Tokyo Electron’s strategic investment unit has four new members based in Japan, South Korea, Israel and Ireland.
Tel Venture Capital, the corporate venture capital subsidiary of Japanese electronics and semiconductor producer Tokyo Electron, has four new team members: Mariko Ozawa, Alan (Jaeyoung) Park, Eyal Shekel and Dave Hurley.
Formed in 2006 and headquartered in California, Tel Venture Capital invests strategically in semiconductor and display technology companies. Its team is spread across the US, Asia and Europe. It is led by GCV Powerlist member Keiichi (Kay) Enjoji, who has been president of the unit since 2011.
At Tel Venture Capital, Ozawa will be part of the technical staff. Having joined Tokyo Electron in 2003, she spent nearly two decades in various product and technology marketing and sales roles. She shifted to project incubation in 2020 where she focused on advanced service business creation, sustainable technology and marketing.
Park will be a South Korea-based startup researcher at the corporate VC unit. He spent seven years at Tel Korea, focusing on new technologies and collaborating with Tel’s engineering team. He has 25 years of experience as a specialist in semiconductor equipment, parts and materials at an unnamed major chipmaker in South Korea.
Based in Israel, Shekel has been appointed senior researcher for Europe after supporting the CVC team since October 2023. He joined Tokyo Electron in 1997 as senior vice president of service and support operations. Before that, he worked for chipmaker Applied Materials for four years and a half as a senior customer engineer.
Hurley will be an Ireland-based senior venture partner and has been tasked with overseeing investments, portfolio management and startup engagement in Europe. Before this appointment, Hurley spent a decade as general manager of Tel Magnetic Solutions, which he founded as a university spinout and where he served as chief executive for more than 15 years.