Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

Japan is the world’s #3 economy…but not for Israel. It is not even a top 10 trading partner. They join six other Japanese multinationals in the Japan MNC program administered by the Israel Innovation Authority- Terumo, Panasonic, NEC, Ricoh, NTT, DNP and Fujitsu.

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Customer Development in Japan: a History Lesson

Steve Blank

The Japanese edition of The Startup Owner’s Manual hit the bookstores in Japan this week. I asked Tsutsumi-san to write a guest post for my blog to describe his experience with Customer Development in Japan. Evangelizing Customer Development in Japan.

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Welcoming the Newest Partner to Upfront Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

Today is amongst the proudest days I’ve had at Upfront Ventures — getting the chance to announce that Kevin Zhang has been promoted to Partner. We are sparring partners, not “deciders.”

[Singapore] Shopify Partners SingTel To Grow Presence In Singapore

YoungUpstarts

The e-commerce space in Singapore has been ratcheted up by another notch as online shopping platform Shopify partners telecommunications provider SingTel to make available its services to businesses in the country.

[Singapore] Evernote Partners StarHub to Expand Footprint Here

YoungUpstarts

According to Evernote, this feature was first introduced as part of a partnership with Japan-based telecommunications provider NTT DoCoMo, and is currently not available for regular subscribers.

[Causes] Relief 2.0 – Bringing Relief Through Social Entrepreneurship

YoungUpstarts

is an organic movement of multidisciplinary volunteers and partner organizations from around the world working together to promote efficient disaster response and sustainable disaster recovery through the active engagement of local stakeholders.

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Carousell gets cozy with Rakuten to bring its mobile marketplace to Southeast Asia

The Next Web

Vinnie Lauria, founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures which also participated in the funding round, notes that US-based selling platforms such as Craigslist and eBay are “seriously underutilized” in Southeast Asia, and this has created a gap in the market.

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7 Strategies To Prepare For Global Market Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. This is called brand goodwill, a hard-won value resulting from the trust that a strong name engenders among buyers and partners.

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My Commencement Speech?—?Life at Your Crossroads

Both Sides of the Table

It is better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission After 5 years in Europe I decided I really wanted to work in Japan. But I was struggling to find somebody to bring me to Japan. at least I got to visit Japan! Thus, I began my work and my life in Japan.

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How We Grew Our Fashion Accessories Business To Over A Million Dollars In Sales

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

However, with my handbag company charm and luck , to grow our business we realized we needed to find sales partners to handle our sales. Business Mindset & Goals With looking for salespeople in the fashion industry, our mindset was that we were looking for partners. Right after this deal was done, we inked a deal with another distributor in Germany, as well as a distributor in Japan. If it is for an employee or new business partner, ask for references.

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[Event] [Asia] Asian Startups Take Centrestage At Startups in Asia

YoungUpstarts

Phroni (Japan). Panoplaza (Japan). Sakebii (Japan). ” Disclosure: Young Upstarts is a media partner of Startup Asia and Penn Olson. One stage. Two days. Four judges. Nineteen startups. One winner.

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7 Keys To Market Growth - Think Global, But Act Local

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. This is called brand goodwill, a hard-won value resulting from the trust that a strong name engenders among buyers and partners.

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[Singapore][Competition] Rakuten Startup Challenge

YoungUpstarts

It also recently announced a US$10 million ‘Rakuten Asia Startup Fund’ in April earlier this year, signalling its recognition in Asia’s potential booming e-commerce market even as it seeks to expand its operations outside Japan.

Economics In Asia In The Trump Era

YoungUpstarts

by Marek Danyluk, managing partner at Space Executive. During his campaign, Trump labelled both China and Japan as “currency manipulators” and threatened a trade war over what he called their unfair trading practices.

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7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. This is called brand goodwill, a hard-won value resulting from the trust that a strong name engenders among buyers and partners.

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Lessons Learned: A hierarchy of pitches

Startup Lessons Learned

We pitch to potential partners, vendors, publishers, conferences, employees, and even lawyers. Dont keep banging your head against the wall - if you cant convince your potential partners that your startup is printing money, try to figure out why. One last piece of advice: dont forget that potential partners are evaluating the strength of your pitch, not you.

SXSW Startups: Stroly

Austin Startup

How does Stroly partner with academic institutions? Stroly is currently based in Kyoto, Japan. 1 tourism city in Japan and that’s our target users. In Japan, the startup scene is gradually growing.

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SAP Opens Its Fourth APAC Co-Innovation Lab In Singapore

YoungUpstarts

(L) Dr. Axel Saleck, Vice President, Global SAP Co-Innovation Labs Network, and Bronwyn Hastings, Senior Vice President, SAP Ecosystem and Channels, Asia Pacific Japan.

It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

Both Sides of the Table

Having grown up in Northern California and living near a Japanese family when I was really young, I always had a fascination with Japan and wanted to live there. I looked in the worldwide directory to find the partner in charge of the project who happened to be based in San Francisco.

6 tips to bridge cultural differences in marketing communication

The Startup Magazine

In the seventies they used an image of a stork and a baby for the introduction of Pampers in Japan. Great idea, one would think… Where it not for the fact that in Japan the stork has nothing to do with babies. Your products and services are successful in your home country.

Expanding To Asia: 5 Tips For Tackling the World’s Largest Market

YoungUpstarts

However, aside from the geographic challenges, pursuing new business opportunities in Asia takes careful planning, a clear understanding of cultural nuances and an experienced and engaged partner to help you establish a presence on the ground.

