Chiaki Yoshikawa

Startup Liaison

Chiaki Yoshikawa is a Startup Liaison at TDK Ventures. Chiaki is an advocate for our startups inside TDK. She continuously explores new opportunities to bring all our Portfolio Companies and startups with TDK Goodness. She loves to pro-actively promote Portfolio Companies’ solutions to other teams within TDK, encouraging engagement between the two. She also regularly makes presentations within TDK on the progress and achievements of resulting on-going synergy projects between the startups and the TDK Ventures teams.

Prior to her current position with TDK Ventures, she worked for 12 years in sales and marketing in TDK’s Tokyo and United Kingdom offices. While in Tokyo, she led Asian sales for front end module customers.

Chiaki earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Gakushuin University in Japan.

While not working, she enjoys camping and snowboarding with her family.

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Portfolio Companies Served

actnano is setting a new standard for electronics protection with its commercialized water and environmental- resistant nanocoating technology, Advanced nanoGuard™ (ANG).
With over 15 years of robot development, Agility Robotics revolutionary Digit model can provide a robot solution to work side by side with humans, for humans.
AMB’s innovative “dry” process to print Li-ion battery electrodes can reduce energy consumption of a battery plant by 50%, save 40% in capital expenditure and enable potentially higher energy, faster charging, and lower cost batteries.
Ascend Elements has created a novel closed loop recycling process, recovering high value battery components for reuse without the need to reprocess raw materials.
Divirod’s cost-effective and scalable water network solution brings accessible, hyperlocal, and high-quality data in real-time.
GenCell has developed an off-the-grid or back-up power solution that runs completely on hydrogen or ammonia fuel and can operate and tolerate across the gambit of environmental conditions.
Metalenz brings state of the art upgrades to optics across the board (agility, versatility, and resolution) with improved performance at lower manufacturing cost.
pH7 Technologies developed a proprietary metal-extraction process utilizing non-toxic organic and inorganic chemistry, as well as electrochemistry to drive extraction of metals and key minerals from ores, concentrates, and end-of-life materials.
Uhnder is a first of its kind radar-on-chip system made to automate system and precision feedback for the next generation of automotive vehicles.
Verdagy is innovating water- electrolysis technology for the large-scale production of green hydrogen.
Wheels is bringing safety, convenience, and sustainability to micromobility at last, with high-tech, all-electric scooters.