Forging a New World through
the Power of Technology
We want to change the world. We want to change the future.
Those who dedicate their lives to technology do so with an unwavering oath,
sacrificing sleep to pursue their dreams.
Yet, for the majority, those dreams fade away halfway.
Technology holds boundless possibilities, but it alone cannot move the world.
Without funding, wisdom and partnership, no matter how remarkable the technology,
it will not serve the future.
At Real Tech Fund, we discern such technology, giving support to the deep tech startup,
nurturing them into a force that changes the world into a thriving place a century from now.
To all those who believe in technology,
we at Real Tech Fund believe in the potential of technology more than anyone else,
and we stand by your side.
Welcome to the Faces of Real Tech Fund –
Unparalleled Expertise and Proven Knowhow Forging Success in Business Management of deep tech ventures
Real Tech Fund stands as the pinnacle of venture capital funds, forged through the combined forces of Deep Tech industry trailblazers such as Euglena, Leave a Nest and SMBC Nikko Securities who possess the experience of driving technology-based startups to success.
Our mission centers on catalyzing the social implementation of groundbreaking technologies that tackle pressing global challenges by lending unwavering support to pioneering startups— Real Tech startups.
Akihiko Nagata joined Inspire Corporation in 2007 following graduation from Keio University Faculty of Business and Commerce. Akihiko assumed office as a director of Euglena Co., Ltd. in 2008. He oversaw business strategy, M&A, funding, capital tie-up, PR, IR, and administration departments since before the company’s listing on the stock exchange. Akihiko currently executes all businesses as the COO, rebranding with view to a longer healthier life, developing biofuels for a decarbonized society, and promoting next-generation business management through efforts that include designing a system for involving teenagers and preteens in business management. Drawing on his personal experience with Euglena in its private days, Akihiko found Real Tech Fund, with the vision of fostering a conducive environment in Japan that encourages investments in technology-based startups. He now serves as Chairman of the Fund.
Yukihiro Maru obtained a doctorate from the Department of Biotechnology, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (Ph.D in Agriculture). He founded Leave a Nest in 2002, while in graduate school, as a member of a group with only undergraduate and graduate students majoring in science and technology. Yukihiro became the first in Japan to commercialize “Cutting-Edge-Science Delivery Lab Classes”. He operates “Knowledge Manufacturing Business” where he synergizes the untapped potential of universities and local communities to generate new knowledge. With his innovative “knowledge platform,” Yukihiro has successfully propelled over 200 projects forward. As the driving force behind Asia’s largest startup ecosystem, founded on collaboration between various entities, including small factories and large companies, Yukihiro is passionately committed to unveiling profound deep tech innovations worldwide and addressing pressing global social issues. His remarkable contributions extend to the launch of euglena Co., Ltd. and numerous other startups.
Hands-on Support – From Funding and Business Collaboration to
Intellectual Properties and Public Relations
Beyond funding and business support, Real Tech Fund provides a multi-faceted hands on support through the “REAL TECH Booster” division aimed at accelerating and maximizing the societal impact of groundbreaking technologies. Hands-on-support ranges from IP support, recruitment, PR, creative marketing and more.
Specialized Support for the Social Implementation of Deep Tech
“REAL TECH Booster” is a management support service that provides specialized support that is necessary for the growth and social implementation of deep tech startups. Deep tech startups commonly face the challenges of shortage of human capital, material, and financial resources, as well as numerous management issues before going public or social implementation.
Real Tech Holdings has invested in more than 90 startups and provided multi-faceted hands-on support to deep tech ventures through Real Tech Fund, a fund established by the frontrunners of deep tech startups – Akihiko Nagata, CEO of Euglena Co., Ltd., and Yukihiro Maru, CEO of Leave a Nest Corporation. Through this experience and the network of experienced professionals, this platform provides customized hands-on support in areas including manufacturing, creativity, IP and HR.
A Comprehensive Ecosystem Enabling the Social Implementation of Real Tech
Our investment philosophy prioritizes the seed and early stages, recognizing the challenges of securing funding for early Real Tech ventures. We firmly believe that allocating the largest share of risk capital during the transition from academia to technology development is vital. From a company’s early days from inception, we offer thorough support, collaborating with engineers to establish their ventures or visionary individuals with innovative business ideas. Stemming from our deep understanding of scientific innovation and expertise in scaling deep tech ventures, we firmly believe that we play a crucial role in being the pioneers of cultivating investments into deep tech startups.
Partners Collaborating for the Social Implementation of Real Tech
Real Tech Fund’s partners are industry experts in their respective fields, deeply aware of the significance of fostering tech startups. Each partner leverages their unique strengths to provide personnel, resources, and financial support to empower these Realtech startups on their transformative journey.
Euglena Co., Ltd. became the world’s first company to succeed in outdoor mass cultivation of the edible microalgae, Euglena.
Euglena Co., Ltd. got listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index.
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. started the deep tech startup seed acceleration program, “TECH PLANTER.”
Euglena Co., Ltd. established Euglena Investment Co., Ltd. as a 100% owned subsidiary.
Euglena Co., Ltd. got listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s First Section. Euglena Co., Ltd., Leave a Nest Co., Ltd., and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. established the joint venture “Euglena SMBC Nikko Leave a Nest Capital.”
Real Tech Fund 1 was established.
Real Tech Fund was recognized as a certified venture capital in NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization)’s “Subsidy for Commercialization of R&D-type Venture Business.”
Real Tech Fund 2 was established.
Euglena Investment Co., Ltd. was restructured into a joint venture between Euglena Co., Ltd. and Leave a Nest Co., Ltd., thereby strengthening its fund management and operation structure. The company name was changed to “Real Tech Holdings Co., Ltd.”, and the name of Euglena SMBC Nikko Leave a Nest Capital was changed to “Real Tech Japan LLC.”
Establishment of the General Incorporated Association SPACE FOODSPHERE. The Glocal Deep Tech Fund was established.
The company moved its headquarters from Tamachi to Sumida-ku, “Center of Garage.” The Real Tech Global Fund was established.
ACSL-CVC was established.
Final closing of the Glocal Deep Tech Fund (10 billion yen).
Final closing of the Real Tech Global Fund (3.4 billion yen).
Introduction of impact assessment to the Glocal Deep Tech Fund.
Appointed as the first co-investment partner in Japan for SEEDS Capital, a Singapore government-affiliated fund.
Established a local corporation in Singapore as a base for expansion in Southeast Asia and globally.
Started the manufacturing support service “Manufacturing Booster” for deep tech startups.
Launched “Manufacturing Booster,” a manufacturing support service for startupsd
Appointed as the first co-investment partner in Japan for the Startup Venture Fund, a Philippine government-affiliated fund.
Real Tech Fund 1 Investment Limited Partnership
Real Tech Fund 2 Investment Limited Partnership
Real Tech Fund 3 Investment Limited Partnership
Real Tech Global Fund 1 Investment Limited Partnership
Real Tech Growth Fund 1 Investment Limited Partnership
ACSL1 Limited Liability Partnership
Total amount of committed capital
23.8 billion yen
Real Tech Holdings Co.,Ltd.
Head Office Location
Center of Garage Room02, 1-16-3 Yokokawa Sumida-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 130-0003
Date of establishment
February 3, 2020
Akitaka Wilhelm Fujii
Investment & Acceleration business, Future Creation Business
Real Tech Singapore
RTHD Singapore Pte Ltd