Nabtesco Technology Ventures
Seeking out leading-edge technology in motion control, robotics, transportation and manufacturing
Nabtesco Technology Ventures Invests in Shipping Innovator Sea Machines
Nabtesco Technology Ventures has invested into Sea Machines, a developer of autonomous control systems and advanced perception technology for maritime vessels. This USD 12 million funding round, which was joined by Emerald Technology Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, RKK VC, Level 2 Ventures, and IMC Ventures, will help Sea Machines hone its technological edge and grow its market presence.
Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of Climate Change Solutions in the Blue Zone’s Greek Pavilion at COP28
Climate change initiatives for creating innovation ecosystems for startups, venture companies, and investors and achieving net-zero maritime transport by 2050 were the subject of a panel discussion held in the Blue Zone’s Greek Pavilion at COP28. NTV Managing Partner Hiroshi Nerima attended as a panelist.
Hiroshi Nerima, Managing Partner of Nabtesco Technology Ventures and Executive Officer of Nabtesco Corporation, held a conversation with Markus Moore, Senior Partner at Emerald Technology Ventures to discuss corporate venture capital as a service approach, a corporate venture concept that has grown in popularity over the last few years.
Nabtesco Technology Ventures is a corporate venture fund launched in 2018 by Japan’s Nabtesco Corporation, in partnership with Emerald Technology Ventures, a global leader in technology venture capital. The fund deepens Nabtesco’s involvement in the development of disruptive ventures around the world, strengthening our pursuit of open innovation, a key pillar of our company’s growth strategy. The EUR 75 million fund invests primarily, but not exclusively, in robotics, motors, sensors, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things technologies. Nabtesco Technology Ventures reinforces Nabtesco Corporation’s position as a global leader in manufacturing technology, accelerating investment and collaboration around the world.