Yushan Ventures, Ltd.
Country : Japan
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Internship
  • Contract

Robotics & AI Startup Scouting Associate – Tokyo, Japan

Background: . is a technology strategy and investment firm operating in Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Germany. Our investment thesis focuses on companies which have fundamental technologies – “diamonds” - that connect every participant in the value chain digitally and directly to end customers. These startups and SMEs improve efficiency for both parties and are the “diamonds” in the era of digitalization. We work with our corporate clients, such as Audi and Siemens, to leverage those “diamonds” in their digitalization strategy.

Responsibilities

The Position: The candidate will conduct research on robotics and artificial intelligence startups, research institutes, and corporate innovation labs for new technologies and ideas in various fields, such as biology, robotics, materials science, etc., that will fit emerging megatrends and digital business models.

Responsibilities:

- Scout for and research robotics and artificial intelligence startups, and interview new startups to identify their USP and product market fit

- Synergy analysis among those startups and different industries

- Optimizing our startup database, maintain an overview of market trends

- Building relationships with VCs, research institutes, media and entrepreneurs

- Prepare an investment roadshow for executives from a multinational corporation

Requirements

-  Native Japanese, fluent in English, excellent copywriter

- Previous Startup VC/Startup/Accelerator experience preferred

- Passionate about startups and has a solid understanding of the technology industry

- Creative in terms of formulating new business models

- Able to handle large sets of data records and manage connections to a wide-range of industry contacts

- Great team player, but also able to work on projects autonomously

- Ambitious, highly motivated, and super keen to learn fast

 


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