• We will PLUS new value to the ocean shipping industry and society

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  • About

    MOL PLUS Co.,Ltd.

    Company name

    Takuya Sakamoto


    1-1, Toranomon 2-Chome,
    Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8688 Japan


    ・Investment in startup companies

    ・Promotion of collaboration with MOL  Group  businesses


    26 Apr 2021


    Wholly owned by MOL


    JPY 4 billion

    Investment ceiling

    Early/Middle stage of Start-ups

    Investment to

  • Message

    Create a new form of Ocean Shipping Business

    Ocean Shipping, it's "the transportation of cargo around the world by a large vessel". Mitsui O.S.K. Lines remains proud of its core business. At the same time, it is also necessary to re-define the ocean shipping industry from the perspective of the SDGs. MOL PLUS will make a new challenge ; Creating a new form of ocean shipping business.

    We will PLUS new value to the ocean shipping industry and society

    What is the real needs for society in today's rapidly changing world? MOL PLUS will create new businesses that “PLUS” some new value to the ocean shipping industry and society.

    For the growth of Startups, MOL PLUS aims to generate synergetic effects with long term eye

    Implementing innovative technologies and business ideas in society is not something that can be achieved in short time vision. Persistent steps lead to the creation of new value. MOL PLUS will be involved in the decision-making process for investing in Start-ups, as well as supporting Start-ups after the investment, from the perspective of the growth of Start-ups.

  • Domain

    We will collaborate with Startups who make Innovation at Ocean Shipping business or Logistics



    MOL PLUS aims to generate synergetic effects by combining innovative ideas and technologies from startup companies with MOL Group resources to create new businesses.




    ① Innovation at Ocean Shipping Business and Logistics・・・

    AI/Big Data, AR/VR, New Materials, Robotics, Mobility, IoT, SaaS


    ② Creation of New Businesses・・・

    Environment/Renewable Energy (Clean Tech & Carbon Removal Tech)​, MaaS, Space, Food Tech, Health Tech

  • Team


    Takuya Sakamoto


    Investment and collaboration projects

    Akihiro Sakamoto

    Growth Manager

    Investment and collaboration projects


    Kanae Shimizu

    Corporate Manager

    Contracts, Accounting & Administration

    Yasuhisa Tsubata


    General advice on CVC management

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