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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.

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Schedule & Speaker Lineup

17:00-17:30 (PDT)

How should we navigate during the uncertain times and adjust to the new trends of remote work?

Founder and CEO, Zoom

Eric Yuan

Head of Platform, DNX Ventures

Natsuki Zihnioglu

17:30 -18:00  (PDT)

How are Robots changing the healthcare industry?

CEO and Co-Founder, Diligent Robotics

Andrea Thomaz

Managing Director, DNX Venture

Q Motiwala

18:00 - 18:30  (PDT)

Why are Salesforce and Sequoia eyeing the Japanese startup market to invest?

SVP and Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures

Matt Garratt

Partner, Sequoia Capital

Glen Sun

Managing Director, DNX Ventures

Akira Kurabayashi

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Past Speakers


Richard C. Koo

Chief Economist at Nomura Research Institute

The Pursued Japanese Economy and the Future of Globalization

Koji Ogishima

CEO of TeamSpirit

How I built a successful B2B SaaS company and made it public

Takeo Inada


Industry Cloud: Vertical Integration

Maryam Rofougaran

CEO of Movandi

Future of 5G: Opportunities and Challenges


Christopher Hill

CEO of WeWork Japan

Why Unicorns care about the Japanese market

Tim Draper

Founder of Draper Associates

Global Entrepreneurship is on the rise

Chika Terada

CEO of Sansan

How I Did it: Building SaaS Startups

Yosuke Tsuji

CEO of Money Forward

How I Did it: Building SaaS Startups


Venky Ganesan

Chair of the NVCA Board of Directors and Managing Director of Menlo Ventures

Keynote: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.

Dan Levin

ex-COO of Box

Enterprise / SaaS

Mark Bailey

DFJ Growth

Enterprise / SaaS

John McClurg

VP of Cylance

Big Data / AI

Past Attendees

Past Sessions


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