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  • 1st November 2019 K4 Ventures is supporting “Tech Sirius 2020” Details
  • 31th October 2019
    Agreement with Exergy Power Systems,Inc

    We reached agreement with "Exergy Power Systems,Inc (Exergy)" as follows; <br> ・Investment in response to a third-party allocation of newly issued shares by Exergy. <br> ・Business alliance with Exergy for developments of new services through utilizing business resources of Exergy and Kansai Electric Power Group. <br> Exergy is a venture company that is developing, producing, and providing unique and superior high power battery energy storage systems, and providing high-speed frequency response services mainly in European countries.
  • 10th September 2019
    Agreement with Global Catalyst Partners Japan

    We reached agreement with Global Catalyst Partners Japan as follows; <br> ・Invest in the 2nd fund of Global Catalyst Partners Japan <br> Global Catalyst Partners Japan is a ventures capital fund that provides investment methods of Silicon Valley called as Structured Spin-in.
  • 12th July 2019
    Agreement with GIRASOL ENERGY Inc.

    We reached agreement with GIRASOL ENERGY Inc. as follows; <br> ・Investment in response to a third-party allocation of newly issued shares by GIRASOL ENERGY <br> ・Business alliance with GIRASOL ENERGY for demonstration and development of new services through utilizing business resources of GIRASOL ENERGY and Kansai Electric Power Group. <br> GIRASOL ENERGY is a venture company that provides innovative PLC technologies enabling wiser PV Plants.
  • 1st July 2019
    Announcement of new CEO

    K4 Ventures is pleased to announce the appointment of Koji Inada as CEO, succeeding Takashi Morimoto.
  • 5th June 2019
    Agreement with Space Power Technologies Inc.

    We reached agreement with Space Power Technologies Inc. as follows; <br> ・Investment in response to a third-party allocation of newly issued shares by Space Power Technologies <br> Space Power Technologies is a venture company that designs and develops the highly efficient wireless power transfer system by using microwave.
  • 23th May 2019
    Agreement with Pixie Dust Technologies

    We reached agreement with Pixie Dust Technologies ,Inc. as follows; <br> ・Investment in response to a third-party allocation of newly issued shares by Pixie Dust Technologies <br> ・Business alliance with Pixie Dust Technologies for demonstration and development of new services through utilizing business resources of Pixie Dust Technologies and Kansai Electric Power Group. <br> Pixie Dust Technologies is a venture company that develops products related to vision, hearing and touch.
  • 15th April 2019
    Agreement with NExT-e Solutions

    We reached agreement with NExT-e Solutions Inc. as follows; <br> ・Investment in response to a third-party allocation of newly issued shares by NExT-eS <br> ・Business alliance with NExT-eS for demonstration and development of new services through utilizing business resources of NExT-eS and Kansai Electric Power Group. <br> NExT-eS is a venture company that has the advanced battery control technology to provide the battery leasing services.
  • 12th April 2019
    Agreement with CONNEXX SYSTEMS

    We reached agreement with CONNEXX SYSTEMS Corporation as follows; <br> ・Investment in response to a third-party allocation of newly issued shares by CONNEXX SYSTEMS <br> ・Business alliance with CONNEXX SYSTEMS for demonstration and development of new services through utilizing business resources of CONNEXX SYSTEMS and Kansai Electric Power Group. <br> CONNEXX SYSTEMS is a venture company that has the advanced battery technology to develop and produce the innovative batteries.
  • 1st March 2019
    Agreement with EditForce

    We reached agreement with EditForce Inc. as follows; <br> ・Investment in response to a third-party allocation of newly issued shares by EditForce
  • 21st December 2018
    Agreement with SIRC

    We reached agreement with SIRC Co., Ltd as follows; <br> ・Investment in response to a third-party allocation of newly issued shares by SIRC <br> ・Business alliance with SIRC for demonstration and development of new services through utilizing business resources of SIRC and Kansai Electric Power Group. <br> SIRC is a venture company that develops ultra-small electric power sensors. With the agreement with SIRC above, we will promote our business so that we can contribute to further development of Kansai Electric Power Group.
  • 1st November 2018
    Agreement with VPP Japan

    We reached agreement with VPP Japan Co., Ltd as follows; <br> ・Investment in response to a third-party allocation of newly issued shares by VPPJ <br> ・Business alliance with VPPJ for demonstration and development of new services through utilizing business resources of VPPJ and Kansai Electric Power Group. <br> VPPJ is a venture company for energy technology that aims for building its own virtual power plants. With the agreement with VPPJ above, we will promote our business so that we can contribute to further development of Kansai Electric Power Group on energy related business.
  • 1st November 2018
    We have changed our name " to "K4 Ventures Godo Kaisha" <br> In line with the change, our corporate logo has been changed and the corporate website has been revised.

Mission

Corporate Philosophy

Challenge into new fields and unknown areas together with venture companies
K4 Ventures hereby confirm to;
- Work as a bridge between venture companies with flexible ideas and lofty ideals and Kansai Electric Power Group
- Develop together with venture companies as an equal partner
- Challenge in a speedy, innovative and aggressive way so that new business will be created for solving a variety of issues for our customers and society.

K4 Ventures contains 3 meanings in the name: "K" stands for "Kansai Electric Power Group", "K4" for "Kurobegawa No.4 Hydropower Plant (Kuroyon)", and "4 Ventures" for "for ventures" Putting the three sets of wordings together, we express two ideas as follows;
- Kansai Electric Power Group wishes to be a partner of venture companies by working closely together for their development.
- We challenge into new fields and unknown areas together with venture companies with the frontier spirits Kansai Electric Power have cultivated since the construction of Kuroyon.

Investment target and investment sector

Investment is targeted to;
- Start-ups in the business field of integrated energy service, delivering electricity service, IT service, and business / lifestyle-related service that enables both the start-ups and the Kansai Electric Power Group to expect growth in business through cooperation.
- Start-ups with innovative technologies and/or business models etc. that can contribute to problem-solution for customers and society in new business fields.
Investment sector
Battery, Mobility, Robotics, AI, IoT, Big Data, Agriculture and Food, Culture and Entertainment, Social infrastructure, Life design, etc.

Investment is targeted to sectors such as:

All stages (seed, early, middle and later)

Investment areas are targeted to;

In principle, Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia

Investment amount is;

To be determined taking into account the stage the start-up is in and the strategic advantage expected to be achieved by the investment.

Portfolio

Exergy Power Systems

Exergy Power Systems

Development of unique and superior high power battery energy storage systems and provision of high-speed frequency response services for the balancing market

About us

Company name K4 Ventures GK
Representative
Koji Inada (Chief Executive Officer)
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Establishment September 1998
Capital 10 million yen
Location 3-6-16 Kita-ku Nakanoshima Osaka Japan

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