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In VC pitch meetings, startups are typically expected to show a chart that looks like a hockey stick: up and to the right with an increasing rate of change. Because to be a startup is to play the game of growing fast and making things. Looking back at the last decade, it’s fitting, then, that the worldwide VC market accelerated as well.
We have been investing in startups in New York City since 2011 with 200+ amazing startups in our portfolio. I’ve lived in Japan from 2003 to 2005 and love the country. Just this year, I’ve been to Japan 5 times for business. We are very proud to have SMBC, Recruit, Dentsu and Uzabase from Japan as LP’s in our ERA funds.
There are many reasons why startups from around the world should put Tokyo at the top of their list as an entry point for their Asia expansion. After living in Japan from 2003 to 2005 and traveling there 3 to 4 times a year since 2005, I already knew many of the reasons. But my most recent trip there made everything even clearer.
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Esports are the Wild West right now. There’s clearly a huge potential for the industry to become incredibly lucrative, but everything from the infrastructure of competition to the overall culture isn’t quite ready for prime time. This introduces a huge opportunity for the tech world to get in on the action. We’ve seen traditional VC money start to sniff around esports in ways big and small. Bessemer Venture Partners has invested in Team SoloMid, while Sequoia has invested in 100 Thieves.