WE BRING TRUST TO THE TABLE.

WE BRING TRUST

TO THE TABLE.

Helping forge bonds between global startups and Japan

We invest in venture capital funds, and help their portfolio companies succeed in Japan.

About Us

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.

Partners

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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.

The world is getting smaller. So should the obstacles to succeed in Japan.

Philosophy

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.

Team

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Nobuyuki Akimoto

Co-Founder &
General Partner

Aki co-founded AT Partners in 2018. He has been consistently engaged in Open Innovation through collaboration with global startups. Prior to ATP, he established a US research institute, then founded CVC as its first CEO in Silicon Valley. He established and managed CVC in Japan as well.

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Jun Tosabayashi

Co-Founder &
General Partner

Jun co-founded AT Partners in 2018 with extensive experience in the foundation of CVC, a series of fund operations, and cross-border M&A in startups, venture capitals, and enterprises. Prior to ATP, he worked in startups in the U.S. and Japan including experience in the launch and exit of startups.

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Noriyo Koyama

CTO &
Partner

Noriyo joined AT Partners in 2019 as CTO & Partner with extensive service & solution development experience, including machine learning, server applications, recommendation engines using big data, and sentiment analysis systems. Prior to ATP, He awarded 2018 global top SE for the first time outside of the US in a major US big data analytics company.

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Masaki Arimoto

CBDO &
Partner

Masaki joined AT Partners in 2021 as CBDO & Partner in charge of business development between global startups and Japan. He has a wide range of experience in Biz Dev, including strategic planning, cross-border M&A, JV establishments, and venture investments. Prior to ATP, he engaged in promoting business collaboration with Japanese & global startups.

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