G1 Global 2011: Entrepreneurship in Japan and Asia 1/2 (Video)

Apple, Google and Facebook ‒ the entrepreneurial spirit is changing the way we live. What are the driving forces behind successful entrepreneurship? What are the latest trends in venture business in Japan and Asia?

G1 Global Conference 2011: Breakout Panel Session II-B – Entrepreneurship in Japan and Asia 1/2

< Panelists >
Daisuke Iwase
Co-Founder and Representative Director, Lifenet Insurance Company

Terrie Lloyd
CEO, LINC Media Group, CEO, Japan Inc. Holdings Group

Allen Miner
CEO, SunBridge Corporation

Alan Patricof
Founder and Managing Director, Greycroft, LLC

< Moderator >
Shinichi (Shin) Takamiya
Principal, GLOBIS Capital Partners


Daisuke Iwase is Co -Founder and Representative Director of Lifenet Insurance Company, a premier online life insurance company based in Tokyo. He started his career with the Boston Consulting Group, and also worked at Ripplewood Holdings, a private equity firm.
In 2010, Iwase was selected as “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of the Tokyo Committee for Human Rights Watch, one of the world' s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending human rights. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was elected Baker Scholar, and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo.

Terrie Lloyd is a 53-year dual-national of Australia and New Zealand, who has lived in Japan for 28 years. A "self-made man" in the truest sense, he formed his first company on a working holiday visa at the age of 25, in Japan, and has established more than 17 companies since then.
He has had 7 successful earn-outs including: LINC Computer and HK-based TechMan sold to EDS in 1995, Web division sold to Chinadotcom in 2000, and DaiJob Inc. sold to Human Holdings in 2005.
Lloyd is currently operating six companies, including systems integrator BiOS, incubator LINC Media, publishers Metropolis and Japan Inc.
Communications and software developer MetroWorks. He has approximately 140 staff, and is headquartered in Tokyo.

Allen Miner graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in both Computer Science and Asian Studies. In 1986, he joined the international division of Oracle Corporation's US headquarters and dispatched to Japan, where he founded and headed Oracle Japan. Following commercial success in entering the Japanese market and a successful IPO on the Japan stock market.
Leaving Oracle in 1999, he founded KK SunBridge in Silicon Valley prior to moving operations to Tokyo in 2000. As SunBridge CEO, Allen aims to create a dynamic environment in which Japanese information technology startups develop at a globally competitive pace, thereby producing returns on investment that consistently rank among the top quartile of venture capital funds worldwide.
He cofounded the Japan Venture Capital Association; founded Japan Venture Research, tracking over 3,500 Japanese startups; and was recognized on the Forbes’ Midas List of Leading Venture Capitalists.

Alan Patricof, a venture capital pioneer, founded Greycroft, LLC in 2006. Greycroft is a venture capital firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, focused on the digital media sector. The firm has two funds, Greycroft I, with committed capital of $75 million, and Greycroft II, which was initiated in 2010 with committed capital of $130 million. Prior to founding Greycroft, Mr. Patricof was the founder and chairman of Apax Partners, Inc. (formerly Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc.), the U.S. arm of Apax Partners, Worldwide, LP, now one of the world’s leading private equity firms with $41 billion under management or advice. During the past 40 years, Mr. Patricof has participated in the financing and development of a large number of public and private companies. Companies that he has been involved with at the initial stages are Apple Computer, America Online, Cadence Systems, Office Depot, FORE Systems, Cellular Communications, Inc., IntraLinks, Audible, Inc. and The Huffington Post. Mr. Patricof is active in the New York and Washington communities as a board member of TechnoServe, Trickle Up Program, Global Advisory Board of Endeavor, Applied Sciences NYC Advisory Board, and the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) Leadership Council. In 2007, he was appointed to the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation by the President of the United States; he is currently serving his second term. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Chairman of the White House Conference on Small Business Commission. Mr. Patricof holds a BS in Finance from Ohio State University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.


Shin leads consumer internet investments at GLOBIS Capital Partners. Shin's current area of interests is mobile, social media and applications, and web services. Shin takes an hands-on approach to his portfolio companies initiating strategy development, organization/process development, partnership development, and global expansion. He actively participates in the board of his portfolio companies including Q Entertainment, Indisoftware, Yumemi, Shimauma Print System, RocketStart, iStyle, Kayac, and Pixta etc. Prior to GLOBIS, Shin lead management consulting projects at Arthur D. Little where he developed corporate strategy, new business strategy and innovation strategy for leading IT service providers and software companies. Shin received BA in Economics from University of Tokyo (graduation thesis with Honor), and MBA from Harvard Business School (Second Year Honor). Shin has 8+ years of overseas experience in England, Holland and the US. Shin enjoys his life as a VC integrating his personal interests in internet with innovation and entrepreneurship. GLOBIS is a leading Tokyo based VC focusing on IT, Core Tech and Service industry. Past investments include Gree, ngi group, and Works Applications etc.

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