Anique Co., Ltd.
[Co-sponsored by Anique × W fund × GFR Fund] Web3 × entertainment global event “Japan Web3 Conference” will be held!
Top tier gaming & crypto VC Galaxy Interactive partner Ryan You, RTFKT, and other major players of Web3 x entertainment in Japan and the United States will be on stage for the keynote speech.
Anique Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Taichi Nakamura), W Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Partners: Hiroshi Shinkazu / Akihiro Higashi), GFR Fund (Headquarters: San Francisco, Representative Partners) : Teppei Tsutsui) will hold a global event specializing in Web3 x entertainment on March 29, 2023.
Special site: https://japanweb3conference.com/
■Overview of Japan Web3 Conference
As the innovation of Web3 influences the entertainment field all over the world, we have planned a global event specializing in Web3 x entertainment this time.
Led by the W fund and GFR Fund, which invest mainly in the
entertainment field in Japan and the United States, major players from Japan and the United States will exchange information at sessions, deepen friendships through after parties, etc., and build a community. I am aiming.
・ Date: March 29, 2023 (Wednesday) 13:00-18:00
・Participation fee: 20,000 yen
・ Application form: https://forms.gle/8A5EGE1uq2AbbDXGA
*This event is a lottery system. Information will be sent to the winners separately.
Opening (13:00 – 13:10)
Ryan You, Partner and Co-Head of Gaming, Galaxy Interactive
Session 1 (13:45-14:30)
Introducing the present and future of blockchain from a global perspective -Speakers-
George Yousling, Principal, Business Development, Polygon Technology Rui Hirata, Head of Japan, Ava Labs
Mr. Ryo Matsubara, Representative Director, Oasys
Kasei, Co-founder, Portal Fantasy
Session 2 (14:40-15:25)
The current state of the Web3 game industry, and the differences between Japan and other countries
Aleksander Larsen, Co-founder & COO, Sky Mavis
Sebastien Borget, Co-founder & COO, The Sandbox
Mr. Keisuke Hata General Manager, Blockchain Entertainment Division, Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Mr. Eiji Araki, Director and Senior Executive Officer of GREE Co., Ltd. and President of REALITY Co., Ltd.
Session 3 (15:35-16:20)
Transition of NFT projects and potential in the Japanese market -Speakers-
Benoit Pagotto, Co-founder, RTFKT
Arnoldo Concepcion, COO, Animoca Brands
Yoyo Yang, Investment Leader, Bandai Namco Entertainment 021 Fund -Moderator-
Financier Co., Ltd. CEO Hironao Kunimitsu
Session 4 (16:30-17:15)
Japan IPs and web3
Shueisha Co., Ltd. Digital Division Deputy General Manager “Shueisha Manga Art Heritage” Producer Masafumi Okamoto
Mr. Yasuo Suda, Representative Director of NAZ studio
Other speakers are being arranged
Mr. Taichi Nakamura, Representative Director, Anique Co., Ltd. ■ About W inc.
W inc. is an independent venture capital firm targeting
seed/early-stage toC startups, focusing on the entertainment, sports, and lifestyle fields. In April 2019, we formed the No. 1 fund and started investment activities, and in August 2021, we formed the No. 2 fund and have been actively promoting new investments. We have invested in more than 90 companies, mainly companies that operate toC businesses.
Company name: W Inc. (W inc.)
Representatives: Kazuhiro Shin, Akihiro Higashi
Location: Shibuya Scramble Square, 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo URL: https://w-inc.vc
■ About the GFR Fund
GFR Fund is a Silicon Valley based seed fund specializing in games, media and entertainment. Established in 2016, we have invested in about 70 companies, including RTFKT, Axie Infinity, Animoca Brands, etc., mainly in North America, and operate a fund of about 10 billion yen.
Company name: GFR Fund
Representative: Teppei Tsutsui
Location: San Francisco
◼︎About Anique Co., Ltd.
Anique is taking on the challenging task of creating a new source of revenue for the anime and manga industry, which is Japan’s proud IP, in an untapped global market. In the past, we have collaborated with over 20 major Japanese content holders, including Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan, KADOKAWA, Toei Animation, MAPPA, Production IG, and NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan.
Company name: Anique Co., Ltd.
Representative: Representative Director Taichi Nakamura
Location: Nishi-Shinjuku Toyokuni Building 4F, 2-5-8 Hatsudai, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo URL: https://anique.jp/
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