Harvard Reception at HIMSS-Las Vegas

The Health Care Initiative has rented out a portion of the Mercato Della Pescheria for HBS alumni and Harvard affiliates. This is our second HIMSS event in Las Vegas and we are thrilled to be able to convene alumni and bring a touch of campus to this fast-paced conference! This will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new connections over drinks and appetizers.


Mon, March 5, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST

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Mercato Della Pescheria

3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard


Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Why Angel Investment is important?

I attended in the dinner party of Life Science Angels (LSA) in Menlo Park last night. I usually go to the screening meetings, and also study how to be a great angel investor organized by LSA. Im honored to be a part of LSA, and always meet many great angels, and also startups.

One of my dreams is to make everyone happier by giving people more opportunities to try new things! How can we do that? I like to build the Angel Investment Culture in Japan in the near future. Nowadays, everyone in Japan is also trying to build ‘Innovation Eco-system’ by having many VCs, Incubation Centers, Co-working spaces, entrepreneurship education, lawyers starting to support more startups, etc. However, still the most important factor is missing in Japan. That is Angel Investment. Some serial entrepreneurs do invest in startups more lately, but not enough angels over there. What we need to change is to let Japanese HNWI (High Net Worth Individual)  to know the importance of angel investing in startups is to bring next innovation, and it will generate the economical growth for themselves and GDP.

Normally, parents pay for their children. Some also support nephew, and niece. Wealthy people in heart tend to donate a lot of money for scholarship, and supporting many students. Why? Because its very important for building the bright future. If you give many young people more opportunity to learn, they will become more smart and kind to make the difference in the world. So i believe in supporting more young people, who want to become entrepreneurs, is also very very important. Investing in startups is the key to save our world!!! Save Startups, Save the World!! Let’s invest in our bright future!!!!!!!! We love you!!!!!!!!! Love is the Answer ❤️

 Life Science Angels dinner party in Silicon Valley


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)

28th of February: StartupFire Sushi Meetup at 32

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

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

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale


StartupFire Sushi Meetup at 32

#StartupFire is the place for dreamers, we run ‘Online Incubator’ (http://www.startupfire.org/ ) , and also run the innovative event, where everyone meets in Silicon Valley. Startups, Angels, VCs, incubators, accelerators, engineers, students, all dreamers are welcome. We do #StartupFire for ❤️. We love you. Love is the Answer. #FreeMovement by #StartupFire.

Last week, on 15th of February, we had #StartupFire at 42 Silicon Valley, and over 100 dreamers came, and had amazing time!!

You can see how we enjoyed our previous #StartupFire from our Blog.

Crazy John, me personally, love going to 32 Fahrenheit Japanese Bistrorecently, been there more than 5times within 1 month. I love their creative and yummy sushi, great services, atmosphere, music, and love the owner Barry’s Big Smile ^^

So, we decided to organize #StartupFire Sushi Meetup at Best Japanese restaurant 32 Fahrenheit Japanese Bistro in Menlo Park on 28th of February.

Bring your Dreams, friends, families, business partners, clients, mentors, investors, neighbors, whoever want to enjoy, also want to save this world together.

Let’s Enjoy Sushi & Drinks together ^^ If you want to sing a song, 32 has KARAOKE as well♪ Lets have the BEST day of our life!!

You will meet many new great friends.

StartupFire Sushi Meetup at 32
Date/Time: 28th of February, 6 to 9PM
Price: 30 USD ( including Sushi, drinks )


RSVP: Apply on our Facebook Page (Press Going)

Eventbrite Page 

Next Event: Speed Pitching & Mentoring – Connecting startups &investors (6th of March, 2018)
Please check out more information via this link and RSVP.
*** Eventbrite link: http://bit.ly/2BAUDBP ***
Seating is limited and early bird tickets are already sold out, so please RSVP early.

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第2回 【大手企業様向け】イノベーションの活用法!応用編セミナー by フェノックス

  • イノベーション創出…何から始めればいいかわからない
  • 他の日本大手企業はどんな取り組みをしているの?
  • 情報活用の方法がわからない
  • シリコンバレーに日本企業が入り込む余地はあるの?
  • スタートアップと大手企業とでビジネスの相乗効果が出せるの?



