WHY TAKE STEPS WITH US?

We connect Japanese industries & Israeli hi-tech to create new business opportunities.

Israeli hi-tech ecosystem key persons amongst shareholders and on Advisory Board
Access to entrepreneurial networks, including 8200 Alumni Association, Talpiot program and universities
Multicultural trilingual team with international business experience

Our innovation hub offers a variety of platforms for collaboration.

Work with Israeli teams to challenge the status quo and reinvent existing products.
Intensive work sessions with Israeli entrepreneurs to discover and incubate new ideas.
Engage in joint R&D projects with Israeli companies.
Integrate new technologies to improve service level and meet customer demands.
Turn research output into business models.
Initiate bilateral projects with potential funding from Israel.

Come join us!

Monozukuri spirit meets startup nation.
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things we've been up to

HINO FlatFormer has been launched at Tokyo Motor Show

日野自動車株式会社(本社:東京都日野市、代表取締役社長:下 義生)がイスラエルに拠点を置くREE社(本社:テルアビブ、イスラエル、CEO:Daniel Barel)の協力を得て完成させたコンセプトモデル、HINO FlatFormerが10月23日に東京モーターショー2019にて発表。ミリオンステップス株式会社が一貫してハンズオンサポートを行い、5ヶ月弱で本プロジェクトを実現させることに成功。

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Shared Ride Service System Provider Via Mobility arrived in Japan

Via’s unique ride sharing algorithm makes it the most efficient ride-hailing provider, boasting a utilization rate higher than 70 percent in NY. Via will aim to address the transportation challenges.

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As Japan scouts for tech, interest in Israeli innovation is rising

Japanese manufacturing giants are looking to Israel for cutting-edge tech solutions, says Yoav Ramot of Million Steps, a firm that matches Israeli startups with these firms.

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team

Our founding team represents the full spectrum of the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem: Unit 8200, startups, investors, accelerators, academic research and public sector organizations.
Yoav Ramot
Founder, CEO

Alumni of 8200, grew up in Japan. Yoav is a certified Attorney at Law and has worked at numerous Israeli startups.

Yuta Iguchi
COO

Born in Tokyo, bred in NZ. Starting various companies in digital marketing and trading as well as developing businesses for companies in and out of Japan for 13 years.

Nir Turk
Founding Partner

Served as Scientific and Cultural Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo (2011 - 2016). Nir is deeply involved in the Japan-Israel relationship.

Shunsuke Okano
Director of Business Development

Worked as a research manager in HK for a UK-based financial research firm. Involved in Japan entry for multiple overseas businesses. Lecturer at Kyorin University

Sawako Ono
Business Development

Born and raised in Oita, Japan. Sawako went to Business School in the UK and has worked for several international startups, including one in Silicon Valley which she co-managed. Previously Sawako worked as a Financial Consultant at one of the leading Japanese firms.

Takayuki Nakajima
Head of Sales

Takayuki has 15 years of experience working in sales for US IT vendors. After that, he worked at a Japanese VC firm, where he was in charge of business development. Most recently, Takayuki served as Japan Country Manager for several international startups.

Manae Uchibori
Project Manager

Born and raised in Fukuoka. Worked at Mckinsey and company in Tokyo as a consultant (2012-2018). In particular, Manae has experience in the areas of healthcare and organization/talent development.

David Litoff
Founding Partner, COO Israel

Senior Business Development Manger representing Israeli companies globally and International companies in Israel. David is also a Financial Management Professional with 15+ years experience as a CFO in the High Tech sector and holds a BA in Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant(CPA).

Daniel Ramot
Co-founder

Founder and CEO of Via Transportation, global provider of on-demand transit and ride sharing technology.

Esther Barak Landes
Founding Member

Founder and Partner of Nielsen Innovate, Israel's prominent technology incubator and investment fund, licensed by the Israeli Chief Scientist.

Avinoam Nowogrodski
Founding Member

Serial entrepreneur and founder of numerous successful companies. Avinoam has years of experience taking disruptive products to market.

Oren Baron
Advisor

Senior Partner at EY, and founder of the Firm's High-Tech Assurance practice. Oren's department audits more than 50% of Israeli startups.

Yair Cohen
Advisor

Served for 32 years in the IDF Intelligence Division, and former Commander of Unit 8200. Yair now leads PeriTech investment firm.

Chemi Peres
Advisor

Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango, Israel's leading Venture Capital Firm. Chemi serves on the Board of many portfolio companies.

What's on our mind?

Collection of articles and resources.
HINO FlatFormer has been launched at Tokyo Motor Show

日野自動車株式会社(本社:東京都日野市、代表取締役社長:下 義生)がイスラエルに拠点を置くREE社(本社:テルアビブ、イスラエル、CEO:Daniel Barel)の協力を得て完成させたコンセプトモデル、HINO FlatFormerが10月23日に東京モーターショー2019にて発表。ミリオンステップス株式会社が一貫してハンズオンサポートを行い、5ヶ月弱で本プロジェクトを実現させることに成功。

October 28, 2019
Shared Ride Service System Provider Via Mobility arrived in Japan

Via’s unique ride sharing algorithm makes it the most efficient ride-hailing provider, boasting a utilization rate higher than 70 percent in NY. Via will aim to address the transportation challenges.

April 17, 2019
As Japan scouts for tech, interest in Israeli innovation is rising

Japanese manufacturing giants are looking to Israel for cutting-edge tech solutions, says Yoav Ramot of Million Steps, a firm that matches Israeli startups with these firms.

March 12, 2019
イスラエル軍サイバー特殊部隊出身者が語る「私たちが日本にきた理由」

Million Steps partners Interview for Bunshun online and discuss possibilities for collaboration between Japan and Israel.

December 24, 2018

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