I was invited to Redcarpet -Teamz Business Summit at Sheraton Hotel in Tokyo on 23rd of March.

I participated with our great investor, startup CEO, artists friends.

There were many participants from around the world, it was great party for networking for building innovation eco-system. Thank you Teamz for organizing two-days events.


Teamz Business Summit at Tokyo University

Hi, everyone, i hope this finds you all well and happy. Since i came back to Japan from Silicon Valley last week, i have been really busy of traveling to give a talks ad lectures around Japan, including Ginza, Saitama, Fukuoka.

Likewise, im honored to be invited to many startup events in Tokyo as being VIP guest with #StartupFire Family. Today, #StartupFire Family and i are attending in Teamz Business Summit at Tokyo University.

TEAMZ BUSINESS SUMMIT connects exceptional Startups with top Investors from Japan, China, and The United States and around the world.

■TEAMZ BUSINESS SUMMIT will be held twice a year and include a large number of stakeholders from all over the globe, including not only Investors but Startups, Entrepreneurs, Media, Management and University students. With the aim of financing, creating business alliances and network expansion in September 2017, the last pitch session was held at Toranomon Hills Forum and the red carpet event at the Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo, 200 participants from over 20 countries attended this summit.

■Opinions of the participants from the last summit.

■The focus of this pitch session of TEAMZ BUSINESS SUMMIT will be on three main areas:


■Participating Investors:

• Anis Uzzaman, Fenox Venture Capital, General Partner & CEO

• Nick Yang Ning, Founder of LEBOX CAPITAL
Chairman of the Chinese Young Angel Investor Association

• Timothy Sykes, Angel Investor Founder of TIMOTHY SYKES FOUNDATION

• Toshitada Nagumo, CEO of Fenox Japan

• Javin Tan, Angel investor
President of Malaysia Creative and Cultural Business Industries Association (MCCIS)

• Fuyuki Yamaguchi, Senior Advisor of Mistletoe, Managing Partner of Abies Ventures

• Di Wu, Venture Capital Specialist Chief executive of Dawn Capital.

■Participating company’s information:

Ten companies
The companies have their origins in Japan, China, America, Germany and France.
Field of speciality: Fin-tech, Blockchain, HR-tech, AI, IoT, Sharing Economy, BigData

-Entrepreneurs, Startups
-Companies which want funds and overseas resources
-Who are interested in Entrepreneurship
-Who want to build a successful global business
-Who want to hear global startups’ pitch& advice from investors
-Students who want understand the global environment and want to be an entrepreneur

Opening greetings

TEAMZ, Inc. CEO Tianyu Yang

 The Deputy Director at Ministry of economy trade and industry Kojiro Haneda 経済産業省 経済産業政策局 畑田 康二郎

Investor greetings from Misletoe Fuyuki Yamaguchi

Investor Greetings from Fenox Venture Capital Japan CEO Toshitada Nagumo

Startup CEO Pitch:  Many Blockchain startups, this startup is called as Seven Dreamers Laboratories CEO Shin Sakane

Torus Tatsuki Nambara, LeBox Capital Nick Ning Yang, WeWork Chris Hill

Fenox Venture Capital CEO Anis Uzzaman

Startup World Cup Chairman

WEFABRIC CEO Tsuyohi Fukuya, Mistletoe Senior Advisor Fuyuki Yamaguchi, LUFT Holdings CEO Tatsuki Nambara, #StartupFire CEO John Kojiro Moriwaka

Group photo

Tomorrow on 23rd of March, we are also attending in TEAMZ Redcarpet (日本や海外からの投資家、経営者、大手企業役員、著名人、メディアが集結!) atShangri-La Hotel, Tokyo.

