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FENOX VENTURE CAPITAL & ASUSTEK COMPUTER ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP & INVESTMENT

ASUS Fund We are excited to announce the launch of a new fund with ASUSTek Computer ASUSTek Computer, better known as ASUS, one of world’s largest producers of desktops, laptops, mobile phones and consumer electronics.

This partnership with us will serve as a gateway for ASUS to access top technology startups through Fenox VC’s global network. In turn, ASUS will collaborate with these startups and provide the startups with access to the greater Asian and Global markets.

ASUS, formally AsusTek Computer Inc., is a Taiwan-based, multinational computer hardware and consumer electronics company that was established in 1989. Dedicated to creating products for today’s and tomorrow’s smart life, ASUS is the world’s No. 1 motherboard and gaming brand as well as a top-three consumer notebook vendor.

For more information on ASUS, please click here. If you think Fenox could help your firm with finding innovative technologies , expanding internationally, or with creating a new revenue driving business sector, please contact us at contact@fenoxvc.com .

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September 13th, 2017|

FENOX VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTS IN MONSTAR LAB

MonstarLab investment We are excited to announce our investment into Monstar Lab‘s recent $7 million round. Monstar Lab, serves as a strategic planning & development partner, focusing on three main services: Service Development Business, Music Distribution Service, and Game Service.

Monstar Lab currently has a network of 800 developers and 100 partner companies in the world. With hundreds of developers worldwide, Monstar Lab offers various IT solutions, conducting market analysis and tailoring mobile application and web development solutions for hundreds of global clients. For their music distribution service, they operate “monstar.fm” where indies artists can distribute their own music through iTune Store, Amazon Music.

For more information about Monstar Lab, please click here.

August 17th, 2017|

FENOX VENTURE CAPITAL LEADS X.AI’S INVESTMENT ROUND

x.ai investment We are excited to announce our investment in x.ai‘s recent $10 million round as a lead investor. x.ai is one of the top AI startups developing a personal assistant that can easily schedule meetings on your behalf.

The product, named Amy (also goes by Andrew), is an artificially intelligent personal assistant that schedules meetings for anyone through email. Users simply cc Amy@x.ai onto your email, Amy syncs up with individual calendars, and manages all the future communications to set up the meeting.

Please see the original article here.

August 11th, 2017|

‘스타트업 월드컵 2018’ 개최 발표

Startup World Cup 2018 Launches페녹스벤처캐피탈(Fenox Venture Capital, 대표 아니스우자만)이 ‘2018 스타트업 월드컵(Startup World Cup 2018)’을 내년 5월 미국 샌프란시스코에서 개최한다고 24일 발표했다.

스타트업 월드컵은 글로벌 투자활동을 촉진하기 위해 지난해 시작한 세계 최대의 스타트업 경진대회이자 등용 플랫폼이다. 올해 3월 미국 샌프란시스코에서 개최된 ‘2017 스타트업 월드컵’의 성료에 힘입어 2018 스타트업 월드컵도 개최하게 됐다고 페녹스벤처캐피탈 측은 밝혔다.

2018 스타트업 월드컵에는 5개 대륙, 30개국 이상의 국가에서 참여할 것으로 예상된다. 1등 우승자에게는 100만 달러(약 11억원)의 우승상금이 지급된다. 본선에 진출하는 스타트업들은 세계적인 VC의 투자참여와 멘토지원, 글로벌 진출 혜택이 주어진다.

참여 신청을 희망하는 스타트업들은 웹사이트를 통해 지원할 수 있으며, 후원사 또는 파트너사로 2018 스타트업 월드컵에 참여하고 싶은 경우 메일로 문의할 수 있다 (chris@startupworldcup.io).

May 24th, 2017|

MINDMELD GETS ACQUIRED BY CISCO FOR $125M

MindMeld at Startup World Cup 2017 One of our portfolio companies, MindMeld was acquired for $125 million by Cisco. Founded in 2011, MindMeld helps businesses to build conversational interfaces with cloud-based services.

