SoftBank Ventures Forum 2017

October 31 @ Conrad Seoul

“Tech Revolution, New Life”

Ventures Forum 2017, held for the 5th time, is centered around distinct startups invested by SoftBank Ventures Korea. The Forum will be arranged to present the mid to long-term outlook on the volatile technology market and market insights from experts. Distinguished speakers, our iconic portfolio, and visionaries of IT business in Asia and Korea will convene in one place to build lasting success. There will be ample opportunities, including planned or pre-arranged meetings, to be connected with sophisticated entrepreneurs as well. SoftBank Ventures Korea hopes that the promising startups will continue to grow to advance into the global market beyond Asia. Ventures Forum will provide an ideal venue for these companies to stay connected.


  • Smart Robotics
  • AI
  • VR





Welcome Speech


Smart Robotics more

SoftBank Robotics Corp., Kenichi Yoshida

Kenichi Yoshida

New Portfolios


Lunch & Booth Tour

13:50 ~ 14:50

New Era of AI more

Pinscreen, Hao Li

Hao Li
14:50 ~ 15:20

Global Trend (Israel & Silicon Valley) more

CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund, Benjamin Weiss Augmedix, Ian Shakil

Benjamin WeissIan Shakil
15:20 ~ 15:40


15:40 ~ 16:40

Building a new startup ecosystem in Asia

Mistletoe, Inc., Taizo Son

16:40 ~ 17:40

Best Portfolio more

Korbit, Tony Lyu Lunit, Anthony Paek ShopBack, Henry Chan

Tony LyuAnthony PaekHenry Chan
17:40 ~ 18:00


Chief Business Officer, EVP Business Development
SoftBank Robotics Corp.
Kenichi Yoshida

Mr. Yoshida is in charge of developing the business of Personal Robot Pepper in SoftBank Robot business. He was former co-founder and COO of a software company Realcom and successfully led it to be listed in TSE Mothers. He has been working on the starting up of new business in SoftBank since 2010, and engaged in numbers of new business.

CEO & Co-founder, PinscreenHao Li

With 3D sensing being democratized, Mr. Li develops graphics and vision techniques for unobtrusive 3D digitization and analysis of humans in unconstrained settings. His current research focusses on data-driven methods for dynamic shape reconstruction, realtime facial and body performance capture, 3D hair acquisition, and garment digitization. He is also a assistant professor of computer science at University of Southern California and a director of the Vision and Graphics Lab of USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

Educational Background
  • Ph. D., Computer Science, ETH Zurich
  • M. Sc., Computer Science, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Partner, CreditEase Israel Innovation FundBenjamin Weiss

Mr. Weiss has 17 years of experience working globally in investment banking, asset management, private equity and corporate law. Through a diverse range of roles in Asia, including with Salomon Smith Barney, Macquarie Bank, Shinsei Bank, AXA, CLSA and Baker and McKenzie, he brings a broad set of analytical skills with a focus on investment due diligence and strategic business development. Ben is also a Venture Partner for Softbank Ventures Korea, advising on the Softbank Pan Asia Fund.

Educational Background
  • B.Com (Finance), University of New South Wales
  • LL.B, University of New South Wales
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Sydney College of Law
CEO & Co-founder, AugmedixIan Shakil

Ian has always been passionate about the intersection of science, engineering, and medicine, which drew him to study Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. After graduating in 2006, he worked at Edwards Lifesciences, a leading medical device company, in various engineering, operations, and marketing roles. He left industry to get his MBA at Stanford University, where he met his soon-to-be Augmedix co-founder, Pelu Tran. After graduating in the spring of 2012, he briefly worked at MC10, a pioneering wearable computing startup. Late in the summer of 2012, Ian had the rare opportunity to try an early version of Google Glass. He was inspired by the potential that he saw for Glass in healthcare, and dropped everything to found Augmedix, the first Google Glass startup.

Educational Background
  • MBA, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • BSE, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
China Regional President of Vive, HTCAlvin Wang Graylin

Mr. Graylin is the China Regional President of Vive ( at HTC leading all aspects of the Vive/VR business in the region. He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the 300-member company Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (, President of the $18B Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance ( and oversees the Vive X VR accelerator in Asia.

Educational Background
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • M.S., Computer Science, MIT
  • MBA, Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • Korbit

    Korea’s leading Bitcoin exchange

    Tony Lyu


  • Lunit

    Developer of advanced software for medical data analysis and interpretation

    Anthony Paek


  • ShopBack

    A Singaporean-headed e-commerce startup that utilizes the cashback reward program

    Henry Chan

    CEO & Co-founder



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