Curaze Trend Tours - Virtual Event

Our regularly “Innovation Month” showcases pre-selected startups disrupting their industries and introduces them to our network of exclusive business leaders, corporates, partners, mentors and investors.

Curaze Trendtours

Connecting People – Sharing Ideas

Our regularly “Innovation Month” showcases pre-selected startups disrupting their industries and introduces them to our network of exclusive business leaders, corporates, partners, mentors and investors. CURAZE picks special innovation centers from around the world – throughout Europe, Asia and the US. A customized and varied program of impressive companies, curated content and targeted networking and matchmaking ensure powerful impact. Join our global community of startups, each one carefully selected by the CURAZE team for its potential, uniqueness and groundbreaking ideas and jump into a dialogue about all things startup, tech, and disruption.

Monday, October 11, 2021 | 10:00 - 12:30 CET

Marketing Technology & Marketing Communication

Hosts & Moderator
Ayumi Manabe (Nanovation) | CURAZE Representative & Partner Japan
Christian Muche | Co-Founder & Managing Partner CURAZE

Ayumi Manabe
Christian Muche

Time Machine

TIME MACHINE, Inc. was founded in November 2019, and its mission is to "create new valuable time with technology". The company provides apps such as “Schecon”, a schedule arrangement & online business card exchange service, "DENGEN CAFE", a device chargeable cafe search service, and “Meishi de Seikyu”, a business card management and easy billing app.

We are a "Time tech" company that helps people to "hack" their time. We provide busy business people around the world with the time to gain new experiences and opportunities by using technology to eliminate time wastage and improve productivity with changing work styles and lifestyles.

Makoto Suda

Born in Tokyo in 1986. After living abroad for about 15 years, entered Waseda University and studied abroad at the University of London in 2008.

CYBRIDGE Inc. in 2010 / Section manager: Leading the team as a section chief of the Digital Marketing Business Unit in 2011

Accenture in 2012 / Consultant: Responsible for consulting for strategy planning and various marketing policy planning for building a digital organization in the communication and broadcasting media domain

LIG Co., Ltd. in 2016 / Director: Appointed as a director in 2018 and oversees offshore development business Since 2020, he has also served as CEO of LIG Philippines with 180 employees in Japan and overseas

Macbee Planet

We've been specializing in marketing on the internet, using technology and a lot of data as well.

Our feature is focus on not only quantity but also quality of conversion.

We can predict customers LTV before they do Conversion by using our unique products and so many different types of a Data.


Yusuke Kojima

Yusuke Kojima, Founder & CEO

Yusuke Kojima is the Founder & CEO of Macbee Planet, which is the leading company of LTV marketing in Tokyo Japan.

He has used his experienced a lot of marketing knowledge and technology to support many domestic and global leading companies succeed.

The company he founded got listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange in less than five years.


We are developing “UPBOND”, a product that manages customer information and optimizes customer contact points. "UPBOND” consists of three core services:

  • “UPBOND Communication”: a no-code MA tool
  • “UPBOND Identity '': integrates IDs across multiple channels, manages ID linkage and acquisition of customer consent, and captures offline data
  • “UPBOND Connect”: integrates customer IDs across multiple companies.

“UPBOND Identity” integrates IDs across multiple channels, links IDs, manages the acquisition of customer consent, and captures offline data. “UPBOND Connect” integrates customer IDs across multiple companies, enabling the digitization of the market by centralizing not only online marketing but also customer information infrastructure.
We will continue to strengthen our partnerships with a wide variety of companies and services and actively develop our business.

Gin Takashi Mizuoka

Gin Takashi Mizuoka, Founder / CEO

  • Moved to the U.S. at the age of 18.
  • Started own business in China in 2011.
  • Worked on system construction and web marketing operation for several Japanese companies.
  • Became the CEO of Undone Japan Inc. in 2018.
  • After working for several companies as CTO, then founded UPBOND Inc. in 2020.

