Innovation through Collaboration

Diamond Edge Ventures is the venture capital entity of
Mitsubishi Chemical Group

Investment Focus Areas

Diamond Edge Ventures invests in technology companies that have the potential to transform Mitsubishi Chemical Group’s core markets and future businesses.

We provide value to our portfolio companies through pathways to co-development and commercialization with Mitsubishi Chemical Group business units.

Electric Vehicle & Mobility

Advanced & Lightweight Materials

Polymers, Films, Coatings

Electronics, Sensors, Display, Semiconductor

Health & Medical Devices

Food Ingredients & Packaging

Green Materials, Recycling, Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing

Investment Team

Curtis Schickner President
Naveed Ahmed Investment Director

Commercialization Team

Commercialization team members are employees of Mitsubishi Chemical Group (MCG) and work to liaison between DEV investments and MCG businesses

Yoko Abe
Zenjiro Chiba
Koji Hayashi
Takaaki Kochi
Takashi Ohtani
Hiroki Saito
Stefan Schnippering
Yuya Watanabe
Satoshi Yoshida


Overview: Additive manufacturing for injection mold tooling

Acquired by: Nexa3D

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Overview: Alternative proteins and food development of plant-based meat

HQ: Kumamoto, Japan

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Overview: High performance holographic waveguide displays for XR lenses

HQ: Sunnyvale, CA

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Overview: GaN-based low power RF technology for 5G infrastructures

HQ: Sunnyvale, CA

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Overview: Analytics and process optimization for polymer manufacturers

Acquired by: Yokogawa Electric

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Overview: Milk protein-based biodegradable polymer to replace plastic

HQ: Saint-Paul-en-Jarez, France

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Overview: Natural fiber composites for architecture and design

HQ: San Rafael, CA

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Overview: Chemically defined cell culture media for regenerative medicine

HQ: Kyoto, Japan

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Overview: Plant-based sliceable deli meats and food products

HQ: Berkeley, CA

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Overview: Carbon fiber recycling

HQ: Denver, CO

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