(PRWEB) June 02, 2014
The former chairman and group CEO of electronics giant Sony has joined the board of advisors of Fenox Venture Capital, Inc (Fenox). Mr. Idei is currently the founder and CEO of Quantum Leaps Corporation (Quantum), a consultancy in Tokyo nurturing the next generation of global leaders who are set to secure a bright and prosperous future for Japan. This new relationship between Fenox Venture Capital and Mr. Idei'sQuantum Leaps Corporation will bring their respective services for global clients to new heights.
Fenox VC is a Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm investing in Internet, mobile, social, cloud and emerging technologies. Fenox has been rapidly expanding its operation in Japan and Asia, with 6 investments into Japanese startups to date.
Aside from investing into startups, Fenox has been providing large Japanese corporations with insights into the technological trends in Silicon Valley, so as to enter joint ventures with the hottest startups, and secure exclusive licensing of their products and technology inJapan and Asia. Through Fenox VC's presence in Singapore and Indonesia, Japanese corporations are also granted access to the lucrative emerging market opportunities in Southeast Asia.
"Japanese corporations need to hone in on the technological trends, and tap into the best innovations from Silicon Valley to increase their product lineup on the backdrop of falling R&D budgets," said Nobuyuki Idei. "Fenox has been already been helping Japanese corporations in this manner over the last few years. Through Quantum's network, more Japanese corporations will benefit from Fenox's top-notch ability to act as the bridge to new markets."
"Mr. Idei's joining the Fenox team as an advisor will help create more opportunities for Japanese large corporations," said Anis Uzzaman, General Partner and CEO of Fenox Venture Capital. "Also, Mr Idei will provide guidance to enable more investment in Japanese startups though this new partnership."
The cooperation between Fenox Venture Capital, Inc. and Mr. Idei'sQuantum Leaps Corporation will catalyze the Japanese startup ecosystem, and enable Japanese startups to reach the world stage. In addition, large Japanese corporations will gain access to leading innovations from Silicon Valley, expand product offerings in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia, and take leadership in the global arena.
About Fenox Venture Capital
Fenox Venture Capital is a global VC, headquartered in Silicon Valley and focused on providing seed, venture, and growth-stage funding to emerging technology companies in North America, Asia, and Europe. Fenox VC invests globally in Internet, mobile, social, cloud and emerging technologies areas. Among its portfolio are Dream Link Entertainment (DLE), Terra Motors, Tech In Asia, JFDI, ShareThis, SideCar, Lark, Meta Spaceglasses and Jetlore.
About Quantum Leaps Corporation
"Quantum Leaps," is a Japan based global consultancy firm which helps trigger "discontinuous transformation" in Japan through their business activities. Quantum Leaps service is specialized in the ABC strategy, the strategy to create new businesses and growth opportunities. With the ABC strategy, it supports the company's challenge of shifting itself from "survival" to "creation" in this dynamically changing era. By creating scenarios for new business development and growth with a global (particularly Asian) perspective and with the cooperation of numerous high-caliber partners, Quantum Leaps helps to trigger the rapid evolution (quantum leaps) of Japan and Asia. Quantum Leaps Corporation strives to provide innovative ideas and resources that will create new value. With people of like mind and will, with a focus on Japan and Asia, they hope to nurture the next generation of global companies and leaders who will secure a bright and prosperous future for Japan and for the world.
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