Category Archives: Corporate

Kamiyama and the Quest for a New Work Style

December 16, 2014
Sansan’s vision, and a little place called KamiyamaOur company vision is “to create a resource from everyday business encounters and transform the way the world works.” On one hand, our service is built to reflect and help realize this vision. But in addition to changing our clients’ work-style through our service, we are focused on changing our own work-style with approaches lik…

CEO Chika Terada on Workstyle Innovation for Rebuilding Local Economies, at the Salesforce World Tour Tokyo

December 5, 2014
At the Salesforce World Tour Tokyo on December 4, Sansan CEO Chika Terada spoke in a special session about how cloud services and workstyle innovation can help rebuild local economies. Discussing this topic with him was Mr. Hitoshi Kawahara, President and COO at Japan, and Mr. Toshiyuki Minami, Director-General for Policy Planning (Information and Communication) at the Ministry…

Wrap-up of Sansan’s Pitch at the DFJ Event at Draper University

December 5, 2014
Sansan co-founder and director Kei Tomioka pitched at the DFJ Accelerator Program pitch contest for startups, at Draper University on 11/4. San Francisco was busy with starts ups pitching and competing left and right!During and after this particular pitch event, we talked with many locals, exchanging business cards throughout the night. We found out they too have trouble managing their busin

Sansan Competes: Results of the JapanNight VII Start-Up Pitch Finals

November 25, 2014
As we’ve mentioned here before, after coming in 2nd at the Japan Night VII in Tokyo (a pitch competition for ventures and startups in Japan) we qualified to compete with the final 6 companies at the finals in San Francisco on November 5th! Held at WordPress’s Automattic Lounge, we presented to local VCs and IT related judges, and Sansan was ultimately awarded 3rd place.  In o…

Sansan Discussing the Asian Market at Babson College

November 18, 2014
Sansan co-founder and director Kei Tomioka spoke at Babson College (Boston area, MA, USA) on 11/2 (Sun), on the panel “Inside the Black Box: Business Opportunities in Asian Markets”, discussing, and sharing his thoughts about the peculiarities of the Asian market.  Thank you very much for having us at the Babson Asia Entrepreneurship Forum!    About the Ba…

Sansan will be Speaking at Babson College

November 1, 2014
 Sansan co-founder and director Kei Tomoka will be speaking at the Babson college for the Babson Asia Entrepreneurship Forum 2014  on 11/1(Sat) at the Panel Discussion 1- 10:45 AM-11:45 AM discussing about “Inside the Black Box: Business Opportunities in Asian Markets . Check it out!  About Babson Asia Entrepreneurship Forum 2014Babson Asian Entrepreneurship Forum is the

We Bring the Garden to Our Office

October 28, 2014
Previously I posted in our blog about the award for “27th THE BEST OF NEW OFFICES“, and I mentioned “Next time I’ll give more details about our office, and the reason why we were able to win the award.” So today I’m going to show you a few pictures of our working environment.  First, the entrance. It combines two concepts;  “Digital” and “Analo…

The Bridge between Managing Business Cards and Contact Sharing

October 22, 2014
Sometimes, we’ve heard our clients say, in reviews or feedback, that“they understand the importance of business card management, but they are not too familiar with contact sharing services and all of their benefits.” At first glance, this is an easy conclusion to jump to. However, I’d like to take this chance to right the misconception that focusing on business cards d…

Let the Sansan Product Speak

October 7, 2014
Sansan CEO Chika Terada gives us a rundown of why and how he plans to use business cards to bring value across the ocean to clients in the US, on “Disrupting Japan”. You can enjoy this episode of the show on their podcast, iTunes, or directly off the web. On why Sansan is focusing on the corporate in the US:“For the US market, like you said, people don’t use business cards t…

See You in San Francisco in Early November

September 30, 2014
We took 2nd prize at the Japan Night semifinals!Sansan was awarded 2nd place out of a total of the 15 semi-finalists for the Japan Night Semi-finals in Tokyo on 9/27(Sat), a venture pitch event hosted by btrax. The judging was based on four points: 1. Technology 2. Business model 3. Pitch Skill 4. Global Expansion Possibility, with the top six finalists qualifying to pitch to a U.S. audience in Sa…