                              Fenox VC 共同代表パートナー&CEOアニスによる「イノベーションのノウハウ」(日本語)の1時間の講演もございます。




  • 日時:2018年3月6日(火)17:00開場、17:15開演、18:15懇親会、19:45終了
  • 場所:大手町ファーストスクエア カンファレンス (http://www.1ofsc.jp/ )
  • 住所:東京都千代田区大手町 1-5-1 ファーストスクエア イーストタワー2F
  • 対象:日本企業のイノベーション創出関連部署に所属する方(例:日本企業の経営企画部、新規事業部)
  • お問い合わせ先:yukat@fenoxvc.com(Fenox VC 豊田)


  • 17:00-17:15 受付
  • 17:15-18:15 Fenox VC 共同代表パートナー&CEOアニスによる「イノベーションのノウハウ」(日本語)
  • 18:15-18:45 ネットワーキングセッション(飲み物・軽食をいただきながら名刺交換などにご活用下さい)
  • 18:45-19:30 Fenox VC既存投資家 によるQ&Aセッション
モデレーター :船津康史氏 フューチャーベンチャーキャピタル株式会社 執行役員 事業推進部長

パネラー :清宮俊久氏 セガサミーホールディングス株式会社 投資マネジメント部 部長

西村正弘氏 サニーヘルス株式会社 代表取締役社長



Fenox VC:http://www.fenoxvc.com/ja/

Diversity of Dreamers like #StartupFire at 42

On 15th of February, we hold #StartupFire at 42 Silicon Valley. We had over 100 dreamers came to our event. We really appreciate to everyone who came and supported. Especially all speakers, performers, who inspired all participants together, and thanks so much 42 for letting us use the amazing facility, and provided foods and many students helped us.

This is totally my passion to organize #StartupFire, and bring everyone get together and have a fun. I do this because i love it, and i do this because i like to see everyone’s BIG Smile. And I do this for ❤️

I believe in one of the most important thing to provide the innovative atmosphere is bringing many different kinds of people in the one place together. Yet, i also know that not great impact you can bring if there is only different kinds of people, what we really need is we need to invite ‘Diversity of Dreamers’ in the same place same time. And how you connect those people together is not too easy, but i wanted to try something cool with my crew.

This time, i wanted to try something new, and bring more HIPHOP flavor into Startup event. So i asked my HIPHOP crew KAZOKU (it means Family in Japanese) to perform to entertain audience.  As we call #FreeMovement by #StartupFire, we like to save the world by changing people’s minds, more free, feel free, think free, act free…..free to love, free to do things you wanna do, so we act HIPHOP to express our freedom in front of audience….real free-stying♪

We KAZOKU actually made the song for especially this event at 42.

Our song is called as 58 42.

Lyrics of our HOOK…

For the gang Free Game for the gang (✖️4)

Keep it real, 58 ➕42 (100)
Keep it real, 58 and 42 (100)
Keep it real, 58 42 (100)
Keep it real, 58 42 (100)

 Lil Space a.k.a. JJ Spacely from KAZOKU

Check his new song This Time

PARAGON from KAZOKU rapping with his lovely daughter♪

Check his many songs here

Once again, we all appreciate to so many Diversity of Dreamers, many entrepreneurs, students from around the world.

Many 42 students participated and met many entrepreneurs

Great networking time

 Happy to many smiles ^^


 Dr. Tanaka, who is one of my mentors from Harvard Business School, also participated. He is the one introduced me to 42 Silicon Valley. Really appreciate!!!

 Japanese entrepreneur Mr. Sasaki, who was selected TOP20 Startups by Japanese Government for HIYAKU Project, sent to Silicon Valley.

Ms. Tamami Ushiki participated in our event with her business partners, she i City Chapter Director, Startup Grind Tokyo.

 I love Alan’s BIG SMILE ^^ haha He was amazing host!!! Thanks brother!!!

We ❤️ you. #FreeMovement by #StartupFire.

#StartupFire is the place for dreamers!!!! 


Our Next Event will be held in VAULT, in San Francisco on 6th of March.

Speed Mentoring – Startups & Various Investors: Role Play



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.

