Announcement of Startup Academia Meetup Vol. 3

It was launched by four universities participating in the Startup Ecosystem Tokyo Consortium (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Keio University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and the University of Tokyo), and together with partner institutions in the consortium and other platforms, aims to foster the development of a global university-based startup ecosystem in the Tokyo and other regions. The “Innovation Design Platform (IdP)” aims to foster and nurture a global university startup ecosystem in Tokyo and other regions.

We are holding a meetup study session to strengthen the network of information sharing among the parties involved in the IdP ecosystem and to create an environment where university-launched ventures can be born. Of course, we welcome the participation of those who are not involved in IdP in order to foster the ecosystem.

Mr. Masahiro Samejima, General Partner of ANRI Corporation, an independent venture capital firm currently managing a total of approximately 30 billion yen in funds, will speak on the topic of “University-Launched Ventures that VCs Want to Invest in Now.

This is a very valuable opportunity for university-launched ventures, academic entrepreneurs, VCs, people in the private sector who are considering or are implementing partnerships with university-launched ventures, and CVCs to attend.

-Date and Time

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 18:45-20:30

-Online viewing

Streamed via Zoom


18:45-18:50 Opening

18:50-19:30 Lecture

19:30-20:10 Q&A


Masahiro Sameshima

General Partner, ANRI Corporation ( )


Born in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. Grew up bathed in the volcanic ash of Sakurajima.

Graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Master’s degree in Astronomy.

After working for Mitsubishi Corporation and the University of Tokyo Edge Capital (UTEC), he joined ANRI.

He is a member of the board of directors of ANRI, and is a member of the Board of Directors of ANRI.

With this desire, he entered the VC industry.

I like entrepreneurs who have a paranoiac passion for commercialization inside of them.

Let’s create a new industry in Japan together. The dawn of Japan is near.


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