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Speakers & Judges

  • Andreas Surya

    Principal - Kejora Ventures

    Since 2015, Surya leads the investment activity and portfolio management activity in Kejora Ventures.

  • Kuan Hsu

    Co-Founder and General Partner - KK Fund

    Kuan Hsu is the Co-Founder and General Partner of KK Fund, focusing on early stage internet and mobile investments in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

  • Hiroshi Nishikawa

    Partnership Manager - Orange Japan

    Hiroshi has been a Partnership Manager at Orange Japan, Orange Group’s wholly-owned open innovation center in Tokyo since 2010.

  • Andy Kondo

    Managing Director - NTT Docomo Ventures

    Andy Kondo has been serving the Internet/Telecom industry for more than 2 decades. Out of the period he spent over 12 years in the States

  • Nikhil Kapur

    Head of South Asia - GREE Ventures

    Nikhil Kapur is Principal and Head of South Asia at GREE Ventures. An entrepreneur by background and developer by training, he spends his time sourcing and managing the fund’s portfolio across South Asia.

  • Jeffrey Paine

    Founding Partner - Golden Gate Venture

    Jeffrey Paine is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia with over US$75 million under management investing in over 35 companies since 2012.

  • Nanae Uchida

    CEO - Toyput

    Founder and current CEO of TOYPUT, a personal marketing company in the US, The place for new dreams to come. Sparked by I-mode by NTT in 1999, an internet enthusiast and an female entrepreneur.

  • Eddie Thai

    Partner - 500 Startups

    Eddie Thai is a partner with 500 Startups, the San Francisco-based global early-stage venture capital firm, and a general partner of 500's Vietnam-focused fund.

  • David Soukhasing

    Managing Director - ANGIN

    David has been leading ANGIN since 2015. After a career in Private Equity and startups, David moved to Indonesia in 2013 to manage the accelerator program and investments of a global impact investor supporting high-growth and impact companies.

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About Startup Challenge

Presented by NTT Communications, Japan's largest telecom firm will be supporting the Asian startup ecosystem with an opportunity for funding, access to our investor network and quality technological infrastructure

Our Goal is to support startup ecosystem in Asia and scale or leverage startup business through the alliance with NTT Communications

About NTT Communications Group

NTT Communications (NTT Com) is one of the world`s largest telecommunications company and wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT Group).
NTT Com Booked Operating Revenues of USD 13 Billion (11% out of NTT Group Total Revenue) as a result of FY 2016.

NTT Com provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers worldwide

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