Mr. Masashi Machisda, Founder of grownUp from Panasonic R&D of America

Interview with Mr. Masashi Machisda, Founder of grownUp from Panasonic R&D of America (Silicon Valley)

‘grownUp is a C2C platform that allows older adults to mentor younger adults who are seeking advice and perspectives on their life decision’

1.  Whats your name, and please tell about your background

My name is Masashi Machida, a founder of grownUp from Panasonic R&D of America.

I have 10 years’ experience as IP attorney. At that time, I realized how important not only technology and IP but also business concepts, so that I have learned and practiced 3 years’ experience to create business concepts through Design thinking. I also won startup competition in Japanese Business school.


2. Please explain your project and how did you started?

grownUp is a C2C platform that allows older adults to mentor younger adults who are seeking advice and perspectives on their life decision. We started it around a year ago from Draper Acceleration Program, and we’re going to launch in public in this April.


3. What is unique about your solution?

Our successful solution is C2C posting system, which decrease users’ work greatly to find out mentors. Over 500 mentors respond within 24 hours as soon as mentees post their concern to our platform, then they can connect with appropriate mentors confirming comments from the mentors and their profile info. Namely mentees don’t require a lot of work to find out specific mentor compared to the searching system, and get excited by receiving mentors’ comments at once


4. What is your vison?

My vision is to prevent baby boomers declining self-esteem, making them happier.

Human’s self-esteem is decreasing at the peak of around 50 years old, however many companies focus on only senior like over 75 years old. We need to pay attention to people at an earlier stage, who are baby boomers like 50-70 years old.

5. Who are your customers, and what problem are you solving for them? What is your unique insight?

We have 2 types of customers, who are older adults as mentors and younger adults as mentees.

As for mentors, we figured out essential key element to energize baby-boomers through lots of user interviews. It’s an intergenerational relationship. Before the interview we thought their pains are loneliness and anxiety about the future. However, they are totally different. They want to become being more active, fun and networking. The strongest gain was intergenerational relationship.

They want to connect and guide young generation and guide them.

On the other hand, how about younger adults? We found out that they wanted to leverage other’s insights to make life decisions, especially they need years and years experiences in the field of work-life balance such as good balance between family time and working time, health wellness consisted of life-style, productive and healthy career in your life. Their career and life goal shouldn’t be separated.


6. How big is your market?

Our market is $8.7bn. if we get 15% available share that’s $1.3bn. This is only US market. We can cross the border and approach other countries.

7. How does your product actually work?

8. What is your business model?

The business model is simple, users will pay for communications with good mentors. We can get 20% commission fee from them.


9. What is your go-to-market strategy? Why now?

We’re planning to get first customers at metropolitan suburbs in California, Texas and Georgia because these areas are common to respond through digital ad tests between mentors and mentees. We already have over 500 mentors that women are around 70% of them, so we’ll focus on the work-life balance topics related to working mother.


10. Who are your competitors and how are you different?

Regarding to competitors, in the life coaching field, there are almost individual or small private companies but they are not platformer like grownup. About a mentoring service, a lot of companies focus on professional career or education but these’re not life experience. Further totally we differentiate UX we provide from the competitors. As I mentioned, that’s our c2c posting system.

11. Please write a message to your potential strategic partners in Silicon Valley or another cities around the world.

Potential partners are AARP, Senior living communities and some startups like Stitch focused on baby boomers. WeWork and other coworking and sharing space companies will be potential partners when we’ll create in-person mentoring system next year.

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 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 will be announced soon.

– 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. 






Share The Love: Changing Education With 42 Silicon Valley

Never been to 42 before?

It’s time to visit!

Join us for wine, cheese, and cocktails as we bring together old and new friends in the 42 community. Meet some of our current students, chat with employers who’ve hired 42 students, and meet our leadership team.

We’ve got a pretty awesome campus, a rigorous curriculum, and talented students.

Come check out the community that’s changing education access, diversity in tech, and that loves computer programming!


Thu, February 22, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

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42 Silicon Valley

6600 Dumbarton Circle

Fremont, CA 94555

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42 Silicon Valley –Address6600 Dumbarton Cir, Fremont, CA 94555

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