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Knowledge Share: Business Development Strategies for Deep Tech Startups and Japanese Enterprises

Hosted by Aya Spencer & BLCK VC
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Join us as BLCK VC hosts a Knowledge Share event, in collaboration with 15th Rock.

​Join us for an enlightening evening of knowledge sharing as BLCK VC, in partnership with JPM Morgan and 15th Rock, presents a captivating event that brings together the brightest minds in the venture capital and technology space. This event promises to be an exceptional opportunity to expand your insights and network with industry leaders.


Speaker Bio:

​Tetsu Nakajima is the Founder and General Partner of 15th Rock, as well as the Founder and Representative Director of Spirete, Inc. Prior to this, he held the position of Chief Investment Officer at Mistletoe (founded by Taizo Son, a serial entrepreneur and a brother to Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son), accumulating over 10 years of venture capital investment experience with Innovation Corporation Network of Japan (INCJ), Mistletoe, and 15th Rock Ventures.

His investment focus spans across the automotive and mobility, robotics, IoT hardware, and artificial intelligence sectors, and he actively invests in seed, early, and growth-stage startups in Japan, the United States, and the European Union. Tetsu has a track record of successfully facilitating an IPO and several mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

Furthermore, Tetsu boasts more than 8 years of experience as a research engineer at Toshiba's Corporate R&D center, during which he actively participated in IEEE802.11n and Wi-Fi Alliance standardization activities.



  • This Knowledge Share is open to all Venture Capitalists, Limited Partners, and Founders.

  • ​To respect the privacy and intellectual property of the presenter(s), we kindly request that attendees refrain from taking photographs or video recordings of the presentation.

  • ​50-person maximum capacity

  • ​​RSVP by October 23rd.

  • ​​If you register, but can't attend, please let us know, so we can give your seat to someone else.


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