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


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.


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.

  • Monozukuri Ventures
  • Darma Tech Labs
  • Fabfoundry
  • Monozukuri Hardware Startup Consortium
  • 2022/05
  • Moved to Umekoji MArKEt in Umekoji Kyoto west Station area
  • 2021/10
  • Launched Kyoto Acceleration Program
  • 2021/10
  • Started Digital Manufacturing Seminar
  • 2021/01
  • Announced launch of Monozukuri 2nd fund
  • 2021/01
  • Started Virtual Demo Day (Introduced market trend and startups)
  • 2020/03
  • Capital alliance with Monozukuri companies for small production supply chain
  • 2020/01
  • Announced that the two companies will be merged and renamed to Monozukuri Ventures
  • 2017/04
  • Held Monozukuri Demo Day 2017 in New York (Ongoing)
  • 2016/04
  • Started Monozukuri Hub Meetup in Kyoto (Ongoing)
  • 2016/01
  • Launched Monozukuri Saturday Meetup in New York (Suspended in 2018)
  • 2015/09
  • Started the program Makers Boot Camp in Kyoto

Corporate Data

  • Company Name
  • Monozukuri Ventures Holdings
  • CEO
  • Narimasa Makino
  • Business start date
  • August 3, 2015
  • Headquarter
  • Umekoji MArKEt 3F, 34 Suzaku Hozocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu, 600-8846 Japan
  • Registered location
  • 680-1 Omandokorocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu, Japan
  • Business Description
  • Managing venture capital funds to invest in hard-tech startups and providing technical consulting services.

White Paper

Our white papers offer an overview of the initiatives and other efforts carried out by Monozukuri Ventures.