Company Overview/History

Company Overview

Company Name Aeronext Inc.
Address【Head Office】
6th Floor Ishi Bldg. 2-3-5 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0021 Japan
【Funato Drone Laboratory】
2299-1 Funato, Koshigaya-shi, Saitama 343-0003, Japan
【Yamanashi Research Institute】
4839-3, Kosuge Village, Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture 409-0211 Japan
CEOKeisuke Toji
FoundationApril 11, 2017
Capital1,155,024,735 yen (including capital reserve)
Licensing of industrial drone-related technologies
Joint development of industrial drones
SubsidiaryNEXT DELIVERY Inc.
Company NameNEXT DELIVERY Inc.
Address4838 Kosuge, Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi 409-0211 Japan
Keisuke Toji
FoundationJanuary 20, 2021
Capital9,900,000 yen
New Smart Logistics SkyHub® Business
Drone Operation Demonstration
Parent CompanyAeronext Inc.


April 2017Aeronext Inc. Established
June 2017DRONE FUND Pre-Seed Round Funding
June 2018Registration of Foundation Patent for 4D GRAVITY® (filed May 2015)
August 20204D GRAVITY® License Agreement with ACSL Ltd.
January 2021NEXT DELIVERY Inc. Established as a Subsidiary Specializing in Drone Logistics
January 2021Business Alliance with Seino Holdings Co., Ltd.
May 2021Series A Round Financing from Spiral Capital and others
August 2022Funato Drone Research Center opened in Koshigaya City,
Saitama Prefecture, as a research and development base
September 2022Capital and Business Alliance with KDDI Corporation and KDDI SmartDrone Inc.
February 20244D GRAVITY® License Agreement with Prodrone Co., Ltd.

Aeronext Award History

Best of Japan Drone Award 2018 “Best Venture” “Best Drone related technology”
“Nanshan “Entrepreneurship Star” Contest 2018 Shibuya” Championship(Japan final)
ICC Summit KYOTO 2018 “Real Tech Catapult”Championship
TECH PLANTER “Deep Tech Grand Prix” Mitsui Chemicals Award
B Dash Camp Fall 2018 in Fukuoka “Pitch Arena”Championship, PERSOL Award
CEATEC Award 2018 “Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award”
“Nanshan “Entrepreneurship Star” Contest 2018” 3rd Place, IP Award
TechCrunch Tokyo 2018 Startup Battle, 3rd Place
Infinity Ventures Summit 2018 Winter Kanazawa “Launch Pad” Championship
2018 4Q “Mizuho Innovation Award”
SLUSH TOKYO 2019 “Pitch Contest” FINALIST
EY Innovative Startup 2019
“Business Potential” in the Business Potential Evaluation Project (for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2008) by the Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Agency
Excellence Award in the Manufacturing and Technology (Venture Technology) Category at the World Dissemination Competition hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
“100 startups with a proven track record of cooperation with government” produced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Aeronext China, Tianzhi Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. wins first prize in the Japan-China-Korea Business Contest, Qingdao, China
“100 startups with a proven track record of cooperation with government” produced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
HABATAKU Small and Medium Enterprises 300, DX category, 2023