Your Inside Track on the Startups Changing Japan

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The dangerous defect in most  SaaS startups

The dangerous defect in most SaaS startups

You never hear the names of some of the world's best SaaS startups. Why waste money building awareness among consumers when you can quickly and steadily grow your B2B business across Japan then across Asia? Today Yu Taniguchi founder of TableCheck returns to the show...

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Will Japan’s Manga industry ever really change?

Will Japan’s Manga industry ever really change?

Manga is one of Japan's best known exports, but it's surprisingly hard to make money here. Today we dig into exactly why this is. We sit down with Sho Ishiwatari, founder of Mantra, who explains how is company is trying to expand the global market by streamlining the...

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How Snack Smuggling led to millions in VC funding

How Snack Smuggling led to millions in VC funding

Subscription boxes can be a tough business. Most of these startups shine brightly as they burn through investor capital and flame out well before becoming profitable. But there are exceptions. So today we sit down with Danny Taing, the founder of Bokksu, to learn what...

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“As a foreigner doing business in Japan, I find Disrupting Japan is almost a necessity to understand how people are thinking about solving problems, conducting business, and balancing cultural differences.”

 

Derek Sorkin

Director of Sales, Asia Pacific, GitHub

“I tend to scoff at so called ‘thought leaders’ on Japan. Tim Romero is one of the few I trust. It is very hard to do what Tim does without a deep understanding of technology, startups, and Japanese society. I am a regular fan of Disrupting Japan because he weaves all three so marvelously.”

James Riney

Head of 500 Startups Japan