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Infoteria Corporation CEO Pina Hirano joins Fenox Venture Capital as Board Advisor

Infoteria Corporation’s CEO, Yoichiro “Pina” Hirano has joined the board of advisors of Fenox Venture Capital (Fenox). 

Hirano 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 organisation.

Fenox is a USA Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm with more than 65 portfolio companies and seven 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,” says 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 USD24 million USD into Japanese startups and the addition of Mr. Hirano shows our further commitment to Japan’s dynamic market,” says Anis Uzzaman, CEO & General Partner of Fenox Venture Capital. “With the help of 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.

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