Our Mission

We invest globally in early stage hard-tech entrepreneurs to help accelerate their dreams toward an attractive and sustainable future

  • $200M AUM

  • Worldwide investments

  • 16 Portfolio Companies

  • 1 Initial Public Offering

  • 2 Mergers & Acquisitions

  • $250k ~ $5M amounts

2021

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Materials

Advanced Materials
& Informatics

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Energy

Management
& Storage

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Materials

Carbin Reduction
& Recycling

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Materials

Robotics
& Automation

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Materials

EVs & Autonomy

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Materials

PoC Diagnostics
& Life Science Tools

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Starship CEO Ahti Heinla,
January 2021

“TDK is a five-star CVC. TDK Ventures has been a fantastic partner every step of the way adding value well beyond the dollars they have invested. They move at startup speed which really distinguishes them from so many other corporate VCs out there. They have a company value of ‘TDK goodness’ which refers to their mindset about how they treat people and approach partnership and I have seen this first hand. They have been incredibly helpful with introductions, with internal technical knowledge and resources, and with creating strategic value for us. In the world of tech, it is easy to forget about the people behind the tech, but with TDK the people make all the difference. Working with TDK is a joy.” 

 
 

Much more than capital

TDK Venturesʼ goal is to help every start-up we invest to achieve their full potential for positive world impact. Equipped with a start-up liaison function, we are focused on bringing the full “TDK goodness” to our start-ups.

 

This can include early product validation, pilots, customer/channel/ecosystem access, industry connections, market knowledge, operating expertise (e.g. materials, manufacturing, fabless, supply chain) and go-to-market/branding mentorship.

Fundamental Materials Science

We love materials science: dielectrics, magnetics, MEMS, neuro-electricals, organic materials, piezoelectrics, semiconductors, and many other types of materials.  

 

TDK Ventures is actively searching for solutions for difficult problems. We have a proven track-record of solving problems, since 1935.

 

Our Mission

We believe in a sustainable world where digital and energy transformation will improve billions of lives. Our mission is to help accelerate learning and contributions to society, investing in start-ups with similar idealism.

 

We follow the “pay-it-forward” approach of working within the venturing ecosystem, building lasting partnerships in a global and extensive early-stage technology and innovation network.

 

Our Philosophy

We absolutely want to “move the needle”, by delivering meaningful financial results with our co-investors and bringing new powerful transformation business opportunities to TDK. Ensuing a sense of urgency with both flexibility and speed in our investment decision making.

 

We aim to find meaningful opportunities in early stage technology, especially in Health & Wellness, next Generation Transportation, Robotics & Industrial, Mixed Reality, and the wider IoT market segments.

 

Meet our

portfolio companies

Metalenz Website
Metalenz Website
Gencell
Agility Robotics
Metalenz Website
Origin
Uhnder
Exo
Analog Inference
Groq
 

Meet the Team

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Andrew
Maywah

Investment Director

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Paul
Holland

General Partner in Residence

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Nicolas
Sauvage

Managing Director

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Toshiyuki
Saito

Startup Liaison

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Anil
Achyuta

Investment Director

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Ava
Thompson

Executive Assistant

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David
Almoslino

Marketing Principal

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Dennis
Chi

Legal Counsel

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Joseph
Oh

Legal Counsel

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