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Chen Chen is an expert in artificial heart development. After graduating from Tsinghua University with a major in Thermal Engineering in 1984, he switched to study Biomechanics in Sichuan University and received a doctorate's degree in 1991.He lectured at Nanjing University from 1991 to 1996 before going to Japan to continue his research on artificial heart technology and development. He was a visiting scholar at University of Tokyo for one year until 1997.In 1999, Chen was headhunted and joined a US startup to work on developing an artificial heart (LVAD) product Levacor. The startup was later acquired by World Heart Corporation and Chen became its chief engineer. World Heart decided to shut down the program in 2006 because the product was too big to be placed inside a human chest.Chen went back to China in 2007 to found CH Biomedical to build a smaller LVAD device.

The first IOT device that cooks and automatically dispenses healthy pet food to a required quantity and schedule  

Through 3D visualization of building information, Onesight's mobile apps improve collaboration between construction workers and designers, and enable real-time building maintenance and management.以见提供修改版本   这个颜色的东西是我加的。Onesight provides BIM data visualization management and intelligent services for the construction industry, promoting the application of BIM in the whole life cycle of buildings through innovative technologies.

Rentracks is an adtech company from Japan, listed in the “Mothers” (Market of the High-Growth and Emerging Stocks) board of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The company provides consultancy services for web development (for SEO, SEM, and other ad purposes) and Internet-based ads. Rentracks also has a network of affiliate companies in various Asian countries, including China, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) started as a division of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works in 1933, and established as an independent in 1937. As of December 2019, it ranked tenth largest company in the world by revenue. An established multinational automotive manufacturer, Toyota has invested in startups working on everything from online marketing to cybersecurity, placing an focus on new-generation mobility services. In 2019, it invested $600m in Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, and founded a joint venture to offer car maintenance, insurance and finance services to ride-hailing drivers. Also that year, Toyota invested $500m in Uber for self-driving cars. In early 2020, the auto giant invested $400 in the self-driving startup Pony.ai. Before the investment, the two had already partnered to test self-driving cars on public roads in China. 

The SBI-Xueda Education Fund is an education investment fund jointly set up by Japan-based SBI Holdings and China-based Xueda Education Group in 2018.

KDDI Open Innovation Fund is a joint corporate VC operated by Japanese telecommunications firm KDDI and investment firm Global Brain. It forms one part of KDDI's venture programs, the other being a Japan-only accelerator program, KDDI Infinity Labo. With the support of other companies in the group, such as au Financial Holdings and Soracom, KDDI is able to provide extensive and relevant support to its portfolio companies.

As one of the original enterprises of the Japanese Mitsubishi Group, Mitsubishi Motors started its automotive business since the pre-World War era. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries produced and imported cars for local use. The automotive company became part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance in 2016 after Nissan acquired a controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Indonesia's Go-Jek is its latest investment to expand into the ride-hailing tech sector in Southeast-Asia.

Japan's largest financial institution, the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) runs the country's flagship MUFG Bank. As part of the Mitsubishi Group, MUFG also has subsidiaries specializing in finance, securities and investments. Its investment in Indonesia's fast-growing Go-Jek is part of MUFG's expansion plans to enter the financial services market in Southeast-Asia.

Mitsubishi Corporation is the general trading company of the Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Group. The corporation covers diverse industries, ranging from general business and financial services to metals and energy. Its largest business unit is the energy group, which trades and invests in oil and gas projects around the world.

Founded in 2007 by Soichiro Swimmy Minami, BizReach is a Tokyo-based recruitment firm that operates a full service headhunting and talent search platform. Its hallmark feature is an AI-powered software for shortlisting job applicants. Outside of Japan, the company also has a presence in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. BizReach raised funding through a Series A round in 2016. 

Eight Roads Ventures is the investment arm of Bermuda-based investment management giant Fidelity International Limited, which was founded in 1969. (It was formerly called Fidelity Growth Partners.) Its investment focus includes emerging technology and healthcare companies in North America, Europe and China in their go-to-market stage and early customer traction. It has offices in the UK, China, India and Japan and has seen 42 exits and has invested in over 300 companies to date. It also participates in Series A to D funding rounds and is a major investor in real estate. 

Genesia Ventures is a Japanese VC firm founded and led by former CyberAgent Ventures executive Soichi Tajima. The company's name is a portmanteau word combining "genesis" and "Asia" and the fund focuses on seed and pre-Series A rounds. It has backed startups in new media and those implementing new technology to traditional sectors. Its portfolio includes Japanese companies Sukedachi and Linc Corporation as well as Southeast Asian startups Homedy and Bobobox.

Founded in 2004, Polaris Capital Group is a Japanese private equity fund management firm. Since its inception, Polaris has invested in about 30 Japanese companies. It completed the fourth round of fundraising for its Polaris Private Equity Fund IV in April 2017, during which it raised JPY 75 billion. The new fund will invest in Japanese companies in the manufacturing sector with globally competitive technologies/patents as well as companies with strong brands or unique business models in the consumer goods, retail and logistics sectors.

Time-saving AI training data platform processing raw data for new and existing AI/ML models based on NLP and computer vision; processes 50 languages globally. 

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