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3月22日 東京大学:Teamz Business Summit

3月22日 虎ノ門ヒロズカフェ:Venture Café Tokyo Opening Night

3月23日 東京 シャングリラホテル: Teamz Redcarpet

3月28日 東京 ダイアゴナルラン: 起業の科学〜スタートアップを成功に導く10の極意〜

3月28日29日 東京 ビッグサイト:Slush Tokyo

日中米の投資家、スタートアップが集結!Teamz Business Summit at Tokyo University日英同時通訳付き

東京大学で盛大に開催されてますTEAZ BUSINESS SUMMITにVIP招待して頂いて、#StartupFire Familyの家族たちと参加させて頂いております。




・ANIS UZZAMAN (アニス・ウッザマン)
Fenox Veture Capital、共同代表パートナー & CEO

LeBox Capital創業者・中国青年天使会名誉会長・陝西省商工会議所副会長・Top 20中国投資家

・Timothy Sykes

Fenox Veture Capital Japan CEO


Abies Venturesのマネージング・パートナー

・吳迪 Di Wu
ベンチャーキャピタリスト Dawn Capital CEO


国:日本・中国・アメリカ・ドイツ・フランス (更新中
企業(傾向): Fin-tech, Blockchain, HR-tech, AI, IoT, Sharing Economy, BigData

2017年9月のサミットでは、東京の虎ノ門ヒルズフォーラムでピッチセッション、シャングリ・ラ ホテル東京でレッドカーペットネットワーキングを開催し








by Alex Iskold · in Fundraising, Startup Advice, Venture Capital 

1. Who are your customers, and what problem are you solving for them?

Investors are looking for a simple and clear answer of who you are selling to. They are also looking to understand how clearly you know the pain point, and how big of a problem it is for the customers. This question also opens up a conversation about founder/market fit, as well as helps investors think about the size of the opportunity.

2. What is unique about your solution? What is your unique insight?

Investors want to understand how you are proposing to solve the problem, but more importantly, they are trying to determine whether you have a unique insight. Has anyone else thought about this before? How is it different from other solutions? Do you have a secret? Seriously, investors want to know this because the more differentiated you are the more defensible the business might become in the future.

3. How does your product actually work?

Investors naturally want to see the demo of your product, because a demo is worth a thousand words. A lot of investors want to fund product-obsessed founders; founders who get lost in the details of the product, founders who are super thoughtful and nerdy about features they build, and really understand customer needs. Always show your product to investors with an awesome demo.

4. What are your KPIs? How do you measure growth? How do you know you have product/market fit?

What numbers do you use to drive the business? Lack of clarity or hesitation is a major red flag for investors. If you as a founder arent clear about your metrics or are not measuring the right things, investors wont believe that you can grow the business. Investors want to make sure you understand and measure your conversion and sales funnels, activation, retention, magic moment, churn, CAC, LTV, etc. Investors want to know how you think about KPIs. They will look at your dashboard and will want to understand how you think about growth. They will likely dig in to how you think about attaining product/market fit as well.

5. What is your traction to date?

The question of traction is really two-fold. Of course, investors will first want to know about your traction. But secondly, and more importantly, they will want to understand how you define traction. Many founders mistake progress or effort for traction. On the other hand, investors think of traction as revenue and paying customers or significant growth in weekly and monthly active users.

6. What is the size of this opportunity/total addressable market?

How big is your market? This is a question that matters to a lot of investors. Why? Because VCs economics force them to only focus on very large markets. VCs look for big markets with lots of money so that when they own 20% of your business on exit, they come away with a meaningful enough amount to return all, or at least a sizable portion, of their fund. Otherwise, they dont make money.

In addition, investors expect founders to size up the accessible market, and do the calculation bottom up. Too many founders say they are operating in billion-plus markets without realizing that, because of their business model, they cant be addressed. Spend time sizing up your actual addressable market using your pricing and growth projections.

7. What are your CAC and LTV?

This is another typical question that investors ask founders during each round of financing to establish how fluent they are in the business. In the early days, founders are expected to know the terms, and have an idea of what the numbers are, but its fine to say that you are early, and the numbers are likely to change in the future (typically, CAC goes up and LTV goes down).

The CAC conversation leads to the conversation about channels, marketing, and advertising spend. If you are B2B company with direct sales, you will talk about cost of sales, and how it will change at scale.

Life-time value of the customer is equally important. How long does it take to pay back the amount it cost to acquire this customer? How much money will you make on the average customer? The LTV conversation touches on churn and revenue per customer, and enables investors to understand how you think about your whole customer lifecycle.

