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forbes.com April 15, 2021

Big In Japan: How To Make It In The World's Third Largest Market

For any European startup with unicorn ambitions, international expansion is essential. But there is a certain predictability to where European founders tend to focus when looking to go global.
Read by 75% of LPs

spglobal.com April 08, 2021

Japan Insurers Under Pressure To Push Portfolio Companies To Go Greener

More institutional investors in Japan are dialing up the pressure on their portfolio companies to go greener, after the nation's largest life insurer went as far as threatening to off-load investments that are not tackling emissions adequately.
Read by 60% of LPs

hedgeweek.com December 14, 2020

Japan Ripe For Institutional Asset Raising

The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed activities in 2020 but it is likely that some of the asset management trends that began around 2017 remain in place given the underlying factors driving those trends.
Read by 76% of LPs

asia.nikkei.com August 12, 2020

Carlyle To Invest Over $9B In Japan On Post-Pandemic Reform Hopes

U.S. private-equity firm Carlyle Group plans to pour more than $9.4 billion into Japanese businesses over the next three to five years, anticipating that the changes wrought by the coronavirus pandemic will create new investment opportunities as companies reorganize.
Read by 50% of LPs

asia.nikkei.com June 25, 2020

Sequoia Capital On Hunt For Japanese Digital-Tech Startups

Sequoia Capital plans to bring its checkbook to Japan by the end of the year as it looks for startups that deliver high-end digital technologies to corporate customers and that have corporate values of $279M to $1.3B.
Read by 72% of LPs

youtube.com December 04, 2019

Machine Learning: Future Of Healthcare & Insurance

During this panel, entrepreneurs discussed how they overcame regulatory hurdles in building their healthcare and insurtech startups. They also shared their thoughts on machine learning and scaling innovation in both industries, and these tech-enabled startups can make a radical change in the corporate world. Panelists include Michael Fertik, Founder & Managing Partner, Heroic Ventures; Umar Afridi, Co-Founder & CEO, Truepill; Sam Hodges, Co-Founder & CEO, Vouch Insurance; and Rohit Pandey, Co-Founder & CEO, SigTuple. The panel was recorded at the Trusted Insight Innovation Summit, Tokyo on November 22nd, 2019. The event was in collaboration with Japan Post Bank and Coral Capital.
Read by 64% of LPs

youtube.com December 03, 2019

Pioneer In Venture Investing: Fireside Chat

During this fireside chat, you will learn about the University of Minnesota's venture program and why there is an over-allocation to venture; how the University has continued to outperform its peers for many years; and the opportunities of being a much larger institution investing in the venture. Speakers include Stuart Mason, Chief Investment Officer at the University of Minnesota, and Alex Bangash, Founder & CEO of Trusted Insight. The chat was recorded at the Trusted Insight Innovation Summit, Tokyo on November 22nd, 2019. The event was in collaboration with Japan Post Bank and Coral Capital.
Read by 33% of LPs

youtube.com December 02, 2019

Machine Learning In Real Estate

During this panel, entrepreneurs and general partners discussed how a once technologically-shy sector is now changing rapidly because of machine learning applications. They also identified and addressed major structural/operational inefficiencies in real estate. Panelists include Andrew Collins, Co-Founder & CEO, Bungalow; Vadim Toader, Co-Founder & CEO, Proportunity; Shotaro Fujisawa, General Manager, Knotel Japan; and Evan Nisselson, General Partner, LDV Capital. The panel was recorded at the Trusted Insight Innovation Summit, Tokyo on November 22nd, 2019. The event was in collaboration with Japan Post Bank and Coral Capital.
Read by 43% of LPs

asia.nikkei.com November 13, 2019

Singapore Brings Japan Into Asia's First Digital Securities Market

Japan's Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings will help run Asia's first full-fledged market for digitized securities in Singapore, serving as a bridge for Japanese companies and investors to the blockchain-based trading platform.
Read by 74% of LPs

asia.nikkei.com October 17, 2019

Japan To Exempt Asset Managers From Stricter Investment Rules

Japan's government intends to exclude asset management companies, including hedge funds, from tighter foreign investment regulations designed to protect sensitive industries.
Read by 74% of LPs