An important component of our investment strategy is to seek out and
invest in emerging growth companies that can benefit from our
extensive network of contacts in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and the
rest of Asia. The strategic and financial value of our Asian network
to portfolio companies has proven itself enormous over the years.
Focus Ventures creates value on both sides of the Pacific. Through
our Asian connections, we assist with local recruiting as well as
facilitate distribution and sales, licensing, manufacturing,
hosting, systems integration, and other joint venture arrangements
for portfolio companies. In turn, our partners in Asia gain access
to new business concepts, products and emerging technologies
provided by Focus Ventures' portfolio companies.
Focus Ventures has established Focus Pacific Technology Group
(FPTG), which maintains a Shanghai Representative Office. FPTG
serves Focus Ventures exclusively and its primary mission is to help
Focus Ventures portfolio companies enter the China marketplace. FPTG
has five seasoned professionals in various industry, technology and
marketing sectors. The team helps companies devise strategies for
approaching Asian markets and working with Asian partners, and
connects companies to relevant resources.
In addition, Focus has established strong working relationships with
a number of important groups and corporations in Asia, including:
The Cha Group (Hong Kong, China, Silicon Valley), CICC (leading
Investment Bank in China), Golden Sands River Ventures (leading
Beijing early stage venture firm), Qiu Shi Foundation (provides
grants for research in China) and Systex (largest systems integrator
Additionally, Jim Boettcher, one of the Focus general partners,
maintains close contacts with influential individuals and investment
groups throughout Asia. Jim was formerly head of an Asian merchant
banking operation and has developed, structured and funded a number
of successful projects in Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Jim
is a frequent speaker at AVCJ, Zero2IPO and other high profile
conferences in Asia.