Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:00
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Brooklyn 1 & 2
Speaker: Taiga Sawamura, Co-founder & CEO, Emerada
Hosting Committees: Alternative Investment; Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
Member Fee: ¥3,500
Guest Fee: ¥6,900
Meal: Breakfast Buffet
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, December 6, 12:00 Noon
Japan and the UK are now the two most advanced countries in terms of developing an environment of “open banking.” Under Japan’s open-banking initiative, all banks must allow access to the proprietary data in a customer’s account to third-party service providers upon request from the account owner. There is huge potential for first movers in this area. Emerada was founded in 2016 to address this opportunity.
Fully licensed by Japan’s Financial Services Agency, Emerada has a unique and scalable B2B2B model. It serves as an online interface for banks and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), aggregates all bank account data of SMEs, and provides real-time, comprehensive cashflow analysis. This speeds up lending processes and allows banks to capture more of Japan’s $3.5 trillion SME-loan market. More than 10 regional institutions have already joined the Emerada platform.
This event is part of the Alternative Investment Committee’s Quarterly Venture Capital Series. The speaker will discuss the market opportunity in Japan and the pain points Emerada is looking to solve for lenders and borrowers.
Frank Packard, Chair
Christopher Wells, Jenifer Rogers, Pieter Franken, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Alternative Investment Committee
Mitchell A. Mason, Chair
Hiroshi Ueki, Vice Chair
ACCJ Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Committee
NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ in advance as arrangements must be made and a 1,700 yen parking fee will apply.
NOTE 4: 500 yen of each participant's attendance fee will be deposited into the Alternative Investment Committee Fund.