Entrepia Ventures manages VC funds in Canada and the U.S. that invest in early-to expansion-stage, technology-based, private companies. After investing, we actively support business development initiatives of our portfolio companies in Japan and other Asian markets. Leveraging Entrepia’s relationships, many of our portfolio companies benefit from distribution arrangements, partnerships and alliances with Asian companies resulting in incremental revenues, financing, and advantaged market entry and positioning.
Entrepia’s distinctive approach to delivering value goes beyond making introductions to prospective customers and partners. Based on many years of hands-on experience with distribution, manufacturing and service companies in Asia, we help leverage portfolio company management’s time and efforts by assembling and managing the right set of resources in Asian markets – markets that are high-growth and attractive, yet difficult to efficiently access.
Entrepia’s office in Tokyo plays a key role in our activities. On-the-ground Asian presence of our well-connected and experienced staff enables Canadian and U.S. portfolio companies to be positioned optimally, to work the system from the inside, to read and respond to changes rapidly and to avoid pitfalls, thereby maximizing the likelihood of success.
Besides supporting Entrepia Ventures’ portfolio companies, Entrepia Japan also invests in Japanese start-ups and seed businesses that can take advantage of Entrepia’s cross-border operations.
Source: Entrepia Ventures