Yamaha Motor Company

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The investment arm of Yamaha Motor Group (Japan) was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It focuses on industrial automation and transportation technology, and on smart and automated solutions in particular. Recent investments include automated strawberry picker Advanced Farm Technologies' US$7.5m Series A round and drone and robotics startup Exyn Technology's US$16m Series A round.

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) started as a division of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works in 1933, and established as an independent in 1937. As of December 2019, it ranked tenth largest company in the world by revenue. An established multinational automotive manufacturer, Toyota has invested in startups working on everything from online marketing to cybersecurity, placing an focus on new-generation mobility services. In 2019, it invested $600m in Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, and founded a joint venture to offer car maintenance, insurance and finance services to ride-hailing drivers. Also that year, Toyota invested $500m in Uber for self-driving cars. In early 2020, the auto giant invested $400 in the self-driving startup Pony.ai. Before the investment, the two had already partnered to test self-driving cars on public roads in China. 

In April 2013, Jorge Pinto became the Head of R&D, CIO and Co-founder of BEEVERYCREATIVE . He was also a co-founder and Head of R&D at bitBOX Electronic Systems that was pivoted into BEEVERYCREATIVE in 2013.Pinto is also working as a software and firmware developer at German startup BFO Mobility and at an international open-source project for Chinese startup Ebike Motor Controllers. He was previously employed as an electronics engineer at Portuguese firmware company Tetracis Plurirede and energy company Aveicabo. Pinto has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. 

Founded in 1813 as a small grain-trading firm in Arlon, France (now Belgium), Continental Grain Company (CGC) is now headquartered in New York. It has operations in 10 countries and employs over 13,500 people worldwide. Business activities include animal feeds, aquaculture and meat production.Besides interests in the food, agribusiness and commodities sectors, CGC also manages different asset classes like private equity, listed securities and venture capital. Its investment portfolio includes more than 30 food and agribusiness companies, ranging from early-stage ventures to established market leaders across the US, China and Latin America.CGC Asia mainly invests in feed milling, animal husbandry, meat production and processing businesses in the region. Direct investments are made through Continental Capital Limited in China, focusing on high‐growth food and agribusiness firms.

The Ford Foundation is an international philanthropy established in 1936 by Edsel Ford, son of the founder of the Ford Motor Company Henry Ford. The foundation funds initiatives in various fields with the goal of advancing human welfare. Headquartered in New York, it has offices outside the US, including an Indonesian branch that was opened in 1953. In 2014, it awarded a total of US$750,000 to 12 projects through Cipta Media Seluler (CMS), an open grant that supports social change initiatives powered by mobile phone-related technologies in Indonesia.

Budi Setiadharma is the president commissioner of two companies, PT Astra International Tbk and PT Rasi Unggul Bestari. He is a board director at PT Hero Supermarket Tbk. Budi was previously a commissioner at PT Jakarta Land and president director at PT Astra Honda Motor. He graduated from Indonesia’s Universitas Katolik Parahyangan.

Born in 1961, Li Zexiang was an undergraduate at Central South Institute of Mining Metallurgy in 1978. From 1979 to 1992, he studied and worked in the US, earning a doctoral degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. He worked as an AILab researcher at MIT in 1989. In 1990, he joined NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences as an associate professor.In 1992, he returned to China and worked as a professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ever since. In 1999, he founded motor control company Googol Tech. He is well-known for incubating DJI and became the chairman of Shenzhen-based drone and aerial photography systems company.

With a degree in Mechanics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xu Zhenhua has over 10 years of experience in robotics R&D. He previously worked as a senior R&D engineer at FANUC Robotics and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center, a joint venture between General Motors and SAIC Motor. Xu and Alex Gu co-founded Jinghe Robot in 2012 and Fourier Intelligence in 2015. Xu served as CTO at Fourier Intelligence from 2015 to 2018, at which time he left to found new exoskeleton startup ULS Robotics.

PICC Capital Equity Investment Company was founded in 2009 as a subsidiary of Chinese listed insurer PICC.In 2018, it set up a RMB 300m fund targeting health and elderly-care sectors. In 2020, the VC set up another fund to invest in cutting-edge technologies like biotech, integrated circuit, etc.

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Jose Maria Tarragó was the VP of Ficosa International, a global provider in research, development and manufacturing of advanced technology for the motor and mobility sectors. He was also VP of Carbures Europe that specialized in the design and manufacture of engineering systems for automotive, aerospace and security industries. In 2015, Tarragó and his four brothers founded the Lacus Group that invests and mentors new tech companies and industrial manufacturers. He is also an adviser to the Eurofred Group.

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