President's Column22 (Nov. 8, 2023)

Panelist at Tokyo Startup Nexus hosted by Seibu Shinkin Bank


The launch ceremony of Tokyo Startup Nexus, which aims to support local startups, was held at the Seibu Shinkin Bank head office. I was invited as one of the panelists and experienced startups exchanged views along with VCs. The growth of the region and Japan is increasingly dependent on the breakthroughs of startups in the future. Financial institutions, VC firms, and public agency officials engaged in a vigorous exchange of views from their respective standpoints, and the meeting proved useful for the future expansion of the fund.