8. What is your business model?

Naturally, investors want to understand how you make money. They want to know who your customers are, and how you are planning to charge them. This question combines not just pricing, but strategy and tactics as well. If you make money indirectly, via advertising, investors would then focus on how you acquire customers. If you are a marketplace, the conversation turns to whether you are going after supply or demand and the incentives to be on the platform. What will be the expected average revenue per user? Will you have recurring revenue? All these questions get explored when investors ask about your business model.

9. How did you come up with your pricing?

This is probably a less common question in the early stage, but it is an important one. Investors are looking for you to demonstrate that youve done customer research and competitor research. They are also looking for you to acknowledge that you are early and the pricing is likely to change. In addition, if you are currently free or have a free tier, investors will look to understand when you are planning to get rid of it and what will be the implications.

10. What are your unit economics?

Unit economics give an inductive case for your business. For example, a unit for Uber would be either one ride or one driver, depending on how you model it. The key thing in unit economics analysis is to capture all associated costs and revenues and then see if you are actually making money. Some startups have poor unit economics initially and say they will optimize costs later. Many investors, however, are now wary of this approach because as you scale, new challenges and new, unforeseen costs may arise.

11. What is your go-to-market strategy?

The go-to-market strategy question is a really important one and often is misunderstood. Investors ask this typically when founders say that their product works for everyone. Investors are skeptical, as experience says that focusing on a vertical or a segment is typically better. For example, if you are building developer tools, you could initially focus on freelancers and individual developers. Then once the product is solid, you can move upstream to mid and large enterprises. Tesla had the opposite strategy. It first made a high-end car and has since been moving downstream.

You can also focus on a specific vertical. For example, if you are a security software provider, you can first focus on insurance companies or law enforcement agencies. Having a focus narrows down the opportunity but allows you to really perfect the product and sales. When talking about your go-to-market, investors are really looking to understand your strategy and why you think it will work.

12. What are your customer acquisition and distribution channels?

How are you planning to acquire customers? In the consumer world you have paid and unpaid means. You can advertise or you can use content marketing, social channels, and word of mouth. Investors want to understand how deeply you understand your channels. The challenge is that most obvious channels often do not really work or arent cost effective. That is, when you start, your CAC via Google or Facebook ads is just too high. Investors are looking to understand if you have figured out a growth hack or have an insight on how to acquire customers quickly and efficiently.

In the B2B world, investors want to know if you have an unfair advantage, like youve worked in the space before and have a rich rolodex. They are looking to understand if you are able to secure key partnerships that can help you distribute the product faster and win the market faster.

13. Why now?

This is a question that often goes unasked but is certainly on the investors mind. Timing is everything, and really understanding why now is the time for your company to win is important. The VC industry is full of examples where a product or service was too early or too late and as a result didnt work or didnt get as big as it otherwise could. Before Facebook there was Friendster, before Google there was Alta Vista. Even Uber wasnt the first company to think of on-demand rides, nor was AirBnB the first company to let people host others in their apartments.

Before the current wave of VR and AI, there were at least three other waves. Why do we believe now is different? Why do we believe now it will actually happen? Some argue that we finally have enough cheap computing power and have evolved other key technologies necessary for VR and AI to go mainstream. When investors are asking, Why now,” they are really asking about conditions of the market, context, state of society—dozens of factors that will make a difference between success or failure this time around.

14. Why you? What is YOUR Founder/Market Fit?

Weve written here before about the importance of Founder/Market Fit and most investors pay close attention to it. Investors dont want to fund accidental founders. They want to fund people with deep domain expertise, massive vision, and passion. Investors want to get to the bottom of why you started the business, and whether you have unique insight and unfair advantage.

15. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school and work before?

In addition to understanding if you know the space, investors want to understand if you are resilient and smart. The question about where you grew up is really a question about how hard you have had to fight through your life to get to where you are. If you grew up in a well-to-do family where you didnt have to struggle, investors may not be as excited about funding you compared to, lets say, an immigrant. There are no hard and fast rules of course, but the environment you grow up in often defines your level of resilience. When things get difficult, and they always do, will you walk away? When you get knocked down, will you get up?

When asked where you went to school, people look to see if you went to a top school, what you studied and what you learned. Sometimes, this conversation leads to a common connection. Sometimes it is just a starting point for learning more about you. Investors are looking to assess your level of intellectual curiosity and honesty.

16. How did you meet your co-founders?

This is another interesting question that doesnt have a clear-cut, right answer, but is telling to investors. If you say you met your co-founders at a hackathon three months ago, what you are saying is that you dont really know each other well. Investors may think that the connection between you isnt solid. If you are saying that you have been friends since high school, investors know that you trust each other. However, they also know that you havent worked together. Friends dont always make the best business partners and startups have ruined thousands of friendships.

Most likely, investors are looking to hear that you worked together before, ideally in another startup and ideally for a while. This would imply that you get along socially, but more importantly, that you can make things together under the stressful environment called a startup.

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

Weve written here before how to think about competition. Investors are looking to understand how knowledgable you are about competitors and what is different. If you say you dont have competition or if you bad-mouth the competition, it is a red flag. Simply acknowledge competitors, and highlight what they are doing well. Explain how you are different and why.

18. What is your vision, your true North?

Some founders stumble on this question and this is a red flag for investors, particularly for VCs who want to back founders with a big vision. What do your want your company to be in ten years? This question reveals not only how you think about the business long term, but whether you plan for it to exist for a decade or more. If your plan is to sell quick, you wont have a broad long-tem vision.

Similarly, a question about your true North is an important one. It reveals what you arent willing to compromise on. Great companies are always flexible on their path, but not flexible on the destination.

19. What milestones will you achieve with this financing?

We touched on this topic in our How Much Capital Should you Raise post. This topic is complex and founders often approach it with naiveté. A typical answer might be expressed in terms of specific product milestones and scaling of the team. This is not what investors are looking for. They want to understand tangible business milestones you will reach with the capital you are given.

There are really two outcomes investors are looking for—either profitability, which is very rare in early-stage startups, or the follow-on financing. That is, investors are asking if you will be fundable again once you get funding, execute, and then hit specific milestones. For example, if your plan says you raise $1MM, and then grow 20% MoM to achieve $40K MRR in twelve months, to you this may sound great, but to investors it is clear that it will not be enough to raise series A.

It makes sense to really think through your milestones and where you want to land and why.

20. How much will you be burning in a month?

This is a pretty straightforward question that follows from your financial model. A few things to pay attention to: a) Your HR costs should be roughly 70K-100K per head, b) investors will look for clarity around advertising spend—in the early days, before strong product/market fit, you should not be spending a lot of money to acquire customers, and c) investors will look for any outliers; anything that jumps out as out of the ordinary or unusual.

21. What will be your MoM growth in customers and revenue?

This is another straightforward question based on your financial model. As a startup, you need to make a growth assumption. The trick is that you dont have a ton of historical data to back it up. Whatever data you do have, include it in the model and explain it, because it helps establish credibility. Also, avoid using a cookie-cutter 20% MoM year-round growth assumption, as it may come across as sloppy. Really think through seasonality, and other factors that may influence your growth. Do your customers pay you right away or not? Does your cash in the door trail booked revenue? Reflect all the nuances in the model and your revenue forecast.

22. When will you be profitable?

Historically, many of the best startups have reinvested their revenues into the business and sacrificed profitability in favor of growth. Since the financing market has become tighter, profitability is fashionable again. Becoming profitable is important for many reasons, but the main one is that it allows you to become self-sufficient and control your destiny. When you are profitable, you are no longer in need of external capital in order to survive. Investors are looking to understand how you think about profitability, and tie this to the conversation about your burn and the need for follow-on financing.

23. Why is your business defensible?

VCs want to know what happens to your business over time. Assuming you can get a lift off, investors want to know what will happen in year five, and year ten. Why? Because this is a typical horizon over which more successful startups go public or get acquired for a significant return. Long-term defensibility is difficult to predict. Thats why many investors look for natural monopolies, winner-take-all markets, and businesses with network effects. This is a complex and important topic that is less likely to be top of mind for the founders, but is certainly something investors are paying a lot of attention to.

24. What is your intellectual property?

If you are a startup that is creating new technology, investors want to know about your IP. Are there things here that can be patented? What is the true innovation in your business? While software patents havent been effective in recent years, depending on the type of your business and depending on what kind of investors you are talking to, IP can be an important topic.

25. What is your tech stack?

This question will be particularly relevant for startups that are working in AI, VR, dev tools, and other areas that require deep tech. Some investors, particularly technical ones, will want to nerd out with you on your stack.

26. What are the key risks in your business?

This is one of the hardest questions investors will ask you—why might you fail? This question is a probe for a) how you think about risks in your business, b) do you acknowledge risks, and most importantly, c) are you self-aware and intellectually honest? Great founders bring up and face risks head on. They dont try to shove them under the rug and ignore them.

Risks range vastly from building incorrect products, to the market not being there, to the falling apart of a key distribution deal. Whatever it is, be prepared to talk about risks and show that youve been thinking about them deeply yourself.

27. Who is the natural acquirer for your business?

Investors arent likely to ask you this question, but they will certainly think about it. Investors are putting money into your business to make more money, and historically, since the IPO market is tight, most successful companies are acquired. Although you may have no current plans to sell your company, it is good to think about who might in the future and why.

28. How much capital did you raise so far, and on what terms?

This is a simple question—just tell investors exactly how much you raised, and whether you did it on the note, or via equity. Dont stumble or hesitate, because that could be a red flag.

29. Who are your existing investors?

This is another straightforward question.

30. How much capital are you raising and what are the terms?

You should have clarity on how much you are raising based on the financial model. Depending on where you are in the fundraising process, you may not have

the terms set yet. If you dont have the terms set, then just say so; investors will completely understand.

And now, please tell us what we missed. Share the questions that investors asked you during your fundraising conversations.




1. 顧客は誰で、彼らのどのような悩みを解決するつもりなのか?

2. あなたの解決案のどこがユニークなのか?あなた独自の考察とは?


3. あなたの製品は具体的にどのように機能するのか?

4. あなたのビジネスのKPIは?どのように成長を図っているか?どうやってご自分のプロダクトがマーケットに合っているか判断しているか?


5. 今に至るまでのトラクションは?

6. このオポテュニティー(機会)の規模・獲得可能な市場は?


7. あなたの顧客獲得コストや顧客生涯価値はいくらだろうか?



8. あなたのビジネスモデルについて教えてください

9. どのようにして現在の価格設定に落ち着いたのだろうか?

10. あなたのビジネスにとっての経済単位は?

11. あなたの市場参入戦略は?



12. あなたのユーザー獲得・流通チャンネルについて教えてください
あなたはどのようにユーザーを獲得しようと考えていますか?消費者の世界では費用がかかるユーザー獲得方法と費用がかからない方法があります。有料な手法として広告を打つことも可能ですが、同時にお金がかからない方法としてコンテントマーケティング、ソーシャルメディアでの拡散、WoM(口づてでの拡散)が挙げられます。投資家はあなたがこれらのチャンネルについてどれだけ熟知しているのかをこの質問で判断しようとしています。マーケティングの難しいところは一番理論的な答えが実は効果が薄かったり、非効率だったりすることです。これは起業当初にかかるGoogle ads Facebook ads の費用が高すぎることなどが例として挙げられます。投資家はあなたがグロース・ハックの仕組みを見出した、もしくは効率よくユーザーを獲得するユニークな手法を持っているかを知りたがっています。


13. なぜ今?
この質問はあまり聞かれませんが必ず投資家の頭の中にはよぎる質問です。スタートアップはタイミングが全てであり、あなたのビジネスに適しているのが今であるという確証を彼らはもとめています。VCの業界では早すぎたり遅すぎたりで失敗するビジネスは日常茶飯事です。Facebookの前にはFriendsterがありましたし、Googleの前にはAlta Vistaがありました。Uberでさえもオンデマンド・ライドの発案者ではありませんし、AirBnBにも先駆者がいました。


14. なぜあなたなのか?あなたの創業者/マーケットフィットは?

15. 生い立ちや学歴・職歴など、あなた今までについて教えてください。


16. コーファウンダーにはどのようにして出会いましたか?


17. あなたの競合はどこで、あなたは彼らとどう違いますか?

