UTokyo IPC is actively investing the startups
who wish to connect to the University of Tokyo.
If you are seeking an investment support from UTokyo IPC, please contact us.

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Investment strategy

UTokyo IPC is responsible of both pursuing returns to
its investments as a funding company and also
giving the academic and educational research results
from the University of Tokyo back to society.

Through the investment activities,
the University of Tokyo aims to contribute
to achieve ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) and SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
as one of the pioneers in academic industry with keeping
its hope of achieving fairness of the world.

Our Investment Philosophy

Our funds

IPC Fund 1

Establishment: December 2016
Period: 15 years
Size: 25 billion yen

Purpose: Direct investment in UTokyo-related startups
Investment in funds of venture capitals

AOI Fund 1

Establishment: 2020
Period: 15 years
Size:Approximately 28M USD
(Increase of the size is planned)

Purpose:Investment for JV formation and curve out execution.
Investment for unmatured seeds that already has particular alliance with business company.

LP investors
(Limited Partners)

Portfolio startups

Life Sciences



IT & Software


Portfolio venture capital funds

UTokyo IPC supports your
corporate innovation activities.
If interested in this program, please feel free to contact us.

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Startups -
driven open innovation

Open Innovation
led by the startups

It is essential for a startup for success is connecting
with well-experienced company that has existed assets and sales channels.
UTokyo IPC has been working on having a good partnership with the companies from wide range of industry

in order to accelerate collaborations
between the startup companies and existed leading companies.

In addition, we are making an effort
in establishing carve-out ventures to unveil potential seeds
of innovation not yet appeared.
After establishment of a carve-out company,
we will actively utilize our own resources and will support the growth of the startups.

Carve-out support

For the companies considering carve out project,
we can introduce successful cases and provide practical advices
on business planning.
Even in the investment consideration processes at UTokyo IPC, we will provide appropriate advises
for our startup candidates including introducing other investors as needed.


For the companies that wish to collaborate with us or to make an investment
in any startups related to the ecosystem around the University of Tokyo,

we wish you to consider the UTokyo IPC's partner program.

Partners can join incubation support program “1stRound” and other programs
to have connection with the UTokyo startups and UTokyo seeds.

Through our activities in introducing promising startups at UTokyo IPC and their technologies,
we will contribute to support our partner companies in order
that they can accelerate their own open innovation activities.

Our Partners