Thanks to everyone who made it our for Nico Nico Night on the 14th and then the 4th annual NetTokyo fund-raiser last weekend, it was a great way to kick-off the summer! Our next MoMo Tokyo is August 25th and we have tapped a couple of savvy VC’s for a Money Meets the Talent evening. Register below and stay cool in the meantime..
Date: Monday, 25 August 2008 :: 18:30 – 22:30
Venue: Sam and Dave in Akasaka — GMAP
Admission: ¥1,000 with Advance Registration – OR – ¥2,000 at the door
Complimentary drink ticket for the 1st 200 pre-registered guests!
18:30 – Doors Open
19:00 – Welcome/introduction
19:15 – First presentation
19:45 – Second presentation
20:15 – Q & A
20:30 – Networking
21:30 – Last Call
22:00 – Close
Aki Ohashi – Partner – ngi group .PDF
Aki Ohashi, an American born Japanese, is a partner with the investment division ngi group, inc. The division specializes in early stage Internet and mobile phone investments, including mixi, Inc., the largest social network in Japan, (currently about US$1.5B on TSE Mothers Board). Prior to ngi capital, Aki was a director and COO for Tilefile, K.K. , a multimedia based social networking service in Japan. Before Tilefile, Aki was a consultant at L.E.K. Consulting (Japan) leading strategy engagements for multinational companies. His other experiences in the information technology industry include Mediaplex (US), an Internet advertising technology company (a ValueClick, Inc. company), and Cognizant Technology Solutions (US), an IT consultancy. Aki holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Texas and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Keisuke Ide – Senior Associate – Globis Capital Partners .PDF
Keisuke (Keis) Ide started his career as an engineer at KLA-Tencor Corporation in San Jose, California, working on semiconductor capital equipment. He moved onto strategy consulting, working at the McKenna Group in Palo Alto, California, where he focused on high-tech marketing. After moving to Tokyo in 2002, he worked for a Japanese fabless semiconductor startup company as an international business development director. His activities included business development, marketing, and sales. He joined Globis Capital Partners, an independent, hands-on venture capital firm in 2007. His investement focus is products and services leveraging technology, that are scalable internationally. Keis received a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and an MS in Management Science and Engineering (MSE) from Stanford University.
– MoMo Tokyo team