ABOUT US

Company Profile

Company

Algal Bio Co., Ltd.

We strve to be a leading algae based biotech (algal-bio) platform for a better future.

Location

[Head office]
Tokatsu Techno Plaza 301
5-4-6 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa,
Chiba 277-0882, Japan
Phone:+81-4-7138-6207 FAX:+81-4-7138-6203
[Office / Laboratory]
Todai-Kashiwa Venture Plaza,
5-4-19 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa,
Chiba, 277-0882, Japan

Map
Cultivation and
Production Technology
Center
Tokatsu Techno Plaza(Kashiwanoha,Kashiwa City)
Todai-kashiwa Venture Plaza(Kashiwanoha,Kashiwa City)
Yokohama Manufacturing Technology Center
Established
March 1, 2018
CEO
Amane Kimura
Key Investors
The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners Co., Ltd. (UTEC)
DBJ Capital Co., Ltd.
Kyoto University Innovation Capital Co., Ltd.
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Abies Ventures, Inc.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Chief Executive Officer/Amane Kimura
[Career] Amane previously led investment and management of "Food and Agriculture" and "Wellness" at Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the largest Japanese investment firms. While he was stationed in the United States, he gained a lot of experience in global food tech venture investment and was involved as an observer at the board of directors of Beyond Meat, an alternative protein start-up company. He joined Algalbio Co., Ltd. as COO in 2020. Graduated from Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Commerce.
Chief Operating Officer / Masafusa Oe
[Career]Masafusa Oe joined Algal Bio in April 2024. Prior to join Algal Bio, he worked at Mitsui & Co.,Ltd to dedicate Business Administration and New business development. Recently he held role of Corporate Vice-president in subsidiary. Graduated from Keio University Faculty of Law.
Director / Keisuke Ide
[Career]Keisuke started his career in Silicon Valley as an engineer at KLA-Tencor Corp. in San Jose. He then joined The McKenna Group led by Regis McKenna, as a consultant in technology marketing. After returning to Tokyo, he served as a director in a startup company designing ASICs, before joining Globis Capital Partners as a venture capitalist. He has a BS (Tau Beta Pi) in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia, and MS Honors in Management Science and Engineering (formerly of Engineering Economic Systems) from Stanford University. He was listed on Forbes Japan Midas List in 2017. Currently, A partner at UTEC (The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners).
Director / Yoshitake Ishimoto
[Career]M.S. in Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
After working for a domestic manufacturing company and an M&A consulting firm, he joined DBJ Capital in 2016, where he worked on numerous deals in Japan and abroad as a senior investment manager.
Auditor / Satoshi Sudo
[Career]In charge of finance and corporate planning at FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Prepared for listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market at COLOPL, Inc. and was listed on the market.
Appointed as Director in charge of corporate planning, administration, and human resources at Kamakura Shinsho, Ltd. He restructured the business strategy, listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and later became a representative director.
Currently, Representative Director of Urban Agriculture Growers, Ltd. and Venture Partner of UTEC.

HISTORY

2018. 3
Algalbio Co., Ltd. was established
2018. 4
Seed Round (JPY 48M)
2018. 10
Opened a research laboratory at the Kashiwa Venture Plaza
2019. 4
Opened a Culture Technology Center (Funato, Kashiwa City)
2019. 7
Himawari Venture Development Fund "2019 Grant Project"
2019.11
Series A Round (JPY 400M)
2020.7
NEDO "Commercialization Support Grant for R&D Startups in Seed Phase" adopted.
2021.10
Opened the Clean Technology Lab +(Kashiwanoha,Kashiwa City)
2022.4
NEDO “Development of Technologies for Carbon Recycling and Next-Generation Thermal Power Generation/ Development of Technologies for CO2 Utilization at the R&D and Demonstration Base/“adopted.
2022.7
Series B Round 1st Closing (JPY 590M)
2022.12
Series B Round 2nd Closing(JPY 350M)
2023.9
Opened a Yokohama Manufacturing Technology Center(Yokohama City)
2023.9
Tokyo Bay eSG Project“the Environmental improvement and resource recycling as a Prior Projects in FY2023”adopted.
2023.10
Emergency measures to promote export of agricultural, forestry, marine products and foodstuffs “Foodtech Business Demonstration Support Project” adopted.