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Disrupting Japan: The High Profits of Low Tech

By 1 min read

I love low-tech solutions. They are more likely to be solving real problems, and if we are being honest with ourselves, a true a minimum viable product (or business) usually does not involve cool new technology.

Hiroki Kudo of MerryBiz has rolled out a minimal solution to address their client’s bookkeeping needs, and he is now in the process of trying to gently walk his customers from this small, sustaining innovation to something more disruptive. Something that will change things in the long term. It’s an interesting path to be walking.

We also talk about the changing attitude towards risk among Japanese startups and Japan as a whole. And Hiro talks openly about the biggest mistakes he made early on as a founder and the skills he had to learn.

It’s an interesting discussion and I think you’ll enjoy it.

For more podcasts about the startup scene in Japan, check out Disrupting Japan.


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