Pina-Hirano1Infoteria Corporation’s CEO, Yoichiro “Pina” Hirano, joins the board of advisors of Fenox Venture Capital, Inc. (Fenox). Mr. Hirano is a natural-born entrepreneur who founded Infoteria Corporation and took it public in 2007 at Tokyo Stock Exchange. He also recently became the Chairman of the Blockchain Collaborative Consortium (BCCC), Japan’s first blockchain industry organization.

Fenox is a USA Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm with more than 65 portfolio companies and 7 offices across North America, Europe and Asia. Aside from investing into startups around the globe, Fenox has been providing large Japanese corporations access to the hottest startups around the world, creating business development opportunities for both existing and new business segments.

“Fenox gives Japanese startups a global flavor. Along with its global portfolio, Fenox has also invested in top Japanese startups, including Terra Motors, Money Forward, Metaps, Evolable Asia, ZUU, Geniee and FiNC, and helped them with their globalization approach,” said Pina Hirano. “Fenox also plays a major role in Japan’s innovation by helping large corporations connect with Silicon Valley and global startups leading the technology trends. They already have numerous success stories with more than 15 existing corporate partners. I am happy to be a part of Fenox’s outstanding team.”

“As a part of our global initiative, Fenox is committed to help the Japanese startup ecosystem. In 2015 alone, Fenox has invested about $24 million USD into Japanese startups and the addition of Mr. Hirano shows our further commitment to Japan’s dynamic market,” said Anis Uzzaman, CEO & General Partner of Fenox Venture Capital. “With the help of Mr. Hirano, we will be able to not only invest in additional Japanese startups, but also help large Japanese corporations innovate in the most effective fashion.”

The cooperation between Fenox and Mr. Hirano will catalyze the innovation in Japan, empowering Japanese startups with global expansion opportunities and bridging the latest technology trends from Silicon Valley for large corporations to take leadership in the global arena.

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