Nintendo Switch + Tech Program Launches Today to Find New Technologies



San Francisco-based Scrum Ventures, an early-stage Venture Capital firm with strong ties to Japan and led by Founding General Partner Tak Miyata, today announced the opening of applications for a new program called Nintendo Switch + Tech.

The program welcomes applications for all types of technologies that Nintendo could leverage in its ongoing work to provide innovative hardware and software experiences for the Nintendo Switch system. This program excludes game design concepts.

Scrum Ventures has been entrusted by Nintendo to manage the program. Nintendo Switch is a home video game system from Nintendo that can be played both at home and on the go, thus allowing people to play together anytime and anywhere.

Opportunities are wide open for startup teams of all stages, research teams at universities or technology teams from larger corporations worldwide.

“We look forward to finding quality partners to help Nintendo discover new technologies as they continue their quest to create experiences that surprise and delight,” said Tak Miyata, founding partner of Scrum Ventures.

“We are always exploring ways to evolve entertainment, and as one of our approaches we look forward to discovering unique technologies that add to the Nintendo Switch experiences through the program managed by Scrum Ventures.” said Ko Shiota, Director, Senior Executive Officer, Nintendo Co., Ltd.

For more information about Nintendo Switch + Tech, including the application timeline and program details, visit

About Scrum Ventures:
Scrum Ventures is a seed stage venture firm investing across a range of industries in the U.S. and Asia. Based in San Francisco with extensive experience and networks in both Silicon Valley and Japan, Scrum Ventures accelerates portfolio companies with global opportunities and helps corporations innovate. Learn more at

About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS™ family of systems, and the Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at

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