our expertise. In India, we are also investing in digital transformation besides deep tech ventures.
Our capitalists possess deep knowledge about their respective vertices and bring best of the class support to the ventures. Our well experienced Business Development team both in India and Japan bring decades of experience in working with Japanese enterprises and other significant players in the ecosystem, bringing much required complementary strengths.
Contributing India-Japan Economic Cooperation
Bringing a unique edge leveraging India-Japan relations involving Academia, Government and Enterprise (AGE), we are bringing value to our investee companies from multiple angles. The future collaboration between Indian Open Innovation companies and Japanese Corporates is what we are looking at supporting for manufacturing and global foray collaboration.
We are managing around 220 million USD fund,
investing in Digital Disruptions and Deep-tech Innovations.
Our portfolio companies are from AI and IT, Med-Tech, Health-Tech, Agri-Tech and Food Tech, Devices with Deep-tech edge area.
MediBuddy(DocsApp) is a smartphone application that removes barriers to patient-doctor consultations in India such as geography time. Patients can consult with a doctor and share medical reports or photographs over a secure platform in the comfort of their homes.
Lil’Goodness is food and nutrition brand that is transforming how our future generations eat. Through proprietary products developed basis market insights and interactive digital engagement the company is building an ecosystem of healthy eating.
Biomoneta protects people from airborne infections caused by viruses, fungi and bacteria. “ZeBox” devices can be used in stationary and mobile indoor environments (hospitals, clinics, labs, ambulances, labs, homes, hotels, offices, etc.).
GigIndia is on a mission to provide meaningful employment opportunities to 100m+ job seekers in India. GigIndia empowers enterprises to scale rapidly with on-demand certified gig workforce for sales, marketing and support roles. GigIndia’s AI/ML technology platform automates the process of recruiting, training and managing the workforce.
India’s largest Agri Inputs Marketplace Platform providing Agricultural Machinery, Agriculture Equipment, Agricultural Products, Poultry Equipment, Chemical Pesticides, Organic Insecticides, etc. Our clientele includes Farmers, Nurseries, FPOs, NGOs and other Institutional Growers.
FaunaTech is enable to precision dairy farming by bringing evidence based intelligence right to the farm. Testing on farms coupled with historical data of the animal’s health helps make decisions that are effective – both for the animal and the farmer.
Myelin Foundry is a deep tech product startup transforming human experiences & industry outcomes, by building AI algorithms on video, voice, and sensor data, for edge devices.
Myelin’s first product in the market, Fovea Stream, enables HD viewing experiences with SD transmission.
Gourmet Garden is an end-to-end play (farm->supply chain->brand->platform) in fresh produce and food essentials. The direct-consumer led brand anchors on the promise of highest quality and assured safety of a wide range of fresh produce, owing to in-house patented naturoponic farming and certified organic farm network. Attempt is to fulfil the growing need-gap for distinctly better food essentials for everyday consumption, which is a USD 350bn fragmented market in India today.
MUSE is a medical device company that manufactures digital stethoscopes called “Taal”. Created in Bangalore, India by a Veterinarian and a Musician, Taal collects body sounds which are utilized to build analytics for screening & diagnostic purposes.
Bringing our long experience from Japan, we are looking forward to helping young and budding entrepreneurs in creating sustainable business for the long term.
|STAGE||Pre-Seed, Seed, Early and Series A|
|AMOUNT||USD 200K to USD 2.5 M|
|AREA||Deep-tech, Medical, Healthcare, IoT, Agri-Food, IT and Digital, B2B.|
We would like to be recognized not as Investors or VC,
but as a invaluable partners for our entrepreneurs.
Managing Partner & CEO
Has over 15 years of investment experience and Has raised and manages two funds for startups with committed capital totaling a little under $200M. Invests in various fields such as medical device, robotics, digital health, healthcare services, Agri tech, food and new materials.
Currently, he serves as a visiting associate professor at Nagoya University, and has served as a member of the Startup committee of the Cabinet Office and various ministries and agencies.
Portfolio: CYBERDYNE (IPO), W-Scope (IPO), Morpho (IPO), TKP (IPO), Spiber, astamuse, Microwave Chemical, CureApp, River Field, Lily MedTech, Aillis, POL, IntegriCulture, OPEｘPARK, NOVENINE, Regional fish
Head, Business Development Group India
An expert in India-Japan business relations with an overall experience of 25 years in Finance and IT R&D services.
Alongside incubating many new initiatives for growth in India, he led the think-tank division at Japanese Mega bank for over 12 years and helped more than 450 Japanese companies in their entry and expansion strategy for their India investments.
At BNV, he is looking for increased cooperation among Japanese Corporates, Government agencies, Academia with Indian Open Innovation Ventures ecosystem.
Masters in International Economics from the Yokohama City University, Japan
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