Global R&D Association
focusing in future
growth opportunities

MISSION

Create and accelerate innovation
through combining
new technology
with established business/assets
(Technovation)
as catalyst for
startups and established companies

GCA Technovation Corporation (GCAT) is committed to developing a startup ecosystem in Japan by leveraging GCA’s strong global and local relationships, deep industry expertise and unbiased advisory services to advance the strategic needs of both startups and established companies.

GCAT supports both startups and established companies in bringing innovative technologies to existing business fields for their technological and innovative endeavors.

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APPROACH

Strategic advice focused on advancing the strategic
collaboration between startups and established companies

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GLOBAL PLATFORM

GCA Group’s global premier services are tailored for the startup community

GLOBAL PLATFORM
  • Support Japanese established companies
    partnering with startups and
    boosting M&A activity
  • Support Japanese startups and global
    established companies in executing
    minority investments, fund
    raising and partnerships
  • Provide up-to-date information on the
    startup community and investment
    trends across the globe

Source:”Back to reality EY global venture capital trends 2015”

LANDMARK DEALS

M&A and strategic partnership between startups and established companies

TABI LABO

TABI LABO ‘s capital and
business alliance with
Discovery channel and DAC

June 2017

Money Design’s

Money Design’s capital and
business alliance with
Simplex· Holdings

May 2017

Konica Minolta and INCJ

Konica Minolta and INCJ
acquired Ambry Genetics

July 2017

Toyota Motor’s

Toyota Motor’s
partnership strategy
with startup companies
for artificial
Intelligence-based vehicles

March 2016

Yahoo! Japan

Sale of Commerce 21
to Yahoo! Japan

July 2017

Santen Pharmaceutical

Santen Pharmaceutical
acquired Innfocus

July 2016

TAPAD

Life Science Institute
acquired Clio

June 2015

TAPAD

Strategic support for
Tapad’s business
development in Japan

On-going

videology

Strategic support for
Videology’s business
development in Japan

On-going

COMPANY

GCA Technovation Corporation

30th Floor, Pacific Century Place Marunouchi,
11-1 Marunouchi 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: 03-6212-7100
Email: gcat@gcakk.com