To provide a safe and affordable means of labor in Space
GITAI will be an equal partner with the world’s leading space launch companies, providing safe and affordable labor to build space colonies and cities on the Moon and Mars.
They provide the transportation, we provide the work. They lower the cost of transportation, we lower the cost of work.
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GITAI was founded with a vision of disrupting the space industry, answering the increasing demand for construction and maintenance activities in space by developing more capable and less expensive robotic systems. As we have taken firm steps up the TRL ladder, from concept stage to breadboard, to prototypes and flight models on the ISS, we have attracted increasing levels of venture capital investments.
First venture capital investment from Skyland Ventures
Funds raised from ANRI and 500 startups in Japan
Funds raised US$4.1M from Spiral Ventures, DBJ Capital, J-Power, and 500 Startups, Japan
GITAI secures an order from JAXA
Funds raised US$17.1M from SPARX, Daiwa Corporate Investment, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, and EPSON X Investment / Global Brain
GITAI ties a joint research contract with Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) for joint R&D of a robotic arm for the “LUNAR CRUISER”
GITAI wins a procurement contract from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), government of Japan
GITAI completes a successful technology demonstration inside the ISS
GITAI conducts a successful demonstration of ISAM Activities in a simulated space environment
GITAI secures the first purchase order from major US local space company
GITAI Raises US$30 Million in Funding from a consortium of investors, including JIC Venture Growth Investments Co., Ltd.
GITAI Completes Manufacturing Preparation for Lunar Manipulator and Rover Flight Models
GITAI Secures an Additional US$15 Million in Funding
GITAI Shifts Headquarters from Tokyo, Japan to Torrance, United States
GITAI triumphs in Securing DARPA LunA-10 Project with Innovative Lunar Robotics Solution
GITAI Receives Prominent National Institute of Standards and Technology Compliance Certification
After leaving IBM, started and sold a business in India. One of the first participants from Japan in Singularity University’s flagship program, GSP. In 2016, started development of the first prototypes of the GITAI robot and founded the company.
Yuto Nakanishi (Ph. D)
Former Founder & CEO of SCHAFT. After retiring as a research associate at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (JSK Lab), he founded the bipedal robot startup, SCHAFT. He later sold the company to Google in 2013.
Toyotaka Kozuki (Ph. D)
PhD at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (JSK Lab). Former mechanical engineer of WHILL.
Ryouhei Ueda(Ph. D)
VP of software
PhD at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (JSK Lab). Former robotics software engineer of SCHAFT.
Former Founder & CFO of Pocket Concierge, a startup that recently joined American Express through its cross-border M&A. Has nearly 15 years of investment banking experience including M&A & Capital Markets in global financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley.