500 Startups is the most active seed stage venture capital firm in the world. Since their inception in 2010, they've invested in over 1,500 companies across 60 countries. Join us to learn about the state of Japan's startup ecosystem and find out what 500 Startups is doing to help Japanese startups succeed in the global marketplace. Managing Partner and Head of 500 Startups Japan, James Riney will talk about 500 Startups' approach to venture investing and some of the challenges and opportunities Japanese startups face in building great and global companies.
James Riney is Head of 500 Startups' Japan fund, and recently listed on Forbes' "30 Under 30 Asia." Prior to 500 Startups, James covered early stage international investments for DeNA's venture arm, focusing on Silicon Valley and select countries in Asia. James is also the founding CEO of STORYS.JP, the "Medium.com of Japan."
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Kenneth Lebrun, Chair
Shaun Dubin, Scott D. Sugino, Vice Chairs
A. Barry Hirschfeld, Jr., Board Liaison
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Mike Benner, Darren McKellin, Co-Chairs
William Dallyn, Imai Jen-La Plante, John Kirch, Vice Chairs
Yoshitaka Sugihara, Board Liaison
ACCJ Information, Communications and Technology Committee
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