Intellectual Property Management |
Angel Investments, Venture Capital
Denichiro “Denny” Otsuga is an experienced business advisor and entrepreneur. Denny was the co-founder of a specialized intellectual property management consulting business. The company experienced rapid growth and was subsequently acquired by a publicly traded company.
Denny was trained as a scientist; he holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and worked in a biotechnology startup venture company bridging science and business operations. Additionally, Denny has worked in venture capital firms and a boutique management consulting firm specializing in innovation and innovation ecosystem development. He has also held senior management positions in various universities, overseeing intellectual property management and technology-based venture startups.
Through his wide-ranging career experience, he has a wealth of experience in negotiating and executing various agreements. Specifically, Denny has negotiated; patent licensing, non-disclosure/confidentiality, collaboration, consortium, sponsored research, grants, and corporate sponsorship. Several agreements led by Denny are valued more than $1M. Denny also has experience in business strategy, equity financing in pre-seed/seed stages, investor pitch, and angel investment.
Denny is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs, and he has been actively contributing to the growth and success of startup companies through his involvement with Rockies Venture Club, a non-profit angel investor network organization.
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