ICON partners with Japan’s first Crypto Fund ‘B Cryptos’
Greetings from the ICON Team
Tokyo, May 8, 2018 — ICON announced a strategic partnership with Japan’s first crypto fund, B Cryptos (representative Hiroyuki Motoyoshi) to revitalize the blockchain ecosystem in Japan and abroad.
B Cryptos is Japan’s first crypto fund supported by one of Japan’s top venture capital funds, B Dash Ventures(representative Hiroyuki Watanabe), and also by Japan’s leading cryptocurrency exchange QUOINE, which will invest in various ICOs and cryptocurrencies.
Following the strategic partnership last month with Deblock (Co-CEO Jun Hong and Hyun-suk Oh), ICON’s strategic partnership with B Cryptos is to further expand our support for blockchain projects and to build a worldwide hyperconnected blockchain ecosystem.
ICON and B Cryptos will co-host hackathons, demo days, and conferences, as well as operate incubation programs to support blockchain projects.
JH Kim, council member of ICON, will become a member of the Crypto Fund Investment Committee. Also, Hiroyuki Watanabe, CEO of B Dash Ventures, will become an advisor for ICON. ICON is also considering making investments in B Crypto’s Fund as a limited partner.
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[Introduction of B Cryptos]
B Cryptos, established in 2017, is Japan’s first crypto fund to invest in ICOs and cryptocurrency. It is supported by B Dash Ventures, a leading venture capital firm, and QUOINE, Japan’s leading cryptocurrency exchange.
[Introduction of B Dash Ventures]
B Dash Ventures was established in September 2011 to invest in internet and mobile-related startups, especially in ad tech, gaming, and online media sectors not only in Japan but around the world. Also, they are hosting Japan’s biggest tech event, ‘B Dash Camp’, twice every year with presentations, panel discussions, and startup pitch competitions.
Website : http://www.bdashventures.com/
[Hiroyuki Watanabe, CEO of B Dash Ventures]
After holding positions at Sanwa Research Institute (now Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting), Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and NGI group, Hiroyuki Watanabe founded B Dash Ventures in 2011.
Currently he also serves as Managing Director of the Japan Venture Capital Association. Also, Ranked #2 in “Most Influential Venture Capitalists in Japan” by Forbes in 2015 and 2016.
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