※by 20 startups（5mins presentation per a startup！）（★reservation is only available if there is cancelation）
※Startups in Japan.
※Please contact us if you are interested in!
・Angel Pad Richard Chen
Richard Chen is an active and accredited seed-stage investor with representative investments in MyLikes, Rixty, ChaiLabs, Liftopia, DealBase, Lefora, Yotify, Minted, Aardvark
・DEFTA PARTNERS Masa Isono
Masa Isono has been actively involved in venture development and corporate partnering for Japanese companies with U.S. and Asian partners for more than 20 years.
At DEFTA, he is specifically in charge of value-creating services for our portfolio companies. Combining skills of international business development, joint ventures management, and knowledge of strategic planning and corporate finance, he provides entrepreneurs and corporations with experience, insight and the guidance needed to build strong businesses.
Masa has B.A. from Waseda University, and M.B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Boston University. He is a CFA charterholder, CPA (inactive) and a Chartered Member of The Security Analysts Association of Japan.
・DFJ－JAIC Technology Partners Mitch Kitamura
Mitch launched JAIC's US investment arm in 2000, and brings a comprehensive background in business expansion between Asia and US, having invested across 30 startups. Prior to DFJ JAIC, his investments have yielded 3 successful M&As - Solidcore (Symantec), W.I.S Technologies (Micronas), Cerberian (Blue Coat Systems) and 2 IPOs - Mediaplex and Fortinet. Mr. Kitamura serves as a Board Observer/Director at MobilePeak Systems, Analogix Semiconductor and GCT Semiconductor. At DFJ JAIC, he specializes in Consumer/ Enterprise Internet Services, and Mobile in US and Japan. Prior to JAIC, he held various positions at JETRO New York, including working closely with local/state government in expanding US companies into Japan. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Curtin University of Technology in Australia and an MA in Economics from Boston University
・DFJ－JAIC Technology Partners Quaeed Motiwala
Quaeed "Q" Motiwala joined JAIC US in 2008 and brings 14 years of product and business development experience, working extensively across US, Japan, South Korea and India. At DFJ JAIC, he specializes in Mobile, B2B Software and Cleantech sectors in the US. Prior to JAIC, Q spent 11 years at Qualcomm in various ASIC product development and business leadership roles that included deploying 3G EV-DO in Korea, Japan and U.S, leading the initiative to embed wireless in notebooks and automobiles and leading business efforts at the Indian wireless carriers. He was also part of two mobile software startups - SKY MobileMedia and Azteq Mobile. Q holds 5 patents in wireless telecom, has an MBA from Anderson School of Management, UCLA, an M.S.E.E from Virginia Tech and a B.E. (Electronics) from University of Bombay. Q serves as a Board of Director at Tradescape, Innopath Software, and Vitriflex
・General Catalyst Partners Niko Bonatsos
Niko is an Associate with GC Seed, the seed investment vehicle of General Catalyst Partners. He focuses on investments in consumer Internet, cloud computing and mobile.
Concurrent with his academic career, Niko worked on lean manufacturing for Yokogawa Electric Corp, biomedical signal processing at Harvard Medical School/MGH, cloud computing at Stanford University and as a founding team member of myLinkpower, a social networking start-up.
Niko is a graduate of Stanford University, earning an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering as a Fulbright Scholar; the University of Cambridge, earning an M.Phil. in Manufacturing Engineering and Management; and the National Technical University of Athens, earning an engineer’s degree (Dipl.-Ing) in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
If you think Niko's background can help you develop an early stage idea, Submit Your Idea to him after reading our Elements of a Strong Business Plan.
・Jmoorepartners Paul Lockareff
Paul began his career living in Tokyo developing new products at Mitsubishi Electric in Marunouchi (during Japan's bubble years). He continued in San Francisco at Mitsubishi Shoji and Toyota.
Paul led business development at Interval Research - a pure consumer
products Vulcan Capital incubator.
