July 22nd


Artificial Intelligence Developments

– Emerging Seattle Innovation Comes to Japan

Presented by;

Innovation Finders Capital GP, LLC

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.


Izumi Garden Conference Center Room 1

7th Floor, Izumi Garden Tower 
1-6-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Executive Summary

IFC and Orrick presented AI Developments - Emerging Seattle Innovation Comes to Japan on July 22nd at Izumi Garden in Tokyo, packed by over 100 industry key persons.


Akira Morikawa / CEO, C Channel
Daisuke Masubuchi / Senior Technical Evengelist, Microsoft KK

Aya Zook / Principal, Microsoft Accelerator

Daniela Braga Ph.D. / CEO, DefinedCrowd

Alex Zanghellini Ph.D. / CEO, Arzeda

Tetsuro Eto / CEO, Innovation Finders Capital

Ted Johnson, David Case, Christiam Schroder / Orrick



Innovation in AI is developing globally at a rapid pace and across multiple applications. 

One of the centers of AI research, development and innovation is the Seattle area in the U.S. This conference jointly sponsored by incubator Microsoft Accelerator, venture capital fund Innovation Finders Capital and law firm Orrick offers presentations from these three organizations about developments and issues involving AI and features two cutting edge innovative companies emerging from the Seattle area, Arzeda, a leader in next generation DNA based synthetic chemical biology, and DefinedCrowd, an innovator in Global Intelligent Data.

Please click here for the program of the event.

Friday, July 22nd
•13:00 Registration
13:30 – 16:30
(Networking 16:30 – 17:30)
Izumi Garden Conference Center Room 1
7th Floor, Izumi Garden Tower 
1-6-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Free of charge
Who should attend
Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Business Development Executives, Investors, and VC.

Akira Morikawa

C Channel

Akira Morikawa, the former CEO of LINE Corporation, is the founder and CEO of C Channel, an online video-based media targeting young women and focusing on lifestyle-related information.

Aya Zook

Microsoft Accelerator

Aya Zook is a principal at Microsoft Accelerator, the accelerator program operating in 7 cities across the globe by Microsoft, currently focused on scaling "market-ready" companies building enterprise solutions.

Alexandre Zanghellini

Arzeda Corporation

Dr. Alexandre Zanghellini is a co-founder and the CEO of Arzeda Corporation, which combines Nature's biological tools and advanced computational design to create innovative cell factories that can transform or supplement current chemical production methods.

Dr. Daniela Braga

Defined Crowd

Dr. Daniela Braga, Co-Founder and CEO of Defined Crowd, which combines highly efficient data pipelines, Crowd-as-a-Service and Machine Learning to accelerate data training and modeling for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Tetsuro Eto

Innovation Finders Capital

Tetsuro Eto is a co-founder and the CEO of Innovation Finders Capital, which is raising a venture capital fund that focuses on finding and bringing overseas innovation to Japanese corporations. 

Edward "Ted" Johnson

David Case, & Christian Schröder

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Edward "Ted" Johnson, David Case and Christian Schröderof Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, is a leading law global law firm known especially for its work with technology, energy and finance clients.

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