In the past few years, there has been a steady influx of more and more non-tech Japanese and Asian companies coming to Silicon Valley with the intent of learning and partnering with startups aiming to disrupt their legacy industries.
What are the realistic expectations management needs to set? What are some lessons learned and what are best practices? How should companies proceed in becoming a "insider" of Silicon Valley? How are local Silicon Valley VCs viewing Japanese corporates vs other Asian corporates as partners and strategic investors?
TransLink was formed 10 years ago by industry veterans who had decades of experience leading corporate venture capital operations of major Asian corporations including Mitsubishi, Softbank, Samsung, UMC, Foxconn and NTT. TransLink's goal has always been to bridge the latest innovation from Silicon Valley with large Asian markets and forge partnerships with the leading companies in the region. Over the past 10 years, TransLink Capital has guided some of the leading corporates from Asia (specifically Japan, Korea and Greater China) forge meaningful partnerships with startups with Silicon Valley.
Please join us to discuss Japan's evolving position in Silicon Valley in general, and to learn lessons from the experience of Toshi and his firm’s experience bridging Asia and Silicon Valley.
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Frank Packard, Christopher P. Wells, Co-chairs
Jenifer Rogers, Vice Chair
Andrew Conrad, Board Liaison
ACCJ Alternative Investment Subcommittee
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