Learning from an European VC; How to tackle ESG as a VC and as an entrepreneur?

Virtual session | Presentation

May 11, 2023 | 18:00 - 19:00
Room: VCT SPACE *This is a hybrid session (In-person + Online)


Please note this session is a hybrid session meaning you can participate either in person or online. If you’d like to participate in person, please pre-register yourself here (Peatix). (For online participation, you can pre-register yourself in this page.)

主催者 | Organizer:株式会社デジタルガレージ Open Network Lab (Onlab ESG)

現地会場 | Venue:CIC Tokyo(東京都港区虎ノ門1-17-1 虎ノ門ヒルズビジネスタワー 15F)

概要 | Description:






創業者が日々直面する課題と機会に対する深い敬意を持った経験豊富なチームで構成されているため、創業者とのパートナーシップがby Foundersの基本的な考え方であり、常にチーム一丸となって強力なサポートを行なっています。

byFoundersは、今年初めてのImpact-Awareness Reportを公開しました。ESGイニシアチブに興味を持つ起業家やベンチャーキャピタリストと共同で取り組むことで、貴重なインサイトを得られればと考えています。


Impact-Awareness Report:https://pitch.com/v/website-dgdndw

【Open Network Lab(Onlab)とOnlab ESGについて】

株式会社デジタルガレージが運営する「Open Network Lab(Onlab、オープンネットワークラボ)」は、グローバルで活躍するスタートアップの育成と投資を行うスタートアップ・アクセラレーターです。日本のアクセラレータープログラムの草分けとして、2010年4月の設立以来、のべ30回以上のプログラムを開催し、ユニコーン企業やIPOスタートアップをはじめとする140社超のスタートアップを輩出してきました。 2018年からは、シード期のスタートアップ支援に加えオープンイノベーション型のプログラムもスタートし、その活動範囲を広げています。2021年からは、デジタルガレージグループが運営するEarthshotファンドとの連携により、Open Network Labの参加(応募・採択)企業ならびにESG分野に関連する企業を中心に、今後将来性が見込まれる日本国内外のスタートアップへの投資と、投資実行後の成長性の高い投資先へのフォロー投資を行いながら、資金、ビジネス、ESG経営の多角的な側面から将来性のある国内外のスタートアップを強力に支援しています。

ESG initiatives are accelerating around the world and corporate social responsibility is receiving increasing attention. In this context, startups and VCs are also expected to contribute to ESG initiatives.

This session will provide insights into how startups and VCs can approach ESG initiatives, based on examples of advanced initiatives in Europe. byFounders, which manages an impact-aware fund in Europe, will introduce its initiatives and impact reports, followed by a panel discussion by Digital Garage and byFounders.


byFounders is a community-powered early-stage VC of the New Nordic, proudly backing the next generation of globally ambitious and impact-aware founders. We are an experienced team of investors and operators with a deep sense of respect for the challenges and opportunities founders face daily. Our partnership with founders is our core principle and startups can always expect strong support from the full team.

We have published our first Impact Awareness Report hoping that both entrepreneurs and venture capitalists interested in ESG initiatives will join us and gain valuable insights.

Recognizing the need for transformative change in the world of VC, and we want to play our part in building a better tomorrow.

Impact-Awareness Report:https://pitch.com/v/website-dgdndw

【Open Network Lab(Onlab)/ Onlab ESG】

Open Network lab (“Onlab”) is a startup accelerator operated by Digital Garage, Inc. and it has been supported and invested in innovative world wide startups since April, 2010. As a pioneer of Japanese accelerator program, Onlab has organized more than 30 programs with a track record of more than 140 successful startups including unicorns and IPOs. In 2018, Onlab extended its operation by launching “Open Innovation Program” to promote the continued integration of startups into the society with the supports from enterprises. Since 2021, collaborating with Earthshot Fund by Digital Garage Group, Onlab has invested in promising global ESG-related startups as well as the Onlab selected companies, and made follow up investment in high-growth startups after the initial investment. Onlab is committed to providing strong support to startups with promising futures, taking into account various aspects such as funding, business and ESG management. 

May 11, 2023