Elephantech Inc. is a start-up that manufactures and sells Flex PCB that are manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner by utilizing inkjet printing and copper plating under the mission of ”Making the world sustainable with new manufacturing technologies“.
Moving forward, we will work not only on Flex PCB manufacturing but also on printing a wide variety of functions such as 3D wiring formation or sensor production through a method in which digital data is used to layer various materials only on necessary parts.
We will realize a sustainable future by spreading our environmentally friendly technology that has been optimized by digital technologies.
|Headquarters||4-3-8 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032, Japan|
|Representative||Shinya Shimizu, CEO|
|Capital||JPY 100 million|
|Number of employees||74|
|Business description||Development of printed electronics manufacturing technology and provision of related services|
As of May 1, 2022
Founded AgIC Inc.
Started a Kickstarter project（AgIC Circuit Marker）
Raised $80K on Kickstarter
Won Microsoft Innovation Award 2014
Started sales of AgIC Circuit Maker
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 sales of a circuit prototyping ink kit for inkjet printers
Launched "AgIC on-demand", an on-demand manufacturing service for inkjet printed circuits
Started sales of "No Solder", a conductive adhesive developed with Cemedine
Started "AgIC on-demand AP-2", the world’s first inkjet-based flexible PCB manufacturing service
Changed the product name of our flexible PCB to P-Flex®
Launched components mounting 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
we have achieved the international standards certifications ISO9001 and ISO14001
Epson and Startup Elephantech Forge Capital and Business Ties
Mitsui Chemicals and Elephantech Form Strategic Partnership
Raised 1.8 billion JPY, establishing large mass-production and research complex
AMC (Additive Manufacturing Center) established
Launch of Ink Discharge Evaluation Service
Nisshinbo Mechatronics and Elephantech Agree to Develop Molded Parts for ADAS Vehicles Using IMPC® Technology
Elephantech Starts Operations at its Large Mass-Production and Research Complex
Started production of P-Flex® PI utilizing laser ablation and inkjet technologies
Accepting Orders for Thick Copper Trace P-Flex® PI Utilizing High-speed Electroless Plating
Development and Evaluation of Inkjet Processes for Nickel Electrodes and Wiring
U.S. Safety Standard Certification Granted by UL
AMC Nagoya's Large-Scale Production and Research Facilities Obtain ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certification
Board of Directors
University of Tokyo
April 2012: Joined McKinsey & Company and provided consultancy service mainly to manufacturers in Japan.
January 2014: Co-founded AgIC Inc. (currently Elephantech 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. (currently Elephantech Inc.) and became SVP (Senior Vice President) and Board
April 2014: Joined Nikon Corporation, worked on the development of processes using semiconductor production
February 2016: Joined Elephantech Inc.
March 2019: Appointed Executive Officer & CTO of Elephantech Inc.
March 2021: Appointed Board Director of Elephantech Inc.
April 2021: Appointed CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and Board Director of Elephantech Inc.
consulting services to listed companies and companies preparing for an IPO
July 2016: Seconded to Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. IPO Department. Engaged in IPO support services.
July 2019: Reinstated in PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC
March 2020: Joined Elephantech Inc.
May 2021: Appointed CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and Board Director of Elephantech Inc.
Co-Founder and former CEO, ACCESS Co., Ltd.
January 2014: Appointed as Outside Director at Elephantech Inc.
April 2003: Joined JAFCO Co., Ltd. (currently JAFCO Group Co., Ltd.)
March 2015: Appointed Beyond Next Ventures Inc. Board Director and Partner (current position)
March 2016: Appointed as Outside Auditor & Supervisory Board Member at Elephantech Inc.
December 2019: Appointed as Outside Director at Elephantech Inc. (current position)
April 1999: Joined The Sanwa Bank, Limited (current MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
April 2007: Seconded to Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd. (current Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd.)
March 2014: Returned to The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (current MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
July 2019: Joined MUFG Innovation Partners Co., Ltd.
October 2021: Joined INCJ, Ltd. (current position)
March 2022: Appointed as Outside Director at Elephantech Inc. (current position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Members
January 1998: Seconded to Toyota Motor Europe Marketing & Engineering S.A./N.V. (current Toyota Motor Europe S.A./N.V.)
January 2002: Seconded to Toyota Tsusho Corporation
January 2003: Returned to Toyota Motor Corporation
January 2011: Seconded to Toyota Fleet Leasing Co., Ltd. (current Toyota Mobility Service Co., Ltd.)
June 2013: Appointed Director, Member of the Board of Toyota Fleet Leasing Co., Ltd. (current Toyota Mobility Service Co., Ltd.)
June 2017: Appointed Full-time Auditor & Supervisory Board Member of Toyota Fleet Leasing Co., Ltd. (current Toyota Mobility Service Co., Ltd.)
November 2021: Appointed Full-time Auditor & Supervisory Board Member(Outside Auditor & Supervisory Board Member) at Elephantech Inc.
Hatchobori Head office
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
List of bases
|Head office||4-3-8 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032, Japan (Google Map)|
|AMC Nagoya||c/o Mitsui Chemicals Inc. Nagoya Works, 2-1 Tango-dori, Minami-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 457-0801, Japan (Google Map)|
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 atContact.
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.