Based in San Francisco, DG717 is the US branch of Japanese IT company Digital Garage. Opening its SF doors in November of 2013 to strengthen efforts in investing, incubating, localizing and connecting with local startups, DG717 operates a co working, event, pop up space and DG Lab’s west coast based open innovation center.
DG717 is a part of the Digital Garage United States Branch of the Digital Garage Group. DG Lab, DG Incubation, and Open Network Lab are other major branches which are collaborative open innovation based R&D organization with the aim to create high-level products and services with a focus on 5 core technologies: Blockchain, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Biotechnology. Digital Garage hopes to be one of the major players in the global expansion of innovative technologies not only domestically in Japan, but across the globe.
GLOBAL INCUBATION STREAM
Supporting the global development of startup companies
“Global Incubation Stream”
Promoting global collaboration with the seed accelerator “Open Network Lab“
- By strengthening collaboration in the US, Japan, Europe, and Asia, support globally focused startups
- Collaborate with worldwide programs and evaluate alliances to allow the common use of office spaces by entrepreneurs in each region
- Plan events in San Francisco to gather top startups and match them with local investors.
Co-founded by Kaoru Hayashi and Joi Ito in 1995 (Tokyo, Japan), Digital Garage has put itself forward as a company that creates contexts for the internet era. Synchronizing its main business segments: Incubation, Finance, Marketing and Long Term Incubation, Digital Garage continues to create services and products for the future and expand its network and reach globally.
A collaborative open innovation based R&D organization founded by Digital Garage, kakaku.com, and Credit Saison, DG Lab aims to create high-level products and services with a focus on 5 core technologies: Blockchain, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Biotechnology.
As the investment subsidiary of Digital Garage, Inc, DGI supports a wide stage of startups from establishment to IPO. DGI makes seed investments through our Open Network Lab Seed Accelerator Program and early-to-late stage investments via DG Incubation.
OPEN NETWORK LAB
Open Network Lab (Onlab) began in April 2010 as a pioneer of seed accelerator program in Japan with the purpose of incubating startups that can compete on a global stage. Onlab has supported and cultivated over 100 startups through its program.