Daniel Barth and Ryan McCrackan have been promoted from senior associates to principals at Yamaha Motor Ventures.

Promotion at Yamaha Motor Ventures

Daniel Barth (pictured left) and Ryan McCrackan have been promoted at Yamaha Motor Ventures, the corporate venture capital firm of Japanese automotive manufacturer Yamaha Motor Company.

Both previously served two years as senior associates at Yamaha Motor Ventures, before accepting their newly appointed positions as principals last month.

McCrackan will focus his investments on digital health and healthcare innovations. Before joining Yamaha Motor Ventures, McCrackan spent almost four years at venture capital firm Prairie Capital Advisors. He also spent three years as a senior associate at investment banking firm Cain Brothers.

Barth spent three years at Delta Dental’s corporate venturing unit, leading early to mid-stage investments in healthtech, fintech and insurtech startups. Before that, he spent two years at wealth management company Robertson Stephens, where he was vice president before his departure.

Formed in 2015, Yamaha Motor Ventures has $300m under management and invests in startups focusing on mobility, robotics, agtech, healthcare and sustainability. The unit has 28 active portfolio companies including embedded leading platform Momnt, autonomous GPS technology developer Exyn and Pathway, which is working on AI-based clinical trial products.

Roshini Bains

Roshini Bains is the junior news reporter for Global Corporate Venturing and Global University Venturing.