What We Do
MT Partners’ activities consists of three areas: “Managing Affiliates” “Angel Investments*” & “NGO・NPO Support”
MT Partners supports individuals and organizations that we can relate to. We value the
individual or organization's potential, passion and attractiveness over short-term profit and growth, and
we support creative businesses that fulfill the three elements of OUR VISION. Below are a few of our
portfolio companies and organizations we support. With regards to NGO・NPO Support, we contribute mainly
through our involvement as board member.
* All new startup investments are currently provided through D4V where Makoto Takano serves as CEO. In principle, no new personal investments will be made to individual companies.
linkties Co., Ltd.
Launched in 2014
Japan representative within Forbes magazines’ global network (40 countries)
Venturing into platform business based on unconventional branding strategies outside media boundaries
D4V（Design for Ventures）
Venture capital fund focused on early-stage start ups
JV with IDEO, world’s leading global design firm (known as one of the most innovative companies worldwide)
D4V is IDEO’s first VC (40% stake)
Mr. Nobuyuki Idei (Former President of Sony), Mr. Masi Oka (Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor) and Ms. Fujiyo Ishiguro (President and CEO of Netyear Goup Corporation) serve as Executive Advisors to support future global expansion
We contribute mainly through our involvement as board member.