SEIKOURI Inc. and Bridging Japan Announce Partnership

New York, NY, May 15, 2015 –(– SEIKOURI Inc., an international consulting company and leader in business internationalization, announces a strategic partnership with Tokyo based Bridging Japan, a Kakehashi Intl. brand.

SEIKOURI will add Bridging Japan’s market entry consulting services for Asia to its offering for existing and future North American and European clients.

In addition, Bridging Japan will act as an investor partner for early stage startups and small to mid-size companies with a link to Japan. This includes North American and European businesses with Asia potential and Japanese companies going international.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our collaboration with Bridging Japan,” said Markus Brinsa, President & CEO of SEIKOURI Inc. “Historically, Japan has always been an important market for us. Using ‘seikouri’, the Japanese word for success as the company name, emphasizes our commitment to Japan and the Japanese market.”

“Asia continues to provide more and more of the world’s leading technologies. In supporting companies with global technologies and services, it is critical to have access to strategic and investment partner’s in the world’s major markets,” said David Richardson, Managing Director, Kakehashi International. “Partnering with SEIKOURI gives Bridging Japan greater access to Europe and the U.S. for our Japanese and Asian customers.”

SEIKOURI is an international consulting company specialized in business internationalization. SEIKOURI supports European software vendors and service providers with their business expansions into the North American market. SEIKOURI also advises American technology companies in fields of alliances and partner development in EMEA and Southeast Asia.

Privately held SEIKOURI Inc. was founded in 2008. The company is fully owned by the executive team. Headquartered on Madison Avenue in New York City and with offices in San Francisco Bay Area, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Las Vegas (coming 2015), SEIKOURI covers all targeted regions with local and high qualified teams.


About Bridging Japan
Kakehashi International (Bridging Japan) is a Japan/Asia focused consulting company providing market entry services, and access to incubation/venture capital for seed-to-early stage start-ups. Our incubation/venture capital activities are focused on seed-to-early stage start-up technology companies with global potential.

Most recently Bridging Japan closed a pre Series A round of funding for Hubnami, a San Francisco based social media analytics company. All funds were from value added Japanese strategic investors who provide access to next round funding, Japan and Asia distribution and localization.

With offices in Tokyo and Hong Kong, and leveraging partners in China, the U.S., Australia and Europe, Bridging Japan enables companies to gain access to multiple markets simultaneously. Enabling companies to enter markets earlier than their resources would normally allow, and providing access to a broad range of strategic partners and venture capital.

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