What is Honda Xcelerator Ventures?

Honda Xcelerator Ventures is the global Honda program for open innovation and corporate venturing, across North America, Europe, Israel, Japan and Southeast Asia. It is designed for innovators across all stages seeking to transform technology and business. Honda created this program to engage innovators in the global startup community in an open dialogue to build the carbon-neutral future of mobility. Its focus areas are intentionally broad, supporting the Honda goal to realize carbon neutrality and zero fatalities involving Honda vehicles by 2050, with capabilities that include support for direct investment, strategic partnership, co-development and prototyping.

What we offer

Partnership

We offer the opportunity for startups to connect with the right people and resources within Honda. We welcome all likeminded forward-thinkers to work with Honda to accelerate innovation.

Investment

Strategic investment opportunities start here. Honda is ready to invest in promising startups. We are the open door for innovators with unique and differentiated ideas to make the world a better place, together.

Our Focus Areas

Carbon Neutrality

Energy Innovations
Electrification
New Fuels
Resource Circulation

Mobility

Land
Air
Sea
Space

Robotics

Transports
Telepresence
Automation
A.I.

Manufacturing

Efficiency
Quality
Optimization
Safety

PORTFOLIO

Who We Are

Hyundo Kwon

Hyundo Kwon

Austin Hwang

Austin Hwang

Adity Sharma

Adity Sharma

Raymond Zheng

Raymond Zheng

Eric Blumbergs

Eric Blumbergs

Aurianne Legris

Aurianne Legris

Julien Fredonie

Julien Fredonie

Ben Reuveni

Ben Reuveni

Satoshi “Phoenix” Haneda

Satoshi “Phoenix” Haneda

Akihito Yuzuriha

Akihito Yuzuriha

Hyundo Kwon

Hyundo Kwon

Austin Hwang

Austin Hwang

Adity Sharma

Adity Sharma

Raymond Zheng

Raymond Zheng

Eric Blumbergs

Eric Blumbergs

Aurianne Legris

Aurianne Legris

Julien Fredonie

Julien Fredonie

Ben Reuveni

Ben Reuveni

Satoshi “Phoenix” Haneda

Satoshi “Phoenix” Haneda

Akihito Yuzuriha

Akihito Yuzuriha

HONDA INNOVATIONS

Headquartered in Japan and Silicon Valley and operating globally, Honda Innovations drives corporate transformation within all areas of Honda. Its strategic investment and open innovation program, Honda Xcelerator Ventures, is a catalyst to accelerate new businesses by backing innovative startups. From direct investments and co-development to strategic partnerships, Honda Innovations is focused on building a better world by supporting the Honda goal to realize carbon neutrality and zero fatalities involving Honda vehicles by 2050.