Accelerate growth by maximizing access to untapped markets with a team of healthcare experts

Realizing Healthcare’s Potential

Japan is a wellspring of scientific discovery that cultivates life changing medicines and advanced technologies. With a cultural emphasis on precise work that extends to every craft and service, Japan is the perfect place for those wishing to get on the Fast Track.

Recently, Japan has experienced a significant rise in ambition to broaden its innovation approach and for an entrepreneurial mindset in the life science sector. Collaborating with the country’s progressive venture ecosystem and demonstrated capabilities in medical research, this perspective has resulted in a boom in healthcare innovation and interest from venture capitals on a global level.

We take strong pride in our culture and history. Combining our global perspectives with our decades of expertise and network, we highly distinguish ourselves in this harmonious position to support our portfolio companies and venture community worldwide.

Endless Growth Opportunities

Our networks and proprietary technology will enable startups to get to market faster by fostering more collaborations and providing better access to fundamental resources

Exponentially Enriching Networks

We have established a robust network of partners spanning academia, corporates, regulators, and investors and we are continuously expanding. By providing local support for operations and strategy, members of our community can use our firm as a springboard to access global markets and innovations to maximize their impact.

Building International Partnerships

Japan’s colossal healthcare industry has a large appetite for external collaborations and partnerships. We promote ongoing global innovation and collaboration by continually connecting our top-tier healthcare network in Japan with startup companies seeking growth opportunities.

Discovering Revolutionary Sciences

Through our ecosystem of science and technology derived from a long history of expertise in the field, we are able to make such scientific assets readily accessible at a global scale. We work diligently to maximize innovation outcomes with our unique collaborative efforts.

About FTI

Established in 2004, Fast Track Initiative (FTI) is a venture capital firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
In 2022, following our 3rd fund, we expanded our company to the US and grew our investments overseas. 


Our Mission

Our mission since establishment has been to facilitate growth of innovative companies through investments that leads to life, vitality, and a healthier future. As stakeholders involved in life sciences, our primary motivation comes from sharing the joy of contributing toward the quality of life and realizing a healthy living. In this way, we are driven to build a connection between life and science as we aim to support healthcare and life saving treatments, address rising social issues, and contribute to the overall venture ecosystem with our partners, striving for Capital For Life

Our Values

We rely on our strict core values to help propel us through our mission. At FTI, we hold great value to solutions in healthcare backed by science-based evidence. We turn to our depth of knowledge and experience in order to take on greater risks and challenges that lead to the discovery of novel sciences. Our shared passion in life sciences brings us all together, working stronger as a team. Throughout our long-standing history in the field, we have leaned on integrity to guide us every step of the way.