Japan Strategic Capital was assigned as a “project promoter unit” of the START program (Program for Creating STart-ups from Advanced Research and Technology). START program, subsided by Japan Science and Technology Agency, is a funding program for academia researchers who are seriously wishing to transfer their research result into commercial products or services. Promoter’s responsibility is to discover high potential projects and together with researchers to apply to “official START project”. Once it passes qualification process, Promoter and Researcher will organize project team and get subsidy from the government as long as 2.5 years. The target of the project team is to blush up its seed tech to pre-commercial level and eventually launch a new tech startup.