Bringing together
corporations and startups
to co-create and innovate.

Leveraging our partnerships with global corporations from Japan,
we support and provide opportunities for startups to create successful new businesses.

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Dentsu and Scrum Ventures launched SPORTS TECH TOKYO, a global mentor-driven accelerator program for sports-related startups from around the world. Opening on October 2, 2018, the one-year program takes place in Japan and San Francisco with mentoring, networking and pitching opportunities with industry professionals.

Press Release:  Scrum Ventures and Dentsu Launch Global Sports Tech Accelerator Program

Scrum Ventures announced Nintendo Switch + Tech in April 2018, a program to find new technologies to expand how Nintendo Switch is experienced. Nintendo entrusted Scrum Ventures to manage the program that is open to teams of all stages, research teams at universities, or technology teams at large corporations.

Press Release: Nintendo Switch + Tech Program Launches Today to Find New Technologies

Panasonic and Scrum Ventures created a joint venture in March 2018 called BeeEdge to invest in Japanese startups developing Panasonic technologies.

BeeEdge will support the startups to accelerate bringing the technologies to market.

Press Release: Panasonic and Scrum Ventures Announce a Joint Venture to Foster Innovation

Collaboration Space

Scrum Ventures has a collaboration space that brings together US-based startups and investors, corporations, and students from Japan. Sponsored by key Japanese corporate partners, we are creating a community for sharing ideas and experiences.

Scrum Ventures is a seed stage venture firm investing across a range of industries in the U.S. and Asia. Based in San Francisco with extensive experience and networks in both Silicon Valley and Japan, Scrum Ventures accelerates portfolio companies with global opportunities and helps corporations innovate. Scrum Ventures recently announced Scrum Studios, a platform that connects global corporations with startups.