Member Spotlight: Dai Watanabe, Delight Ventures

Silicon Foundry’s expanding network of Corporate Members are driving transformation at some of the world’s most respected global brands — from leaders in mobility, mining and telecom, to beauty, retail, energy, financial services and beyond.

Whether it’s about our written values or the way we evaluate performance, you will see constant encouragement from management to “challenge the norms.”

DeNA recently announced a JPY10b (USD100m) fund, Delight Ventures. It has two key strategic features:

We hope that this approach makes it clear how much we value innovation and entrepreneurship among our employees, helping us to continue to recruit top-tier talent.

This is a significant missed opportunity for startups and VCs across the board, and something we hope to address with Delight Ventures.

I believe this is all changing, and I am 100% certain that we will see an explosion of entrepreneurship as our society evolves, much as we saw it happen in France, Germany, and many other countries.

If you are interested in entering the Japanese market, let me know! We would be happy to discuss a partnership and help you navigate this ecosystem.

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