MindMeld, formerly known as Expect Labs, launched on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012. At that time, MindMeld wanted to build an iPad app that could listen in on your conversations and provide relevant contextual information. Since then, it has expanded its offerings to include a suite of APIs for parsing, reasoning about and generating language.

MindMeld had previously raised $15.4 million in venture capital financing from Fenox Venture, IDG Ventures, GV, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Intel Capital, among others.

MindMeld’s CEO, Tim Tuttle, was also a speaker at Fenox Venture Capital’s Startup World Cup 2017 Grand Finale event.

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May 11th, 2017|

FENOX KOREA LAUNCHES FENOX GLOBAL CENTER IN KOREA

Fenox Venture CapitalWe are happy to announce that Fenox Korea officially opened the Fenox Global Centre located in Seoul. Fenox Korea will manage the operation of Fenox Global Center, invest, and incubate startup companies that have high potential for growth.

In particular, the Fenox Global Center will provide real-time visibility into the latest trends in Silicon Valley in the United States. There will be live seminars to show the latest investment and technology trends and industry trends of Silicon Valley in real time by broadcasting various demo pitching days held in Silicon Valley.

In addition to the official opening of the Fenox Global Center, Fenox Korea has also welcomed a new Korea CEO. Mr. Bae has held CFO & COO roles at various public companies, including Pandora TV, Gaon Media and CTL. He also has expertise in planning and management, financial accounting, investment review, M & A, capital procurement, and IPO.

April 26th, 2017|

FENOX VC’S STARTUP WORLD CUP 2017 $1,000,000 WINNER ANNOUNCED, BLESSED BY STEVE WOZNIAK, CO-FOUNDER OF APPLE

Startup World Cup Winner Startup World Cup, partnered with Wistron Corporation and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe to bring in the top startups from all over the globe for the Grand Finale pitch competition on March 24th 2017. The competition was held at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, and was kicked off by speakers including Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, Daymond John, investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, and many other unique minds from the entrepreneurship community.

A variety of topics were discussed at the event including “The Untold Stories of Apple” by Steve Wozniak, “The Power of Broke” by Daymond John, and “The Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs” by Guy Kawasaki. The event was hosted by actress and entrepreneur, Rachele Brooke Smith, and brought together the top VCs, entrepreneurs, and world-class tech CEOs.

15 startups battled for the World Cup:

1st Place – UniFa (Japan)
2nd Place – Open Bionics (United Kingdom)
3rd Place – Ahlijasa (Indonesia)

The rest of the finalists in no particular order:
• Crysp (India)
• SnappyScreen (New York, USA)
• Light & Data Technology (China)
• Delvv.io (South Africa)
• Entropix (California, USA)
• ShipVio (Czech Republic)
• Fitly (Boston, USA)
• Uprise (Australia)
• Jarvish (Taiwan)
• Epsilon (Luxembourg)
• LiveCare (South Korea)
• 3DPrinterOS (Texas, USA)

UniFa of Japan came in 1st place and claimed the $1,000,000 prize in investment from Fenox Venture Capital. UniFa is an IoT solution for tracking kindergarteners’ physical and mental growth using a personal robot called Meebo, a smart thermometer, and a smart bed that collects data from children at kindergarten to give parents a better idea of their child’s well-being. 2nd place went to Open Bionics, a 3D printer of robotic arms from the United Kingdom, and 3rd place was taken by Ahlijasa, an on-demand laundry service from Indonesia.

Judges at the event included: Tim Draper of DFJ, David Cohen of Techstars, Kevin Hale of Y Combinator, Eric Feng of KPCB, Alireza Masrour of Plug & Play Ventures, Lisa Suennen of GE Ventures, and Edith Yeung of 500 Startups.

See the original press release here.

April 4th, 2017|

STEVE WOZNIAK, CO-FOUNDER OF APPLE, WILL SHARE “UNTOLD STORIES OF APPLE” AT STARTUP WORLD CUP IN SAN FRANCISCO ON MARCH 24

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and Silicon Valley idol, will be speaking at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale in San Francisco on March 24th, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis. Startup World Cup is a global conference and competition organized by Fenox Venture Capital to bridge startup ecosystems worldwide.

