Our Mission

 

As part of Ricoh Innovations, our mission is to discover and validate emerging business opportunities for Ricoh by partnering with startups.

 

Objectives

  • New market exploration
  • Product/service ideation
  • Product/market fit validation

Contributions

  • Seed capital, project funding
  • Design, prototyping, evaluation resources
  • Business development resources
  • Technology assets
 
 

Process

Investment Decision

  • Define SOW, timeframe
  • Establish project team

business validation

  • Jointly validate business
  • Evaluate synergetic details

OUTCOME

  • GO - Escalate into a business, additional funding, M&A
  • NG - Pivot or cancel project
 

Themes

We target technology, service and platform around the following themes:

 
 
 

Team

Leaders

Tosh Arita

General Manager

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Kay Iwaisako

US Lead

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Hide Nakamura

Japan Lead

 

Experts

Tomohiro Harada

Material Engineering

Yohei Tsuzuku

Image Processing

Tomohiro Sawada

UI/UX

Hector Gonzalez-Banos

Computer Vision

Todd Denda

Image Processing

Koji Dan

3D Printing

Hiro Morohoshi

Industrial Design

Max McFarland

Prototyping, UX

 

Contact

Email Us

Business plans &
collaboration proposals:
businessplans@ricohventures.com

General Inquiry:
contact@ricohventures.com

Silicon Valley

10050 N. Wolfe Rd.
Suite SW2-260
Cupertino, CA 95014 icon-map

Tokyo

Ricoh Building, 8-13-1 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8222 Japan icon-map

Beijing (business development only)

28th Fl., Tengda Plaza, No.168 Xiwai Street,
Haidian District, Beijing, P. R. China 100044 icon-map

 
 
 

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