Since the 1980s, DEFTA Partners has identified, nurtured, and funded companies with innovative technologies. With offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, DEFTA has led many companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to global success.Today, DEFTA Partners foresees new opportunities in the integration of innovations in information and communication technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and other healthcare fields. With a vision to enable every person to live a healthy life until his/her last moment, we are investing in companies developing advanced therapeutics, health ICT, and enabling technologies.In the late 1990s, DEFTA Partners predicted that the fundamental structure of information technology would shift from a computation-centric model to what we call the pervasive ubiquitous communications (PUC) model. Our PUC vision has paved the way for successes of technology companies in fields like embedded devices, digital TV, and online security.Since the 1980s, DEFTA Partners has invested in more than 100 companies in the U.S., U.K., Israel, Bangladesh, and Japan. We bring hands-on global expertise to our portfolio companies, enabling them to scale up internationally. Sustainable growth in the developing world is also our goal. In Bangladesh, for example, we work with BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, in establishing and operating a joint venture bracNet, an internet service provider.