About

Mission

Our mission is to help the world’s entrepreneurs rapidly deliver high-quality products to the market, regardless of production volume. As a global ecosystem contributor, we provide founders with essential resources such as investment, mentorship, prototyping know-how, manufacturing expertise and community support.

Company Overview

Community

We aim to build a global ecosystem that puts the growth of startups first.

By leveraging this community, startups can benefit from support for prototyping and mass production, selection of factories and suppliers, funding, and matching with large corporations.In turn, we believe the growth of startups will also benefit all partners in industry, government and academia.


History

Monozukuri Ventures was established through the merger of Kyoto-based Darma Tech Labs and New York-based FabFoundry.

The synergy of our respective knowledge and networks will allow us to grow together with startups.

Darma Tech Labs Fabfoundry Monozukuri Hardware Startup Consortium
Jan 2020      Announced that the two companies will be merged and renamed to Monozukuri Ventures
Sep 2017      Opened Kyoto Makers Garage in Kyoto
Apr 2017      Held Monozukuri Demo Day 2017 in New York (Ongoing)
Mar 2017      Announced launch of MBC Shisaku fund in Kyoto
Feb 2017      Held Monozukuri Hardware Cup 2017 in Osaka (Ongoing)
Sep 2016      Jointly established Monozukuri Hardware Startup Consortium in Kyoto
Jul 2016      Held Monozukuri Bootcamp 2016 in Kyoto and New York (Suspended in 2017)
Apr 2016      Started Monozukuri Hub Meetup in Kyoto (Ongoing)
Jan 2016      Launched Monozukuri Saturday Meetup in New York (Suspended in 2018)
Dec 2015      Increased capital mainly from Kyoto Shisaku Net
Sep 2015      Started the program Makers Boot Camp in Kyoto
Darma Tech Labs
Fabfoundry
Monozukuri Hardware Startup Consortium
Jan  2020      
Announced that the two companies will be merged and renamed to Monozukuri Ventures
Sep  2017      
Opened Kyoto Makers Garage in Kyoto
Apr  2017      
Held Monozukuri Demo Day 2017 in New York (Ongoing)
Mar  2017      
Announced launch of MBC Shisaku fund in Kyoto
Feb  2017      
Held Monozukuri Hardware Cup 2017 in Osaka (Ongoing)
Sep  2016      
Jointly established Monozukuri Hardware Startup Consortium in Kyoto
Jul  2016      
Held Monozukuri Bootcamp 2016 in Kyoto and New York (Suspended in 2017)
Apr  2016      
Started Monozukuri Hub Meetup in Kyoto (Ongoing)
Jan  2016      
Launched Monozukuri Saturday Meetup in New York (Suspended in 2018)
Dec  2015      
Increased capital mainly from Kyoto Shisaku Net
Sep  2015      
Started the program Makers Boot Camp in Kyoto

Locations

KYOTO OFFICE

Kyoto Research Park – 93 Chudoji Awata-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 600-8815

NEW YORK OFFICE

2910 Thomson Ave, C760, Long Island City, NY 11101