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DENSO Investment Director To Meet With Tech Startups At CES For Future Investments

DENSO says it wants to talk with companies that focus on: autonomous driving, connected vehicle, auto cyber security, Internet of Things, industrial robotics and mobility as a service. Companies that meet DENSO’s criteria will have the opportunity to pitch their products and technologies.

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DENSO is making Tony Cannestra, director of corporate ventures, available to meet with early-stage technology startups at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. DENSO will be in booth No. 5431 in North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

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Denso - LogoIn the past two years, DENSO has invested in five technology startups to advance efforts in autonomous driving, connected vehicles, human machine interface (HMI) and artificial intelligence. DENSO says it is aggressively looking to invest in new partner companies working on technologies that benefit the automotive industry and ultimately, society as a whole.

“By continuing to build on our significant achievements in safety, autonomous drive systems, environmental technologies and augmented reality, we are making great progress toward a smarter, safer and more convenient world,” said Cannestra.

Cannestra will be available for 20-minute meetings at the DENSO booth from 12-4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. DENSO says it wants to talk with companies that focus on: autonomous driving, connected vehicle, auto cyber security, Internet of Things, industrial robotics and mobility as a service. Companies that meet DENSO’s criteria will have the opportunity to pitch their products and technologies as well as seek insight from Cannestra based on his years of experience as a venture capitalist. Startups should plan on a brief, casual conversation and bring background on their company to explain their technologies.

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To see if your company meets the criteria and to schedule an appointment with Cannestra, visit click here.

Examples of recent DENSO investments include ThinCI, a vision processing startup developing innovative deep learning technology; Trilumina, a semiconductor laser startup; and Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of the U.S. trucking industry and other global automotive markets.

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