May 4, 2020



Kamakura, Japan — October 11, 2016 — 16Lab, developer of OZON™ – a platform for ultra-small wearable devices – welcomes two new members to the newly established advisory board. The former chairman of BULGARI Japan and the former head of Intel Capital Japan graciously accepted our offer.

Mr. Takashi Fukae is a recipient of “COMMENDATORE dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”, which he received for his outstanding contribution to the Italian fashion industry. Mr. Fukae has led the deployment of the fashion giant to the Japanese market and established it as one of the top reputable brands.

Mr. Akimichi Degawa is the former “Managing Director and Japan GM” of Intel Capital. In his 25+ years experience as one of the top venture capitalists, he was instrumental in managing the Japanese unit of the semiconductor giant’s investment arm for more than a decade, as well as carrying out duties in the APAC division.

16Lab believes it is essential for the company to be globally competitive and support from these leading industry professionals will bring the benefit in terms of guidance and useful insights into both fashion and technology sectors.

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16Lab Inc.

16Lab is a startup which has gathered some of the best engineering minds from around the world in order to develop its ring-type wearable computing device as a next generation computing platform. 16Lab is a fabless company focusing on development resources in its core competence, such as an ultra-low power consumption technology and a super accurate 3D motion analyses. 16Lab has successfully built a development consortium of Engineering Partners with global-top level technology in all areas. Alps Electric, one of the leading manufacturers of electronic components, is a core partner. 16Lab is a recipient of the Japanese government’s subsidy program called the NEDO R&D Venture Support Program that supports highly competitive R&D-oriented innovative startups. Moreover, 16Lab was awarded top prizes at the Japan-UK Tech Awards 2015 and at the CEATEC Innovation Awards 2015 (Home Entertainment).

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