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yamahamotor.vc

Investments

31

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

1

Partners & Customers

2

About Yamaha Motor Ventures

Yamaha Motor Ventures exists to accelerate the efforts of teams driving disruptive change.

Headquarters Location

800 Menlo Ave. Suite 210

Menlo Park, California, 94025,

United States

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Latest Yamaha Motor Ventures News

Range Energy Raises $8M in Seed Funding

Nov 29, 2022

Range Energy , a Mountain View, CA-based hardware company bringing powered trailers to the commercial trucking market, raised $8M in Seed funding. The round was led by UP Partners, R7, and Yamaha Motor Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its development efforts to further accelerate the electrification of industrial transportation. Led by Founder and CEO Ali Javidan, Range Energy accelerates the electrification of commercial transportation via powered trailers for the truck market. Its powered trailers decrease greenhouse gas emissions, reduce fuel costs for fleet owners, and are designed to eliminate operational disruptions borne from the transition to electric vehicles. The trailers are compatible with today’s diesel tow vehicles and tomorrow’s innovative all-electric tractors. In a few months, the team has already begun testing multiple prototype powered trailers as it advances towards full scale development vehicles and testing alongside commercial partners. FinSMEs

Yamaha Motor Ventures Investments

31 Investments

Yamaha Motor Ventures has made 31 investments. Their latest investment was in Range Energy as part of their Seed VC on November 11, 2022.

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Yamaha Motor Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/28/2022

Seed VC

Range Energy

$8M

Yes

8

10/24/2022

Series D

Shippeo

$40M

Yes

21

9/7/2022

Seed VC

Momnt Technologies

$9.5M

Yes

Undisclosed Investors, and Yamaha Motor Ventures

3

8/9/2022

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

6/7/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

11/28/2022

10/24/2022

9/7/2022

8/9/2022

6/7/2022

Round

Seed VC

Series D

Seed VC

Series A - II

Series A

Company

Range Energy

Shippeo

Momnt Technologies

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Amount

$8M

$40M

$9.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Undisclosed Investors, and Yamaha Motor Ventures

Sources

8

21

3

10

10

Yamaha Motor Ventures Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Yamaha Motor Ventures has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Veniam on August 03, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/3/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

12/2/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

Date

8/3/2022

12/2/2021

Exit

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

Yamaha Motor Ventures Fund History

1 Fund History

Yamaha Motor Ventures has 1 fund, including Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund

1

Closing Date

Fund

Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

Yamaha Motor Ventures Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

Yamaha Motor Ventures has 2 strategic partners and customers. Yamaha Motor Ventures recently partnered with SRI International on January 1, 2016.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/8/2016

Partner

United States

Menlo Park: Yamaha, SRI team up on humanoid robot to test motorcycle safety, push performance -- and much more - San Jose Mercury News

The Menlo Park-based research institute responsible for creating Apple 's digital personal assistant is now partnering with Yamaha to develop Motobot , a humanoid robot intended to beat one of the world 's fastest motorcycle racers .

3

10/3/2015

Partner

Japan

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Date

1/8/2016

10/3/2015

Type

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

Japan

News Snippet

Menlo Park: Yamaha, SRI team up on humanoid robot to test motorcycle safety, push performance -- and much more - San Jose Mercury News

The Menlo Park-based research institute responsible for creating Apple 's digital personal assistant is now partnering with Yamaha to develop Motobot , a humanoid robot intended to beat one of the world 's fastest motorcycle racers .

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Sources

3

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Yamaha Motor Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Yamaha Motor Ventures has 3 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Jim Aota.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jim Aota

Chief Executive Officer

Current

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Jim Aota

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Chief Executive Officer

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Status

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