Financial industry

We have worked with several of the world’s largest investment funds, with banks, brokers and with a leading consumer finance company.

Track record:

  • We have worked with and advised several hundred fund managers in Japan, Europe and US regarding investments in the emerging field of solid state lighting, electronic money and mobile payments, software for mobile phones, and many other technology areas
  • We advised a credit insurance institution on aspects of the risks of the acquisition of Vodafone-Japan by SoftBank
  • We advised an US pension fund on technology issues regarding a Japanese semiconductor company involved in a major patent infringement law suit
  • We advised a consumer loan company on mobile technology applications, discovered and assisted in the resolution of security issues of mobile services
  • Asked to improve the cosmetic appearance and usability of a financial industry mobile site, we found major security problems and errors in the customer facing mobile site of this financial institution. We analyzed the mobile site errors and the documented the security issues, assisting this financial institution to avoid major problems
  • For an investment fund, we conducted technology and general due diligence on a company which had developed a new energy efficient fuel
  • ….and more


  • One of the world’s largest financial groups: approached us to improve their mobile banking system. During this work we discovered serious security problems in the mobile banking system, in addition to major malfunctions which turned customers away. We assisted in recognizing and documenting these security issues and malfunctions, assisted in the resolution of management issues related to these problems, and subsequently advised the CFO long-term on technology trends and related issues.
  • One the largest global investment funds: advised portfolio managers on technology inflections in the smartphone sector, software and OS for smartphones, and analysis of particular companies in the software for smartphones sector
  • CLSA: Advised CLSA-clients (fund managers of pension funds, hedge funds and investment banks) on global technology inflections driven by technology from Japan, including mobile payments, electronic money, solid state lighting and more
  • NY based investment fund: analyzed and reported on potential impact and potential outcome of patent ongoing patent litigation in the GaN LED and lighting field
  • ….and more


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