CVC  Toyota AI Ventures

     Office Locations:

4440 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Toyota AI Ventures is a venture capital subsidiary of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). TRI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor North America. Toyota AI Ventures prefers to make investments in early-stage companies that are in the artificial intelligence sector, with a focus on autonomous mobility, robotics, data, and cloud. The firm will also cultivate select start-ups by offering them mentorship and support on-site at TRI's Silicon Valley headquarters. TRI launched the $100 million venture by contributing initial investments it has made in three technology companies: Nauto, SLAMcore and Intuition Robotics.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Jim Adler Managing Director
    Masa Yamato Business Development and Program Manager
    Natalie Fonseca Licciardi Vice President


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):

















      Blackmore Sensors and Analytics



      Series B


      May Mobility





      Joby Aviation



      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

      Blackmore Sensors and Analytics
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      Intuition Robotics
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      Joby Aviation
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      May Mobility
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