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See the original story in Japanese. As previously reported , a brand new startup conference called Barkation was announced to take place on February 19 and 20 this year, primarily organized by the former Slush Tokyo team, but we learned today that it will be canceled this year. Over the past few years, there has been a series of announcements of cancellations and suspensions of global startup conferences. Tech in Asia has shut down their conferences in Singapore and Tokyo and currently runs it only in Jakarta. Since the fund is called in that way, some of our readers may be wondering when its first fund was formed, but it seems to refer to Leapfrog Ventures, a seed-stage fund jointly launched in May of by Samurai Incubate and its former employee Takuma Terakubo. According to their corporate history, the firm rebranded Leapfrog Ventures into Samurai Incubate Africa back in June of As of June last year when…. With all these facts, we can understand that the vehicle has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Samurai Incubate for their startup investments in Africa.
The event attracted 4 attendees, including startups, investors, journalists and 70 speakers, and featured a prominent startup delegation from the Nordics. Currently producing the second highest number of billion-dollar valued companies per capita, trailing only Silicon Valley, the Nordic region is famous for the quality of its startups. Slush is one of the centres in a big movement. Many Finnish startups, such as waste management company Enevo and gaming company Mindfield Games, were showcased widely during the event. The fact that that Supercell got bought by Softbank made it easier for young people to start thinking that their company could also go to Asia, and Slush Asia is paving that path as well. Offering a meeting place for entrepreneurs, Slush is a non-profit event and was organised for the first time in Helsinki in by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and festival organisers. In , Slush brought together 15 attendees, including 1 startups, venture capital investors and journalists from exactly countries.
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