Le Wagon x Vertex Technopreneur Talks: How to break into the Japanese market with a B2B product?

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:30 - 20:30
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With its different media channels and rules for business professionals, Japan is a challenging market for global B2B startups. Aimed at bringing some light on this topic, we are happy to invite you to the panel discussion with global startups who are entering or already entered Japanese market. In this session, they will share their challenges, no-go practices & tips for a successful entry.

If you are working for a Japanese corporation, join the event to learn how you can partner with foreign startups and start an exciting cross-border collaboration.

What’s in:
- Why enter Japan’s market
- Hiring a Country Manager vs. finding a partner
- How to deal with local competitors
- What is a timeline & flow for settling down
- Regulatory challenges & technical aspects
- Physical presence in Japan: required/not necessary


  • Omer Shirazi, Chief Operating Officer of EasySend, an Israeli-based startup that helps banks and insurance companies to quickly convert paper forms and PDFs into digital experiences.

  • Pratik Gandhi, Chief Operating Officer of Nium, a Singapore-based fintech startup that provides digital international money transfer services to individuals and businesses.


  • Takaki Nakamura, Vertex Holdings, Executive Director, Partnership Group, Head of Japan Team
  • Sasha Kaverina, Partnerships & Growth, Le Wagon Tokyo

Join us for an insightful event on Jan 27th brought to you by Le Wagon in partnership with Vertex Holdings!

About Vertex Holdings

Vertex Holdings is a Singapore-based venture capital investment holding company with AUM of over USD 3.5B. The Vertex family of funds invests in technology and healthcare opportunities in the early and growth stages, with over 200 active portfolio companies today, and a track record of growing disruptive, transformational companies into global champions.

At Vertex, we believe in advancing partnerships as well as growing healthy and vibrant startup ecosystems. At the Vertex Partnership Group, we collaborate extensively with LPs and external organizations to drive innovation by leveraging the power of transformational technologies

For more information, please visit our Vertex Holdings website.

About Le Wagon Tokyo

Le Wagon is the most acclaimed coding bootcamp, trusted by hundreds of students in 40 campuses all over the world to give people the best quality tech education. Our Web Development and Data Science bootcamps are designed for individuals who want to change their career, become a freelancer, or launch their own venture!

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