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Real Tech Fund closes No. 4 fund for the second time

Real Tech Fund closes No. 4 fund for the second time
*UntroD Capital Japan*
Press release: July 8, 2024
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Real Tech Fund closes No. 4 fund for the second time
*Many existing fund partners will continue to invest*
UntroD Capital
Japan Co., Ltd. *1 (Antrod Capital Japan, President and CEO: Akihiko Nagata, hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) is the fourth “Real Tech Fund” in Japan to specialize in supporting seed and early stage deep tech startups. We have completed the second closing of Investment Business Limited Partnership No. 4 (hereinafter referred to as RTF No. 4). In this closing, an existing fund partner (member) transferred to an independent administrative institution
With the participation of the Japan Small and Medium Enterprise Agency and Tokyo Century Co., Ltd., more than half of the RTF No. 4 partners will continue to invest from existing funds. In addition, Shinto Kogyo Co., Ltd., a major casting equipment manufacturer headquartered in Aichi Prefecture, has become a new partner.
While continuing to recruit for the final fund target of 13 billion yen, we aim to work with participating companies to build an ecosystem that nurtures deep tech startups that are active locally and globally.

*1. June 3, 2024 “Realtech Holdings will restart as “UntroD””

Total fund management of 30 billion yen, further expansion of ecosystem With the second close of RTF No. 4, the total amount under management of Real Tech Fund will be around 30 billion yen, including both domestic and overseas funds. In addition, in preparation for the establishment of a crossover impact fund announced on June 3, 2024*2, in addition to traditional hands-on support from seed and early stages, we aim to achieve a strong impact-oriented IPO that will lead to solving social issues. We will strive to support the improvement of corporate value by providing late-stage funds and focusing on sustainable growth after the IPO.
Through this, we aim to support deep tech startups at every stage, from birth to growth, and further expand the ecosystem.

*2. June 3, 2024 “UntroD Capital Japan will establish a new crossover impact fund in collaboration with Nomura Asset Management”

RTF No. 4 partner companies (in alphabetical order)
– Ikeda Senshu Bank, Ltd. (Head office: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture) – Okasan Securities Group Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo) – Kanamori Sangyo Co., Ltd. (Head office: Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture) – KOBASHI HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. (Head office: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture) – Shinto Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Head office: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) – Nippon Denko Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
-Independent Administrative Agency Japan Small and Medium
Enterprises and Innovation Center (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) – Tokyo Century Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo)
– Matsui Securities Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) – Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Overview of RTF4
– Investment target: Deep tech startups across Japan that
contribute to solving the problems of the earth and humanity with superior technology
– Investment areas: Bio, aerospace, electronics,
agriculture/marine, environment/energy, new materials, etc.
– Investment stage: Mainly seed/early, with some middle stage investments – Investment stance: Provide support as a lead investor
– Total fund amount: 13 billion yen (maximum target amount) – Operation period: 10 years from October 2023 (possible extension for up to 3 years)
About UntroD Capital Japan Co., Ltd. (AntroD Capital Japan)
UntroD Capital
Japan Inc. established the “Real Tech Fund” in 2015 with the aim of social implementation of deep tech startups that have R&D-based innovative technologies that contribute to solving the problems of the earth and humanity. We have provided lead investment and hands-on support to startups.
To date, we have managed Real Tech Fund No. 1 to 4 (Japan Fund), Real Tech Global Fund No. 1 and 2 (Global Fund), and Real Tech Growth Fund No. 1 (Japan Fund), with a total management amount of 30 billion yen. It has reached more than 100,000 yen. We will further embody our will to be the first to step into unexplored areas that are needed by society but where capital does not flow easily, and aim to create a sustainable system that continues to supply capital and human resources by proving its economic efficiency. Therefore, we restarted in June 2024 with the company name “UntroD”, which means “unexplored”. HP: https://untrod.inc

-Contact information-
UntroD Capital Japan Co., Ltd.
Public relations person: Narita
https://untrod.inc/contact

Notes regarding this release

The unlimited liability member of Real Tech Fund No. 4 Investment Limited Partnership (hereinafter referred to as the “Partnership”) is Real Tech Fund No. 4 Limited Liability Partnership, which is a qualified institutional investor, etc. special business notification holder.

Unless otherwise specified, the information contained in this release is based on the date of creation of this release, and there is no guarantee that the information contained in this release remains accurate even after the date of creation of this release.
Additionally, this release has been created based on information that we believe to be reliable; however, none of the information contained in this release has been independently verified. , does not make any representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness of the information contained in this release. – An overview of the association’s fees, etc. is as follows. – Management fee: An amount equivalent to 2.0% to 2.5% of the investment commitment amount each business year (a certain percentage will be reduced each business year)
– Priority distribution: Until the total distribution amount is from 100% to 200% of the paid capital commitment amount: 20% of the distributable amount /
In case of distribution above the above: 30% of the distributable amount – Expenses paid from partnership assets: costs related to the formation of the partnership, costs related to the acquisition and disposal of partnership property, and other expenses incurred in connection with the business of the partnership

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