Steve Wozniak, aka “Woz”, will share insights on his time at Apple and tell some untold stories. In 1976, Woz co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, where he developed the Apple I, and co-created the Apple II. He remains a Silicon Valley icon and is recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution.

At the Startup World Cup Grand Finale, the winners of 16 regional competitions from around the world will pitch their companies to Eric Feng of Kleiner Perkins, David Cohen of Techstars, Kevin Hale of Y Combinator, Edith Yeung of 500 Startups, Lisa Suennen of GE Ventures, Adeo Ressi of Founder Institute, Saeed Amidi of Plug and Play, and Tim Draper of Draper Associates. The winner of the finale will receive a US $1,000,000 prize in the form of an investment, worldwide media recognition, a package of free legal services provided by Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, and a cloud software package provided by Salesforce.

The event is organized as a one day conference, kicked off by a series of renowned speakers, including Woz, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, Garry Tan, the founder of Initialized Capital, Daymond John of the popular TV show “Shark Tank”, and Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist of Apple and popular author.

February 7th, 2017|

Daymond John from the TV Show “Shark Tank” to Speak at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale Event in San Francisco, March 24

Startup World Cup LogoDaymond John, the famous shark on TV’s “Shark Tank,” will deliver a keynote presentation at the Startup World Cup 2017 event in San Francisco on March 24, 2017. Daymond John is a highly successful entrepreneur and is the CEO and Founder of the renowned apparel company FUBU. He will kick off the Startup World Cup Grand Finale competition in San Francisco at the Marriott Marquis hotel. Startup World Cup is a global conference and competition organized by Fenox Venture Capital to bridge startup ecosystems worldwide.

On stage, Daymond John will speak about how to grow a successful company. Starting his own business in his parent’s house in Queens with limited resources, he is familiar with what it takes to build a company from scratch and transform it into a billion-dollar business. His background and achievements will set the tone for an exciting competition.

At this Startup World Cup Grand Finale event, the winners of 16 regional events from around the world will pitch their companies to Eric Feng of Kleiner Perkins, David Cohen of Techstars, Kevin Hale of Y Combinator, Edith Yeung of 500 Startups, Lisa Suennen of GE Ventures, Adeo Ressi of Founder Institute, Saeed Amidi of Plug and Play, and Tim Draper of Draper Associates. The winner of the finale will receive a US $1,000,000 investment, worldwide media recognition, and access to accelerators and incubators in the US.

The event is organized as a one day conference, which includes the startup competition, but also has a number of high caliber speakers lined up. Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, and Garry Tan of Initialized Capital will partake in a fireside chat. There also will be a keynote speech given by Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist of Apple and popular author.

One more regional winner to pitch at the Grand Finale will be selected this week on February 2nd, representing the US West Coast. Register now for your tickets: http://www.startupworldcup.io/us-west-coast-event.

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February 1st, 2017|

FENOX VENTURE CAPITAL & WISTRON CORPORATION ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP & INVESTMENT

Wistron-Fenox Fenox Venture Capital is excited to announce the launch of a new fund with Wistron Corporation, known as one of the largest original design manufacturer (ODM) companies in the world with over 18 Billion Dollars in annual revenue.

This new private venture fund will help Internet of Things, Robotics, Augmented/Virtual Reality and similar focused startups that require hardware-software collaboration with reliable manufacturing. The joint venture between Fenox Venture Capital and Wistron will provide an insider perspective on the world’s newest and most exciting technologies along with a stepping-stone to further business development with startups in global markets.

For more information on Wistron, please click here. If you think Fenox could help your firm with finding innovative technologies , expanding internationally, or with creating a new revenue driving business sector, please contact us at contact@fenoxvc.com

Based in Taipei, Wistron Corporation provides ICT products including mobile systems, desktop systems, serves and storage, IA and networking and communications services to their global customers. It develops solutions in the areas of green recycling, cloud, and display vertical integration. The company employs over 30,000 personnel in offices located in North America, Europe and Asia.

See the original press release here.

December 6th, 2016|