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Ignition Point, AnD Ventures, and KAITO establish AnD-Ignite-Tokyo - The First Japan / Israel Center

Updated: May 26, 2021

AnD Ignite Tokyo is a unique & powerful joint venture aimed at bridging Israeli technology and the Japanese market, naming Mizuho Bank, Ltd. as a strategic partner.

26th, May, 2021 --- Ignition Point (Japan), AnD Ventures (Israel), and Kaito Consulting Services (Israel) announced today a new joint venture: AnD Ignite Tokyo

AnD Ignite Tokyo is a unique platform providing Japanese corporations an innovative new approach accelerating top Israeli and Japanese startups, using corporate battle-tested methodologies, adjusting those technologies to the Japanese market needs, and nourishing both the Israeli and Japanese ecosystems.

In parallel, the joint venture will assist early-stage startups in navigating the scaling process and offering proven customized accelerator programs based on a community built of founders, mentors, and investors. By establishing a local innovation center in Japan, AnD Ignite Tokyo aims to conduct a full transfer of operational knowledge and continuously deliver a pipeline and portfolio of new ventures based on strategic guidance.

The AnD Ignite Tokyo team is a powerful combination of highly experienced Israeli and Japanese leaders, proficient in the fields of startup-acceleration, investments, financial advisory, project, and product management, and business consulting.

As the Regional Strategic Partner, AnD Ignite Tokyo has the honor to have on board the Japanese megabank, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (President & CEO: Koji Fujiwara), a leading global bank with one of the largest customer bases in Japan. With this partnership, Mizuho provides enhanced support to promising startups through business matching with Israeli and other multinational companies.

The joint venture is currently selecting strategic sponsors and investors. For more information, please contact us at

Partners details:

Ignition Point Inc supports the creation of new businesses, services, and business transformation by applying advanced methodologies while collaborating with experts and professional consultants, engineers, creators, data scientists, and researchers.

Based in Tel-Aviv, AnD Ventures is a company-builder based VC fund investing in pioneering early-stage technology - Building companies and making a difference.

We redefine value-add investing by accelerating AnD developing company building, enabling our entrepreneurs to build transformational tech companies, better and faster, together.

KAITO is a leading market entry consulting company specializing in the Japanese market. Utilizing its vast network in the Israeli startup ecosystem and Japanese corporates, KAITO provides professional consulting services on strategic market penetration, capital raising services to Israeli startups, as well as scouting of innovative technologies and investment opportunities for Japanese corporates.

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