One of my old emails from middle of 2010…

Looking back makes me sad to see how much and how often I had tried to push this company forward.  I was constantly initiating actions… too bad management prefers to stand still…

One such example from back in August:

sender-time Sent at 7:21 PM (GMT+08:00). Current time there: 5:33 PM. ✆
to Nicholas Wang,
date Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 7:21 PM
subject Fwd: 29-30 Nov 2010 — invitation from the Barcelona Chamber ofCommerce to attend the business matching fair “MEET ICT IN BARCELONA”



Thanks for the info Vicente!

Kohei, how’s the following sound?  I’m all fired up to take CUUSOO up a notch and fucking take over the world!!!!! (WOOOOOO!!!!!)  But not sure if what we do connects well with the Barcelona ICT sector…  Vicente?  What do u think?


Hi Jessica,

How do you do?  My name is Nick and I’m writing to represent Mr. Kohei Nishiyama from elephant design co. ltd.

elephant design is one of the most innovative companies in Japan.  Its founder, Kohei Nishiyama was name 2009most innovative business person by Fast Company magazine in the US.  We operate a web service, in which our patented “Designed-To-Order” system is used to allow ordinary consumers to be directly involved in the product design process for companies such as The LEGO GroupMUJI, Nissan Automotive, Tokyo Electricity… etc, basically any company in the world!

We’ve been in this “User Innovation”, “Crowdsourced Product Design” business since 1998, and we’re the only company in the world that can safely manage the IP rights for both the designers and the licensees.

Currently, we’re working on two extremely exciting projects that will completely change the world’s current, traditional product design, marketing and sales methods!  On the technology side, we’re creating an open sourced web application, called Open Hippel, that will allow anyone to start their own projects around their interestes, and our web application will have features to connect these project creators with the people who can provide the skills needed to execute ideas into real products or businesses!  Then, on the business side, CUUSOO is the only system in the world that can safely manage IP rights for both the creators and the companies that will license or buy these IPs.  We are in negotiation with major manufacturers in China and Vietnam, basically, CUUSOO will work out all the manufacturing licensing logistics for all the users of the Open Hippel platform!  What these all boils down to, is that ideas of any scale, from anywhere in the world, can be safely sourced to the right companies, or in the near future, personal rapid prototyping workshops and hackerspaces around the world through!

We believe our combined technology offerings *PLUS* our proven record of a long history of IP management with our patented IP management system will not only help Barcelona and Catalonia’s ICT sector reach current markets in Japan, but also leapfrog into the future by connecting directly with the massive talents and IP pools of the internet.

We look forward to discussing more in-depth about what we at and the ICT sector of Barcelona can be of service of each other.

Best regards,

– Nicholas Wang
Market Innovation Manager



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