SEIKOURI is daring, enterprising, innovative. Let SEIKOURI help propel your business into the next stratosphere, or just the next continent to start. 
With our vast networks, mature global strategic alliances and with headquarters in New York City, offices in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Frankfurt, and Singapore, as well as associates in Sao Paulo, London, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Tokyo; SEIKOURI has people and tools in place to make your business the tour de force you want and quite possibly more than you imagine.

Expansion.
Globalization.
Explosive Growth.

Expansion. Globalization. Explosive Growth.

We bring your business to the world, making it an international sensation. This is an endeavor that exceeds expectations. 

As serial entrepreneurs, we know what it's like to walk in a founder's shoes, so we oversee the entire journey. SEIKOURI is the engine driving your business forward. Our priority is the international and overall success of your business.

From creating and providing access to strategic alliances to customized fundraising solutions to designing business strategies and much more, we have you covered.  SEIKOURI offers an unparalleled experience with unsurpassed attention to your needs in fact our expertise is so meritorious, some might say we know your business needs before you know.

Alliances.
Competitive Advantage.
Explosive Growth.

Alliances. Competitive Advantage. Explosive Growth.

Having a competitive advantage and gaining local credibility leads to growth.
The right Strategic Alliances are key to gaining competitive advantage when taking a business international.

SEIKOURI knows the value Strategic Alliances bring in building a competitive advantage and gaining local credibility necessary for maximum growth. 

With our vast network, we provide C-level access to global strategic partners that will take your business to the next level.  From the first introduction to generating revenue streams and beyond, SEIKOURI guides you through the on-going process of building a global business and on the way enables you to manage it all independently and self-sufficiently ensuring an international triumph.

Funding.
Planning Reliability.
Explosive Growth.

Funding. Planning Reliability. Explosive Growth.

SEIKOURI finds your business the funds to capitalize business expansion and globalization. We develop customized strategies to finance growth.
This is not a one stop fits all solution.  With a proven track record of helping clients find funding and partnerships, we have a deep network within the Venture Capital and Private Equity space and constantly nurture our network ensuring access to a diverse group of investors. 

We specialize in analyzing businesses, opening doors to investors, and guiding the process from preparing the pitch to receiving the check. 
After funding is in place, we have extensive experience in managing investor relationships to ensure effective communication and achieving successful fair valuation of the company. 

Options.
Change.
Explosive Growth.

Options. Change. Explosive Growth.

SEIKOURI has the prowess to help develop short term and long-term strategies for your business to ensure targets are met and goals are achieved.  We design customized strategies for your unique business. 

With SEIKOURI’s world class team and visionary approach, we have the expertise to formulate a plan for implementing and managing change to a successful outcome. 


LEADERSHIP TEAM

Markus Brinsa

The goal is always to strive for the best things in life, while not doing without the good things. 

The only way is up. Markus is in charge of international business development, alliances, and sales projects. He served in different roles in business and alliance development, sales and strategic consulting. Among others, he was Board Member at ACE TOMATO AG (IT Security Consulting), Chief Sales Officer at Drivve LLC (Cloud DMS), Executive Senior Vice President of North America at Paessler AG (Network Monitoring), Advisory Board Member at pleasureGuest LLC (Hospitality), and Lead Advisory Board Member at Scottish online booking startup APPOINTEDD.
Languages: English, German

Mark S. Cottoral

If you are afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. 

Mark is a serial entrepreneur, advisor and angel investor. For 25 plus years, he has successfully developed companies from the startup stage to multi-million-dollar businesses. In addition to his CFO duties, he focuses on business strategy development and venture funding projects. In his spare time, Mark sits on the Boards of several tech startups. Mark studied Business Administration and Sociology at Free University in Berlin, Germany and Marketing Management at Columbia Business School New York (MBA). Mark lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Languages: English, Spanish, German

Akiza Best

Have no fear of perfection. You will never reach it. 

Based out of Singapore, Akiza is in charge of expanding SEIKOURI's business in Southeast Asia. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Tokyo and holds an impressive bunch of various high-level technical certifications from the IT-Security industry. During the last 10 years, she supported several North American security solution providers with their market entry in Southeast Asia. As a child, Akiza lived in Japan, Korea, China, and Brazil, before moving to Singapore at the age of 14.
Languages: Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, English, Portuguese.

Jimmy Sashimoto

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. 

Jimmy specializes in mobile solutions, social collaboration and social media. He is an Apple OS X and iOS evangelist. He wears many hats including consultant, UI designer and marketing executive. Born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan; Jimmy spent three years in Australia before moving to California in 1998. Jimmy was the Founder & CEO of 2100b Sausalito LLC, a consulting company specializing in Digital Strategy development, which was acquired by SEIKOURI in 2014. He holds a Master's in computer science from EECS at UC Berkeley.   Jimmy lives in Sausalito, CA.

Languages: English, Japanese

Taryl L. Stanley

No one ever regrets going the extra mile, spending the extra time to ensure the client is happy.  

