京都大学イノベーションキャピタル株式会社

Investment Policy

  • We specialize in seed and early-stage investment,
    which traditional venture capitalists (VCs) find hard to make.
  • As the manager of a patient capital fund,
    KYOTO-iCAP keeps supporting you closely so that you can achieve
    the milestones that have been designed and agreed upon among us.
  • We are open to a variety of co-investments with other VCs,
    banks, and business corporations, among other related entities.
  • We help you in designing products
    and services and commercialize your idea using various approaches.
  • We honor ESG (environment, social, and governance) investments and the spirit of SDGs.

Investment Target

We invest in ventures that (aim to) commercialize research outcomes derived from Kyoto University. Such research
outcomes include intellectual property, knowhow, and other disruptive ideas.

Further details are provided below:

  • The utilization of research outcomes is expected to enhance social value, such as by the creation of new markets and new jobs.
  • The business is expected to fulfill social demands and add new value, such as productivity improvement, to the national economy.
  • The business is expected to contribute to the improvement of academic research at Kyoto University and eventually at the national level.
  • The commercialization of technology (or knowhow) is scheduled to materialize within 5 to 10 years so that we can expect, with a reasonable chance of success, the recovery of investment before the fund matures.
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