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Japanese Pitch Night: Winter 2018

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


NEDO and Silicon Valley Forum welcome you to another amazing Japanese Pitch Night! A brand-new group of Japanese technology startups will take the stage to present their companies for the first time ever in Silicon Valley. In addition to the pitching, the evening will also feature a short panel discussion on collaboration potential between the US-Japan technology markets.

Hope to see you this February 22nd at GSVLabs in Redwood City! Tickets are free and this event will reach capacity – don’t wait to sign up. #JapangoesSV

Judges and Speakers

more to be announced!

dc sk
Denyse Cardozo
Silicon Valley Forum
Shinnosuke Kameyama
Chief Representative
NEDO Silicon Valley
Kakeru Tsubota
SAP Labs Silicon Valley
Troy Malone
GM, Global Operations
All Turtles
Brian Gorbett
Microsoft for Startups
Toshiya Otani
Cofounder and Managing Dir.
Translink Capital


Pitching Startups From Japan

Global food brands such as Nespresso and Suntory use Kakaxi’s video agricultural devices to monitor crops and lower expenses. Kakaxi also allows these brands to share sustainable agricultural practices and connect with conscious customers. Learn more


FukushimaWheel helps bike sharing companies monetize more effectively through new revenue models, dynamic pricing, fleet optimization and enhanced safety. FukushimaWheel also helps cities capture the environmental impact of bike sharing programs while improving bike rider safety. Learn more


Kodai helps cardiologists accurately diagnose arterial conditions with no blood blockage. Using a state of the art console, cardiologists can diagnose plaque levels without putting patients at risk. Learn more  



Guest Startups

Orbweb powers millions of devices around the world with its IoT software stack and peer to peer infrastructure. Orbweb Cloud Camera OS enables IP camera manufactures to quickly develop compelling, AI powered smart cameras and other home IoT devices. Orbweb is headquartered in Palo Alto with development offices in Sweden and Taiwan. Learn more .


Alpaca is an AI technology company that is building a multi-portal AI trading platform for new generation investors and traders. Alpaca utilizes its proprietary financial time-series database and AI technology that are now used by globally known financial institutions. Alpaca also offers AlpacaAlgo (algo.alpaca.ai) and AlpacaScan (scan.alpaca.ai) to the active traders in the world. Learn more   .

Vufine, Inc. is a high definition wearable display company based in Silicon Valley. Founded in 2015, their goal is to create simple, accessible devices that utilize the functionality of current technology. Whether for drones, cameras, or smartphones, Vufine strives to create innovative solutions to empower their users. Run by a lean, talented group, the Vufine team is highly experienced in both the wearable market and myriad challenges facing a Silicon Valley hardware startup. Learn more   .


5:30  PM    Registration & Networking
6:00  PM    Welcoming Remarks – Denyse Cardozo, CEO, Silicon Valley Forum
6:15 PM     Introduction of Judges and Panelists
6:30 PM     Guest Japanese startups – short pitches
6:45 PM     Panel Discussion – Collaboration Nation: Tech Partnership Potential in Japan and the USA
7:15 PM     Startup Pitches Begin!
7:50 PM     Networking and refreshments
9:00 PM     Event Conclusion


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February 22
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


585 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94063 United States
Micaela YoumansJapanese Pitch Night: Winter 2018