Webinar 173: Japan Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape: Opportunities for EU SMEs and Start-ups

01-06-21 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h CET

What business opportunities does the Japanese venture capital and private equity market offer to EU startups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs?

Japan’s entrepreneurial finance market is unique, with substantial room to grow. While Japan’s macroeconomy and financial market both occupy third-place positions in the world, Japan’s venture capital markets, SME lending markets, and crowdfunding markets are comparable to those of an EU market, in size and makeup, but with substantial business-cycle stability.

The webinar is targeted at EU entrepreneurs, startups, and SMEs seeking to access or strengthen their current positions in Japan’s entrepreneurial finance market.

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • The role of startups and venture capital
  • The characteristics of the Japanese venture capital market
  • The characteristics of the Japanese crowdfunding market
  • The domestic key actors in the venture capital and private equity landscape


  •     Introduction
  •     Expert’s presentation
  •     Q&A Session

Registration deadline: 31 May 2021

Speaker: Max Berre (research economist specializing in entrepreneurial finance, Audencia Business School) is an economist with years of Japan-related experience. He has expertise in practical methodology related to the financial markets and tax and finance regulatory environments.
Moderator: Pauline Laloux, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office