Goetz Weber ( Linked In ) heads partnerships at Samsung. He also served as COO of doubleTwist, Inc. Prior to doubleTwist, Goetz was the co-founder and CEO of inDplay . a b2b multiplatform video content marketplace, angel funded by Eric Schmidt, William Hearst III and Shai Agassi. inDplay was sold to Ascent Media in February 2008. Prior to inDplay, Goetz held senior positions in strategic business development, product development, and innovation management at SAP AG in Germany and at SAP Labs in Palo Alto. He has worked on a number of leading SAP initiatives, including business strategy for the SAP-Microsoft collaboration, and several new composite application product launches spanning the financial services and manufacturing industries. He holds a Ph.D.ein Theoretical Physics, an MBA, and has authored physics publications and patents.
Daiwa Quantum Capital
Daiwa Quantum Capital, led by the former CEO of Sony Nobuyuki Idei, seeks growth capital opportunities in Asia with a particular emphasis on applying Japanese resources to its investments. The General Partner was founded by Daiwa Securities SMBC Principal Investments, a unit of Daiwa Securities SMBC and Quantum Leaps Corporation.
By way of background, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (“SMBC”) is a leading Japanese financial services firm with more than JPY 100 trillion (approx. $1 trillion) in assets. Quantum Leaps, founded by Nobuyuki Idei (ex-Group CEO of Sony Corp), is a business incubation and strategy consulting firm. It is also a leading venue for exchanging ideas among CEOs of Asian and Western companies. The investment team of the Fund includes senior professionals from the Asia-team of DPI and Quantum Leaps.
Since 2001, DPI has invested more than JPY 800 billion (approx. $8 billion) in private equity and real estate in Japan and worldwide.