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VOICE 01

At the fastest speed,
We were able to realize open innovation.

Operations Planning Manager (Semi-Major - TSE listed company)

Issue

With the knowledge and expertise of Dr. Tomita whom is active both domesticly and overseas as a leader in open innovation (alliances), we were able to move projects forward that were stagnant quickly with our own resources alone. As a result, not only by providing knowledge and know-how, but also thanks to Dr. Tomita's ability to embody it by driving the project itself, we achieved the shortest and fastest open innovation.

Reason for choosing CVC JAPAN

With the knowledge and expertise of Dr. Tomita whom is active both domesticly and overseas as a leader in open innovation (alliances), we were able to move projects forward that were stagnant quickly with our own resources alone. As a result, not only by providing knowledge and know-how, but also thanks to Dr. Tomita's ability to embody it by driving the project itself, we achieved the shortest and fastest open innovation.

VOICE 02

I looked at the next 10 years, 20 years
CVC indispensable for management strategy

Representative Chairman (owner) of a medium-sized unlisted company

Issue

It is expected that the life cycle of the existing business will come to an end in the future, and because there are young employees, it is necessary for them to launch new business to keep us up in the future. However, there were no business ideas inside the company, so members within the company could not explore and promote anything.

Reason for choosing CVC JAPAN

Mr. Tomita, president of CVC JAPAN, has experienced work in cities where the traditional atmosphere of Japan remains strong, such as Kyoto and Kanazawa, as a venture capitalist while having abundant experience overseas, mainly in the United States. I thought that my own company had been running for over 10 years as well so I could place my trust in him. In particular, as a management consultant, he has consulted over 180 new businesses and has a long selling "Textbook for starting a new business", as well as being a Rikkyo University MBA / Professor (Keio University / Ph.D.) As a whole, we determined that it would be appropriate to entrust him with our company's future support, including educational knowledge as management skill analysis and planning. In addition, despite the fact of a heavy academic background, there is a "breakthrough power" of which we had not seen anything similar.

VOICE 03

Connecting to the world makes it stronger.
CVC JAPAN opened the door.

Listed on the second-largest TSE listing · New business manager

Issue

We are making efforts to set up new business day by day, but our company has no central laboratory, so we needed to seek technology and business seeds for new innovation both in Japan and abroad. However, there were no overseas branch offices or overseas subsidiaries, and because there were no employees good at English, access to overseas was not possible.

Reason for choosing CVC JAPAN

Satoshi Tomita, president of CVC JAPAN, worked for American banks, had numerous business trips abroad, numerous announcements at international conferences, postings to overseas academic journals, translation of English books on venture capital (Harvard Business · School's professors and two others) and so on, mainly in the United States. In Japan, we have exchanged business cards of more than 10,000 cards in about 10 years, but also overseas, we now had the power to negotiate overseas and exchange business cards for the first time without hesitation, which is wonderful. We also have partners in San Diego and Singapore. I chose for such powerful access power to overseas. I also appreciate the excavation of projects at overseas academic routes unique to Dr. Tomita whom is also a university professor.

VOICE 04

Understand fiduciary responsibility,
Governance-driven safe fund operations

Manager of business operations of a major first section TSE company

Issue

In order to promote open innovation, we aimed to establish our own CVC company or CVC fund, but I was worried about specializing in venture capital business, the procudure of establishing an investment business association, operation know-how etc. That said, I was simply thinking that merely investing in a fund of a major VC would not lead to the launch of new business.

Reason for choosing CVC JAPAN

Ms. Tomita, president of CVC JAPAN, has worked in a private bank in the United States and a contract management department of the Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. (now · Sumitomo Mitsui Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.), and has the experience of operating corporate pension and public funds. Also, he has experience with independent venture capital and management of public funds of the country and the prefecture as a responsible person. As a result, as a publicly traded company, there are concerns over monitoring from shareholders, outside directors, and auditing firms, but we will manage the funds that properly takes risks and governance, document preparation and respond. For being the most reliable, I chose CVC JAPAN. They operate in good faith, and you can have a sense of security and trust.

VOICE 05

External, but internal
He corresponded
as if he were the company's staff

Senior Managing Director and Head of Administration Headquarters of company listed on the second section of the TSE

Issue

The challenge in setting up a new business and promoting open innovation was that there were no human resources in charge of that. Even if we tried to adopt it, we were unable to find and scout for recruitment costs and appropriate human resources. In addition, general consulting companies and think tanks that I once asked responded as a client, but did work with me as if part of my company.

Reason for choosing CVC JAPAN

Mr. Tomita, president of CVC JAPAN, is serious in terms of monetary issues, but not just that, he does his best to be completely serious about us, as if part of our own company. That's what it takes to live and fight. For this we ended up comfortable with each other. I think that there is nobody else whom makes such correspondence quite so easy. We expect to work with CVC JAPAN led by Mr. Tomita from now on and the reliable Mr. Tomita may not technically be an employee of our company, but he is treated and considered just like a staff of our company, and we are pushing the whole launch of our new business through CVC investment.