JETRO to Showcase 19 Innovative Japanese Startups at Disrupt 2021 | Technology



JETRO San Francisco is coordinating the Japan Innovation Pavilion at this year’s Disrupt conference hosted by TechCrunch. The conference will be held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Disrupt 2021 will feature more than 1,000 early-stage startups and sponsors from across technology industries as they showcase their latest technology products, platforms and services.

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For Disruption 2021, JETRO will host 19 innovative Japanese startups from September 21 to 23. On September 23 at 1:00 p.m. PST, 10 of these startups will also be participating in a special pitch event, where they will openly talk about their products to attendees. This year’s exhibitors come from various industries such as wellness, entertainment, fitness, health technology and sustainability. Japan is known for its cutting-edge technology and unique problem-solving methods, and these 19 companies are a case in point. Exhibitors include:

AC Biode

AC Biode is developing organic toilets – no water, no infrastructure, using normal wood chips / sawdust. Use cases include islands, remote areas, ships, campgrounds, during natural disasters, and more.

Advanced Original Technologies Co., Ltd.

AOT uses proprietary memory processors which are accelerator processors that revolutionize information processing. These processors will considerably improve the processing of information.


SwipeVideo is proprietary software that allows you to live stream or archive multi-angle videos on any web browser. With SwipeVideo, you give control over the direction of content to the viewer, increasing engagement by delivering a whole new video viewing experience.

Cardio Flow Design Inc.

Cardio Flow Design develops techniques for analyzing blood flow. The aim of the analysis is to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and planning of surgery for cardiovascular diseases. Their technologies are 4D Flow MRI software, computational fluid dynamics and echocardiography analysis software.

Engineerforce Inc.

Engineerforce provides a system specially designed for IT engineers to make estimating working hours easier and more accurate. All data is stored, so you don’t need to search spreadsheets. The entire process is online, from creating quotes to receiving orders and processing inspections.

Everblue Technologies Inc.

everblue develops autonomous sailing and support for fishing, maritime and tourist companies, support for surveillance, energy transport, etc. Their mission is to reduce emissions by carrying out an autonomous navigation operation using renewable energies.


hemVR is a VR fitness solution that brings engagement, connectivity and efficiency to all levels of riders and all types of indoor bikes. It turns any fitness bike into a VR bike.

NeuralX Inc. from NeuralX is a new mobile fitness platform, which combines live instruction from professional trainers with AI-enabled tracking and two-way interactive video, all from the security of your home.

obniz inc.

Obniz provides a cloud-based IoT development platform. The benefits of scalability and remote maintenance in the cloud can reduce site visits. Already widely deployed in Japan, they aim to make Obniz a world standard.

Law, Inc.

One Act develops and operates the PieceX web service, the world’s leading source code marketplace with dynamic AI pricing. By trading software components globally, PieceX enables sellers to earn revenue from the source code itself and buyers to save 90% on development.

Onikle Inc.

Onikle offers a pre-print search platform for aspiring computer science researchers, providing an easy way to find articles with AI recommendations. Organize the articles you find in one place to build your own library, share them with your community, and find out what other researchers have read.


PJP Eye is a sustainable energy solutions company that mass produces an organic carbon battery called Cambrian. This is a durable, rare metal free battery that uses carbon from plant sources. It has no risk of explosion, can charge 20 times faster and has a lifespan of over 20 years. It has been integrated into electric bicycles and portable power plants.

R’s KOSO, Inc.

R’s KOSO offers a Japanese brand of pre + probiotic superfood drinks. It is the only 100% natural supplement on the market that offers balanced nutrition, combining probiotics + prebiotics + postbiotics and enzymes that have been proven to improve gut health.

roundz, Inc.

roundz provides virtual voice offices, an environment to work together wherever you are. You can easily talk to each other while feeling the presence of colleagues. With roundz, businesses don’t have to monitor what employees are doing when working remotely.

Samaria Co., Ltd.

Samaria uses blockchain to prevent pirated editions and distribute Japanese animated content around the world. By using the platform called JAPANMEDIA and implementing various technologies such as NFT, they provide technologies and platforms that many publishers can use.

SpoLive Interactive, Inc.

SpoLive is a platform that makes it easy for sports teams to create an interactive digital experience with their fans. SpoLive allows teams to deliver game stats and videos with ultra-low latency. Teams can reward loyal fans with special giveaways and automate social marketing to increase engagement and attract core fans.

Vanguard Industries Inc.

Vanguard is a business creator who aims to create innovation by collaborating with large companies in R&D. As part of the development project of an AI pet robot “Moflin”, they are working on concept, prototyping and market demonstration. CES 2021 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation.


The XPAND code is a new linking tool that acts as a complement to QR codes. It can be read remotely. In a sports stadium, it was successfully read by a smartphone from over 700 feet. Applications in the fields of sport, public transport and smart cities are emerging.

Yodayoda Inc.

Yodayoda is providing a Wiki Map for Robots, which is a mapping data sharing and collaboration platform for LiDAR, other sensor data and annotation data used by robots and self-driving cars, and it will start to collect and publish maps of cities where autonomous driving tests are already underway.

For more information or to schedule a meeting with one of the Japanese exhibitors, contact Will Ferguson at Will—[email protected]

For more information on TechCrunch Disrupt, visit their home page HERE.


JETRO is the Japanese government agency responsible for promoting trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO provides support and assistance to US companies entering the Japanese market and Japanese companies expanding overseas. JETRO was established in 1958 and has more than 70 offices around the world, including six in the United States. JETRO provides a wide range of services including timely market information, extensive business development support and relevant business events, all designed to encourage business partnerships between US companies and Japan.

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