Real Tech Holding Closes “Glocal Deep Tech Fund” and “Real Tech Global Fund” with 13.4 Billion Yen



Real Tech Holdings Co.,Ltd. today announced the closing of its Glocal Deep Tech Fund*1 and Real Tech Global Fund*2 with a total of 13.4 billion yen, dedicated to solving deep issues across Japan and SouthEast Asia (SEA) respectively.

Glocal Deep Tech Fund - Deep Tech Focused Impact Investment Fund to solve Global Issues with Japanese Deep Tech startups With a primary mandate to create positive social and environmental impact, the Glocal Deep Tech Fund was established in March 2020 as Japan's first deep tech focussed impact fund*3. The fund mainly invests in local Japanese deep tech startups with a focus towards solving real world global issues. Fund Limited Partners (LPs) include Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan*4, Sakata Inx Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and other corporates / regional financial institutions in Japan (See table 1.0 below). The total fund value is 10 billion yen. To promote and support regional Japanese deep tech startups, the Glocal Deep Tech Fund focuses on game changing deep technology seeds generated by local Japanese universities and research institutes. While promising deep tech startups are founded across the country, 75% of venture capital money is flowing into startups based out of Tokyo and there is a clear gap to be filled. Six regional financial institutions have joined as Limited Partners (LPs) to accelerate investments in the regions of Tohoku, Kanto, Tokai, Kansai, and Kyushu. Real Tech Holdings has also started secondment programs for active talents from regional financial institutions, to build an ecosystem within each region to accelerate growth of the regional economy. Impact investment, which intends to generate positive social and environmental impact alongside financial return, has been gaining rapid attraction especially in Europe and the USA. Real Tech Holdings has decided to introduce impact measurement to ensure deep tech startups are recognized for their true value and provide ESG/ impact investors with more attractive investment opportunities. Since its establishment in 2015, Real Tech Holdings has been at the forefront and dedicated to solving prevailing societal and environmental challenges, by investing and supporting deep tech startups creating sustainable real world impact. It has supported the listing of QD Laser Inc. on the Mothers market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange*5 and the merger of Amerief Corporation with the PHC Group*6. With the addition of the Glocal Deep Tech Fund, total Assets under management (AUM) of Real Tech’s Japanese investments is expected to reach 19.4 billion yen.


LPs of Glocal Deep Tech Fund- Table 1.0

  • The Senshu Ikeda Bank, Ltd.

  • SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.

  • THE OITA BANK, LTD.

  • Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank.

  • KOBASHI INDUSTRIES CO.,LTD.

  • SAKATA INX CORPORATION

  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

  • THE DAI-ICHI LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.

  • DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.

  • Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN

  • The Tokyo Higashi Shinkin Bank.

  • THE TOHO BANK, LTD.

  • TOYOBO CO., LTD.

  • Nikken Total Sourcing Inc.

  • Nihon Unisys, Ltd.

  • HAMAMATSU IWATA SHINKIN BANK.

  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.-Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

Real Tech Global Fund - Solving Deep Issues with Deep Tech Startups in Southeast Asia The Real Tech Global Fund, also announced in March 2020, aims to build an ecosystem to support deep tech startups in Southeast Asia to solve "Deep Issues" around the world. In July 2020, with the main partners East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Ebara Corporation, the fund began its investment activities in Singapore. As of today, it has invested in three deep tech startups based in Singapore namely Shiok meats, NDR Medical Technology & Sentient.IO with the aim to accelerate inbound globalization through business collaboration and joint research between Japanese large companies, startups, and factories.

In 2021, Marui Group, Maruha Nichiro Corporation, Honda Motor Co Ltd. and other large corporations joined the fund to understand the SEA deep tech ecosystem, explore deep issues and establish partnerships towards solving them and/or co-creating new businesses with SEA startups. For a more comprehensive list of current LPs of the Real Tech Global Fund, please refer to table 1.1 below.

The fund is also currently building a joint investment partnership with Seeds Capital ( the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore) and Malaysian Technology Development Corporation aiming to build a deep tech ecosystem together with partners throughout Southeast Asia.




LPs of Real Tech Global Fund- Table 1.1 ​

  • EBARA CORPORATION

  • KOBASHI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

  • DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.

  • Tech Viewing, Ltd.

  • HAMAMATSU IWATA SHINKIN BANK.

  • East Japan Railway Company

  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.

  • Maruha Nichiro Corporation

  • Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd

Recruitment Opportunities Real Tech Holdings aims to provide not only funding support for deep tech startups, but also additional non-financial forms of support needed for growth. Real Tech Holdings already provides support in PR/ branding, team development, intellectual property strategy, business development and we are looking to expand our team. For recruitment opportunities please visit: https://www.realtech.holdings/recruit We look forward to receiving applications from those who share our vision and are interested in the open positions. Please also feel free to contact us if you are interested in working for a portfolio startup. ​ ※1. Official name:Real Tech Fund 3 Investment Limited Partnership ※2. Official name: Real Tech Global Fund 1 Investment Limited Partnership ※3. Real Tech Fund Launches Japan’s First Deep-tech Focused Impact Investment Fund ※4. Six Regional Financial Institutions Participate in Glocal Deep Tech Fund - Accelerating Investment in Regional Real Tech Startups ※5. Real Tech Fund’s investee “QD Laser, Inc.” listed on the TSE Mothers Market ※6. Amelieff Strengthens Genomic Medicine Support Services under PHC Group ※7. Calling for 7 companies that commit to solving social issues of Japan and South East Asia ※8. Real Tech Fund, in collaboration with Uchida & Samejima, launches "Patent Booster," a hands-on support program for intellectual propertiesAbout REAL TECH FUND REAL TECH FUND is a venture capital fund managed by Real Tech Holdings and its subsidiary Real Tech Japan. It solely invests in deep-tech startups solving societal and environmental issues. Formal name: Real Tech Fund 1 Investment Limited Partnership (A), Real Tech Fund 2 Investment Limited Partnership (A), Real Tech Fund 3 Investment Limited Partnership (A), Real Tech Global Fund 1 Investment Business Partnership (B) General Partner: (A) Real Tech Japan L.L.C Operating Partner: (B) Real Tech Holdings Co.,Ltd. For more information: https://www.realtech.fundAbout Real Tech Holdings Co.,Ltd. Real Tech Holdings support changemakers who give their heart and soul to solve societal and environmental challenges. Real Tech Holdings is a joint venture between euglena Co.,Ltd (https://www.euglena.jp/) and Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. (https://lne.st/). For more information: https://www.realtech.holdings​ Press Contact Real Tech Holdings Co.,Ltd. Shinya Narita https://www.realtech.holdings/contact