...and one of those is on a map. China, with the world’s 2nd-largest economy, is mentioned 7 times with occasional allusion, and America, still way up top with a GDP roughly twice that of China, is mentioned outright 15 times and referenced again and again.
This week, well, they say dancing around screaming “I TOLD YOU SO!” isn’t very polite, but we will because SCHAFT Robotics' co-founder publicly declared J-startup culture moribund and is building his own investment fund, Nintendo pwned some patent trolls, and maybe, just maybe, SONY LIVES!
Japanese VC & startup culture is itself a very long-tailed startup; the product and revenue model are obvious, and in this case, the investment, marketing, and incubating were handled by the IE Business School, the Keio University Graduate School of Media & Design, and J-Seed Ventures. It went like this: