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Investments

23

Portfolio Exits

1

Funds

1

Partners & Customers

2

About Yamaha Motor Ventures

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

Yamaha Motor Ventures Headquarter Location

800 Menlo Ave. Suite 210

Menlo Park, California, 94025,

United States

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Latest Yamaha Motor Ventures News

Yamaha Motor : to Establish Environmental Technology Investment Fund

Jul 22, 2021

07/22/2021 | 02:01pm EDT Message : ― Accelerating the development of environmental technologies ― Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 7272) announced that it plans to establish an investment fund seeking potential business partners and startups for collaborations that will accelerate the development of environmental technologies. The Yamaha Motor group has set a new goal of aiming for carbon neutrality throughout all of its business activities, including across the life cycles of its products,* by 2050. The planned fund will aid in Yamaha Motor achieving its targets by supporting new businesses that contribute to the preservation and/or progress of the global environment. The Yamaha Motor group aims to help build new businesses that will lead to carbon-negative solutions in the environmental resources field. *Emissions as a direct result of business activities (Scope 1 and 2) and emissions outside of these (Scope 3). Fund Overview Total fund amount: US$100 million Fund period: 15 years Administrator: Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV) Purpose and Expectations – Focus on environmental resource issues requiring solutions – Consider investments in businesses with potential for growth, regardless of region – Aim to build new businesses that will lead to carbon-negative solutions in the environmental resources field Related Documents

Yamaha Motor Ventures Investments

23 Investments

Yamaha Motor Ventures has made 23 investments. Their latest investment was in Advanced Farm Technologies as part of their Series B on September 9, 2021.

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Yamaha Motor Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/21/2021

Series B

Advanced Farm Technologies

$25M

No

2

8/16/2021

Series C

Rapido

$52M

Yes

4

6/30/2021

Seed VC

Ridepanda

$3.75M

Yes

5

2/2/2021

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

10/28/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

9/21/2021

8/16/2021

6/30/2021

2/2/2021

10/28/2020

Round

Series B

Series C

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Series A

Company

Advanced Farm Technologies

Rapido

Ridepanda

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Amount

$25M

$52M

$3.75M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

4

5

10

10

Yamaha Motor Ventures Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Yamaha Motor Ventures has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Grab on April 13, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/13/2021

Acq - Pending

$991

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Date

4/13/2021

Exit

Acq - Pending

Companies

Valuation

$991

Acquirer

Sources

38

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

SRI International

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

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Date

1/8/2016

10/3/2015

Type

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

SRI International

Country

United States

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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

10

Yamaha Motor Ventures Team

2 Team Members

Yamaha Motor Ventures has 2 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Jim Aota.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jim Aota

Chief Executive Officer

Current

George Kellerman

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Jim Aota

George Kellerman

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

Current

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