Slush Tokyo day 2:
Case social and environmental returns for investments: Sometimes it is hard for investors to see the return of investment measured in something else than money. My question is if the only motive is to make money why should a startup accept it. I see other benefits than return of money being on the rise for the benefit of mankind, for example in education related products.
Case startup culture development timeframe: It is clear that Japanese startup culture is on the rise and will turn to great phenomena. According to Peter Vesterbacka it will take 5-10 yrs to evolve as it did in Finland.
Case Panobike+: A fresh Taiwanese startup with very interesting name in Finnish (Fuckbike+) caught our attention. Media attention guaranteed if entering Finnish market.