23315 IFC Seminar v5
Post on 16-Jan-2017
Seattle Innovation Meetup
Accessing the $100 Billion War Chest: Strategic Partnerships, Investments & M&A with Japanese Companies for U.S. Startups
What are Japanese investors and acquirors seeking in innovative U.S. companies?
Why to think globally at Series A rather than after Series D or later making your companys products into a global standard
How to benefit from the desire of Japanese companies to invest in innovation coming from the U.S.
How to access the Japanese and other Asian markets cost-effectively
How to form technology tie-ups with Japanese partners and investors for Japan market entry
The possibility of exits in Japan (M&A and IPOs)
A trade delegation of leading Japanese companies including representatives from Softbank Telecom, Hikari Tsushin, SMK Corporation, ISI-Dentsu and Yaskawa Electric and will attend the event for purposes of developing contacts with the emerging companies community in the Seattle area.
Date Thursday, March 10
Time Program 14:00 17:00 Networking 17:00 18:00
Location Columbia Tower 40th Floor 711 5th Ave, Seattle
Suggested Attendees Founders and managers of start-ups; angels, seed investors and venture capitalists
A panel of business development executives from leading Japanese companies featuring:
Introductory Statements by:
Tets EtoCEO (former Senior IT Director at Dentsu)
Tom Sato Managing Partner (former Microsoft Japan executive and serial entrepreneur)
Ted Johnson M&A and Technology Companies partner, Tokyo
David Case Intellectual Property partner, Tokyo
Wistar Kay Business Development Manager, Washington State Department of Commerce
Rob McKenna Orrick Public Policy partner, Seattle office; former Washington State Attorney General
Innovation Finders Capital is based in Kirkland, WA and Tokyo, Japan. Its mission is to find innovative startups for Japanese corporations and connect the two with international business development support and assistance on venture capital investment and M&A.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a global law firm with 25 offices worldwide ,including Seattle and Tokyo. The firm acts for more than 1,600 emerging tech companies as well as more than half of the Fortune 20 TMT companies. The firm advises 20% of the unicorns in todays market, including some of the most disruptive businesses. In 2015, Orrick completed more than 300 venture financings raising $6.4 billion in total. Law360 named Orrick 2015 Tech Group of the Year for the second year in a row.
Innovation Finders Capital
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
To register, please go to: www.orrick.com/SeattleSeminar