18. あなたのビジョン、北極星はなんですか?


19. この資金調達でどのようなマイルストーン(目標)が達成されますか?



20. 月間資本燃焼率はいくらですか?

21. ユーザー数と売上の月間成長率の予測を教えてください。

22. いつ黒字化しますか?

23. あなたのビジネスは競合に耐えられますか?

24. あなたが有している知的財産について教えてください。

25. あなたのスタートアップで使用しているソフトウェアやプログラミング言語について教えてください

26. あなたの会社にとって大きいリスクについて教えてください


27. あなたのスタートアップを買収する企業があるとすればどこになると思いますか?

28. 今までどのような条件の資金調達を行いましたか?

29. 現在あなたに投資している投資家について教えてください。

30. どのような条件でいくらの資金調達を目指していますか?


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3月21日 銀座:GIP (Global Innovator Program)

3月22日 東京大学:Teamz Business Summit

3月23日 東京 シャングリラホテル: Teamz Redcarpet

3月28日 東京 ダイアゴナルラン: 起業の科学〜スタートアップを成功に導く10の極意〜

3月28日29日 東京 ビッグサイト:Slush Tokyo 


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We established StartupFire Inc. at WSGR in San Francisco on 8th of March in 2018.

#StartupFire is an online incubator delivering Silicon Valley innovation to your organization. As your strategic partner, we bring your business to the next level.



また、シリコンバレーと日本における貴社ビジネスの戦略的パートナーとして、ビジネス開発やメディア戦略を踏まえた資金調達支援 (ビジネス開発、メディア戦略〜資金調達までの総合支援)をお客様と共にハンズオンで行わせて頂きます。





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WHAT I learn from Startup Investor School at Y Combinator #ycsis

I was selected to participate in Startup Investor School at Y Combinator from 5th to 8th of March.  #ycsis

Startup Investor School is a free, 4-day course designed to educate early stage investors interested in investing in startups.  We cover the fundamentals of investing, from investing instruments to legal and accounting basics to evaluating startups and managing deal flow. Y combinator hopes is that more people, from a wide range of backgrounds will consider investing in startups and that those who do will be better at it.

世界最高峰のスタートアップ養成所(アクセラレーター)といえば、シリコンバレーのYコンビネーターだろう。AirbnbやDropboxなどのユニコーン企業を数多く輩出するYコンが次に手がけたのがスタートアップ投資家スクールです。2年前くらいにスタンフォード経営大学院のエグゼクティブ教育にてM&Aを学んだときのVCのクラスメートからジョンも応募してみたらと開始4日前の締め切りは終わってたけど、必ず学びたい理由を書いてメールしました。次の日に返事が来て、waiting list(キャンセル待ち)になったとのことでした。なぜ、必ず学びたいかを書いたり、今エンジェル投資家協会に入り学んでる事などを書いて返信した。それから、数日が経ち、、、Yコンのスタートアップ投資スクールが始まる1日前に受講OKのメールがありました。実際に、4日間のスクールでは、シリコンバレーの著名エンジェル投資家の多くの方々から直接レクチャーを受けることが出来、また、世界中から選出された多くのエンジェル投資家やVCなどのクラスメートとスタートアップ投資にとって大切なことを沢山、学ばせて頂きました。


Geoff Ralston ✖️ Ron Conway at Y combinator


inventor of gmail, and investor talk

My Notes from lectures

Fundamentals for investing

  • The safe
  • Conversion
  • Other events
  • Process
  • Our advice

The safe

-why and when

-what is it



  • Early stage companies
  • Before preferred stock is issued
  • No prior convertible notes


  • No lead investor
  • No lawyers
  • Fast and easy


  • Simple agreement for future equity
  • Convertible security
  • Give money now, get stock later
  • Not debt


Key terms: purchase amount, valuation cap

Conversion events and definitions

Boilerplate language


  • Valuation cap
  • conversion
  • Ownership

Valuation cap

  • Safes convert at the lower of the valuation cap or priced round
  • How early investor are rewarded


  • In a priced round 3 things happen 1) options pool is increased 2) sees convert 3) new investors invest
  • Safes are included in the pre-money
  • Number of shares= investment amount/ price per share
  • Price per share= valuation/ capitalization


Handshake protocol

  • Founder emails investor to confirm investment amount and valuation cap
  • Investor responds affirmatively


Clergy, helloing


Signing and wiring

  • Confirm information
  • Check your signature block
  • Be ready to wire on signing


  • Documents to sign
  • Review the pro-forma cap table and the documents
  • Often last minute


  • Think about upside のびしろで考えろ
  • Be helpful 役に立て
  • Tolerate failure 失敗に寛容になれ


Here are the videos of our classes






In conclusion, what the most important factor for startup is GREAT TEAM.

