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Deloitte Tohmatsu launches Morning Pitch Asia to connect startups, large corporations and investors across Asia

Building a cross-border open innovation platform that matches startups with large corporations and investors to support startups' overseas business development

This is an English translation of the news release issued by Deloitte Tohmatsu Group on March 23, 2022. If there is any discrepancy between the Japanese version and the English translation, the Japanese version shall prevail.


Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support Co., Ltd. (Yuma Saito, President & CEO, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo DTVS), a member of Deloitte Tohmatsu Group, is launching Morning Pitch Asia, an open innovation platform that enables cross-border matching of pitches from startups in Japan, Taiwan, India and Singapore. DTVS has been holding Morning Pitch events in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and India locally till now to introduce local startups.

Morning Pitch is a pitch event that aims to create business partnerships between startups and large corporations and investors. DTVS began operating in Tokyo in 2013, and every week 5 startups pitch to an audience of about 200 ~ 300 people, including large corporations and venture capitalists. In Japan, a total of more than 1,900 startups have taken the stage, and approximately 55 companies have completed initial public offerings (including approval for listing) after taking the stage. Since 2017, Deloitte has expanded the scope of venues to include Singapore, India, and Taiwan in addition to Japan, creating opportunities for startups, collaborations with large corporations, and fundraising in the Asian region.

While business overseas is restricted due to ongoing travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a growing desire to develop new businesses and growth markets in anticipation of the post-COVID-19 era. Morning Pitch Asia will provide real-time online delivery of pitch events held at various venues to large corporations and investors in Japan, Singapore, India and Taiwan. Audiences can listen to the pitches of promising foreign startups while being in their respective locations, and cross-border matching is possible across borders. Starting with an event hosted for Singapore-based startups on March 25, we plan to host the event about 2 to 3 times a month, with a total of 250 online and offline participants. The event for Japanese startups is scheduled for May. DTVS plans to collaborate with Deloitte's global network to host more Morning Pitch events in Asia, contributing to the development of the innovation ecosystem not only in Japan, but in Asia as a whole.


■Morning Pitch Asia image

・Information on pitch events is provided to large corporations and investors in each location as needed.
・A pitch event will be held at the venue, and the event will be livestreamed online to audiences in Japan and overseas who apply in advance.
・Listening to audience requests for matching during and after the event and following up individually as needed.


To be held in the future

The latest information will be posted on our website as needed. in advance required, there is no participation fee)



Date and time



Part 1


Friday, March 25
10:00-11:00 SGT
11:00-12:00 JST


・Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Pte. Ltd.
・F-drones Pte. Ltd.
・Quincus Pte. Ltd.
・DiMuto Pte. Ltd.

Part 2


Thursday, March 31
9:30-11:30 CST
10:30-12:30 JST

Smart Manufacturing

・IsCoolLab Co., Ltd
・GoodLinker Co., Ltd.
・Power Arena Inc.、Smasoft Technology Co., Ltd.
・Smart Tag Inc.

Part 3


Thursday, April 7
10: 00 -11: 30 IST 
13: 30 -15: 00 JST

Partnering VC

・ Myelin Foundry Pvt. Ltd.
・Muse Diagnostics Pvt Ltd.
・Happytizers Pvt Ltd
・Ekam Ultra Farms Pvt Ltd.


*The Morning Pitch, which is held every Thursday in Japan from 7:00, will continue to be held.

< Contact information for registration/service >

Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support Co., Ltd.
Takahisa Ohira and Gempei Asama in charge of Morning Pitch Asia
Tel: 03-6213-3210  Email:


< Press inquiries >

Deloitte Tohmatsu Group Public Relations / Atsuyo Takagi, Sachiyo Kikuchi
Tel: 03-6213-3210  Email:

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