Skyland Ventures Co., Ltd.
Skyland Ventures partner Yoshihiko Kinoshita won the Venture Capitalist Incentive Award at the 22nd JAPAN VENTURE AWARDS
Generel Partner and CEO Yoshihiko Kinoshita of Skyland Ventures (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter SV) is an innovative venture sponsored by the Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation (Chairman: Atsushi Toyonaga, Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo). Received the Venture Capitalist Encouragement Award at the 22nd Japan Venture Awards (JVA), which recognizes highly ambitious venture entrepreneurs who run businesses with high growth potential and businesses that aim to solve social issues. did. [Image 1
Mr. Kinoshita is a member of ANYCOLOR Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO Riku Tazuno, hereinafter “ANYCOLOR”), which conducted an IPO in 2022, and Mental Health Technologies Co., Ltd. (President: Shinnosuke Tone, Tokyo). Minato Ward, hereinafter referred to as “Mental Health Technologies”), etc., and was nominated as a venture capitalist who can expect further growth in the future. At the awards ceremony held on December 8, 8 of the 14 entrepreneurs nominated by the JVA received awards, including the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award and the Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Award.
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About Skyland Ventures
Skyland Ventures (SV) is a venture capital (VC) fund that mainly invests in seed startups. With the mission of “The Seed Maker. & Unlearning.” So far, we have invested in 150 companies, mainly startups in Japan. After 2022, we will focus on investing in Web3 (Crypto, NFT, Blockchain) startups.
The JVA is an award system that honors entrepreneurs of highly ambitious venture companies that conduct innovative businesses with high growth potential and businesses that contribute to solving social issues. The event has been held since 2000 with the aim of widely publicizing promising venture entrepreneurs as role models for managers and cultivating the next generation of managers.
About the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation (Abstract Organization)
The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency is a policy implementation organization that aims to contribute to the development of the Japanese economy by promoting innovation and regional economic revitalization by SMEs, micro businesses, and venture companies aiming for autonomous development and continuation of their businesses. . In order to solve the management issues of small and medium-sized enterprises aiming for sustainable growth in response to changes in the business environment, we will provide direct follow-up support, human resource development, operation of the mutual aid system, various types of financial support, and business opportunities. In addition to providing support, we will cooperate in improving the support capabilities of related SME support organizations.
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Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan Founding/Venture Support Department Founding/Venture Support Planning Section (Persons in charge: Kuwana, Hashimoto, Kato)
Address: Toranomon 37 Mori Building, 3-5-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo Phone: 03-5470-1645 (dial-in)
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