We invest in venture capital funds, and help their portfolio companies succeed in Japan.
For startups, expanding into a new market is a tremendous undertaking. We’re here to help the portfolio companies of our partners tackle this head on and succeed.
On behalf of our Japan-based LPs, we invest in VC funds around the world and create lasting partnerships between startups and operating companies in Japan.
We understand that absolute trust is at the core of all successful partnerships. That’s why we work for both sides.
Beginning in 2019, AT Partners has helped some of Japan’s largest corporations achieve their open innovation goals through partnering with incredible startups and investing in Israel’s leading venture capital funds.
In the Summer of 2021, we expanded that effort and are actively investing in venture capital funds in the US, Europe and beyond.
We’re grateful to work with the world’s leading investors and operators.
Our LPs include several large Japanese corporations. Our passion lies in helping them achieve their strategic goals via open innovation – aggressively working with the startups that are building the future.
This work is challenging and inspiring, and we’ve optimized our team to excel in bridging the gaps that come along with cross-border partnerships. That’s why we leave the startup investing to the real experts: the funds with whom we are blessed to call partners.
AT PARTNERS is unique in that they really do bridge the tech ecosystems of Japan and Israel. The AT PARTNERS team are highly experienced and knowledgeable about Israel. This means they can effectively translate the unique culture and excitement of Israel to Japanese investors and corporations, as well as act as trusted mentors and advisors to Israeli startups trying to break into the singular Japanese business environment. When this is combined with in-depth understanding of complex technologies, the highest ethical standards, and a shared love of building technology companies – they become the “go to” guys for Israel-Japanese venture business
The world is getting smaller. So should the obstacles to succeed in Japan.
As technology has broken down barriers to connect, both established corporations and scrappy startups now have global-scale business within reach. We believe that the cultural, language and other differences – the last mile in building lasting business partnerships – are critically important to get right.
And we’re working on ways to optimize this part of the journey. We’re passionate about making it easier for everyone – not just our partners – to launch their business or engage with companies in Japan. Look out for open resources from us in this space in the future.
Our team is small, but our experiences are diverse. We’ve built products and businesses, advised on deals, and created partnerships that last decades.
Based in Tokyo, we work directly within the investment and corporate development teams of our LPs. We help make sense of the breakneck speed of innovation that startups around the world are creating. We innovate ourselves as well, building products such as ATDB to make more successful partnerships.
We’re a small team of builders, advisors, and dreamers.
AT and our partners, around the web.
From Tokyo to Tel-Aviv, and everywhere in between, we’d love to hear from you.