500 Global in collaboration with Tokyo Metropolitan Government and JETRO

Venture Capital Unlocked Tokyo

Training the next generation of VCs in Tokyo.

Venture Capital Unlocked leverages 500’s experience as a multi-stage venture capital firm and venture education leader. We are opening up our investment playbook and global VC network to enhance the skills of investors in Japan.

Through experiential learning and curated lessons from 500’s experts, participants will:

  • Learn the Venture Capital playbook
    Develop a deeper understanding of Venture Capital frameworks and best practices.
  • Develop fundamental skills as investors
    The program combines theory and practice, enabling participants to apply the knowledge learned in the online courses during workshops led by experienced members of the 500 Global investment team.
  • Build a network and community
    Tap into a world-class network of fellow VCs in the region and our global alumni community.

The upcoming program has been filled. Please join our waitlist to hear about future programs!

Designed specifically for emerging VCs and investors, Venture Capital Unlocked by 500 Global supports the region’s vision to grow Tokyo as a central hub for venture capitalists. This tuition free program is supported by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.  

Ideal candidates are Japanese investors who are or have interest in investing in Japan. Candidates should meet the following requirements: 

  • Japanese Investors with several years of experience in venture capital, government-led funds, family offices, or a similar financial field.
  • Able to commit to the entirety of program requirements.
    • 12 – 15 hours of online course work
    • 2 Day in-person workshop in taking place at Tokyo Innovation Base on March 5 – 6
    • 2 Virtual Hot Takes led by top VCs 
  • Proficient in written and spoken English (program is delivered in English).

500 Global in collaboration with Tokyo Metropolitan Government and JETRO

Tokyo Innovation Base