James Riney

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May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

7 Things Investors & Founders Need to Know about the Japan Startup Ecosystem

This April, 500 Startups hosted our Geeks On A Plane (GOAP) tour here in Tokyo. For those that don’t know, GOAP is an invite-only tour for startups, investors, and executives to learn about high-growth technology markets worldwide. To kick off...
September 07, 2015
September 07, 2015

Why Launch 500 Startups Japan? Timing, Opportunity, and Impact

Why Launch 500 Startups Japan? Timing, Opportunity, and Impact When I moved from startup CEO to venture capitalist, it was a strange feeling. I was no longer in the driver’s seat. I was operating a gas station, filling up the tanks of promising s...

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