Designed for Revolution

Media & Entertainment Networks

The Revolution
We built DFR to revolutionize
how the best new ideas in
digital media & entertainment
get brought to life in key Asian markets.
The Design
We designed DFR as a venture
studio: a “studio” where we
conceive, launch and grow
new startup ventures that will
drive the revolution.
The Reach
We reach China and Japan: The
world’s 2nd and 3rd largest
economies. Home to over 500
million of the world’s most
voracious media consumers.
Ventures
DFR ventures are companies we conceive, launch, fund, and build from scratch.

Breaker

Next generation media company for Japanese creators and brands

Yooya

Unifying China’s online video opportunity

Ynos

     Asia’s leading international      live music community

2muse

                Branded music                    entertainment for China

TEAM
John Possman Cofounder & CEO

Based in Tokyo, John is a Cofounder and the CEO of DFR.

Prior to DFR, John had a long career in the entertainment industry in Asia, including serving as a Vice President of EMI Music Inc., Senior General Manager of the Virgin label in Japan, Vice President of International Marketing and A&R at EMI Music Asia, and Director of International Marketing at Sony Music Entertainment.

John graduated from UCLA, having also attended the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo.

Rick Myers Cofounder & COO

Based in Shanghai, Rick is a Cofounder and the COO of DFR.

Prior to DFR, Rick had a long career in technology in Asia, including serving as General Manager of Asia for InfoGear Technology Corporation (acquired by Cisco in 2000), managing the System Software and Developer Relations groups for Apple Computer Asia, and as one of the first employees of the localization company Pacifitech Corporation in Japan.

Rick graduated from UCLA with honors, having also attended Nagoya University in Japan and Yonsei University in Korea.

Based in Tokyo, John is a Cofounder and the CEO of DFR.

Prior to DFR, John had a long career in the entertainment industry in Asia, including serving as a Vice President of EMI Music Inc., Senior General Manager of the Virgin label in Japan, Vice President of International Marketing and A&R at EMI Music Asia, and Director of International Marketing at Sony Music Entertainment.

John graduated from UCLA, having also attended the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo.

Based in Shanghai, Rick is a Cofounder and the COO of DFR.

Prior to DFR, Rick had a long career in technology in Asia, including serving as General Manager of Asia for InfoGear Technology Corporation (acquired by Cisco in 2000), managing the System Software and Developer Relations groups for Apple Computer Asia, and as one of the first employees of the localization company Pacifitech Corporation in Japan.

Rick graduated from UCLA with honors, having also attended Nagoya University in Japan and Yonsei University in Korea.

NEWS
Yooya Tops One Billion Monthly Video Views
Nov 2016 (Shanghai) – Yooya today revealed that videos in its online video advertising network exceeded one billion views in October, in fact reaching nearly 1.2 billion views for the month. Total monthly views have increased by over 600% in the last twelve months. Through its network Yooya provid...
Entertainment, Sports & Gaming Dominate Online Video in China, Yooya Reports
Oct 2016 (Shanghai) – Yooya today has announced that its 3 most popular Online Video categories amassed 546 million views in September, 2016. Yooya, one of China’s largest online video networks, was founded to provide the greatest distribution reach for local, regional and global content creator...
Yooya Breaks 700 Million Monthly Video Views
Aug 2016 (Shanghai) – Yooya, today has announced that it has surpassed 730 million monthly video views for July, a year ahead of plan and only two years after the company’s founding. ...
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