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Investment / Collaboration

About Us TEL Venture Capital

TEL Venture Capital invests in innovative technologies that have synergy with Tokyo Electron - the world's leading semiconductor and display production equipment manufacturer - and works with portfolio companies through supporting development of technologies and products, striving to create new businesses at both companies.
We consider portfolio companies as partners, and focus on approaches that lead to joint development or collaborative business to materialize the win-win relationships.
Our investment areas include innovative technologies that generate synergies with Tokyo Electron's businesses in semiconductor and display, their peripheral fields, and other silicon fabrication process technologies.

TEL Venture Capital is looking to invest in companies making ultra-small sensors, and real-time sensors for closed environments.

Calling startups of any stage who are looking to integrate sensors into state-of-the-art semiconductor process equipment! Find more information on our website and contact the Venture Capital team for further discussion.

・Ultra-small sensors
<Measurement parameters> Pressure, Temperature, Gas, Flow (gas & liquid)
・Real-time sensors in closed environments
<Measurement parameters> Pressure, Temperature, Gas, Moisture, Plasma characteristics


Invested in

Invested in 42 companies
48 companies

Invested in

Invested in 9 countries
11 countries & regions

TEL Venture Capital is headquartered in Silicon Valley, USA but we invest globally since great ideas and new perspectives and innovative technologies emerge all over the world.

Support TEL Venture Capital

Global business experience

Deepest technical resources

Worldwide sales and distribution channels

TEL Venture Capital supports success of portfolio companies not only financially but in the technology and business development aspects as well. By leveraging our global business experience, broad technical expertise, and relevant information, we provide various suggestions and proposals to portfolio companies.
In addition, TEL Venture Capital' portfolio companies can utilize, in the forms of joint development or collaborative work with Tokyo Electron, its global business infrastructure, expertise and experience, and extensive technical resources. Also since Tokyo Electron has global business network in electronics, displays and semiconductors, endorsement and support from the market leaders can be obtained.
Investment team members and technical staff provide comprehensive support to portfolio companies throughout the due diligence, investment and subsequent collaboration with Tokyo Electron.


  1. Determine that it is a cutting-edge technology from a global perspective.
  2. Clarify synergies from the technology and investment returns.
  3. Trust the portfolio company, and establish and maintain mutual trust in the relationship.

For evaluation of an investment opportunity, TEL Venture Capital values the technology's degree of innovation, effectiveness, and trust in the relationship with the future partner portfolio company.
Then proper due diligence is conducted. Particularly for technology, technical staff of each field performs speedy POC verification.
Then we promptly make an investment decision and execute the investment, and support the portfolio company's growth and expansion.


United States
2859 Bayview Dr.Fremont, CA 94538
Tel: +1 (510) 624-3450
Fax: +1 (510) 624-3451

Akasaka Biz Tower3-1 Akasaka 5-chome,
Tokyo 107-6325