TEL VC overview

We support fundamental innovations in areas outside of our traditional industry segments

TEL VC strives to leverage the capabilities of our parent Tokyo Electron — the world's leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer — to enable the growth of other foundational technologies — from thin film transistors to nanotechnology. Our approach reflects our understanding of the limitations of both traditional corporate and financial venture capital models. We seek new ways to use our unique resources to transform ideas, talents and technologies into great companies.

We are located in Silicon Valley, USA but we are globally focused since good ideas and fresh perspectives can emerge anywhere.

 

A partner with common goals — and global assets

At TEL VC, we consider our investment companies to be partners and we support their activities to secure future success. The TEL VC team brings global business experience, the deepest technical resources and, most importantly, a collaborative approach.

An investment by TEL VC provides the endorsement of a market leader, with worldwide sales and distribution channels that reach the leading electronics, display and chip companies. TEL's research and development, engineering, and manufacturing assets also may be leveraged to your benefit in many ways — from a joint partnership to a customer relationship.

 

Our process uncovers our mutual strengths and common goals

TEL VC is a US company and the Silicon Valley team conducts its own due diligence. When appropriate we leverage TEL's technological expertise in Japan and worldwide.

We make decisions quickly and invest in companies that have the potential to flourish with our help. Our evaluation process includes:

  1. We begin with the basic business plan, including an overview of the competitive marketplace, your technology, products, and long-term potential.
  2. We work to establish an open dialogue between our groups. The more we talk, the more we can learn about our respective companies and find areas of mutual benefit.

TEL VC
Focus Areas

  • Semiconductor and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Storage
  • Life Science, Healthcare, Medical Electronics
  • Lighting (LED, OLE)
  • Photonics
  • Advanced Display
  • Printable Electronics