Kanematsu is a 10B+ Japanese corporate company and aids startups in energy, consumer hardware, and safety. Masa speaks at notable conferences such as SXSW.
NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts
Jason heads Nasa's venture arm. He graduated MIT and received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for Exploration Systems Architecture Study.
Jasper is the head of Merck's venture arm. He is looking for new innovations in quantum computing, ML predictive analysis, and novel technologies in foodtech.
Sherman is one of the partners at Softbank in search of AI projects within the Asia and EU division. Softbank's investments run from Uber and Slack to Boston Dynamics.
Hack Fund V
Torrance is a partner of Hack Fund V, a publicly traded venture firm. He led Wework Labs and created the first stop-motion animation at the Charles M. Shulz museum.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Yoriko Koike is the governor of Tokyo and runs Invest Tokyo with Accenture. Her goal is to make Tokyo a Smart City for Olympics 2020.
Jim is the co-chair of Caltech angels and leads his own firm at Simmons Godspeed Ventures. He is a passionate entrepreneur VC in the semiconductor, watertech and VR/AR consumer space.
Manan is a founding partner and aa Bruin and ran marketing for ed-tech startup Kno (acq. by Intel 2013) that raised over $90M of funding .
All Nippon Airways
Masato is the head of ANA ventures and partner at WiL's Lab. He seeks the flying car companies that define urban air mobility.
Takenaka Corporation is the world's largest R&D research institute in robotics. It offers robotics a safe space to test out their construction robots.
Shoichi is the VP of Mitsubishi Ventures, a 42B+ firm holding stake in Lawson, Uniqlo, and Muji. He seeks startups with simplicity and purpose.
Bruce is a founding partner of Wildcat VC and author of Traversing the Traction Gap. Prev. at Interwest Partners and Westpoint.
Brad is the founder of Foundry Group and Techstars, and authored Venture Deals, and its free course. He led investments in Modular and Misty.
Bryan was the head of growth of both Reddit and Twitter before joining on at Craft Ventures. He led investments in robotics as CafeX and SpaceX.
Airbus Group Inc.
Zeryab heads Airbus Group's research. He graduated from the top in Paris at Sorbonne and is seeking progressions robotic aviation and swarm robotics.
Scott is part of the Forbes Technology Council and runs his own firm, Amyx Ventures.. He is a prominent TedX speaker and is at the front lines of IoT and AI.
Pedro is an accomplished Tedx speaker, author, and investor in robotic platforms such as Kiwibot. He was featured on the Hispanic Shark Tank, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and World Patent Office.
Sunil is the founding partner of Ubiquity and previously as Bessember Venture Partners. He graduated from Harvard and seeks lightweight startups in RPA software.
Japan Society of Northern California
Miho is the COO of USA Japan. Prev. she was with MIT Labs, with Toshiba, Subaru, Phillips and manages relations with Japanese Consulate.
Ikea Head of Design
Magnus is a world renown head of cost product design at Ikea and a published author in strategic sourcing and company management. He featured at Parsons for design.
Hitachi is known for scaling startups in the robotics and AI space. They are looking for the next wave of RPA software and robotics that serves a consumer and social good.
Roger is the founder ofRoyse Law Firm, works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to multinationals and is on the top 500 lawyers list.
Barry is the deputy head of innovation of US Research and Development at Nippon Life Global. They are the largest corporate insurance in Japan.
Kazuki is the head of the venture arm for Ezaki Glico, the company famous for Pocky, the famous Japanese snacks in Anime. They love super cute, super edible food products.
Yannick leads Compiler VC. Prev. exited entrepreneur and Morgan Stanley. He seeks hardware and software startups by trade.
Shawn is a senior associate, previously a managing partner at the Dorm Room and Bessemer. He is a Wharton grad and led over 27 investments.
Toyota AI Ventures
Chris is an investor at Toyota AI and previously at Fenox venture capital. He seeks robotics and AI adding value to construction and mobility industries.
Mark is a CVC at Akatsuki, Entertainment, prev. at Candela and Technicolor Ventures. He is a Bruin with a Masters in materials science and MBA.
Atul is a notable lawyer and lecturer in geopolitcal risk via World Bank, Washington D.C., TEDx and universities. He is an Oxford PPE and Wharton grad with connections to Parliament.
Akemi is a notable angel investor with Stanford and Band of Angels. She seeks startups in the AR/VR space, and notably led business development with top corproates in Japan.
Russell is notably of first investors in Founders Institute and Kickstarter. He co-chairs of MIT angels which focuses on industry agnostic hardware.
Randolph is the co-chair of Princeton Alumni. He is a lawyer and invests in consumer food and health startups.
Brandon is the head of Google Applied Intelligence project (Chronicle) in cybersecurity. He previously published in research in Palo Alto Networks.
Kiyoko's network spans UCLA ventures, key players on Wallstreet, Chamber of commerce and Japan. She is building her first bot with Homebrew.
James is an engineer and prominent IP lawyer in the valley specializing in robotics and medical devices. He previously was at Perkins Coie, and his network spans MIT CSAIL, DARPA, and Cairo. He aids startups in his portfolio of patent law.