Apical Limited: The Rise of a UK Tech Company

“UKTI and the British Embassy in Tokyo were key to helping us get started here in Japan. Later we teamed up with Business Link Japan to continue our successful run.”

Michael Tusch, CEO, Apical Limited

Founded in 2002 by Michael Tusch, who originally started his career as a researcher in semiconductor quantum theory at Oxford University, Apical Limited has seen the technology they pioneered find its way all over the world in a global expansion.

Tusch attributes the success of his company in Japan to several key factors.

At the time of the company’s establishment digital cameras were just appearing, and Apical had just developed a new technology for cameras based on how the eye works. Japan, widely known for being an early adopter of technology and trends, was the ideal first market.


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