We invest in mechanism designers

Oval Ventures is a Japan and Australia based startup studio co-summoning drastically ambitious organisations.

Overhaul the algorithms

We invest in founders and summoners who disrupt mechanisms behind inequality to open a path to a pluralistic future.

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Our approach

01

Reverse Pitching

We reach out to entrepreneur candidates and show what we can do.

02

Entrepreneur in Residence

We back entrepreneurs financially on their proof of concept.

03

Hands Dirty

We are getting our hands dirty when our startup needs us.

The OV Deal

Our standard deal is investing ¥14m in return for a 7% equity stake.

3

Installments

¥2m

Founding

¥12m

Follow-on

¥28m

Optional pro-rata

Technologies we invest in

Human Enhancement

Robotics
Neuroscience
Metaverse

Crypto / Web 3.0

DeFi
NFTs
GameFi

Our partners

Takehiro "TK" Hayashi

Founding Partner

Doer, Researcher at Keio Media Design, Ex-Nike Japan and Hakuhodo

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Sato Ozawa

Founding Partner

Contrarian, Fellow at RadicalxChange, 7x Founder

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