In 1998, Paul started one of the first SEO businesses at USWeb. He also helped launch iSilk, a NLP/contextual advertising startup based in Hong Kong.
Paul is currently Principal at Stealthy Revolution - a marketing and
business development resource for early stage startups.
Paul earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees at UCLA.
・USAsia Venture Partners Scott Ellman
Scott Ellman is CEO of USAsia Venture Partners, a management
consulting firm that provides strategic marketing, alliance, and business development services to US and Asiancompanies. Previously, Scott held senior positions at several high technology pioneers where, among other things, he managed some of the companies’ most important alliances such as those with Hitachi,Toshiba, Oracle, NEC, Dell, IBM, and HP. He was also the co-founder and VP of Marketing at the for-profit division of SeniorNet.org, a
world leader in teaching older citizens how to use computers and the
Scott was instrumental in every step of the company’s evolution, from co-writing the business plan and raising venture capital to forging strategic partnerships with eBay and IBM.
Scott is a strategic adviser to several technology companies, a member of the Japan-US Innovation in Business and Technology Advisory Council, and strategic adviser to Keizai Society. He holds MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s of science in applied mathematics and economics from Brown University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, the university’s highest academic.
・Verisign Bharath Ram
Bharath Ram Shetty is a 25 year expert in real time Decision Support Systems and automation technologies used in industrial applications for visualizing, controlling and improving operational efficiencies of systems from robotic systems to enterprise-level mission-critical software systems. He has domain experience in Electric Power, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Semiconductor industries, providing solutions to a large international customer base. He is a strategic marketing professional with experience in creating new revenue streams based on technology solutions to address emerging industry needs.As the market segment leader for GE Energy, Bharath is responsible for aggressively growing a multi-million dollar software and hardware systems business. These systems are being used by hundreds of electric utilities globally, to manage and secure the electric grid infrastructure. They are the core components of the emerging smart grid technology. During his 12-year tenure at GE, he initiated several new market initiatives for GE that have grown into new product lines for the company. He has worked on-site with JV facilities of Honda, Mitsubishi, Land Rover and GM to implement advanced manufacturing systems, in project management and similar roles. He has a patent in industrial wireless communication technology.From 2006 to 2008, Bharath founded and operated a technology consulting business focused on energy technology, serving clients like Lockheed Martin, Solaria Corporation, Goldman Sachs.Bharath has about a decade of research and development experience in the development of advanced robotic systems, working at reputed institutions like Indian Institute of Science and National University of Singapore. He has applied robotics technologies to wide ranging application including surgery training, ship building, automotive painting.Bharath has a masters degree in robotics and bachelors in mechanical engineering. He has studied at National University of Singapore, Indian Institute of Science, and National Institute of Technology, Karnataka. He has Six Sigma and Marketing Management certifications from GE. He is a member of IEEE. Bharath relocated to Atlanta in 2009 from Northern Virginia.
・ZenShin Capital Yoji Kawaguchi
Yoji has been our managing director since the inception of ZenShin Capital in January 2005. Yoji brings in 14 years of experience in engineering and U.S.-Japan business development activities. Most recently, he was a co-founder & the CEO of a consulting company in Silicon Valley. He successfully brought a security appliance start-up to Japanese market, and created a co-development relationship between a wireless chip venture and a Japanese company.
Previously, as a Senior Manager of NTT Advanced Technology, U.S. office, he successfully launched its operation in Silicon Valley, and developed alliance strategy between an NTT group company and U.S. venture capital firms.
In Japan, Yoji worked for NTT, and played a key role in an e-commerce project with an American mall developer and Internet networking projects with AT&T and Deutsche Telecom. As a chief engineer, he developed and successfully deployed the software system that operates NTT’s long-distance transmission network.
Yoji received his MBA from Stanford Business School, and his MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo.
