HBS Angel chairman gave great advices to Startups from Japan

I introduced my mentor Mr. Etienne Deffarges, Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels Association, to our two startup partners, Radrix and WEFABRIK, in San Francisco.  We appreciate to receive so many great advices for these two startups from Etienne.

サンフランシスコにて、私のメンターであり、所属先のハーバードビジネススクール アルムナイ エンジェル協会の会長に、福岡と大阪からのスタートアップをご紹介致しました。経済産業省の飛躍プロジェクトでシリコンバレーにお越しの海外パートナー企業の二社です。素晴らしいアドバイスのオンパレードでした。また、会長の新しい本も投稿致します。

Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

By Etienne Deffarges

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Description: What could Tom Brady, Donald Trump, and Michael Lewis possibly have in common? Complexity. Lewis has analyzed it; Trump has discovered it; Brady has benefited from it. And the USA is entangled in it.

Complex systems are an inevitable part of business and socio-economic structures. We reach a breaking point, however, when social and organizational structures become cumbersome, and unintelligible as well. Entire new systems need to be constructed just to manage this complexity, with questionable or negative value to society at large. The outcome is high costs, poor results, deepening social inequality, and the erosion of public trust. Wholesale changes must be contemplated. This is particularly true in the USA today, where complexity is piled upon complexity in a number of critical sectors, such as health care, energy, finance, and government.

The author takes a common, broad-based, and analytical approach to some of the most complicated issues facing the US today. He examines the costs of complexity through a wide-angle lens, provides analysis of the root causes involved, and explains what is necessary to improve results and lower costs. The ever-increasing level of complexity in the US is compared to that in other developed economies, and also to the country’s own history. These contrasting paths are used to propose alternative approaches and new solutions. Beyond analyzing how incredibly complex socio-economic systems have emerged in recent years in the US, the author steps back, reflects on the fundamental values of this country, and offers a number of actionable proposals to improve the lives of all American citizens.

Etienne Deffarges has enjoyed a successful career, first as a senior strategy consultant to many leading global companies, then as a heath care technology entrepreneur in the US. He is perfectly positioned to observe how complex systems are stifling socio-economic progress. He brings a unique insider view of the issues involved, and examines a number of key sectors that impact the American society at large, including healthcare, energy, finance, regulations, taxation, utilities, and welfare.

WEFABRIK & Radrix visit at Fenox Venture Capital

Good day! I introduced our partners WEFABRIK and Radix to Fenox Venture Capital.

Fenox team gave great advices to these great startups CEO and CTOs. We really appreciate to their honest feedback!!

WEFABRIK and Rarix are both selected as Top20 startups by Japanese government’s HIYAKU Next Enterprise Project, and sent to Silicon Valley last week.

Fenox Venture Capital is a Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm. Fenox VC has invested in more than 100 US, European and Asian startups, including Jibo, Affectiva, Afero, ShareThis, Genius, Lark, Meta and more. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Fenox VC operates out of global offices in Japan, Indonesia, Dubai, South Korea, Belarus and Bangladesh and leverages its global presence to bridge the gap between bold and disruptive startups and large corporations around the world.

STARTUP WORLD CUP
Startup World Cup is a global event where startups from around the world will be coming to San Francisco to battle for a US $1,000,000 grand prize in investment. Startup World Cup is partnering with some of world’s largest conferences and tech events to host 20+ regional startup competitions across 6 continents – North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The goal of Startup World Cup is to create innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems all over the world. Entrepreneurs from many different countries will be able to use the Startup World Cup platform to build great companies and improve the possibilities for themselves. Startup World Cup is powered by Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm.

GRAND FINALE: May 11th, 2018

Startup World Cup Grand Finale will feature keynotes, panels, and a pitch competition among regional champions from all around the world. It will be held on May 11th, 2018 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

AGENDA
Agenda will be announced soon.

