October 31 @ Conrad Seoul
October 31 @ Conrad Seoul
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taizo is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in investing and incubating IT related venture companies in Asia. He is the Founder & CEO of Mistletoe Inc., as well as board member and advisor to various IT companies around the globe. He founded Gungho Online which is one of the most successful online gaming companies in Japan in 2002, which had its IPO in 2005. With a vision to create Silicon Valley-like venture eco-system in East Asia by year 2030, Taizo founded MOVIDA JAPAN in 2009. Then he founded Mistletoe, Inc. in 2013 in order to commence comprehensive entrepreneurs support and startup ecosystem development activities. He strongly believes the world could be transformed into better place by nurturing entrepreneurs which would lead the creation of next generation.
Korea’s leading Bitcoin exchange
Developer of advanced software for medical data analysis and interpretation
A Singaporean-headed e-commerce startup that utilizes the cashback reward program
CEO & Co-founder
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