The November 2014 MakeLeaps Silicon Valley Tour!


On the tail of raising $750,000 through Japan’s first AngelList Syndicate led by Naval Ravikant, I’m heading to Silicon Valley for 2 weeks for several reasons:

  • To meet many MakeLeaps investors for the first time. These people are special because they trusted us and invested, often after a short email exchange or just a phone call.
  • There are many people that our friends, investors and advisors would like to introduce me to, and I’m excited to meet lots of new people experienced in B2B SaaS.
  • To spread the word about the Japan startup scene. It’s still small compared to Silicon Valley, but every day we’re seeing more startups, incubators, investors and funds popping up. It’s an exciting time to be running a startup in Japan!

If there is anyone in San Francisco you think I should meet, please let me know. I’m available on

Jay Winder

Jay Winder is the Australian Co-Founder of MakeLeaps. Jason came to Japan in 2001 to study martial arts, set up his first business called Webnet IT in 2003, and set up MakeLeaps in 2010 with the vision of unlocking the potential of freelancers and businesses in Japan with clean and powerful software. If you like, follow me on Twitter.

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