PAST SPEAKERS/JUDGES FROM STARTUP WORLD CUP 2017
– Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple)
– Daymond John (Investor at SharkTank; Founder & CEO of FUBU)
– Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder of Reddit)
– Guy Kawasaki (Former Chief Evangelist of Apple; Founding Partner of Garage Technology Ventures)
– David Cohen (Founder & Partner of Techstars)
– Tim Draper (Founder & Partner of DFJ, Draper Associates)
– Eric Feng (General Partner of KPCB)
– Lisa Suennen (Managing Director of GE Ventures)
– Kevin Hale (Partner of Y Combinator)
– Garry Tan (Managing Partner of Initialized Capital)
– Edith Yeung (General Partner of 500 Startups)
– Alireza Masrour (Managing Partner of Plug and Play)
– Bill Reichert (Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures)

Startup World Cup 2018 speakers & judges will be announced soon.

Please note that all sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

For more information, please check out the Startup World Cup website atwww.startupworldcup.io.

Facebook event page, click here. 

US West Coast Regional: April 12, 2018, event page click here. 

 【スタートアップW杯決勝観戦ツアー開催!お申込みはお早めに】

スタートアップワールドカップ2018の決勝戦が、2018年5月11日(金)にアメリカ・シリコンバレーで開催されます。この決勝観戦を含んだ”シリコンバレー特別研修プログラム”を、近畿日本ツーリストさんが企画下さいました。

決勝戦当日は、米サン・マイクロシステムズ社の創業者であるビノッド・コースラ氏が、キーノートスピーチで登壇します。他にもシリコンバレーの著名人の登壇が確定してきていますので、皆さん楽しみにして頂けると嬉しいです

シリコンバレーのベストスタートアップによるデモセミナーや、シリコンバレーの活用手法について議論するビジネスワークショップ、グローバルネットワーク構築のためのネットワーキングパーティ、そして世界30地域以上から集結するスタートアップ頂上決戦の観戦と盛り沢山なプログラムで、日本語同時通訳もつきます。皆さん、たくさんシェアして下さい!

特別研修プログラムお申込み先:http://biz.knt.co.jp/tour/2018/05/swc2018/
特別研修プログラムお問合せ先:tourdesk104@or.knt.co.jp
スタートアップW杯公式ページ:http://www.startupworldcup.io/

#StartupFire at 42 Silicon Valley

#StatupFire was held at 42 Silicon Valley from 6PM to 9PM on 15th of February. We had over 100 participants, and really appreciate to 42 to use their great venue, and admins, and students who have helped and came to the events as well. We met so many dreamers!!!

#StatupFire is the place for dreamers. We run this website as Online Incubator, and also organize the innovative event, where everyone meets in Silicon Valley. Startups, Angels, VCs, incubators, accelerators, engineers, students, all dreamers are welcome. We do #StartupFire for Love ❤️

To know more about 42, enjoy reading my blog ‘ Where is the Heaven in Silicon Valley?

 

First of all, #StartupFire started with Dj Domo played HIPHOP/RnB Music to welcome to participants and there were foods and drinks provided by 42. Our participants had a chance for networking from 6 to 6:30PM.  Thank you so much Dj. Domo, paying great music♪ Love ur sounds!

Mr. Alan Au was amazing host!! His energy and humor made everyone happy. He introduced all of our great speakers.

I had a chance to share our vision of #StartupFire to everyone. I started to #StartupFire for Love ❤️ .  Just want to tell everyone that ‘you are CEO in your life’. You are Gifted!!!

You can go to big startup events in Silicon Valley, and look up to the most successful CEOs to learn and get inspirations, its very important, and i myself love going those events and we also support to promote as well. However, how many friends do you get from the big events? Maybe you introduce yourself to startup booths, and exchanged your business cards, and get 10 cards, but zero friends. If you ever come to our #StartupFire event, we help you to get many friends at least 10 friends. I asked everyone to make 3 friends in the beginning, otherwise people couldn’t take a seat, and i wouldn’t start my talk.

