About

About

Our diverse staff will work on co-creation with startups.

Panasonic Corporation has the longest history of any company in the group, and is engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of electronic appliances, heating & ventilation A/C, food distribution, electrical equipment, and devices. We will provide startups with the know-how we have acquired over the years in each of our businesses and work with them on new challenges to support people’s lives.

Panasonic's business segments

MEMBER

Panasonic Corporation CTRO

Kunio Gohara

Gohara has held managerial posts in the field of online service development for AV products. He specializes in DX technology, data use, and profitability strategies.

Strategist

Hiroyuki Ikeda

Ikeda specializes in investment, IT service implementation, and alliance strategies. He was once involved in the launch of the JV in the US after working in the TV business division.

Technology Strategist

Toru Kawai

Kawai specializes in energy systems and IoT-compatible housing equipment. He was formerly responsible for corporate planning at Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.

Technology Strategist

Hiroyuki Sasaki

Sasaki specializes in organic semiconductors, R&D strategic planning, and M&A. He was previously involved in technical strategy planning, and originally an OLED development engineer at SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.

Business Development

Kenichi Furukawa

Furukawa was once involved in launching businesses in Asia after working for a foreign securities firm. He also has experience in overseas accounting, corporate planning, and the Group’s new businesses.

Business Development

Tatsuya Ii

Ii is in charge of new businesses and was formerly involved in overseas marketing and intellectual property. He specializes in home appliance business development and the health care business.

Engineering

Toshihiro Fujita

Fujita is engaged in business development and was previously involved in design and factory innovation. He is a product development specialist, including the Roast, Mist, and VIXELL.

Communication Planner

Yu Asao

Asao has been involved in brand communication after working on design. He is in charge of public relations, accelerator PG, and business partnerships.

Financial Analyst

Makoto Kawamura

Kawamura was once engaged in Panasonic Group consolidated accounting and M&A after working in the finance division of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Legal Affairs

Tomomi Sonobe

Sonobe specializes in M&A, reorganization, contracts, dispute resolution, and compliance. She was formerly in charge of overseas and strategic legal affairs as well as business law.

Panasonic Corporation CTRO

Kunio Gohara

Gohara has held managerial posts in the field of online service development for AV products. He specializes in DX technology, data use, and profitability strategies.

Strategist

Hiroyuki Ikeda

Ikeda specializes in investment, IT service implementation, and alliance strategies. He was once involved in the launch of the JV in the US after working in the TV business division.

Technology Strategist

Toru Kawai

Kawai specializes in energy systems and IoT-compatible housing equipment. He was formerly responsible for corporate planning at Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.

Technology Strategist

Hiroyuki Sasaki

Sasaki specializes in organic semiconductors, R&D strategic planning, and M&A. He was previously involved in technical strategy planning, and originally an OLED development engineer at SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.

Business Development

Kenichi Furukawa

Furukawa was once involved in launching businesses in Asia after working for a foreign securities firm. He also has experience in overseas accounting, corporate planning, and the Group’s new businesses.

Business Development

Tatsuya Ii

Ii is in charge of new businesses and was formerly involved in overseas marketing and intellectual property. He specializes in home appliance business development and the health care business.

Engineering

Toshihiro Fujita

Fujita is engaged in business development and was previously involved in design and factory innovation. He is a product development specialist, including the Roast, Mist, and VIXELL.

Communication Planner

Yu Asao

Asao has been involved in brand communication after working on design. He is in charge of public relations, accelerator PG, and business partnerships.

Financial Analyst

Makoto Kawamura

Kawamura was once engaged in Panasonic Group consolidated accounting and M&A after working in the finance division of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Legal Affairs

Tomomi Sonobe

Sonobe specializes in M&A, reorganization, contracts, dispute resolution, and compliance. She was formerly in charge of overseas and strategic legal affairs as well as business law.

We at Panasonic Corporation aim to enrich the quality of life by taking a "future-oriented + people-oriented" approach. We support startups that are not bound by existing frameworks and continue to take on new challenges, and together we will tackle social issues and global problems to enrich and transform people's lives. We look forward to working with you.

member

Registered name

PC-SBI Limited Partnership
(Common name: Panasonic Kurashi Visionary Fund)

Investment term

10 years

Regions of investment

Japan, Europe and other regions

Total investment amount

8 billion yen

Fund manager

SBI Investment Co., Ltd.

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