XTC regional partners in Japan held a meeting May 2022 in Tokyo with the theme of deeptech fundraising co-hosted by IT-Farm and GAIAX at the Mitsubishi Estate. The free in-person tickets were all sold out, and many people registered for the online event. The audience ranged from deeptech entrepreneurs to tech VCs, to corporation business development professionals.
General Partner at IT-Farm Corporation, Shinya Kasuga, made a keynote speech describing the uniqueness of deeptech fundraising for entrepreneurs with many typical pitch-pitfall examples and unique solutions. Two Japanese CVCs from Yanmar and Noritsu Koki presented their areas of interest and the types of startups they are looking for.
They plan on hosting their next local meetup in summer 2022 as a recap of the XTC 2022 Global Finals, including speeches of finalists from XTC Japan, Ac-Planta and AlzMed, and a public viewing of the recorded event with Shinya’s commentary in Japanese.