About Us

360ip was established by Management, Innovation Valley Partners (the technology fund formed in cooperation with Battelle Ventures), Battelle Memorial Institute (the world’s largest R&D and commercialization organization), and Battelle Ventures (the venture capital fund formed in affiliation with Battelle).

360ip is an international IP/technology investment, fund management, advisory services and commercialization company focused on using our expertise, networks and proprietary tools/processes to identify and monetize technology-based opportunities, thereby creating significant value and the highest potential returns.
360ip utilizes its experience and international resources to maximize returns from technology and IP. 360ip has developed a technology/IP platform deployed across multiple technical fields and markets. 360ip leverages its proprietary database of patents to identify unique “bundling opportunities” to create value for its partners. 360ip can further support/enhance the commercialization and monetization of the technology/IP with its partners via licensing, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and investment.

360ip currently has operations in China, Japan, Korea, North America, Singapore and Taiwan.
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    Investments

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    Investments

    The powerful combination of our technology/IP investment and fund management business, our commercialization and advisory services capabilities, our relationship with our partners and founders and our access to world-leading technologies provides an unparalleled opportunity to deliver sustainable, long-term results.

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    Fund Management

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    Fund Management

    360ip manages and develops technology investment funds focused on key sectors reflecting 360ip’s and our founders’ and partners’ core competencies in such areas as Advanced Materials, Bio-Health and Life Sciences, Clean/Energy Technology, Information Technology, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine and Robotics/Automation.

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    Technologies

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    Technologies

    Our technological innovation spans a wide array of fields from material science to bio science, from information technology to nanotechnology, energy and environment to life health sciences.

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    Our Company

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    Our Company

    360ip is an international IP/technology investment, fund management, advisory services and commercialization company focused on leveraging our expertise, global networks and proprietary/tools processes to identify and monetize technology-based opportunities, creating significant value and the highest possible returns.

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    Founders & Partners

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    Founders & Partners

    360ip was established by Management, Innovation Valley Partners (the technology fund formed in cooperation with Battelle Ventures), Battelle Memorial Institute (the world’s largest R&D and commercialization organization), and Battelle Ventures (the venture capital fund formed in affiliation with Battelle).

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    Technology / Commercialization

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    Technology / Commercialization

    360ip provides a wide array of IP, technology, and commercialization advisory services which are tailored to meet our partners’ specific needs, ranging from designing and managing their Technology Commercialization Office and/or Incubator to developing and implementing a Business Development Plan designed to optimize their returns.

