Midas List – no Japanese

Forbes has posted their “Midas List” of the top 100 technology dealmakers (angel investors, venture capitalists, bankers, etc.)

Not one Japanese VC on the list.

David Chao (who invests in Japan and other places of course) and Alan Miner (who lives in and invests in Japan) make the list, but no Japanese does. Is it that Forbes has no visibility into the Japanese VC market? JAIC, JAFCO and other Japanese funds and banks have large funds with many hundreds of millions of dollars at work, although we certainly haven’t seen exits in Japan that come close to the ones in the US.

Maybe Fukumimi has some thoughts on why this is?

Also, the advice Doug Leone has in this article should be read by anyone doing business on the Internet.