Innovation Funds

Planting seeds for the future of education.

SHO-zemi Innovation Funds is a seed and early stage fund, focusing on forward-thinking educational technology. We seek to support new ventures that are as passionate about finding new ways to learn as we are.

SHO-zemi Innovation Funds is a rarity. We're one of the few education-focused funds fully backed by an educational institution, and the very first fund to be launched by a tutoring institution in Japan.

We can offer our partners access to our unrivalled network of classrooms and students in Japan, which in turn can serve as a stepping-stone to the Asian market.

The education of the future starts here!

Friends of SZIV

With a worldwide network of forward-thinking collaborators, our reach is truly global. Together, we're changing the way the world learns.

What our partners say about us

SZIV is helping us way beyond investment. From a global network, to educational expertise and a platform to test our products before hitting the market, SZIV is one of the best edtech investment firms out there.

Cristobal Viedma

CEO, Monkimun

It is apparent that startups in the education space will become more prominent as the number of parents and educators who embrace emerging technology in education rises. Among investors who currently focus on education, SZIV is rare and exciting because it has a vast network of classrooms and students within the organization, and therefore much more than a financial interest in the companies they choose to support. They want to help their students as they help the world! I praise SHO-zemi as the first education institution to invest in a 500 Startups batch company, and look forward to your continuous support on #500STRONG.

Marvin Liao

Partner, 500 Startups