Management Team

360ip has a strong management team with extensive experience in the identification, commercialization and monetization of technology. The robust skill set of the 360ip team encompasses "best in class" expertise in technology monetization, including licensing, venture capital investment and fund management. The 360ip team has a strong experience in evaluating and transforming technology into high-value commercial assets to capitalize on market opportunities and generate returns:  
  • Glenn Kline President & Chief Executive Officer
    • Glenn has approximately 30 years of experience in venture capital investing, fund management, technology commercialization and working with high technology growth companies. Prior to co-founding 360ip, Glenn was a General Partner at Battelle Ventures/Innovation Valley Partners. He also served as managing partner at Academy Funds (“Academy”), an early-stage venture-capital firm that he co-founded to focus on commercializing and spinning out technology from major research institutions.During his tenure with Battelle Ventures/Innovation Valley Partners and Academy, Glenn led investments in approximately 30 portfolio companies, which included start-ups in the areas of advanced materials, cleantech, information technology, life sciences and semiconductors.Glenn holds an MBA in finance from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, and a BA in international relations from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Glenn also completed coursework at Sophia University, while living in Tokyo, Japan.
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  • Rick Defieux Managing Director, Investments
    • In his more than two decades as a venture capitalist, Rick has been a general partner of five venture capital funds, has led investments in more than two dozen environmental, energy and communications companies, and has five years of growth-company operating experience.Most recently he was at Allegra Partners IV, where he focused on investments in the telecommunications and software industries. At Edison Venture Funds I, II and III, Rick led the firm’s cleantech/energy sector, in which his notable investments included Liberty Technologies, ReTec, Strategic Diagnostics and Thermacore. He also co-led Edison’s communications sector, including investments in DSET, Eastern TeleLogic and InSoft.  Rick, who began his career in venture capital as an associate with Princeton/Montrose Partners, was in 2003 one of just four inaugural recipients of the Cleantech Venture Network’s (now the Cleantech Group) Pioneer Award. He is co-founder and serves on the investment committee of SJF Ventures, which focuses on the cleantech, technology-enhanced services and premium consumer products sectors, with renewable energy and efficiency among its investment areas. Additionally, Rick sits on the board of Airxchange, which manufactures energy recovery ventilation products and components.   Prior to his career in venture capital, Rick was a senior scientist and division manager with Environmental Research & Technology, Inc. (now ENSR, a global provider of environmental and energy development services to industry and government).   He earned his MBA from Columbia University, where he was a member of honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, and he holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Boston University.
  • Bob Quinn Managing Director - Advisory Services and Commercialization
    • Bob serves as the primary liaison between 360ip and Battelle and leads 360ip’s advisory services and licensing activities. He has over 30 years of experience in technology management and commercialization. Bob was previously the Director of Technology Commercialization at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), leading the organization responsible for all intellectual property management, licensing and company spinout creation within the Laboratory. He managed a portfolio of over 850 issued patents, almost 500 pending patents and over 100 licenses. Prior to joining ORNL, Bob held a series of executive positions with Battelle including Vice President for Technology Commercialization, where he led the launch of spinout companies; Vice President for International Operations, where he directed strategy development and implementation for business conducted in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Mexico; and Vice President for Environmental Systems Planning and Management, where he headed a $150M business area. He previously held management positions at the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Bob received a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from Rutgers University and an MA (Exxon Graduate Fellow) from The George Washington University. He also completed the Joint Executive Management Program at the Stanford School of Business/National University of Singapore.
  • David Chou Senior Vice President (Greater China)
    • David has approximately 20 years of experience in fund management and venture capital investing in Asia, with a focus on Greater China. He has completed 30+ cross border transactions encompassing venture capital and private equity investment, merger and acquisition, fund-raising & IPO, and business facilitations. Prior to joining 360ip, David worked in several investment and fund management positions, including as a General Partner of the Integral Investment Group, a Managing Director and CFO of CEY Capitals Management, and a Fund Manager at Transpac Capital. He also held positions in Hong Kong for ING Barings and Banque Indosuez Group covering Greater China markets.David currently also serves as the Managing Director and Secretary General for the Financial Executives Institute (FEI), a platform for CFOs, CEOs and financial executives/professionals. A member institute of International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI), FEI has close relationships with China Association of CFOs (CACFO), with 30,000+ CFO members. Under David’s leadership, FEI and CACFO have co-hosted Cross-Strait CFO Forums in China and Taiwan.He also serves as the Chairman of the Economic & Financial Commission of Council for Industrial & Commercial Development (CICD), an elite organization of 2,300+ business leaders whose businesses in total represent US$ 250 billion. David received his MBA from Columbia University and his BA from the National Taiwan University.
