Asian companies doing VC investments

I did not consider the re-emergence of corporate venture capital activity.  We had seen it at the beginning of this century, and the results had been mixed.  However, it did have some success stories, and these asian companies do have capital to deploy.  For some shops, it is an outsourced R&D; effort.  For the entrepreneur, all money is green at some point.  If you need to pay the bills, you pay the bills.  And deal with the investment consequences at another time.
Innovation and sales are the two core elements of any company.  Anything else, can and should be outsourced.  But as you start focusing, remember that there are going to be competitors looking to get the same margins you enjoy.