#StartupFire we help you to be a star!! We ask you to get a microphone to introduce yourself to everyone. We want you to feel happier to get many friends during the networking time. We do this for FREE, it does not meant the price is free, it means Free to share your big ideas, knowledge to get your true friends. We are KAZOKU (Family). We ❤️  You. Love is the Answer❤️#FreeMovement by #StartupFire.

We had Amazing Pitch sessions.  Firstly Startup CEO Pitch by Mr. Tsuyoshi Fukuya, CEO of WEFABRIK , will pitch about his startup. WEFABRIK Inc. owns and operates an online B2B (Business to Business) flea marketplace for textile and fashion industry. WEFABRIK is selected as TOP20 Startups to be sent to Silicon Valley by Japanese Government in 2018.

Please click here to read his Interview.

 

Secondly, Intrapreneur Pitch by Mr. Masashi Machida, intrepreneur from Panasonic R&D company of America in Silicon Valley. Founder of grownUp which is a C2C platform that allows mature adults to mentor younger adults who are seeking advices and perspectives on their life decision.

Please click here to read his interview.

 

Thirdly, Startup CTO Pitch by Dr. Tatsumi Uwai is the CTO of Radrix, a university based venture company that specializes in wireless communications. Radrix is selected as TOP20 Startups to be sent to Silicon Valley by Japanese Government in 2018.

Please click here to read Radrix’s CEO’s  Interview.

 

Special Talk ‘How to raise funds for your startups’ by Mr. Elton Satusky,who is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He specializes in public and private corporate finance and corporate law and governance. Elton also has considerable expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and venture capital.

 

Greetings & Special talk from #StartupFire CTO Mr. Andrew Janssen. ‘3 lessons from working for Facebook & Google’.

His 3 lessons are…

1. Be irrefutable

2. Employment doesn’t teach you to succeed

3. Own the story the community tells about you

HIPHOP Live Performance by KAZOKU

Group Photo: We are KAZOKU (Family)❤️

#StartupFire and 42 Silicon Valley is KAZOKU!! ❤️

Next 42 Event:

Thu, February 22, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

Share The Love: Changing Education With 42 Silicon Valley 

Next Event by Lead ✖️ #StartupFire

Speed Mentoring – Startups & Various Investors: Role Play 

Are you bored with the average panel speeches and pitching events in the valley? Are you looking to raise funds or looking for great founders to work with?

You are invited to meet investors and pitch at our event, in from of founders who closed their series A or have done ICO, angel investors, Japanese venture capitalists, corporate venture capitalists, and independent venture capitalists.
More than 20 investors including partners from Garage Venture, Cisco Venture, Sozo Venture, Diamon Tech Venture, Bay Angels, HBS Angels, etc; will join as speakers & mentors or audience!

 

March 6, San Francisco 18:00~21:00 at The Vault, 415 Jackson St, San Francisco

Food and drinks are provided, RSVP early.

Speed Mentoring – Startups & Various Investors: Role Play 

#StartupFire Partners 

  

More Photos, check 42 Silicon Valley’s Facebook page. 

Where is the heaven to work in Asia?

Good day! I hope this finds you all well and happy. Me? Yes, im happiest! Yes, im asking myself, and doing well and this week its been a very busy week, having many partners in Silicon Valley from Japan and Finland, and so on. Last night we had #StartupFire at 42 Silicon Valley, such a great time, and big success, we appreciate to everyone, and ill write about the event maybe on this weekend.

Right now as many people ask me what i do, because i have so many job titles and social impact project titles. I have many roles to play in many companies, organizations, and also like to write, rap, paint, etc. For the business, main focus is to serve a CEO & CDO of Evolable Asia USA Office in Silicon Valley. We are one of the largest Offshore software development company from Asia, and right now im providing  our Custom software development service with our super talented CTO in Silicon Valley, with the collaboration with our 794 developers in Vietnam, and about 150 people in Japan as well. So we say, our software is designed by Silicon Valley, and made in Vietnam.

