May 26th, 2022

Real Tech Holdings opens its first global office in Singapore

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Core members at the Singapore office. From left: Daiki Kumamoto, Growth Manager; Akitaka Wilhelm Fujii, President; Kenji Yamamoto, Director of Singapore Office

Real Tech Holdings (RTH) announced its incorporation of RTHD Singapore Pte. Ltd. (RTS), its first global office in Singapore, to expand and accelerate investments in Southeast Asia and other regions.

RTH is a VC firm that started from investing in Japanese deep tech startups to solve global issues, until it raised the Global Fund in May 2020 to extend its reach to Southeast Asia. The Global Fund has covered various technology fields, such as healthcare, drone, food tech and AI, and it sees further investment opportunities in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries.

To accelerate its investments and support to portfolio startups, RTH incorporated RTS as a wholly-owned subsidiary. RTS will have its management team and investment professionals based in Singapore accelerating the support for deep-tech startups both in Japan and Southeast Asia.

RTS has already supported startups such as NDR Medical Technology, a Singapore-based portfolio company of the Global Fund that develops medical devices and software for minimally invasive tumor biopsy, expanding its operations in Japan. RTS will continue to support other portfolio companies as such to fulfill its vision in bridging the Japanese and Southeast Asia ecosystem. RTS also expects to announce further development in global investment activities in the near term – international expansions of Japanese portfolio companies, co-investments with governmental institutions in Southeast Asia and more.

“RTS is the one and only VC firm based in Southeast Asia for having a robust network in Japanese startups and corporates as well as strong expertise in deep tech investments,” Kenji Yamamoto, Director of RTS, commented. “Adding to our Global Fund my own experience in deep tech investment and startup management, we tackle important social issues in both Southeast Asia and Japan through technology investments.”

■ About Real Tech Singapore

  • Registered Company Name: RTHD Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • Incorporation: February 2022
  • Office Address: 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #06-11/12
  • Directors: Akitaka Wilhelm Fujii, Kenji Yamamoto, Yukihiro Maru
  • Business: Investment and growth support in deep tech startups

■ About Real Tech Holdings

RTH is a global VC firm investing in startups with deep tech, or innovative technology to solve global issues. The firm is a joint venture of two Japanese companies, Euglena, a biotech startup listed on TSE, and Leave a Nest, a company offering support in corporate R&D and startup incubation.

It has raised over JPY 22 billion and invested in over 70 startups in Japan and Southeast Asia and offers hands-on support to them. In 2021, RTH became the first deep tech investment firm from Japan to found a social impact investment fund.