|Representative||Shinya Shimizu, CEO|
|Address||4-3-8 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032, Japan|
|Business description||Development of printed electronics manufacturing technology and provision of related services|
Elephantech Inc. is a startup that manufacture and sells P-Flex™, a flexible PCB manufactured using inkjet printing technology and copper plating.When compared to conventional manufacturing processes of flexible substrates, the unique manufacturing method (*) of “printing metal only on the necessary parts by inkjet and using plating technology to grow the metal” has shortened the production process and succeeded in reducing both manufacturing cost and lead time as well as handling prototyping and mass production more flexibly.
(* Patent No. 6300213 acquired)
Founded AgIC Inc.
Raised $80K on Kickstarter
Won Microsoft Innovation Award 2014
Won TechCrunch startup battle 2014
Raised JPY100M on an angel round
Announcement of AglC large-sized prints at SXSW
Raised JPY175M on a series A round from Beyond Next Ventures
Started “AgIC on-demand AP-2”, the world’s first inkjet-based flexible PCB manufacturing service
Changed corporate name from AgIC Inc. to Elephantech Inc.
Raised JPY500M on a series B round from Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Beyond Next Ventures, and Daiwa Corporate Investment
Started production of 50μm P-Flex™
Moved to Hatchobori and started the operation of our 2nd factory
We started production and sales of P-Flex™ PI
We started production of bioelectrodes and electrochemical sensors
2012: Joined McKinsey & Company and provided consultancy service mainly to manufacturers in Japan.
January 2014: Co-founded AgIC Inc. and became CEO.
Coursework completed without obtaining a degree, doctorate program, Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University
January 2014: Co-founded AgIC Inc. and became Board Member and Vice President.
2014: Joined Nikon Corporation, worked on the development of processes using semiconductor production equipment
February 2016: Joined Elephantech Inc.
March 2019: Appointed Executive Officer & CTO at Elephantech Inc.
Co-Founder and former CEO, ACCESS Co., Ltd.
January 2014: Appointed as Non-executive Director at Elephantech Inc.
March 2016: Appointed as Non-executive Director at Elephantech Inc.
September 2017: Appointed as Non-executive Director at Elephantech Inc.
March 2016: Appointed as Outside Company Auditor at Elephantech Inc.
4-3-8 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032, Japan
- 4 min. from Takaracho Station on the Toei Asakusa Line
- 6 min. from Hatchobori Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or the JR Keiyo Line
- 7 min. from Kyobashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
- 8 min. from Shintomicho Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
We used to offer various products and services with another ink until July 2017. Here is a collection of these discontinued products and services.
These products below are unavailable.
Technical support of these products will also end at the end of 2017. Meanwhile, please contact us email@example.com.
Printer & Marker
Elephantech started with a printer which prints silver ink on paper. Then the same technology was applied to a marker that you can draw circuits on paper with.
Printing and drawing circuits are great, but you need various components at the end. Our next challenge was to build the environment, so we designed some kits.
It was a big decision to focus on the industrial services. Improving the quality to spread our circuit printing technology requires customized facilities, which led us to build our own factory and offer a PCB manufacturing service.