B2B Summit brings together B2B tech’s most sought-after entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners to share insights and learn from one another.
As a B2B-focused early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley and Japan, DNX Ventures has been cultivating strong and valuable relationships with leading entrepreneurs and corporate partners since 2011. B2B Summit is an opportunity for people to learn from market leaders with diverse backgrounds.
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Grasp the latest B2B trends in one stop
Learn from the best in the industry. We cover the latest trends and insights from the top industry leaders.
Connect with peers to learn from one another
Our in-person Annual Summit happens in Tokyo, Japan and all attendees fly in from all over the world to connect and meet.
Get unique global perspective
DNX Ventures has a unique perspective from investing in Japan and the US in the last decade.
B2B Summit Online #1
June 4th, 2020 (Thursday) 17:00-18:30
How B2B startups are faring under the COVID-19 crisis
We have all felt the blunt force of this new coronavirus, aka, COVID-19, that descended upon the entire world this year. Desperately trying to keep this vicious infection at bay, countries around the world have taken such measures as shelter-in-place and laying restrictions on businesses, causing disruption to the economy and dealing a major blow to businesses all over the world. Further, as a result of social-distancing, B2B companies have been forced to rethink “the way we work,” something they have taken for granted in the past: to work in a physical office.
As all business practices heretofore are being reviewed, it will be a challenging time for startups. Startups are facing new challenges, with the task of creating new services and products that will be adopted as the new standard in the post-COVID-19 era.
Already, some innovative technologies, services, and products from various startups are being adopted and utilized.
For this year’s summit, we are pleased to have Mr. Eric Yuan, the CEO of Zoom as our speaker. As everyone knows, Zoom’s popularity skyrocketed amid the current crisis, as people had to go to work, school, churches, etc., online. We will ask him for his insights on what changes are taking place globally.
Founder and CEO, Zoom
Eric Yuan founded Zoom in 2011 to deliver happiness and bring teams together to get more done in a frictionless video environment. Zoom’s video-first unified communications platform continues to dramatically transform the way leading global enterprise companies communicate. Under Eric’s leadership, Zoom was one of the highest-performing tech IPOs of 2019.
Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was corporate vice president of engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. Eric was one of the founding engineers and vice president of engineering at Webex. Between 1997 and 2011, he grew his team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M.
Eric has been named one of the Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech by Business Insider. In 2018, he was named the #1 CEO of a large US company by Glassdoor and EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California (software category). Also in 2019, he was added to the Bloomberg 50, as a leader who changed the game in global business. Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real-time collaboration.
SVP and Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures
Matt Garratt currently serves as the Managing Partner of Salesforce Ventures, the strategic investment arm for Salesforce with over 300 portfolio companies across 20 countries. While at Salesforce, Matt has completed investments in leading enterprise SaaS companies, including Anaplan, Automation Anywhere, Gainsight, Highspot, MuleSoft, Twilio and Zoom. Prior to Salesforce, he was a Vice President at Battery Ventures where he invested in early-stage Enterprise Software and GreenIT companies.
Matt holds a BS from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan where he helped to develop The Frankel Cleantech Fund and was an Erb Fellow where he performed research for the UN. He currently serves as a mentor and advisor to several startups and organizations including the Endeavour.org and the Frankel Fund at the University of Michigan.
Partner, Sequoia Capital
len Sun is a partner at Sequoia Capital China and focuses on investments in technology and consumer sectors. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2006, Glen worked at General Atlantic, focusing on technology growth equity investment.
He also worked at Monitor Group in HK as a consultant. Glen has a BA from Harvard College, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a JD from Harvard Law School.
CEO and Co-Founder, Diligent Robotics
Andrea Thomaz is the CEO and Co-Founder of Diligent Robotics and a renowned social robotics expert. Her accolades include being recognized by the National Academy of Science as a Kavli Fellow, the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Tech, MIT Technology Review on its Next Generation of 35 Innovators Under 35 list, Popular Science on its Brilliant 10 list, TEDx as a featured keynote speaker on social robotics and Texas Monthly on its Most Powerful Texans of 2018 list. Andrea’s robots have been featured in the New York Times and on the covers of MIT Technology Review and Popular Science. Her passion for social robotics began during her work at the MIT Media Lab, where she focused on using AI to develop machines that address everyday human needs. Andrea co-founded Diligent Robotics to pursue her vision of creating socially intelligent robot assistants that collaborate with humans by doing their chores so humans can have more time for the work they care most about. She earned her Ph.D. from MIT and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UT Austin, and was a Robotics Professor at UT Austin and Georgia Tech (where she directed the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab).
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BITES and INSIGHTS
Founders have many things to consider to run a company. Bites and Insights is a series of intimate get-togethers that bring founders and investors in a round table style where they can network, compare notes and find the right partners.
We’ve seen early stage start-ups stuck in a Product-Market Catch 22. As an early stage VC focusing on B2B startups, we help them solve the P-M Catch 22 even before we invest in a company. We bring startup founders and our corporate network to a conference style event to help them find the customers to kickstart their business. Previously, we’ve had Insurance x Autonomous Vehicle themed event in Silicon Valley to get startups, corporations, and investors to discuss the future of Insurance at the time of autonomous vehicles.