April 05, 2023

Global Brain partners with Shimadzu Corporation on its corporate venture capital fund, “Shimadzu Future Innovation Fund L.P.”

Global Brain Corporation (Global Brain) and Shimadzu Corporation (Shimadzu) have jointly established “Shimadzu Future Innovation Fund L.P.” (Shimadzu FIF)

Shimadzu has domestically and globally introduced various new technologies and products since it was established in 1875 with the management principle of “Realizing Our Wishes for the Well-being of Mankind and the Earth.” In January 2023, the company opened Shimadzu Tokyo Innovation Plaza for creating and exchanging knowledge as well as enhancing open innovation initiatives based on its analytical and measuring technologies.

Shimadzu FIF will invest in startups possessing technologies and expertise that are highly compatible with Shimadzu and support them through collaboration. It also aims to enhance Shimadzu’s products and services as well as create new businesses. Key sectors for investment will be healthcare, green transformation (GX), material and industry, all of which are focused on in the company’s new medium-term management plan.

As the General Partner of the Fund, Global Brain will find promising startups, make investment decisions, and provide a wide range of support to startups which “Shimadzu FIF” invests in, striving to achieve rapid growth of the startups.

About Shimadzu

Name
Shimadzu Corporation
Location
Chukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Representative
Yasunori Yamamoto
Formation of Limited Company
September 1917

About Shimadzu FIF

Name
Shimadzu Future Innovation Fund L.P.
Fund Size
JPY 5 billion
Fund Term
10 Years
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation
Limited Partner
Shimadzu Corporation

About Global Brain

Location
Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Yasuhiko Yurimoto
Founded
January 1998
URL
https://globalbrains.com/

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