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Yanmar Ventures Co., Ltd. Yanmar Ventures invests in Meek Co., Ltd.

[Yanmar Ventures Co., Ltd.] Yanmar Ventures invests in Meek Co., Ltd.
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Press release: May 16, 2024
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Yanmar Ventures invests in Meek Co., Ltd.
*~Investment in IoT platform startups through Yanmar Ventures No. 2 Fund~* On May 15, 2024, Yanmar Ventures Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka City, President and Representative Director/Representative Partner: Nobuyuki Oda) announced the launch of IoT services through Yanmar Ventures No. 2 Investment Limited Partnership (hereinafter referred to as “No. 2 Fund”). Meek Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo,
Representative Director
Executive Officer and President: Ryuta Minemura, we would like to inform you that we have made an investment in Meek Inc.).
In addition to providing communication lines for the three major carriers through the IoT platform “MEEQ,” Meek also provides the “MEEQ Global SIM,” which can be used in over 180 countries and regions. A startup from the Sony Group that supports the realization of DX using IoT. Our mission is to unlock business potential through technology, and we aim to be a technology company that supports innovation that changes the world.

This time, Yanmar Ventures has decided to invest in the IoT platform and MNVE business provided by Meek Inc., as it has established an outstanding position in the domestic mobile communications industry, which is undergoing a major transformation. I received it. Meek’s services, which are supported by customers in a wide range of industries regardless of size, are backed by solid technical capabilities and a track record, and have the potential to rapidly advance DX initiatives in various fields where IT implementation has been slow. I’m sure there is. We will use this investment as an opportunity to explore future forms of collaboration and return the results to society.

* ■ Overview of Meek Company: *
Company name: Meek Co., Ltd.
Representative Director: Ryuta Minemura
Head office location: 8th floor, TOKYU REIT Shibuya R Building, 3-10-13 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Business details: Providing IoT platform and business support using SIM/MVNO support
URL: https://www.meeq.com/

* ■Summary of Fund No. 2: *
On February 16, 2024, Yanmar Ventures Co., Ltd. announced its commitment to support the growth of startups with innovative technologies both domestically and internationally, to return the results to society, and to promote collaboration with its members. For this purpose, we have established “Yanmar Ventures No. 2 Investment Limited Partnership.” This fund invests in startups with innovative technologies, mainly in the areas of sustainable food production and energy conversion, which are the mission of the Yanmar Group, and provides management support and business partnership support to help transform the technology of the investees into society. We aim to implement this technology and realize a society that connects to the future and a more prosperous life.

* ■About Yanmar Ventures Co., Ltd.:*
Yanmar Ventures Co., Ltd. is a corporate venture capital firm established in 2021. For more information, please visit the Yanmar Ventures Co., Ltd. website
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* ■About Yanmar: *
Founded in Osaka in 1912, Yanmar is an industrial machinery
manufacturer that succeeded in commercializing the world’s first compact diesel engine in 1933. In the fields of “land,” “sea,” and “city,” we are expanding our businesses globally, centering on powertrains such as engines, as well as agriculture, construction machinery, marine, and energy systems. We aim to be an environmentally friendly and GHG-free company, and provide solutions that create customer value. Based on Yanmar’s values ​​“HANASAKA” that will nurture the future, our brand statement is
Achieving a SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
For more information, please visit Yanmar’s website

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