Founded in 2000, beBit has been a leading consulting firm specializing in providing Customer Experience Management (CEM) and User Centered Design (UCD) services in China, Japan and Taiwan. Our vision is to create a customer centric society with trillion smiles.
beBit has been proactively utilizing technologies from all over the world. In order to better cooperate with companies with cutting-edge technologies, we established a corporate venture, beBit UCD Ventures. This new investment company will support and invest in seed-stage startups that develop products or services related to CEM or UCD.
beBit UCD Ventures Overview
|Company Name||beBit UCD Ventures, Inc.|
|Investment Targets||User-Centered Design Technologies|
|Total Investment||2 million USD|
About the CEO
Ryosei Wakabayashi is the founder of beBit and CEO of beBit UCD Ventures. He has 15 years’ experience in company management. In addition, he also has the experience founding companies and expanding the business to Shanghai and Taiwan.
He started Customer Experience Management (CEM) consulting services within beBit, and has been working with TOYOTA and SONY assurance. He is also an associate professor in Tokyo University and Kyoto University.
Q: How much money do you typically invest to a company?
A: We plan to give put 20K-200K USD to each company.
Q: How long does it take for beBit UCD Ventures to make investment decisions?
A: Since the CEO, Ryosei Wakabayashi, stays in the USA, the communication and decision will all be quick.
Q: How long does it take to receive the investment?
A: Within a few days after the contract. We act like angel investors. We give out financial supports without having to provide detailed reports to the parent company.
Q: Once reach the investment agreement, does the startup need to provide financial reports?
A: No, we don’t require financial reports. We hope to help ventures and provide conveniences to them
Q: What else do you provide besides financial investment?
A: With solid expertise in User-Centered Design (UCD) methodology, we can give advice from user-centered point of view, help install UCD process to the product development. We also provide opportunities to test the products in Japan market.