Delaware, US, July 19th, 2023 – Final Aim, Inc. announced the appointment of Naeem Zafar as the company’s Business and Financial Advisor. Naeem Zafar is a seasoned executive who has led five high-tech businesses as the CEO. His last ventures include TeleSense, which was acquired by UPL, and Bitzer Mobile, which Oracle acquired. He is also a faculty member at UC Berkeley, where he teaches entrepreneurship and strategy.
Naeem Zafar’s specialties include raising capital for startups, corporate strategy, product positioning, marketing, business development as well as M&A.
He has led five high-tech businesses as the CEO and guided dozens as a Board member or an advisor. He works with CEOs as a coach and a Board advisor. His last venture, TeleSense (an AgTech company reducing spoilage for the post-harvest grain industry using IoT and AI), was acquired by UPL, a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. Also, one of his last companies in the enterprise mobility and security space, Bitzer Mobile, was acquired by Oracle.
Naeem has been teaching entrepreneurship as a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, since 2005 as a part of the Haas Business School MBA program and in the College of Engineering to graduate and undergraduate students. He has consistently been one of the highest-ranked professors in entrepreneurship and strategy. Naeem is the faculty director and Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University (D’Amore McKim School of Business), San Francisco campus, where he teaches courses on Investments and Entrepreneurial Finance.
Furthermore, Naeem is a charter member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), where he chairs the TiE Institute. He is also a charter member of OPEN Silicon Valley, where he served as the Board Chair and the President.
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With Naeem’s proven track record in Silicon Valley and ambition to create global impact, Final Aim is honored to welcome him as a Business and Financial Advisor and benefit from his experience and accomplishment.
“I am very excited to be a part of Final Aim as they are solving the problem of companies working with outside design firms in product specification, design and manufacturing where creating trust and efficiency is key. Their approach is built on Web3 and that will be a main differentiator as they build the company,” commented Naeem Zafar.
Masafumi Asakura, Co-Founder and CEO of Final Aim showed his excitement about the appointment and stated, “I am confident that Naeem’s participation will further accelerate Final Aim’s growth, as he is an accomplished entrepreneur in addition to teaching at UC Berkeley. I will never forget the impact I had when I first spoke with him. His proven track record in enterprise-side strategy development, sales growth, and equity financing will be a great addition to Final Aim’s expansion.”
Also, Yasuhide Yokoi, Co-Founder and CDO of Final Aim, commented, “Naeem’s impressive background and achievement as an innovative entrepreneur, particularly in Silicon Valley and worldwide, aligns with Final Aim’s mission of developing new solutions to design and manufacturing enterprises. We are pleased to have Naeem’s expertise to accelerate every aspect of our company, like, corporate strategy, business and product development, and financing.”
About Final Aim
Final Aim has been driving the global adoption of blockchain and smart contracts technologies in industrial design and manufacturing. In November 2021, the company announced the beta version of its blockchain platform, “Final Chain.”
In April 2022, they established a headquarters in the United States. In September of the same year, Final Aim was accepted into “Berkeley SkyDeck,” a world-renowned Silicon Valley startup accelerator. In February 2023, they were chosen as “The Most Likely to Become the Next Unicorn” within the program. In June, the company won the “Japan-US Innovation Awards – Innovation Showcase,” a co-program by the Japan Society of Northern California and the Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center.
Company Name: Final Aim, Inc.
Location: Headquarters – Delaware, US / Subsidiary – Tokyo, Japan
Founders: Masafumi Asakura, Chief Executive Officer / Yasuhide Yokoi, Chief Design Officer
Business Description: Drive the adoption of blockchain and smart contracts technologies for design and manufacturing