|Venture Fund Member Profile
The Strategic Enterprise Fund (the "SEF") is the private equity strategic investment arm of UPS. The Fund is a corporate venture capital group which focuses on developing critical partnerships and acquiring knowledge returns from its investments in information technology companies and emerging market-spaces.
Established in 1997, the SEF is an important business development tool that enables exploration of emerging markets and technologies that may enhance the evolving business model of UPS. The Fund monitors external business environments and allows UPS to learn from companies directly involved in the new economy. Knowledge gained from fund investments helps UPS to "Enable Global Commerce" by providing our customers with tools to enhance every aspect of business. These tools broaden and speed the flow of not only goods, but information and funds as well.
The Fund invests in companies that are strategically relevant to UPS, and reflects the strong emphasis that UPS places on becoming the leading provider of technologically advanced services in the transportation and logistics industry.
UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund
Rimas manages the UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund (SEF) which is the private equity
strategic investment arm of UPS. The SEF is a corporate venture capital group which
focuses on developing critical partnerships and acquiring knowledge returns from its investments in information technology companies and emerging market-spaces. Initial investments range from $100k – $1M depending on the stage of the investment. Rimas got his Bachelors of Science from the University of Connecticut and his MBA from Emory University - Goizeuta Business School.
||Cold Pack System is a cold chain packaging solutions company using revolutionary thermal technologies inspired by the need for more insulating system options. While continuing to develop packaging for the future, Cold Pack’s current focus is on the perishable packaging products market for use in cold chain movements of temperature sensitive products worldwide. Their markets include pharmaceuticals, biotech products, high end seafood and meats, gourmet foods, chocolates, fresh cut flowers, live animals and specialty industrial materials. |
||DemandPoint empowers companies to streamline the value chain, achieve perfect order performance and collapse the order-to-cash cycle, leveraging deep roots in operational excellence and business process optimization. DemandPoint architects and implements demand-driven fulfillment strategies that bridge a company’s business model to its operating platform, resulting in improved cash flow and working capital. |
||United Villages, Inc. is bridging the digital divide through sustainable micro-enterprise by providing villagers in underserved rural areas with a digital identity and access to locally-relevant products and services. Through an innovative low-cost, store-and-forward "drive-by WiFi" technology and a network of local kiosks, United Villages offers communications, ecommerce, and value added information services.|
||Impinj, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing CMOS integrated circuit products and solutions using its exclusive Self-Adaptive Silicon technology. The company's RFID products meet the requirements set by the consumer packaged goods industry and deliver low-cost, long-range, field-rewritable functionality. Impinj also licenses AEON, the world's first truly nonvolatile memory fabricated in logic CMOS. |
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on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in GA, Sponsored by Chamber of Eco Commerce
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