  • Ed Kenney Vice President, Commercialization
    • Ed has over 30 years’ experience in intellectual property management and technology licensing. Prior to joining 360ip, Ed was President of Tactical Licensing Inc. and a principle in Science Advancement Group LLC both intellectual property commercialization consulting companies with worldwide clients ranging from public sector universities and government laboratories to private sector small and large companies. Ed’s consulting practice specialized in marketing and negotiating license agreements on behalf of his clients.Prior to his consulting companies, Ed was President of the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation, the technology transfer company owed by the University of Toronto. He led the group to profitability ahead of plan, managed the most successful licensing project in the University’s history and served on the Board Of Directors of one of the University’s most profitable start-up companies. He has also held intellectual property management positions with Arthur D. Little Enterprises and Occidental Petroleum. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Barry Lee Investment Director (Greater China)
    • Barry has approximately 10 years of experience in venture capital fund management and direct investments. Prior to joining 360ip he served as an Investment Manager at China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB) and Partners, focused on fund management and investments. He has also worked in various capacities with top international companies including business development, direct investment/M&A, and finance. Barry received his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and his BS in Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Asashi Fujimori Head - 360ip Japan
    • Asashi has 20 years of experience in investments and financial management. Prior to joining 360ip, Asashi led cross border investment activity between the US and Japan as Director of Growth & Cross Border Investment Group at Development Bank of Japan. He developed an investment pipeline when he worked at the Los Angeles representative office and succeeded in building DBJ’s initial private equity portfolio in the US as a lead investor. A number of his investments have gone on to have successful IPOs in the marketplace.Asashi has pioneered emerging segments of financial markets in Japan to develop new business opportunities for both Japanese and foreign investors. His achievements are not only in the cross border investments and corporate finance, but also in structured finance, including project financing and asset financing to various projects in Japan.  Asashi graduated with Bachelor of Economics Degree from Yokohama National University.
  • Yumiko Nagatsuma Investment Director (Japan)
    • Yumiko has 25 years of venture capital investment in life sciences in the US and Japan. She led investments in more than 30 portfolio companies with IPOs and acquisitions. Prior to joining 360ip, Yumiko was a founding partner of University of Tokyo Edge Capital Funds I, II, focused on academic technology-based start-up investment. She was a board member of 3 biotechnology companies. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Chuo University and is a chartered member of the security analysts association.
  • Joe Nakano, Ph.D Investment/Commercialization Director (Japan)
    • Joe brings approximately 20 years of technology investment, development and commercialization experience to 360ip. Joe was previously a Partner at Innovation Engine, a technology-oriented venture capital fund in Japan. Prior to Innovation Engine, Joe served as a scientist and commercialization manager at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He earned his Ph.D in particle and nuclear physics from Tokyo University and has his B.S. from Kyoto University.
  • Boh Soon LIM, Ph.D. Venture Partner (Singapore/SE Asia)
    • Boh Soon has more than 30 years of investment and technology experience. Prior to joining 360ip, Boh Soon was the CEO of the Kuwait Finance House in Singapore, the CEO of Vietcombank Fund Management Company in Vietnam -- where he established several investment funds -- and served in various senior management positions at UBS Capital Asia, Singapore Technologies Group and Rothschild Ventures Asia. Boh Soon received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Strathclyde. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and is currently an Independent Director on the board of 5 publicly-listed companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
  • Jason Lee Venture Partner (Korea)
    • Jason has had more than 20 years of technology investment experience. Prior to joining 360ip, Jason was the Team Lead of the Venture Capital Group at Cheil Worldwide (a subsidiary of the Samsung Group), where he established and managed a dedicated fund for investing in promising technology companies. Previously, Jason was the General Manager of LS Corporation's Strategic Planning and Business Development Group, where he evaluated potential investment opportunities and fund investments, and an Investment Principal at LB Investments, where he completed and exited several international portfolio companies. Jason started his career in research at Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. He earned his MS and BS in Electrical Engineering at KAIST.
  • Andrew Dougherty Investment/Commercialization Manager
    • Andrew has over 10 years' experience in technology investment and commercialization. Previous to joining 360ip, Andrew worked for a national venture capital fund, assisting in developing financial models, business plans and market strategies. He has also worked with several growth companies in multiple industries as well as with the board of directors of numerous portfolio companies on product development, sales management, public relations and corporate strategy. Andrew received his MBA in Finance from the University of Tennessee and his BSM from Tulane University.