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W fund “W Consumer Bootcamp 2nd Batch” incubation program recruitment has begun! Japan’s leading toC start up entrepreneurs such as Timey/newmo/Mirative/Smart News gather together

W Co., Ltd.
“W Consumer Bootcamp 2nd Batch” incubation program recruitment has begun! Japan’s leading toC startup entrepreneurs such as
Timey/newmo/Mirative/Smart News gather together
~Supporting entrepreneurs who create consumer services used around the world~ ……
W Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Partners: Kazuhiro Shin / Akihiro Higashi), which operates the toC specialized venture capital “W fund”, will begin recruiting for the “W Consumer Bootcamp 2nd Batch”. The second incubation program is an updated version of the program that was well received last time (December 2023), and aims to provide “knowledge”, “funding opportunities” and “entrepreneurs with the same aspirations” to create large-scale consumer services. W fund will work together to support its rapid growth into a service that represents the world and Japan.
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■Background of “W Consumer Bootcamp 2nd Batch”
“W fund” is Japan’s only ToC specialized VC fund, which has invested in and supported many startups that operate ToC businesses, and is a startup that provides services that have received more than 10 million downloads worldwide from supported companies. Also came out. “W Consumer Bootcamp 2nd Batch” has become even more powerful by inviting startup managers who have pioneered a new era as instructors. In order to further strengthen Japan’s toC startup ecosystem, we are programming the network and knowledge that W fund has cultivated to date in line with the latest market conditions and trends surrounding startups.
Creating consumer services that are used around the world requires a lot of money, people, and money. In addition, having foresight and a strategy that captures the current trends is the key to business growth.
“W Consumer Bootcamp 2nd Batch” provides the best environment and fully supports entrepreneurs who are creating consumer services that will become the next generation standard.
Program URL: https://w-inc.vc/incubation/w-consumer-bootcamp/ ■Program features
Lectures and mentoring on the growth of toC businesses We will hold lectures on the launch and growth of toC businesses by inviting Japan’s leading experts in consumer services. In addition, you will have the opportunity to deepen your learning in each session by having one-on-one discussions with W fund capitalists.
Providing financing opportunities From W fund, it is possible to consider investments of 10 million yen to 200 million yen per company. In addition, we will provide matching opportunities with VCs and operating companies with deep knowledge of consumer services through DEMODAY and other channels.
Through community lectures and networking events, we provide opportunities to build connections with fellow entrepreneurs who also aim to create consumer services that are used around the world. ■Lecture theme/lecturer (planned)
・Program 1st “Management of a consumer company”
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Newmo Co., Ltd. Representative Director and CEO
Mr. Naoki Aoyagi
Timey Co., Ltd. Representative Director
Mr. Mine Ogawa
MIXI Co., Ltd. Representative Director, President, Senior Executive Officer, CEO Mr. Hiroki Kimura
Moderator W fund representative partner
Akihiro Azuma

・Program 2nd “PMF for C services”
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Mirativ Co., Ltd. Representative Director and CEO
Mr. Junichi Akagawa
 MIXI Co., Ltd. Director Founder Senior Executive Officer
Mr. Kenji Kasahara
 Coalis General Partner
Mr. Akinori Harada
Moderator W fund Senior Investment Manager
Naoki Sato
・Program 3rd “Future growth strategy for C services: AI & Global”
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Smart News Co., Ltd. Representative Director, President and CEO Mr. Hiao Hamamoto
 THE GUILD Representative
Mr. Takayuki Fukatsu
Moderator W fund representative partner
Akihiro Azuma
・Program No. 4 “Finance of services for C”
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CEO, YOUTRUST Co., Ltd.
Ms. Yuka Iwasaki
Globis Capital Partners Representative Partner
Mr. Shinichi Takamiya
Rentio Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President
Mr. Kenjiro Miwa
Moderator W fund representative partner
Kazuhiro Shin
・DEMODAY
W fund’s capitalists will support you in refining your growth strategy and equity story, and provide networking opportunities with the judges as well as venture capitals and operating companies with deep knowledge of toC services. We also have two capitalists from San Francisco joining us this time.
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judge
 NIREMIA Collective Managing Partner and Founder
 Amber Bridge Partners CEO and Founder
Ms. Naoko Okumoto
Senior Executive Officer, MIXI Co., Ltd. In charge of Investment Business Promotion Headquarters/Social Betting Business Headquarters Mr. Sho Okuyama, General Manager, Open Innovation Promotion
Headquarters, KDDI Corporation
Mr. Kazuhiko Chuma
 GFR Fund General Partner
Mr. Teppei Tsutsui
 Coalis General Partner
Mr. Akinori Harada
NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc. Representative Director and President Mr. Jun Yasumoto
■“W Consumer Bootcamp 2nd Batch” recruitment guidelines
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Comment from W fund representative partner Akihiro Azuma
We are very happy to be able to implement the 2nd Batch of “W Consumer Bootcamp” with the cooperation of leading experts in consumer services. We would like to strongly support the creation of services originating in Japan that are used by more people and services that are used all over the world. This DemoDay will be held in conjunction with San Francisco. Through WCB, we hope to create consumer services originating from Japan that are used by many people and revitalize Japan. I promise you that it will be a good time. Anyone who wants to take on a big challenge in consumer services is encouraged to apply.
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Comments from W fund Senior Investment Manager/Program Manager Naoki Sato In order to create consumer services that reach many users, best practices are born from trial and error on the front lines day and night. “W Consumer Bootcamp” creates an opportunity to share the front lines with Japan’s leading experts in consumer services and fellow entrepreneurs with the same aspirations, and provides an environment for rapid growth of your services. I will continue to do so. We are very happy to have the opportunity to deepen our knowledge with startup managers who are pioneering a new era in this 2nd Batch. Entrepreneurs who are creating consumer services that will become the next generation standard, please take advantage of the program! ■Preliminary online briefing session
An explanation of the program contents of “W Consumer Bootcamp 2nd Batch” and a Q&A session will be held in a webinar format on the following dates.
If you would like to participate in the preliminary online briefing session, or if you are unable to attend the briefing session on the day and would like to receive an event report on the day of the preliminary briefing session, please register.
We will notify you of additional information and events in the future via our official X (formerly Twitter, https://twitter.com/winc_vc) and your registered email address.
Preliminary online briefing session date: July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) 18:00 – 19:00 Participation application URL: https://forms.gle/RsLMao1L14R6wkdm6 *We will send the event URL and event report to the registered email address. ■ About W inc.
W Co., Ltd. is an independent venture capital firm that invests in startups that operate toC businesses from seed to early stage to Series A in Japan and Southeast Asia. We formed the first fund in April 2019, and the second fund in August 2021, and have been actively promoting new investments. We have invested in over 100 companies in total.
Company name: W Inc.
Representative: Kazuhiro Arata, Akihiro Higashi
Address: Shibuya Scramble Square, 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo URL: https://w-inc.vc
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