With a view to the development of the Japanese food culture and the food industry, we will decide on investment destinations, mainly for startup companies specializing in the food field.
For the companies in which we invest, we will make the most of the platforms of participating companies as limited partners, build an ecosystem with Hands-on support, and provide new technologies and services that startups have. We aim to commercialize and commercialize faster.
Location: Tokyo, Japan / CEO: Yuuya Sugioka
Mil is a D2C food service that stands at the axis between healthcare x foodtech and aims to be a next-generation food maker. The team is largely comprised of members in their 20s and 30s including a top chef and pediatrician who ensure the service they provide is based on real data. Their goal is through food to support a society where anybody can have an abundant life. With that aspiration, Mil has produced a creative health-centric restaurant [Wa], and a subscription baby food brand [Mi + Mitasu]. 。
Farm Note Holdings
Location: Hokkaido, Japan / President: Shinya Kobayashi
“Connecting life” is the vision of this dairy farming IOT solution. Farm Note Holdings provides [Farmnote], a cloud-based management system for cattle as well as [Farmnote Color] an AI wellness tracking device for cows. Through their innovative technology, Farm Note Holdings aims to create and contribute to a sustainable agriculture system.
Fifty Food Inc.
Location: California, USA / CEO: Kevin Lee
Fifty Food Inc provides a healthy alternative to America’s favorite instant ramen. [immi], is a high protein, low carb instant noodle that is not only a healthy choice but tastes better than the original fast food staple. [immi] is set to launch in 2020 via their D2C platform.
Location: Tokyo, Japan / CEO: Syuhei Nisio
In April 2019, founded the craft ice cream studio “HiOLi ICE CREAM” in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo.
The founder himself walks around more than 70 production areas and manufactures micro-batch based on selected materials. In addition to direct sales at the scoop shop attached to the workshop, the online shop is an assortment box of mini cups ideal for gifts and a pint cup (473 ml) 2 types of assortment subscription service that delivers the fun of sharing and eating every month Pint Club.
In pursuit of “manufacturing” to bring out the original goodness of the material, we plan to develop several craft sweets brands that will be connected to the next generation.
BASE FOOD, Inc.
Location: Tokyo, Japan / CEO: Shun Hashimoto
BASE FOOD, Inc. produces and sells food staples that offer 1/3 of your daily recommended nutrients per serving. A blend of over 10 natural ingredients including whole grains, kelp, soybeans, chia seed, and more are combined to create a nutrient-rich and balanced food.
Location: Tokyo, Japan / CEO Akira Fukumura
Founded in 2017, Whosecacao,Inc. is a technology-driven startup from the cacao farm to the final sweet treat. With the vision of “from the cacao farm to the world”, their team members come from backgrounds including cacao professionals, confectionary industry, IT, finance, and mine development to offer top quality, sustainable cacao for the chocolate industry.
Terrace Mile Inc.
Location: Miyazaki, Japan / CEO Yuichi Ikoma
Terrace Mile Inc. provides tools for producing and managing agricultural products at “just in time” for food processing companies and farmers. They support farmers’ management by aggregating information related to agriculture, visualizing data to make it easier to formulate strategies, and predicting yields using AI.
Location: California, USA / CEO Daniel Kurzrock
ReGrained is the leading food upcycling technology and ingredient platform. They deploy patented technology and culinary science to rescue healthy food and crafts delicious, versatile, better for you ingredients and products. Their flagship ingredient, ReGrained SuperGrain+ is a versatile, economical and environmentally friendly grain powder rich in plant protein.