TEL Venture Capital (TEL VC) strives to leverage the capabilities of our parent Tokyo Electron — the world's leading semiconductor and display 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.
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.
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: