SPROUND IS

Shinagawa, 
once under the sea.
Then, a town flowing 
with people and 
information.
Today, 
it is an emerging 
hub where
startups are gathering 
and creating
the business 
standards for 
the next era.

Here at SPROUND, promising startups gather. This is not just an incubation office–it is a place to work, but also an active forum. Knowledge required by startups is kept constantly circulating. No startup kicks off with a perfect start. All the more reason importance lies with where to position, what connections to make and which wisdom to absorb to keep on growing.

SPROUND is for all potential budding startups.

SPROUND IS

CONCEPT

SPROUND is a new active forum dedicated to startups, creating the business standards of the future through circulation of knowledge among users and a range of professionals.

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“Circulation of knowledge” for continuing growth

SPROUND is an active forum for all who gather here to grow together. Producing a “Circulation of Knowledge” circulating know-how for corporate growth through events, online content, etc. with the engagement of successful startup entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. There is much to learn for seed startups. Join the pursuit to grow together as a SPROUNDER.

2

Venture capital firm DNX Ventures on the premises

SPROUND houses the Japanese team of DNX Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley and Tokyo. DNX Ventures has been investing in seed and early-stage B2B startups for close to a decade. Come seize opportunities to acquire management and financing insight and experience possessed by a venture capital firm through various events and such that are not to be missed.

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Community facilitating high-level, stimulating learning

SPROUND is where seed startups can share and discuss common concerns, learn from each other, share management know-how and mutually acquire best practices and theories. Come seize opportunities for high-level, stimulating learning experiences made possible by screening to ensure certain commonalities are formed.

POWERED BY

Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate (NSKRE), a comprehensive developer, renting office buildings located mainly in prime areas of central Tokyo. Developed “Shinagawa Intercity” in 1998 and has since embarked on a range of development projects under the corporate philosophy of “Communicating with People, Creating the City.” In the operation of SPROUND, NSKRE will support the creation of innovation by serving the needs of startups.

NIPPON STEEL KOWA
REAL ESTATE CO., LTD.
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DNX Ventures is a VC firm based in Silicon Valley and Tokyo, investing in B2B startups mainly in the Japanese and U.S. markets. To date, managed approximately 58 billion yen across three funds for more than 100 early-stage startups and led 12 to exit. DNX will jointly operate SPROUND to serve as a productive place for startups with an investor’s perspective supported by Hero City, the incubation office housing the U.S. team.

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