Why do Japanese large companies want to collaborate with Silicon Valley startups?
Japan’s large companies realize that they need to innovate, and are attracted by the energy and dynamism of Silicon Valley startups. Deloitte’s Masayuki Kimura is focused on helping to connect Japanese large companies with startups in Silicon Valley. In this talk, he will give us insight into the strategic possibilities of such connections, and share stories about what works and what doesn’t work in such collaborations. He will also give advice for startups on what to look for in evaluating potential partnerships with large Japanese companies, and the do’s and don’ts for successful collaborations
This will be a fascinating talk for everyone interested in how Japan and Silicon Valley can work together for innovation.
Masayuki Kimura is the Co-founder and International Business Development Director of Deloitte Venture Support Co., Ltd.
Masayuki joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC in 2007 where he provides business strategy, M&A and IPO consulting services. In 2010 he co-founded an internal startup called Deloitte Venture Support in Deloitte Japan. Now there are over 150 members working in the group. Through this organization, Masayuki provided business planning consulting and fund raising support to over 200 startups. He also provided open innovation consulting services to Japanese large companies including Hitachi and the NTT group.
Since 2014, Masayuki has handled cross-border projects for Deloitte Venture Support and moved to Silicon Valley as the head of its Silicon Valley office in order to act as a bridge between Silicon Valley startups and Japanese large corporations in order to create new business alliances.