One more happy thing this morning,  i like to share with you today.  Our HCMC office in Vietnam has been featured in ‘arch daily’, which is the world’s most visited architecture website. Evolable Asia welcome all of you, who want to change the world together. Our office is like a heaven for developers, and always marketing, admins are welcome too. All dreamers are welcome to join us!

Here are some great photos of our office by arch daily.

Evolable Asia HCMC office in Vietnam

To see more of our office, please visit their page here.

Building and Scaling High Performance Teams

Building and Scaling High Performance Teams at Startup Grind

Jeff Jordan, Andreessen Horowitz

Anu Hariharan, Y Combinator

1. Investing in people, not only ideas.

2. Founders need to have ability to tell stories.

3. Early employees should have co-founder skill: multiple hats, creativity, vision, etc But, not only for skills, not only A plus player, need another for chemistry.

4. Founders to have ‘Product-Market-Fit’.

5. How do you fight competition? Answer is to have ‘Capital’ to survive. All about ‘Network’.

6. Understanding the role of VC, and Startups.

7. Understanding the dynamics. (eg.  after the pitch, we still need to do this)

 

Tomorrow, 15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

 

Why eSports is The Next Billion-Dollar Industry

Why eSports is The Next Billion-Dollar Industry at Startup Grind

Amit Kumar, Accel

Ed Chang, EA

Leo Olebe, Facebook

So many people want to watch eSports more than watching the real sports around the world now.

Mobile gaming has been booming!

Tomorrow, 15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

Beginners Guide to Cryptoassets at Startup Grind

Linda Xie, Co-founder + Managing Director, ScalarCapital

#StartupFire can build out your blockchain platform! Contact us below to let us know your product and engineering needs!

1. Smart contract development and audit: implement your smart contract base on Ethereum.

2. Digital wallets (desktop and web).

3. Cryptocurrency exchange: safe and reliable cryptocurrency payments for EC sites and exchanges.

4. Blockchain development: create your original private blockchain or base a new blockchain on an existing network.

5. Training: attain basic blockchain understanding, or learn to develop blockchain!

Please contact us #StartupFire  if you plan to develop blockchain for your enterprise.

Tomorrow, 15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

4 Secrets ‘How to be a Great leader’ at Startup Grind

Sylvana Rochet, Founder + Holistic Intelligence Advisor, The Insightful Executive

1. Be less busy

Even the founders, who raised money and have technical skills, they find out their jobs to manage human beings.

You are the only person, who can be selective.

Stop checking your emails in the morning, no SNS before sleeping.

2.  Know our triggers

Listen to your body, notice the inner chatter, know your 5-year old self, slow down the reaction time.

3. Know your WHY

Get clear why you are here.

4. Ask for guidance

Ask your mentors.

This stuff is simple, it only works if you work it.

 

Tomorrow, on15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

Reid Hoffman talks about Future of Transportation

Autonomous Vehicles and AI: Future of Transportation, at Startup Grind 

Reid Hoffman, Greylock Partners; Linkedin

Jennifer Haroon, Nauto

 

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

Startup Grind -day one

More of great speakers, partners, friends i saw at Startup Grind -day one.

42 Silicon Valley family at Startup Grind. WEFABRIK joined us too.

Come Dream with us at #StartupFire at 42 Silicon Valley on 15th of February.

Jeremy Gardner, Founder + General Partner, Ausum Ventures

‘Evolution of the Blockchain Economy’

  Walt Mossberg, Co-founder, Recode: All Things D

Derek Andersen, Founder + CEO, Startup Grind

‘Ambient Computing and Tech’s Role in a Changing World’

 

Startup Events in Silicon Valley

13 to 14th of February:  Startup  Grind 

15th of February: #StartupFire at 42

16th of February:  Startup & Investor Meetup (#StartupFire)

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

12th of April:  Startup World Cup  US West Coast Regional 

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale