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Japanese Pitch Night: Summer 2018

July 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-7


NEDO and Silicon Valley Forum welcome you to another amazing Japanese Pitch Night, our longest-running international series! Meet an amazing new group of technology startups from Japan, who will present their companies onstage for the first time ever in Silicon Valley. In addition to the pitching, the evening will also feature a short panel discussion on M&A and the tech scene in Japan and the US.

Join us on July 26th! Tickets are free and this event will reach capacity – don’t wait to sign up. #JapangoesSV


Meet the Startups

Tsukuba Technology is a leading developer of inspection technology for the utility, aerospace, automotive and oil & gas markets. The company developed the world’s first “Laser Ultrasonic Visualizing Inspector (LUVI)”, which quickly investigates inner defects of welds and large jointing materials including CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic). They also has one of the world’s smallest cold-cathode X-ray inspection system, which provides inspection solutions for a wide range applications including the electronics, utility, security, and medical sectors. Today, utilities use the company’s self-propelling X-ray device on transmission lines, and an aerial inspection method using X-ray device combined with a drone, to inspect utility insulator defects in situ and at great heights. More information http://www.tsukubatech.co.jp

16Lab is a firmware developer for IoT/Wearable developers with strengths in highly accurate 3D motion analysis technology, ultra-low power consumption technology, and patented authentication technology that prevents device hacking. 16Lab clients include global entertainment companies, smart home device developers, and mobility providers. More information http://www.16lab.net

Cinnamon Inc. is an Enterprise AI company which provides an AI document reader for the financial services industry. The reader automates data extraction from unstructured documents, such as invoices and contracts, and transfers this to a structured database. Current clients include insurance companies, logistics suppliers, banks and leasing companies. The company raised $8M Series B in May 2018 and is seeking partners, customers and team members to expand to the US market in 2018. Cinnamon is based in Japan and Vietnam with its headquarters in Tokyo. More information http://www.cinnamon.is

edison.ai image recognition technology scans images, including social media posts, to identify products, interests, activities, and locations. We provide marketers with psychographic analytics about their audience, consumers or fans so they can optimize brand partnerships, influencer campaigns, and ad spending. Recent clients include consumer products, bands, and food and beverage brands. More information http://www.edison.ai

Indent Probe Technology Inc. provides measurement services that determines the mechanical properties of various composites, quickly and accurately. We offer multiple dynamic measurement results to EV manufacturers and their suppliers including the mechanical properties of high-temperature solder, evaluation of viscoelastic properties of automotive resin, and degradation and mechanical characteristic changes due to fatigue. Our value proposition is fast, accurate data and that also helps enhance the business process. Indent Probe was founded in 2017 and is located in Tokyo, Japan. More information http://www.indentpt.com

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5:30 – 6:00 pm     Registration and networking
6:00 – 6:05 pm     Welcome Remarks, Denyse Cardozo, CEO, Silicon Valley Forum
6:05 – 6:10 pm     Opening Remarks, Shinnosuke Kameyama, Chief Representative, NEDO SV
6:10 – 6:15 pm     Opening Remarks, Masayoshi Watanabe, Executive Director, NEDO Japan
6:15 – 6:20 pm     Panel Introduction
6:20 – 6:50 pm     Panel Discussion: “How Tech in Japan & the US is Changing the M&A Game”
7:00 – 7:50 pm     Pitch Session (5m pitch, 3m Q&A, 2m feedback)
7:50 – 8:00 pm    Final remarks
8:00 – 9:00 pm     Networking & Refreshments

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July 26, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-7


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San Francisco, CA 94105 United States