PODCAST: Innovation and collaboration in Japan – with Tim Romero

First published: 20th November 2023


In this episode we reconnect with our very first guest, Tim Romero, who brought his insights from the world of start-ups.

Today we have him back for a fascinating chat which covers a range of topics, including changing receptivity to innovation and collaboration among industry and government in Japan as well as touching upon digital transformation.

At the time of talking to Tim he is about to embark on a new role as Partner at JERA Ventures, investing in startups that can support the Japanese energy firm deliver in decarbonisation and digital transformation. Among his vast experience he also provides perspective from his recent stint as Head of Google Startups Japan.

Tim is also the host of his own successful podcast focussing on the impact of startups in shaping the Japanese economic landscape: ‘Disrupting Japan’.

Video Podcast

Podcast notes

Disrupting Japan Podcast:


JERA Ventures:


The last time we caught up with Tim:


Audio version