MOL PLUS to invest in Real Tech Fund


MOL PLUS, which is a wholly owned Corporate Venture Capital Fund (CVC) firm of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. was established on 26th April, 2021. As its first investment, MOL PLUS has decided to invest in the “Real Tech Fund (Note 2)”, operated by Real Tech Holding Limited.

The Real Tech Fund is a venture capital fund managed and operated by Real Tech Holdings Limited through LLC Real Tech Japan, a JV of Real Tech Holdings Limited and its subsidiary. The fund works to implement innovative R&D technologies (Real Tech) such as robotics, electronics, and AI—helping address global and human issues.

MOL PLUS will enhance collaboration with startup companies that are engaged in R&D of innovative technologies in Japan and Southeast Asia, through investment in the Real Tech Fund providing comprehensive support for implementation of research results in the Real Tech field and generate synergetic effects by combining startup companies’ innovative ideas and technologies with MOL Group resources, with the aim of creating new businesses that will PLUS new values to the ocean shipping industry and society at large.

(Note 1) Please refer to corporate profile and past press release of MOL PLUS as follows

Address2-1-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
EstablishmentApril 26, 2021
BusinessInvestment in startup companiesPromotion of collaboration with MOL Group businesses
Investment ceilingJPY 4 billion
ShareholderWholly owned by MOL

January 21, 2021 press release:

MOL has decided to establish ‘MOL PLUS’ as Corporate Venture Capital Fund

(Note 2) Please refer to the Real Tech Fund official website

Sue Terpilowski
Author: Sue Terpilowski

Executive Editor of SeaNews