Building an empire: Lesson from Foodpanda at Skyland Ventures

After organising the successful startup event last month #SVFT (see blog post here) Skyland Ventures decided to host English speaking monthly meetups @HiveShibuya with successful entrepreneurs. The first event hosted Chinmay Malaviya who talked about his experience as a member of Rocket Internet and how he launched and managed Foodpanda in Singapore and Hong-Kong. Foodpanda was created in 2012 and is…

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Towards a global startup mindset: #SVFT June Impact

  Startups and entrepreneurs from all over the world, rejoice! A new generation of global entrepreneurs is emerging in Japan. We were very happy to take part in the first startup event organised by Skyland Venture on the 21st of June: Skyland Venture Fest Tokyo (#SVFT) under the theme “Global STARTUPS meet Global TALENTS”. This event held at Microsoft office, gathered…

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Startup Grind Tokyo June with Peatix Cofounder

We were delighted to join Startup Grind Tokyo, the worldwide network of entrepreneurs powered by Google. We have been regular attendees of Startup Grind London and were very excited to find out more about the startup scene and entrepreneurship in Japan. The June session was particularly interesting as Tamami Ushiki, the organiser of Startup Grind Tokyo, was interviewing Peatix’s cofounder, Emi…

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Startup X with Aaron Levie, Box CEO (16th June)

We were very excited to go to the first Startup X kick off event organised by Nikkei in Tokyo. About 300 people attended the event including startup founders, students and VCs. Nikkei invited a prestigious speaker, Aaron Levie CEO of BOX, a cloud based file sharing solution for enterprise. BOX service is now used by 37 million users across 45,000…

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Interop Tokyo 2015 and Japan Apps

Before we attend Interop London next week, we had the opportunity to visit Interop in Tokyo and thought you would like to hear about it! Interop is an IT trade fair held in 5 different countries and features the latest technologies, designed to empower IT professionals. The Tokyo event started with a round of conferences from the 8th of June while…

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London Enterprise Technology Meetup (18th May)

If you look at our blog, you can see that we are regular attendees of the London Enterprise Technology Meetup at Orrick where you can listen to tech companies who are doing product demos, while sipping a glass of wine water. The audience is made up of highly knowledgeable professionals from tech, law, medicine and engineering backgrounds. The session opened with a…

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London Enterprise Technology Meetup (20 April)

    4 tech companies gave us a demo the latest London Enterprise Technology Meetup (LNTEM) hosted by Orrick this month and as you can see from the picture above, the audience was captivated. The first presenter was Ali Sayeed, a sales engineer at Alteryx, a data blending and analytics solution software. The company was founded in 2010 and has…

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How we work: Roland Alden talks about outsourced projects

  Roland is our Director of Engineering and has 35 years of experience in telecommunications and software engineering, project management, and business and venture development, strategy and finance. Roland is also an entrepreneur who founded and co-founded 3 technology startups. Can you introduce yourself and tell us when you joined ioet? I joined ioet last year when we were just getting…

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