We wish to help technology entrepreneurs build successful companies with innovative solution and positive social impact.
Selected Portfolio Companies
PakSense (acquired by Emerson in August 2016)
PakSense develops intelligent sensing products specifically designed to monitor perishable goods and pharmaceutical products. Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is extending its leadership in “cold chain” management with the acquisitions of PakSense.
Knightscope (went public in January 2022; NASDAQ: KSCP)
Knightscope is an advanced security technology company that builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report.
Core Consier offers an Internet environment where all generations can equally enjoy high quality services and contents.
VEGHEET manufactures edible sheets made of “imperfect” vegitables that are safe and nutritious but could end up going to waste.
Previous Investment Experiences
During his venture capital career at Daiwa Corporate Investment (aka NIF Ventures and Daiwa SMBC Capital), Shohei Sakazaki invested in 22 companies, of which eight made IPO and three got acquired successfully. He also served on the board of 11 technology startups in the San Francisco Bay Area.