SPROUND IS

Shinagawa, 
once a waterfront city
emerged as a town 
bustling with people 
and ideas
Today, 
it is a hub for 
promising startups
who gather 
to create
next generation business 
standards.

Here at SPROUND, promising startups convene. We are not your run-of-the-mill incubation office: we are an active startup community where knowledge and experience flow freely amongst our members.
No startup takes off without turbulence.
Be deliberate. Choose your location, your community, what advice to cherish, and which role models to follow.

SPROUND is for all budding startups ready to flourish.

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 continued growth

SPROUND is a community of enterprising companies and individuals dedicated to learning through sharing. Our membership extends to ex-entrepreneurs, investors, and industry professionals who are uniformly committed to passing on their expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

2

Work next to DNX Ventures, a top tier cross-border VC

SPROUND is home to DNX Ventures, a cross-border VC based in Tokyo and Silicon Valley that has been investing in seed and early stage startups for close to a decade. Working at SPROUND alongside DNX provides a great opportuntiy for startups to connect with seasoned investment professionals who possess management and financial expertise relevant to B2B SaaS companies.

3

Community facilitating high-level, stimulating learning

SPROUND is a place where startups can share and gain insights on everything from business frameworks, latest trends, and best practices, to the nitty-gritty of running a new business. We screen our community members so as to make sure every participant has something to gain from, and contribute to, the collective.

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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