Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Brooklyn 1&2, B2F
Speaker: Pocket Sun, Managing Partner, SoGal Ventures
Hosting Committees: Alternative Investment, Women in Business
Member Fee: ¥4,500
Guest Fee: ¥7,900
Meal: Plated lunch
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 12:00 Noon
Pocket Sun is one of the most prominent young female venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in Asia. Together with business partner Elizabeth Galbut, she founded SoGal Ventures, the first female-led millennial venture capital firm that invests globally in diverse entrepreneurs, with a focus on how the next generation lives, works, and stays healthy. SoGal Ventures has invested in nearly 60 startups, including EverlyWell, Inc., Function of Beauty, and Lovevery.
Sun will describe what is important to millennials and Generation Z, those born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s. With a next-generation focus, she will talk about the startups in which she is currently investing, the investment trends to follow—some of which may be surprising!—and the investment opportunities that fund entrepreneurial women.
Based in Singapore, Sun is a sought-after speaker at events such as the Microsoft CEO Summit, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, TEDx, and Slush. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Southern California, and, shortly after, at the age of 24, became one of the youngest people to be featured on the cover of Forbes magazine.
Frank Packard, Chair
Christopher Wells, Deborah Hayden, Pieter Franken, Vice-Chairs
ACCJ Alternative Investment Committee
Ryann Thomas, Chair
Elizabeth Handover, Deborah Hayden, Corinne Johnson, Jiana Leung, Tomoka Miho, Makiko Tachimori (Fukui), Sayaka Takahashi, Yoshiko Zoet-Suzuki, Vice-Chairs
ACCJ Women in Business Committee
John Carlson, Anna Maruyama, Co-Chairs
ACCJ Young Professionals Forum
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. All guests must be accompanied by an ACCJ member. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to the Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ of the make, model, color and plate of the vehicle, by the registration deadline, as arrangements must be made. A 2,200 yen parking fee will apply.
NOTE 4: 500 yen of each participant's attendance fee will be deposited into the Alternative Investment Committee Fund.