Hanaco’s experience and support were extremely valuable in guiding us through our acquisition by Intel in October 2020. The entire deal happened in four weeks, and Hanaco’s advice played a major role in making the acquisition successful. They walked with us every step of the way, helping us understand the questions we should be asking, and how to negotiate the best deal.
In addition, if something wasn’t working, Hanaco always trusted us and gave us room to iterate until we found the solution. They wouldn’t push us to use the wrong strategies just to get a few short-term sales. They struck the right balance between moving us forward and letting us lead.
Someone once told me that 90 percent of VCs will just write you a check; 9 percent will get involved more than they should, and 1 percent will get involved just the right amount to challenge you to achieve your potential. I have always felt that Hanaco is in the 1%. They care about us. They truly want us to be successful. Not just because of the money, but because they believe in our company and in us.