Taryl handles client engagements ensuring they are operationally sound with an additional focus on expanding business opportunities and solidifying client relationships.  Born and raised in Missouri, she has moved extensively over the course of her career. Having lived in Denver, Boston, Switzerland, London and now currently residing in New York City, she gained a diverse professional background in Operations and Technology.  Taryl studied Spanish, Finance and Business at Missouri State University.
Languages:  English, Spanish


STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Strategic Coaching

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The offering includes individual Executive Coaching as well as Training and Facilitation Sessions like Business Etiquette, Local Customs, Customer Service and Relationship Management, Leadership Development, Interpersonal Relationships and Cross-Cultural Dynamics, Stress Management, Product Roadmap, and Core Values, Culture & Happiness at Work.
Strategic Coaching is provided by ROCeteer Inc., a company that is committed to unleashing the potential of entrepreneurial ecosystems through a combination of coaching, mentoring and training. ROCeteer was founded in Las Vegas with Mark Rowland and Tony Hsieh as investors and works with individuals, teams and communities to support increasing both the Return on Community and Return on Capital of entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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Unreachable on Vacation? Think twice before setting up "out of office" reply.


Isn’t it absolutely frustrating reaching out to somebody only to get an automated “out of office” reply? And what does it mean? “I am only open for opportunities during certain times” or “Currently, I don't care about business?”
Of course, everyone needs quality time with family and friends, but the question really is, do you need to advertise it?
We are living in a 24/7/365 world. Your international business never stops. While you go to bed, your customers on the other end of the world are on the way to their offices. It doesn't mean that you shouldn't sleep or that you shouldn't go on vacation but telling the world that you are off for a certain amount of time and, even worse, that you don't have access to email or voice mail is asinine. No one needs to announce they are not interested in new opportunities. As a successful entrepreneur, you know that you are never really “out of the office”. You constantly think about your customers. You are always plugged in wherever you go.

Isn’t it absolutely frustrating reaching out to somebody only to get an automated “out of office” reply? And what does it mean? “I am only open for opportunities during certain times” or “Currently, I don't care about business?”
Of course, everyone needs quality time with family and friends, but the question really is, do you need to advertise it?
We are living in a 24/7/365 world. Your international business never stops. While you go to bed, your customers on the other end of the world are on the way to their offices. It doesn't mean that you shouldn't sleep or that you shouldn't go on vacation but telling the world that you are off for a certain amount of time and, even worse, that you don't have access to email or voice mail is asinine. No one needs to announce they are not interested in new opportunities. As a successful entrepreneur, you know that you are never really “out of the office”. You constantly think about your customers. You are always plugged in wherever you go.

How We Came Up With The Company Name


End of 2007, we had the initial idea of founding the company. Like every founder, we were facing the issue with finding a very cool company name. To prevent mistakes, we decided to follow common rules. Rule One: For international business, use a company name that can be pronounced in different languages without sounding completely different.
Rule Two: Exact match domain name (company name and domain name are equal).
Rule Three: With exact match domain name in mind, find a company name with eight characters or less, preferable in English language. (Longer domain names always cause the risk of misspelling and frustrated visitors.)
Rule Four: If you are doing business in the United States and/or international, a .com domain is a must.
Rule Five: ...Hold on a second ... An English word .com domain with 8 or less characters? - Impossible. Even end of 2007, for all English words with 8 or less characters, .com domains were already taken.
We are screwed, we thought. We already expected to end with one of these ridiculous domain names like www.buyyournewwallpapersshop.com.

The Sign

It was shortly before the holidays and two weeks before the official company kick off, but we still had no name.We thought about this and that, we had different working titles but no real company name yet. We started getting nuts. We were desperate and started weird discussion. Why shouldn't we do it like the singer Prince who changed his name to a sign. But we immediately noticed that this was not working at all. After Prince had switched to a sign, the radio DJs started to call him 'the artist formally known as Prince'. Bad decision for Prince and still no solution on the horizon for us.

The Call

Out of a sudden, the office phone rang. We picked up. The person on the other end talked with an Asian accent. He said that he has heard about us and our new business. He is representing large technology company headquartered in Japan he said and he likes to hire us. We were excited and explained our services and pricing model. The caller seemed to be satisfied. Before we hang up he asked "By the way, what's your company's name?"

The blood froze in our veins. We had no answer and simply hung up. There we were. Entrepreneurs with a solid business idea, a first client but still with no company name.
We reset all previous ideas and started from scratch again. The company name should explain our business approach, our business in general and clients should remember the name. After already having the first client, we discussed what kind of name would make him happy. Well, for a Japanese client, a Japanese word might be nice.

Get It Done

So, what is the goal for our business? Success. Let's search the dictionaries for the Japanese translation of 'success'.
Here it is: 'seikouri'. Doesn't look bad.

Let's find out the pronunciation. Oh, sounds great, far easier than expected. Next step, pronunciation in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Russian. How can we test this? Brilliant idea, we sent emails to 80+ friends all around the globe and asked them for a favor. They should read the word in their language and record the pronunciation. Within 48 hours, we received 57 mp3 files covering all languages. We were overwhelmed.

Listening to the files, we were thrilled. No matter which language was used, SEIKOURI always sounded more or less the same. Rule One - checked.

Looking at the spelling made us even more excited. Eight characters.
Rules Two and Three - checked. (I know, it is not an English word. Not yet.)

Let's get a domain. This might become the difficult part. Let's perform a WhoIs search. 'seikouri.com' - sent ... wait ... wait ... wait ... 'Domain available'.
Really or are you been kidding me? Let's try a different search. Search 'seikouri.com' ... wait ... 'Domain available'. Wow, this was easy. Unbelievable. Rule Four - Checked.

So, here we are. A couple of years later with a company name that really works. And we have a good story to tell.


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