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How B2B startups are faring under the COVID-19 crisis

End of the year 2020 is fast approaching, and as we look back at the B2B industry this year, the biggest impact of all without a doubt has been COVID-19. The economy slowed heavily as the movement of people came to a halt in order to prevent the spread of infection. Another byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic may be the accelerated digital transformation in many industries, as companies were forced to rethink the way they work and make major changes in business practices.
For this B2B Summit, we are welcoming the CEO of Notion as one of the speakers.  Notion, as you may know, has grown rapidly thanks to the digitization of corporate workflows, and their application is already being used by early adopters in Japan.  We will be focusing on retail tech, which has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, and discuss what new technologies emerged during the pandemic and how they are playing a role in the transformation of the industry.  We will also hear from one of DNX's Japanese portfolio companies, a start-up that has successfully secured funding in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, about their fundraising strategies.

Schedule & Speaker Lineup

Behind the Scenes with Notion's CEO on Product Led Growth Strategy

Co-founder/CEO, Notion

Ivan Zhao

Head of Platform, DNX Ventures

Natsuki Zihnioglu

The Remarkable Changes in Retail Tech under COVID-19

Managing Partner at Halo Advisory (Former Head of Innovation at Target)

Gene Han

CEO / Co-Founder, SHIPSI

Chelsie Lee

Managing Partner at DNX Ventures

Hiro Rio Maeda

Successful Mega Fundraising During Pandemic

CEO of Kakehashi

Takashi Nakagawa

Director & CEO, XICA

Yoshiaki Hirao

CEO of RevComm

Takeshi Aida

Managing Partner and Head of Japan / DNX Ventures

Akira Kurabayashi

Past Speakers


Angus Klein

Vice President of Global Support, Snowflake

Prosenjit Sen


Hajime Hirose

CEO, Alphaus, Inc.


Ivan Zhao

Co-founder/CEO, Notion

Chelsie Lee

CEO / Co-Founder, SHIPSI

Gene Han

Managing Partner at Halo Advisory (Former Head of Innovation at Target)

Takeshi Aida

CEO of RevComm


Eric Yuan

Founder and CEO, Zoom

Andrea Thomaz

CEO and Co-Founder, Diligent Robotics

Matt Garratt

SVP and Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures

Glen Sun

Partner, Sequoia Capital


Maryam Rofougaran

CEO of Movandi

Richard C. Koo

Chief Economist at Nomura Research Institute

Takeo Inada


Koji Ogishima

CEO of TeamSpirit


Tim Draper

Founder of Draper Associates

Chika Terada

CEO of Sansan

Luisa Lima

Co-foudner of Fyde

Yosuke Tsuji

CEO of Money Forward

Past Attendees

Past Sessions


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