『How could Startups in Japan raise money from overseas's investors？』
Panelists（Planning）：DRAPER FISHER JURVETSON
General Catalyst Partners
Startups in Japan
Orange Capital・northern light venture capital・Primer
・SOS VENTURES・HENYEP GROUP・J.MOORE PARTNERS
・Navi Capital Partners Co.,Ltd・ZenShin CAPITAL
・VISTA POINT ADVISORS・ramp EQUITY PARTNERS
・PRESIDIO VENTURES・CAVE CREEK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC
・DRAPER FISHER JURVETSON ・DEFTA PARTNERS etc
>Incubators(Planning to invite)
【Biography of founders in Japanese startups】
Our team has three founders, who have all the stocks.
I'm TAKAYUKI HITOTSUGI, CEO & Co-founder of Grow! Inc.
I was a project manager of some consumer-oriented Web site.
Koji of CTO is a programmer, he have been selected as a develop member of "MITO PROGRAMMER" which was the Japan national project.
Kazz of CCO is a desiner, he is in charge of designing and branding of our services.
And We have already established our corporation in the state of Delaware.
Tao Yamamoto： CEO&FOUNDER
He has launched many business as a small business owner while he is junior high school, and at the same time started to invest stocks and futures as a day trader.
And he won the award of business plan contest while he is in high school, and established JohoPlanet Inc(Co.,Ltd) and takes office as CEO(the present post)
He is now 4th grade at Waseda University in Tokyo.
He is familiar with Finance, Accounting and Project management.
he have experienced computer program from early child, and entered to technical college for learning deep computing architecture and computer programs and developing a robot.
he won some award of business plan contest while he is in university.
He is now 3rd grade at Tsukuba University in Tokyo.
he is familiar with Computer Program and Project management.
Founder L is B Corporation
1995 University of Kokugakuin
1997 Justsystems.inc http://www.justsystems.com/
2006 DivisionManager Consumer Marketing
Acquire exclusive distributorship
raunch in a Japanese market
2010 Sep The establishment L is B corp
2011 Apr 『Feel on!』 Launch
May Infinity Ventures Summit LaunchPad 3rdPrize
Jun SocialConfference2011 VC Preize
Jun SF Newtech JapanNight AudienceVote Win！
LisB is collect feelings information from Social Services,
and to analyzed . We have a Social Emotion Engine.
Wasada University, school of law
(left before completion of degree)
Founded e-factor Inc. in September, 2007, following entrance of university and assumed a position of president. Embarked on mobile SEO business and its monetization in 2008, and flash marketing business as well in 2010. Founded Metaps Pte. Ltd. in Singapore in 2011. Specialized in proposal of business models, establishment, operation and marketing.
Tokyo University, faculty of medicine
Engaged in developments of various Web applications as a representative director in MDS Co.,Ltd. since 2004. Developer of “framework-spider”, a domestic PHP framework. Announced “shopformer”, a 100% made-in-Japan open-sauced EC solution software, engaged in design, development and management. Joined Metaps Pte. Ltd. in 2011.
University of California, Berkeley
Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University
Assigned as a public secretary of former Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (in charge of science technology) in 2002. In charge of planning of party policy, general affairs and tasks related to public election. Joined Deutsche Securities Inc. in 2006, engaged in M&A and funding of internet telecom media and technology sectors. Founded GDH Inc. in Kyoto in 2010, assumed a position of representative director. Joined Metaps Pte. Ltd. in 2011.
Engaged in advertisement sales of “Hot pepper”, a free paper magazine targeted for restaurants in RECRUIT CO.,LTD. since 2003. Awarded with MVP, Fighting-spirit prize for accomplishment of the best sales of the year. Engaged in management as a leader of editorial department in Nagoya branch in 2007, broke the company record of posted volumes. Joined Metaps Pte. Ltd. in 2010.
After working at KDDI Corporation （The one of the most biggest telecommunication company in Japan）, Yoshiyuki Yokoyama is working in the investment division as a venture capitalist at ngi group,inc. (formerly known as NETAGE Group) .The division specializes in early stage Internet and mobile phone investments,Most successful investment is mixi, Inc., the largest social network in.Japan.Yoshiyuki mainly invested in the Asia Pacific region,Shanghai and Beijing.