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[Singapore] Twitter Designates Singapore As Asia Pacific Headquarters

YoungUpstarts

Twitter last week announced that it has opened its office in Singapore, officially designating it as its headquarters for the Asia Pacific region.

Entrepreneurs Should Rollout Local, But Plan Global

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. This is called brand goodwill, a hard-won value resulting from the trust that a strong name engenders among buyers and partners.

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Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

GLOBAL” Warming The first thing that’s clear is that global investors from China, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Japan and elsewhere stepped in to fill the gap that was initially created by the VC pull back.

Bitesize Monday: BitBand, TuneWiki and GreenRoad

VC Cafe

NTT Docomo wants TuneWiki to power Karaoke on Japan’s Mobiles. Only a week after theon the $7 million series B led by Motorola Ventures, last week Japan’s NTT Docomo has announced an undisclosed round in the company led by NTT Docomo Capital , the giant’s US based investment arm. Motorola Buys BitBand.

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Entrepreneurs Need to Think Global From Day One

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. This is called brand goodwill, a hard-won value resulting from the trust that a strong name engenders among buyers and partners.

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10 Survival Strategies From Winning Team Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Andy Grove of Intel fame started making memory chips, but switched to microprocessors with a vengeance when Japan totally undercut his pricing. Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations

Both Sides of the Table

Avoid a home team & away team (unless you’re in Japan) – Another thing I often try to avoid is the “home team&# and “away team&# format if I can. I’ve lately been attending meetings with our shareholders (called LPs or limited partners).

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Prepare Your Startup Now for International Markets

Startup Professionals Musings

And aging populations in Europe and Japan will join the retiring baby boomers in the U.S. This is called brand goodwill, a hard-won value resulting from the trust that a strong name engenders among buyers and partners. New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one.

10 Tips From Entrepreneurs Who Made Their Own Luck

Startup Professionals Musings

Andy Grove of Intel fame started making memory chips, but switched to microprocessors with a vengeance when Japan totally undercut his pricing. Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

10 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Beat the Odds

Startup Professionals Musings

Andy Grove of Intel fame started making memory chips, but switched to microprocessors with a vengeance when Japan totally undercut his pricing. Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

Taking Your Startup Global

ReadWriteStart

With a marketing plan and a fulfillment partner, there are few reasons why a brand shouldn’t look overseas right away.”. If you’re selling automotive parts, China, Japan and South Korea are good bets.”. Every online startup has a global presence, whether that’s its goal or not.

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Why Nobody is Finding Your Content

Duct Tape Marketing

Did we mention that he’s built this growing business while traveling in countries like Thailand, Japan, Spain, and Turkey? Did we mention that he’s built this growing business while traveling in countries like Thailand, Japan, Spain, and Turkey?

The Firewall Is Dead – What Can Businesses Do To Protect And Secure Their Brands?

YoungUpstarts

by David Nagrosst, head of sales for Cyxtera Technologies in Asia Pacific, Australia and Japan. Recent developments in applications have rendered the firewall outdated and incapable of deciphering the good and trusted from the bad traffic.

The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital – (Part 3 of 5)

Steve Blank

I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual. A few foreign VC firms like IDG Capital Partners entered China in the early 1990s.

Beware of Ballers on a Budget

Both Sides of the Table

My partner Steven Dietz is an expert on cars (and auto startups having funded DealerTrack , TrueCar , Digital Airstrike , Uparts and others) and I called him and he said, “Decline everything. The other day I was at a Mercedes dealership.

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Everything you should know before working with investors across Asia

The Next Web

which will help with recruiting employees, finding the best partners, fast-tracking distribution in key countries, and landing marquee customers. Companies like Tencent have also begun actively investing around the region and can be a good partner for breaking into China. Japan.

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Find Out Why Nobody is Finding Your Content

Duct Tape Marketing

Did we mention that he’s built this growing business while traveling in countries like Thailand, Japan, Spain, and Turkey? Did we mention that he’s built this growing business while traveling in countries like Thailand, Japan, Spain, and Turkey?

The Multibillion-dollar China Question: Should a mid-sized tech company tempt fate in China?

Version One Ventures

About 10 years ago, I traveled to China, South Korea and Japan for AbeBooks with my co-founder Hannes to understand our expansion options. You can find a trustworthy and powerful local partner. Didi Chuxing, the largest ride-hailing service is China, confirmed today that it will acquire Uber China. According to reports, the two companies will keep distinct brands, apps, and business operations, but the backends will be merged.

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[Singapore] eBay And SingPost Introduces New ePAC Enhanced Shipping Service

YoungUpstarts

Singapore-based eBay sellers rejoice – eBay Singapore has partnered with SingPost , and in collaboration with US Postal Service , to launch a new shipping service for delivering goods from Singapore to the United States.

Communicating With Western Contacts Via Video Conferencing: A Quick Guide

YoungUpstarts

If you want to come off as the more professional party, you can take it upon yourself to learn a little bit about your partners’ business culture and adjust your behavior accordingly.

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Artificial Intelligence And Global Ethics

YoungUpstarts

by Shane Cragun, founding partner at SweetmanCragun Group and coauthor of “ Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption “ Two years ago, Boston Dynamics released a video showing a 6’ tall, 320 lb.

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Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus “Rent Seekers”

Steve Blank

Japan overcame these barriers by using their import quotas to ship high-end, high-margin luxury cars, establishing manufacturing plants in the U.S. Ally with some larger partners who see you as a way to break the incumbents lock on the market.