The future doesn’t invent itself. It’s forged by innovators.

Meet Toyota AI Ventures

Based in Silicon Valley, Toyota AI Ventures is a venture capital subsidiary of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). We invest in entrepreneurs from around the world who share TRI’s commitment to improving the quality of human life through artificial intelligence, with a focus on autonomous mobility, robotics, data and cloud.

Meet Our Portfolio

Learn more about the game-changing companies we’re partnering with.

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Who We Are

Investment Board

Leveraging the technical expertise and resources of TRI and the extended Toyota family, our mission is to help early-stage startups bring disruptive innovations and business models to market quickly by offering funding, validation, mentorship, and incubation facilities. The entrepreneurs who partner with us receive much more than money. We believe their success is our success. It is our mission to support them every step of the journey by providing access to a world-class team and a network with global reach, while giving founders the freedom and flexibility they need to experiment and grow their businesses.

Work With Us

  • Mission-driven

  • Founder-friendly

  • Toyota Expertise

  • Global Reach

We look for innovators who have the courage and tenacity to tackle important challenges we have yet to solve. It’s the same spirit of innovation that inspired Toyota founder Kiichiro Toyoda and his team to devote themselves to transforming Toyota from a loom maker to an automotive manufacturer in the 1930’s. And it is this same vision that continues to drive Toyota today.