In 2010,he established Nagisa ,Inc. and became its CEO and provides smartphone apps.
Yosuke Nanri (Japan) Developer,Designer and President
2000-2005 Tokyo Institute of Technology major in Development Engineering
2004-2008 mimi,inc. Founder and CEO (mobile middleware like image-engine, music-engine, and so on)
2009-2011 webrage,inc. Founder and CEO (Quality Assurance for IT)
Sebastian Amigo (Chile) Developer
2007-2009 Waseda University
2009-2011 Access,inc. Software Developer and Quality Assurance Team Leader
Yuji Yoshikawa (Japan) Hippie
2010-2011 candle artist
Majoring in commercial science. Created/Managing a non-profit organization. Had an internship for web service company. Building communication, launching projects for public relations are one of expertise.
Majoring in semantic web techniques and ontological engineering. Had an internship for web service company. CTO of trippiece, holds responsibility in managing both client and server side.
Majoring in media design. Intermedia Art and Science. I used to design mainly visuals of webs and smartphone apps in several companies and lived in China.The designer of trippiece, working on site visuals and UIs.
Majoring in commercial science. Born in Ecuador, lived in United states, Nepal, London. General manager/product manager of trippiece.
Daisaku Harada：CEO / Founder
-Walt Disney Company as a Producer/ Mar 2008 to May 2011
-CYBIRD Co., Ltd / Apr 2005 to Feb 2008
Daisaku worked at Walt Disney Company as a mobile producer.He established a social Game division to led a lot of mobile apps and Social Games to success in Japan(Achieved over 1million dollar/month). He also had a success in e-commerce service field when he was in CYBIRD with Nobuyuki Suzuki CTO of Zawatt. Additionaly,Daisaku is also known as a producer of “Budget like RPG”iOS/Android app, got the highest award of mobile widget contest hold by Yahoo! and SoftBank in 2009.
Nobuaki Suzuki：CTO / Co-Founder
-CYBIRD Co., Ltd as a Chief developer/ Mar 2007 to May 2011
-Freelance as a developer /Apr 2006 to Feb 2007
-Credi-world corp./Apr 2004 to Mar 2006
Nobuaki worked at CYBIRD as a chief developer and managed front side and back end of a lot of mobile contents, iOS/Android, ecommerce system and more.Nobuaki and Daisaku developed the backborn payment system for e-commerce and digital contents. He has an experience of freelance programmer.
Tatsuya Yamamoto：Chief Developer / Co-Founder
-Works applications Co., Ltd / Apr 2010 to Apr 2011
Tatsuya is the youngest programmer in Zawatt. He has an intimate knowledge of image analysis and data mining. His knowledge and highly skills make interest graph useful and it is a key of our service.
Education: Waseda University
Founder & CEO at Zkyuun Entertainment .Inc
I am developing photo sharing Android application
Mar 2007 – Oct 2010
Co-Founder&CEO at Bank of Innovation ,inc
I developed Video Search Engine http://fooooo.com/
This service was selected as "Top 10 Video search Engine " in ReadWriteWeb
I succeeded $1M founding.
Aug 2004 - Aug 2006
Engineer at Eltes corporation
I had been developed software in cooperation with Vietnamese team in Vietnam.
- Born in 1985
- 2006-2008 Associate of Veritas Consulting, Inc.
- 2009-2010 Management / Human resource Consultant of Veritas Consulting, Inc.
- 2010-(Present) Founded Caraquri Inc.
- 2011-(Present) Executive Officer of Biz dev of JINTEC CORPORATION.
*Caraquri is developing smartphone apps and Biz dev consulting.
*Veritas Consulting is Management / Human resource consulting firm.
*JINTEC is data base marketing solution company.
第1回Samurai Venture Summit in Silicon Valley
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