About Us

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Who we are

We’re Strategic Investors and Company Builders with over a century of combined experience and established track records in Managed Services in the Middle East, Venture Capital in Silicon Valley and Technology Sourcing and Deployment in Japan. We connect best-of-breed Silicon Valley technology thoroughbreds to established businesses in the US, the UAE and Japan with strong local support in all our areas of operation.

Source at the speed of light.

Based in three strategic demographies from a development and deployment standpoint, we source best of breed ideas, technologies and services to assist our clients in creating vertically-integrated standalone entities.

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Team

Laurent brings 30 years of experience in IT and marketing. He is a Director of NavLink that he co-founded in 1996 including positions as President, CEO and COO. He established NavLink with the goal to improve Telecom services and introduce Internet services in emerging countries. This evolved to include data centers offering managed services to the enterprise market. He continues to advise telecom operators on investment and acquisition of key companies to help in the digital transformation. He enabled major Telecom operators in the introduction of advanced Enterprise ICT services to their markets in Europe and MEA. He also deployed a MPLS network across the Middle East extending AT

Laurent Delifer

Laurent brings 30 years of experience in IT and marketing. He is a Director of NavLink that he co-founded in 1996 including positions as President, CEO and COO. He established NavLink with the goal to improve Telecom services and introduce Internet services in emerging countries. This evolved to include data centers offering managed services to the enterprise market. He continues to advise telecom operators on investment and acquisition of key companies to help in the digital transformation. He enabled major Telecom operators in the introduction of advanced Enterprise ICT services to their markets in Europe and MEA. He also deployed a MPLS network across the Middle East extending AT&T’s global reach. Navlink was acquired by AT&T and operates as a subsidiary serving the MEA.
Greg is a veteran of over 35 years in the technology development industry as a developer, entrepreneur, public company CEO and CTO of Metrowerks (Acquired by Motorola Semiconductor), venture capitalist at SoftBank Venture Capital and a board member of both private and public boards.
He led and managed early stage investments in the fields of semiconductors, communications equipment, wireless infrastructure software, internet-centric mobile platforms, DFM software and solid oxide fuel cell technology high-performance electric motorcycles, internet of  things, carbon-fiber kinetic energy storage technologies
Notable investments include: Transilica (Acquired by Microtune); Dantz (Acquired by EMC);  Impinj (NASDAQ: IMPJ) Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN )   ; Danger (Acquired by Microsoft)

Greg Galanos

Greg is a veteran of over 35 years in the technology development industry as a developer, entrepreneur, public company CEO and CTO of Metrowerks (Acquired by Motorola Semiconductor), venture capitalist at SoftBank Venture Capital and a board member of both private and public boards. He led and managed early stage investments in the fields of semiconductors, communications equipment, wireless infrastructure software, internet-centric mobile platforms, DFM software and solid oxide fuel cell technology high-performance electric motorcycles, internet of things, carbon-fiber kinetic energy storage technologies Notable investments include: Transilica (Acquired by Microtune); Dantz (Acquired by EMC); Impinj (NASDAQ: IMPJ) Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN ) ; Danger (Acquired by Microsoft)
Shinichi has a long history in the technology and consumer facing product companies.   He continues to support companies as an active advisor and board member, bringing his experience in bridging the gap globally across countries, culture and business.  He serves on private boards in Japan, the US and European and advises on business strategy and  development in Japan, Asia, US and Europe.    Prior to this role, he was the Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President at Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. and was instrumental in leading the engineering and launch of the PlayStation series of products during the ten year period of 1994-2003.   Mr. Okamoto holds a Bachelors and Master science/chemistry degree from the Science and Engineering Waseda University Tokyo.

Shinichi Okamoto

Shinichi has a long history in the technology and consumer facing product companies. He continues to support companies as an active advisor and board member, bringing his experience in bridging the gap globally across countries, culture and business. He serves on private boards in Japan, the US and European and advises on business strategy and development in Japan, Asia, US and Europe. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President at Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. and was instrumental in leading the engineering and launch of the PlayStation series of products during the ten year period of 1994-2003. Mr. Okamoto holds a Bachelors and Master science/chemistry degree from the Science and Engineering Waseda University Tokyo.