Tokyo Startups

Tokyo Startups
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Tokyo Startup Mentor Programs

Ranking in the top 15 of global startup ecosystems, Tokyo’s startup culture is thriving. What started in Bit Valley has spread throughout the city with increased access to VC funding, a hotbed of incubators and accelerators, and the support of the city through the Tokyo Startup Ecosystem Consortium, established in 2020.

Founders Network’s new Tokyo chapter supports local startups with peer to peer mentoring and other critical startup resources. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the Founders Network operates out of the tech capital of the world with a mission to create a global support network of founders, investors and partners.
Tokyo Startups

Mentorship from select Tokyo founders

Request Invite to Join Our Month Cohort!
Gain Access To:
London Founders Network
Tokyo
  • Peer mentorship program with fellow tech founders

  • Global, stage and local founder forums

  • Pitch practice with tier 1 vc's

  • Proactive support and introductions from staff

  • Biannual global conferences

  • Accelerator grade discounts

  • Exclusive local Founders Network events

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Founders Network Global Stats

Connecting Tokyo Founders with each other and the Founders Network community.

$1B+
Collective Capital Raised
$1.1M
Avg Funding
600+
Global FN Network
55%
Serial Entrepreneurs
100+
FN Global Events
FN's most valuable asset is the community‚ All the founders on the network are always willing to schedule time to help a fellow founder out or make a quick introduction to their own network.
Mark Oden
Founder of Taskware
The thing that I value the most about Founders Network is that I can get advice from a vetted group of entrepreneurs who have faced or are facing the same challenges as me. With the ability to follow specific threads, mute others, and post/reply directly from my email inbox, my questions get answered fast by founders who know what they're talking about.
Justin Hefter
Founder of Bandura Games
The staff of founders network have a sincere desire to help startup founders. I really appreciate the open, transparent philosophy that Founders Network expects from its members.
Michael Maners
Founder of Yoodelit

Local Leadership Team

Each Founders Network Chapter has an appointed Chapter Leadership Team. Made up of founders who have chosen to volunteer their time, they are on deck to give advice, facilitate events, and lead the growth of the Chapter.

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Miho Tanaka
Chapter Membership Chair
Shibuya Startup Support
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Caven Mitchell

Chapter Director

Siventh
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David Liu
Chapter Growth Chair
Musify

Leadership Positions Available

Join 600+ Founders Who Love FN

In Africa, there is a saying: 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' The great thing about the Founder's Network is that it's not an either/or! We go together farther AND faster, and actually it's way more fun ;)
Alexandra Greenhill
Founder of Careteam
The fn community has been along for my journey through four startups including one dissolution, one major restructure, a successful exit and now a high-growth, funded SaaS company. Being a Founder is sometimes overwhelming and lonely. This community provides guidance and the lift you need when facing your most excruciating obstacles. More importantly, it's a community that genuinely celebrates your successes along the way!
Neha Sampat
Founder of Contentstack
Founding a business can be a lonely pursuit, but being surrounded by a like-minded community enriches the experience. Founders Network is a cadre who provides concrete perspective and insights. In my experience, it's just as enriching to me as a serial entrepreneur to see what and who is coming next, as it would have been to me years ago as a first-time founder to avoid (some!) rookie errors.
Lisa Shields
Founder of Fi Span

Upcoming events

Are you a full-time tech founder? Be our guest! During COVID, we’re making our events available to tech founders everywhere. Enjoy a complimentary ticket to come learn from fellow tech founders, partners and investors. Already used your complimentary guest pass? Request an invite to see if you qualify for membership.

Past events

Partners

Morrison Foerster Early Growth Financial Services The Vault

Pandemic-Era Strategies for Hiring & Growing People with Gary Bolles

In the midst of what many have dubbed “The Great Resignation,” many employers are struggling to fill job openings. According to one report, approximately 72 percent of recruiters are struggling …

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Why Healthcare isn’t Just Business as Usual with Midori Uehara

Healthcare is a fast-growing market, but entrepreneurs looking to enter the fray should be aware that there is more to it than supply meeting demand, says Midori Uehara, VP and …

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How to Succeed as a Niche Startup Founder

The sleep industry is a billion-dollar business and is continuing to expand. Every day medical professionals and the general public are now focused on getting more and better sleep as …

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GTM: Where to Start and How to Get it Right with Kris Bondi

Prior to becoming CEO and Co-founder of Mimoto, an XDR cybersecurity company, Kris Bondi spent more than 20 years positioning technologies and companies. Her unique expertise has contributed to seven …

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My Journey into Customer Funding with Meetul Shah

Meetul Shah has always known he could build things. An engineer and the founder of technographics provider DemandMatrix, which was recently bought by Demandbase, Shah started creating innovative companies at …

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A Guide to Seed Fundraising

Coming up with a great idea for your startup is one thing, but it’s often what comes next that can make all the difference. Without a sustainable source of funding …

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Investor Syndicates: How Do They Work?

How to raise money is a crucial question for startup founders. Due to the newness and riskiness of many startup ventures, most founders can’t access capital through traditional means such …

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How to Use AngelList to Fund Your Startup

When it comes to raising funds for your startup, connecting with venture capitalists and angel investors is a top priority. In recent years, startup founders are increasingly turning to platforms …

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How to Build a Startup in the Real World with Tim Sylvester

According to a report released last year, San Francisco and New York are ranked as the top two startup ecosystems in the world, respectively. The cities were ranked according to …

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Advisor Startup Equity: What You Need to Know

Many founders in the growth stage focus on hiring for internal startup roles: technology, marketing, product management, business development, etc. However, it’s just as important to find a knowledgeable and …

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