Allen Miner, Chairman & CEO of Sunbridge Group will focus on Silicon Valley-based IT companies interested in building or growing their business in Japan. Allen has a long and successful history of helping US-based IT companies including Oracle, Salesforce, Marketo, Concur and others crack the secrets of the Japanese market. He will be sharing some of his experiences in Japan.
- 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM / Networking/Registration
- 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM / Presentation with audience Q&A
- 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM / Networking & Reception
- Light appetizers and soft drinks provided
About Allen Miner
Allen Miner is a founder/General Partner of SunBridge Partners and the founder/CEO of SunBridge Corporation. Allen has significant experience in Internet, enterprise and open-source software, entrepreneurship, and international technology transfer. Allen has been actively involved in each of the firm’s investments resulting in numerous successful IPOs, including salesforce.com, MacroMill, ITMedia and G-Mode, among others. Allen is currently a member of the Board of Directors of salesforce Japan.
Allen graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Computer Science and Asian Studies. He joined Oracle Corporation in 1986 and was dispatched to Japan, where he founded and helped lead Oracle Japan to a successful IPO on the Japan stock market. Allen returned from Japan in 1996 to serve as Oracle’s Vice President in charge of Linux/Open Source.
Allen created SunBridge Corporation in 1999. Allen currently serves on the Boards of several SunBridge portfolio companies and as an advisor to government-affiliated organizations focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Japan Venture Capital Association upon its founding in 2002.