Attracting investors can be a huge hurdle for many startups, and having to network extensively and pitch to investors is no easy feat. Here’s when Tech in Asia Tokyo 2018’s Startup-Investor Speed Dating segment comes in handy. Over 50 willing investors will be gathered under one roof at downtown Shibuya this September 20 & 21. Here’s the golden opportunity for you to pitch to investors and clinch the fundings your company needs to bring it to the next level. In addition to five global investors featured previously, below are four more leading investors you’ll be able to meet at the conference. 1. Salesforce Ventures Since 2009, Salesforce Ventures has partnered with more than 250 technology startups to help accelerate business expansion. Utilising its expertise as a leading company in cloud computing, they help venture companies establish credibility. Notable companies Salesforce Ventures have worked with include Evernote and Toyota Connected. Preferred investment size: US$500k – US$1 million Countries of interest: Japan Verticals of interest: Enterprise Solution, Software as a Service (SaaS) 2. 500 Startups Japan 500 Startups Japan managing director James Riney (L) and Globis Capital partner and chief strategy officer Shinichi Takamiya. Photo credit: Tech in Asia. 500 Startups Japan brought Silicon Valley’s best practices to the country, and has helped entrepreneurs build successful companies as well as global ecosystems. With investment partners all over the world, and over 200 mentors to learn from, 500 Startups Japan is part of a thriving community that actively supports companies in their ventures. Preferred investment size: US$50k – US$500k Countries of interest: Japan Verticals of interest: Bio-Technology, Enterprise Solution, Fintech Payments, Marketplaces & Platforms 3. Spiral Ventures Spiral Ventures invests in startups that solve social problems and help create a future by committing to growth markets throughout Asia. With an impressive portfolio of companies such as Zoom, Nirog Street, and Health Metrics, Spiral Ventures is highly experienced in nurturing start up companies from seed funding through early stages of growth. Preferred investment size: US$500k – US$5 million Countries of interest: India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam Verticals of interest: Any startup that shows good potential 4. Global Brain Global Brain helps startups enter overseas markets by building partnerships with large corporations. With wide connections in Japan, APAC, and the US, they provide active support for every aspect of startup growth. Global Brain is keen to work with venture companies and strives to bring innovations to fruition. Preferred investment size: US$50k – US$5 million Countries of interest: Israel, Japan, Global Verticals of interest: Any startup that shows good potential Meet your perfect match at TIA Tokyo Being part of the Speed Dating segment at the conference will allow you to choose from over 50 investors to pitch to for funding opportunities. On top of that, you’ll get to connect with 2,000 potential customers and stakeholders in Japan’s tech ecosystem. At our Main Stage, learn also from industry leaders who will be sharing their insights into the latest trends in tech, and check out 120 promising startups showcasing their products and services at Startup Factory. To top it off, if you purchase your passes before this Sunday, 15 July, you’ll be able to score 20 percent off (code: tiatokyo20) your passes. Prices will increase in three days’ time, so be sure to act fast! This post 4 keen investors not to miss at TIA Tokyo 2018’s Speed Dating appeared first on Tech in Asia.