LeapMind is a Deep Learning and FPGA solution. The company is carrying out research on original chip architectures in order to implement Neural Networks on a circuit with low power.

LeapMind develops technology for computation compression and distributed intelligence to run in a small computing environment. It enables us to apply this technology to IoT devices and robots. Therefore we can see a world where everything is connected.

LeapMind was founded in Dec 25, 2012 by Soichi Matsuda and is based in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

LeapMind develops hardware architecture and a platform that enables users to use deep learning with its algorithms. 

LeapMind's compact, energy-saving technology gives all machines the intelligence to support humans. It has developed a unique neural network architecture that takes into account the target hardware.


LeapMind's nvestors include Intel Capital, Archetype Ventures, NTT Data, Visionnaire Ventures and others. 


LeapMind has received the Nihon Keizai Shimbun "NEXT unicorn company", Forbes JAPAN "50 startup promising stocks selectively", the most promising 100 companies working on innovative artificial intelligence technology selected by CB INSIGHTS will be elected "AI 100" We are growing while receiving expectations from domestic and overseas.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: ¥1.5B in 2 funding rounds (Last funding type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: $10M-$15M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: Unknown
  • City/Town: Tokyo
  • State: Tokyo
  • Country: Japan
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