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Anton Dzyatkovskii
CEO at Platinum Capital
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Takeshi Ito
IMG Global Co., Ltd CEO
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Denis Valvachev
Senior Managing Partner at Quarter Partners
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Dalal AlGhawas
Program Director at Big Idea Ventures
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Matthew Zhao
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Andrew Ive
Founder of Big Idea Ventures
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Adam Claydon-Platt
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Mayank Shiromani
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Hiroyuki Ono
Partner at ACA Investments Pte Ltd
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Akshaya Kumar Sharma
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Ian, Low Jian Liang
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William Du
CEO & Founder of Ingenious Haus Group, a family office.
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Evgeny Bazhan
Head of Global Project Operations and Startup Relations at IxD Capital
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Datuk Seri Paul Chong
Managing Partner, Knights Capital Partners and Camelot Capital Management
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Ruchi Dana, MD, MBA
Partner of DANA Group, Venture Partner of FundRx
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Guillaume Kloof
Managing Partner at Valley Date Venture Partners, assisting high potential startups to expand and grow through business development and ultimately getting them funded.
After various successful cases, we're looking to give startups the best chance to
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Abraham van Wyk
General Partner of Acquipharma
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Volker Heistermann
Venture Partner at the US$ 100M TPTF fund and previously worked at Google, AT&T, Commerzbank and investment bank Rutberg & Co.
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Ik Kanu
Founding Partner at Atlantica Ventures, Kauffman Fellow Class 23. Experienced in the technology, media and telecom space: Private Equity, Venture Capital, strategy and operations consulting, technology commercialization and due diligence, business modelli
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Abhijeet Kumar
Co-Founder, ah! Ventures
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Roman Nikitov
Head of ICU Ventures
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Yunlong Wang
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Megumi Ishitobi
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Amandeep Singh
Venture Partnerships at Honda Motor Co. & Advisor at Investocracy VC
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Kanehiro (Shuai Xu) YOSHIDA
Bridging corporates and innovators by open innovation at Agorize Japan.
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Alexander Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Unicorn Battle,
June 18, 2020

Startup.Network team and Platinum Q DAO Engineering are grateful to all the participants, juries, partners, and guests of the Unicorn Battle in Tokyo that was held online on June 18th, 2020.

Special thanks to our Jury Expert Board: 

Alexander Soroka, CEO & Founder at Startup.Network
Roman Nikitov, Head of ICU Ventures
Abhijeet Kumar, Co-Founder, ah! Ventures
Yunlong Wang, Founder and CEO of Vikcess Business Group,
Vadim Shpak, Operating Managing Director at Vickers Venture Partners

Guillaume Kloof, Managing Partner at Valley Date Venture Partners
Takeshi Ito, CEO at IMG Global Co.
Kanehiro (Shuai Xu) YOSHIDA, Bridging corporates and innovators by open innovation at Agorize Japan.
Amandeep Singh, Venture Partnerships at Honda Motor Co. & Advisor at Investocracy VC
Megumi Ishitobi, Director of Global Network at Osaka Innovation Hub

Ik Kanu, Founding Partner at Atlantica Ventures
Volker Heistermann, Venture Partner at the US$ 100M TPTF fund
Abraham van Wyk, General Partner of Acquipharma BSc Hons,
Ruchi Dana, Venture Partner of FundRx, Board Member of DANA Group
Datuk Paul Chong, Managing Partner, Knights Capital Partners and Camelot Capital Management

William Du, CEO & Founder of Ingenious Haus Group
Akshaya Kumar Sharma, Senior Digital Expert / Associate Partner, Digital at McKinsey & Company
Matthew Zhao, Food Scientist at Big Idea Ventures
Hiroyuki Ono, Partner at ACA Investments Pte Ltd
Mayank Shiromani, Venture Capital | Fintech at MUFG Innovation Partners Co., Ltd

Dalal AlGhawas, Program Director at Big Idea Ventures
Adam Claydon-Platt, COO @ Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka
Andrew Ive, Founder of Big Idea Ventures.
Denis Valvachev, Senior Managing Partner | Chief Business Development Officer at Quarter Partners

The event was started with a Startup.Network introduction and presentation of the global initiative:

We have the winners of the Unicorn Battle in Tokyo! 

Global Pitch Competition Finals Online
Welcome to the Summer Unicorn Cup Finals: 3-days pitch & networking event.

Only 50 startups - winners of preliminary Unicorn Battles that took place in 25 countries of the world will pitch live mainstage at the SUMMER UNICORN CUP Finals on July 28-30th, 2020. 

You will see best international startups from different industries – three days - LIVE!

Guests of the event will also vote online for the Best Startup in the Audience Awards nomination.

VC industry all over the world comes together for a great cause!

The second part of the Battle was devoted to the Pitch Session. 

We have the winners of the Unicorn Battle in Tokyo! 

The first place winner is:

Plastalyst by AC Biode
Our catalysts carbonize organic waste with plastic on-site
The Winner of the Unicorn Battle will participate at the Unicorn CUP – Silicon Valley Finals.

The second place went to:

An interactive health-tracking app for pregnant women

The third place went to:

AI Music CompoZAr
Revolutionary web service to obtain customized BGM by AI.

All participating startups are listed here:
To find a startup's pitch deck please click on the startup logo on the event page.

Many thanks to our Global Sponsors: 

Network VC California Seed Fund 

ICU Ventures  is a Kyiv-based venture capital fund that invests in technology companies with strong ties to Ukraine and Eastern Europe making late seed and series A investments across the tech spectrum.
ICU Ventures is part of the ICU Group, an independent asset management firm founded in 2006 by senior investment professionals from ING. It is one of the largest and most diversified asset managers in the CEE region.

SILICON VALLEY Syndicate club

To check the forthcoming events, please, follow our announcements:

We deeply appreciate your involvement and look forward to meeting you at Unicorn Battles again.

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The Agenda of the event:

20:00 – 20:03 – Welcome speech

20:03 – 20:25 – Organizers presentation

20:25 – 20:35 – Introduction for Venture Industry Expert Board

20:35 – 21:25 – Pitch competition

Startup 1 Wishri

Startup 2 Plastalyst

Startup 3 Umenoki

Startup 4 Torana, Inc

Startup 5 Common Suppliz

Startup 6 AXiON Research

Startup 7 AI MusicCompoZAr

21:25 - 21:30 The winners’ announcement 

21:30 – 22:00 – Networking: a great opportunity to establish the right and reliable personal contacts


Event will be held online
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