Raising Startup Funding in Japan: A Venture Capitalist’s Perspective

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:00 - 22:00


3-1-35 Moto-Azabu, Floor B2

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This meetup will be held in English and Japanese.

We are located in 3-1-35 Moto-Azabu, Floor B2. Look for signs for "thepark". We are underneath Club 360.


Venture investment has been exploding over the past few years in Japan, and there are more investors and is more available capital than ever. Accessing this capital, however, requires navigating a landscape with a wide variety of investors (including angel investors, VCs, corporate venture capital (CVC) funds, and corporations themselves), all with their own incentives, decision making processes, and resources. This talk will focus on explaining the different types of Japanese startup investors and what they’re looking for, how to best present your startup to them, and the advantages and disadvantages of working with each.

About the Speaker

Evan Frost

Venture Capital, SIG Japan, LLC

Evan is a venture capitalist at SIG Japan ( where he specializes in the Japanese tech start-up scene, helping local entrepreneurs expand their business and helping foreign companies tap into the Japanese market. He was previously at IMJ Investment Partners. Evan graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy. He speaks fluent Japanese and grew up in San Francisco.

7:30pm - Doors Open
7:45pm - Introductions & Ice Breakers
8:00pm - Talk: Raising Startup Funding in Japan with Evan Frost
8:45pm - Q&A and networking

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