Update: DENSO Corporate Ventures No Longer Attending CES 2022, Remains Committed to Collaborative Innovation

Jan. 3, 2022

Change made due to rising COVID-19 cases, Mobility supplier still encourages interested startups to explore investment and collaboration opportunities digitally

  • DENSO’s Corporate Venture group will no longer attend CES 2022  
  • Startups in the fields of mobility, autonomous driving, connectivity and electrification are still encouraged to contact the company through its Corporate Ventures website 
  • In the last five years, DENSO has invested over $100 million in startups to advance mobility  

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Jan. 3, 2021) – DENSO’s Corporate Ventures team will no longer attend CES 2022 due to rising COVID-19 cases. While this decision was made to help protect the company’s employees, customers and show attendees, DENSO enters the new year with a steadfast commitment to collaborative innovation. The company originally announced in December last year that it sought to meet with potential partners at the show.        

Startups in the fields of mobility, autonomous driving, connectivity and electrification are still encouraged to explore investment and collaboration opportunities with DENSO by submitting a proposal form, located here.  

“We’re disappointed not to be able to connect in person, but safety comes first,” said Tony Cannestra, director of DENSO Corporate Ventures. “Now and into the future, we’ll continue to use all available tools to seek partners who can help us create a safer, cleaner and more seamless mobility future for all.”  

DENSO has invested over $100 million in startups over the past five years. Some of DENSO’s current startup collaborators include:  

  • Dellfer to help bring automotive cybersecurity software to market;  
  • Seurat Technologies to speed the development and commercialization of additive manufacturing technologies that help optimize workflows; 
  • Lambda:4 to help strengthen DENSO’s passive digital key technology; 
  • Ridecell to give fleet operators digital tools that optimize fleet management; 
  • Blaize to support the development of AI edge computing in mobility, enabling gains in vehicle autonomy and efficiency; and 
  • Metawave to accelerate the development of smart radar technology for autonomous vehicles. 

For more about DENSO’s Corporate Ventures group, its focus areas, portfolio and leadership, visit densocvc.com.  

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About DENSO  

DENSO is a $44.6 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 200 facilities to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 168,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 10.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global.  

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 51 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,700+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) and 41 sites. In fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, DENSO in North America generated $9.3 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings unique perspectives together, bolsters innovation and pushes DENSO forward. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career: densocareers.com. For more information, go to https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.