Leading Japanese Fund TNP on the Road (TOR) Taps Collective IQ to Link Top Japanese & US Corporations and Institutional Investors

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Collective IQ to Support Leading Japanese Fund TNP On The Road (TOR) with Investment Strategy in North America

Collective IQ (http://www.collectiveiq.com) has been engaged to support one of Japan's leading early-stage venture capital funds TNP On The Road(TOR) (http://www.tsunami2000.co.jp/TNPG_E/) in building a bridge between top companies and institutional investors in Japan and the US. Collective IQ, a boutique merchant bank, was formed in 2001 by William Glynn, ranked by Information Week as one of the world's top innovators.

Collective IQ's co-founder, Jon Nieman, is spearheading CIQ's efforts on behalf of TOR. Nieman is a seasoned veteran in fund platform development, institutional fund raising, transaction structuring, portfolio management and private equity. "TOR is in the process of becoming more of a globally recognized leader in Japan and we wanted assistance in extending our network, enhancing our deal flow and communicating the benefits of Japanese venture capital. I'm very satisfied with the working relationship with Jon and the extensive reach of the Collective IQ network, and see no reason to look elsewhere," said Katsuhiro Yamashita, CEO of TNP On The Road (TOR).

About Collective IQ (http://www.collectiveiq.com)

Collective IQ is a Merchant Bank that provides corporate venture and development services to a select group of leadership companies, a family of funds (buy out, niche equity, leasing, sub debt, mezzanine, and corporate venture capital) and a portfolio of principal investments.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices worldwide, Collective IQ manages a network of relationships; social, scientific and economic across the world. This proprietary group is placed at the highest levels in society and corporate culture. CIQ uses its influence to create value for some of the world's most trusted brands and largest businesses.

About TNP Group (http://www.tsunami2000.co.jp/TNPG_E/)

TNP On The Road is a venture capital subsidiary of TSUNAMI Network Partners Corporation (TNP). TNP was founded in September 2000 for the planning and operation of the activities of "TSUNAMI", a venture support organization.

"TSUNAMI" was established in August 2000 through collaboration between the public institutions and private enterprises in Kanagawa (a prefecture with its capital city Yokohama located in the west of Tokyo Metropolis). The idea is to set in motion a new wave of success by attracting promising venture enterprises and advanced business resources to Kanagawa and serving as a link among them.

TNP aims to create a Silicon Valley type of ecosystem based on the activities of venture support organization "TSUNAMI".


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