Aug 31, 2018 Arttu Närhi
Dan Brody: Managing Director of Tencent Investments
The gaming industry is one where the battle for attention is intense. Customer acquisition, media coverage, not to mention investors are all top priority in the heavily contested area. Here’s where Dan’s insight comes in with an incredible value. He’s here to talk about the state of the industry and what guides his investments. Looking to do anything in the industry? Well, you’ve come to the right gathering.
Roseanne Wincek: Investor at IVP
She’s the go-to expert for all things related to consumer tech. At IVP, Roseanne focuses on investing in later-stage, high-growth consumer and enterprise companies. User experience and agile teams are keywords here; she’s devoted herself to mastering both. At IVP, she works actively with portfolio companies such as Compass, Glossier, and Qubole to name a few. A massive wealth of topics to discuss, no doubt.
Erik Torenberg: Co-founder of Village Global
Everyone talks about community building today. It’s one of the classic things people agree they need, but many don’t quite know where to start. That’s usually the part where Erik comes in. He’s behind such success stories as Product Hunt’s early community building and has co-founded Village Global. What makes them different? They strive to operate as a network of experts and investors, breaking away from a traditional VC modus operandi. If you’re a community manager, you’ve got to hear what he has to say.
There has been growing interest in investing in emerging markets, especially in Southeast Asia. Our speakers, Kay-Mok Ku (Gobi), Soo Boon Koh (I-Globe), Kaspar Hadiyat (Koro Partners) were joined by Jorel Chan, who is the head of Investment Operations for Slush. Their discussion ranged from: personal insights, their experiences, as well as how Southeast Asia has […]
I am my Rival who Drives me Chika Terada, the co-founder and CEO of Sansan kicked off his speech proposing to disclose his own stories. Last year, he tried to come up with a profound lecture. But then he realized, he’s not in a position to lecture. This year, he told the audience that instead, […]
The day 1 at Dialogue Stage was a success. With having engaging speakers and the smooth-as-ever facilitation, some talks had really sought the core aspects of the entrepreneur mindset. Here, we will address three out of the seven dialogues. Cross Border Business Strategy: How to build your own brand in this society? Welcoming Techstars as […]
A dream isn’t something that is final, it’s something that should constantly be updated and thoroughly thought about with the aim to achieve it. Miku Hirano is the founder and CEO of Cinnamon, a company that is dedicated to “remove all unnecessary work from the world by using AI.” At a glance, Miku seems to […]
The winner of Slush Tokyo pitching contest has been announced – congrats, Clarity K.K.! Their matchmaking platform helps women who are returning to the realm of work after having kids. The work-life balance for women in Japan is a tricky issue, and Clarity K.K. tackles the challenges of traditional work arrangements by enabling women to identify the […]
Helen Tung, Emergent Tech advisor and MINERVA fellow at the EU, moderated the conversation between Takahiro Nakamura (Director and COO at ispace) and Kazuo Ishigame (Co-founder and COO at Infostellars) on how to make it in space. Welcome to the space age. These two will be your guides. Ispace aims to develop spacecraft technology to extend […]
Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze , an award-winning digital services company specializing in things such as gaming, cloud, AI, and smartphone software. He sold Outblaze’s services to IBM ten years ago, pivoting the company to digital entertainment services. Siu is a bit of a tech legend, according to many: the online […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 Pitch Contest Semi-finalists Announced! It has been a great turn out at the Pitching Stage at this year’s Slush Tokyo. 40 contestants pitched in today’s contest. Not surprisingly, even greater ideas and concepts were presented in front of an eager and curious audience and judges. Contestants’ ideas and talks were diverse: from […]
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