For Big Success, startup needs to build GREAT PRODUCT.



スタートアップにとって一番大事なことは、「GREAT TEAM」を持つことです。

そして、大きな成功を収めるには、「GREAT PRODUT」を作り、広めることです。


I was invited to have a meeting with my great friends, who are running online media advertisement startup in San Jose Yesterday. They rent the office at WeWork in San Jose. Its located in the center part of business district in San Jose, and very nice office and meeting space.

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

1st of March: Manos Accelerator & Google Present: Accelerate your Business

5th of March: StartupFire Innovation Tour at 42 Silicon Valley

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

2nd to 3rd of April:【Special Invite for #StartupFire fam】GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN FORUM

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

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

StartupFire Sushi Meetup at 32

Good day! I hope this finds you all well and happy. We hold StartupFire Sushi Meetup at 32 (Japanese restaurant) in Menlo Park last night (28th of February).

As many know, i like to organize #StartupFire event a lot, and this time again, took me one week to organize this sushi meetup event. I know it short time, and i only use Facebook, Eventbrite, and this blog to promote. I really appreciate to my great friends, came to the event and brought some of friends too.

There were so many kinds of dreamers came to Sushi Meetup last night. Serial Entrepreneurs,  Startups, Researchers, Investors, Writers, Students, many more dreamers came!!! We love great mixing crowds.

We all appreciate to Barry, owner of 32, and his great staffs, chefs, cooked great sushi plates!!! Yummy!!!




#StartupFire is the place for dreamers, we run ‘Online Incubator’ ( ) , 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.

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

1st of March: Manos Accelerator & Google Present: Accelerate your Business

5th of March: StartupFire Innovation Tour at 42 Silicon Valley

6th of March: Startup Pitching & Mentoring 

2nd to 3rd of April:【Special Invite for #StartupFire fam】GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN FORUM

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

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale



Special CEO Guest from Brazil to #StartupFire Sushi Meetup

【Special CEO Guest from Brazil】is coming to 28th of February: StartupFire Sushi Meetup at 32

Mr. Leonardo Sá, CEO of PRODAP

One of the leading Agri Tech company PRODAP is solving all problems for agri businesses and creating new opportunities.

Mr. Leonardo Sá is CEO of PRODAP, he is Harvard Business School Almuni, and former software development leader at PRODAP.

Please come to: StartupFire Sushi Meetup at 32 Tomorrow to meet Leonardo, and many other great participants.


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

True friend to share our dream

Good day! Such a beautiful day in Palo Alto today. It has been a bit chilly but so beautiful. Life is so beautiful. Of course, there are ups and downs. Last night, i talked to my great friend about my life, businesses, and dreams.

When you shared all of these to your true friend or family, you feel so much better. Amazing feeling after you talk to them about these. I appreciate to all of you, who are there for me, and also people dnt even treat me good, i also appreciate, because i can think how to improve myself. I love challenge and want to be a greater person everyday. Thank you everyone and i love you all. Love is the Answer ❤️

‘Innovations for a healthier life’

 Amazing Talk with my true friend at Rosewood Sand Hill 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

Startup World Cup powered by Fenox Venture Capital

Good evening! I had an amazing meeting with Dr. Anis Uzzamn, who is the General Partner and founding member of Fenox Venture Capital. Fenox organizes StartupWorld Cup. If you havent registered it yet, please do and join our Regional event in Silicon Vally, and also Grand Finale.

Startup World Cup: Watch the promotion movie on You-tube 

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

11th of May:  Startup World Cup  Grand Finale

 Fenox Venture Capital in San Jose (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