Past Trend Tours

Monday, September 13, 2021 | 10:00- 12:30 CET

Retail & Artificial Intelligence

Hosts & Moderator
Irene Ge (MY&C) | CURAZE Representative & Partner China
Christian Muche | Co-Founder & Managing Partner CURAZE

Irene Ge
Christian Muche

Touch Virtual

Touch Virtual is a leading platform of AR & VR Immersive Commerce based in Shanghai. It’s also one of the few in to reinvent the e-commerce purchase experience powered by AR & VR. The platform has enabled brands to seamlessly create a quick, easy and personalized virtual store to shop for products, with no need for an APP download or a headset, which fundamentally changes the way they engage with their customers.

Touch Virtual makes it possible for over thousands of brands and retailers to communicate with consumers in an immersive way in a shared virtual world from anywhere. It connects brands and consumers by enabling the vision of the metaverse to become a reality.

Blair Lee

Blair Lee, Founder & CEO

Blair is the Founder & CEO of Touch Virtual, a leading platform of AR & VR Immersive Commerce in China. Blair is also an experienced and passionate MarTech innovator, and was elected as the chairman of MarTech Committee of MMA China. In recent years, Blair actively promotes digital and metaverse transformation of interactive experience fueled by AR & VR.

ZhuiYi Technology

ZhuiYi Technology is an AI digital workforce supplier (“AIForce”), focusing on deep learning and natural language processing, and offers full-stack AI services including voice intelligence and computer vision. ZhuiYi Technology's AI digital workforce platform is deeply integrated with business scenarios, offering different types of digital workforces that meet the need for smarter services for marketing, operations, office ops and other scenarios, and helping customers reduce costs, improve efficiency and user experience, and drive innovation and growth.

Founded in 2016, ZhuiYi has built relationships with more than 200 enterprises, including ICBC, China Merchants Bank, AIA, Manulife, China Mobile, Mercedes-Benz, Novartis, and Hong Kong International Airport. ZhuiYi was also named as a Cool Vendor in Natural Language Technology by Gartner and Top 100 AI startups (AI 100) by CB Insights in 2020.

Terry Ke

Terry Ke, Strategy Director & Head of International

Terry is the Strategy Director and Head of International Business at ZhuiYi Technology. He oversees the corporate development and manages the strategic projects for the company, including partnership and fund raising. Prior to joining ZhuiYi, Terry had over 10 years of experience in banking and consulting and held the positions in JP Morgan, Citi, HSBC and Cognizant in the U.S..

Terry holds the CFA and FRM designation. He received an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance from Temple University.

Hotnest Technology

From logistics, payments, marketing to sales across all online and offline channels, the Hotnest platform provides a one stop shop “cloud operations solution” for the largest consumer market on the planet Hotnest Technology has serviced over 200 clients and works with the world’s and China’s largest brands and advertising/ consulting groups such as Ernst&Young, WPP Group, LVMH Group, Guotai Junan Securities, China Life Insurance and Interpublic Group. Hotnest is also invested by some of China's most recognized venture capital funds.

Fabian von Heimburg

Fabian von Heimburg, Co-Founder & Managing Director

Fabian von Heimburg is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Hotnest Technology, a leading European- Chinese consumer brand acceleration platform. Hotnest enables consumer brands to scale in the Chinese market using it’s proprietary AI and Big Data-driven technology platform.

Fabian was voted on both Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 Asia and China lists and is frequently featured by international media such as Forbes, Bloomberg, CCTV, China Daily, Handelsblatt etc. He is one of the very few western entrepreneurs to start a technology start up for the Chinese market and speaks fluent mandarin Chinese. Through his position as the China Head for the German Startups Association, he also works with and advises European and Chinese government organizations and private corporations to connect the respective startup and investment ecosystems and build a bridge between China and Europe.

Fabian previously worked at Google and the United Nations and holds a degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics (LSE) and studied Economics and History at Peking University.

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 10:00- 12:30 CET

Security & Blockchain

Hosts & Moderator
Pawel Wasilewski (Future Mind) | CURAZE Representative Poland
Christian Muche | Co-Founder & Managing Partner CURAZE

Pawel Wasilewski
Christian Muche


Nethone is a machine learning-based fraud prevention Saas company that allows online merchants and financial institutions to holistically understand their end-users. With its proprietary online user profiling and ML technologies, Nethone is able to detect and prevent payment fraud, account take-overs with unrivalled effectiveness.

Nethone’s proprietary Profiler enriches the understanding of every single user with over 5,000 attributes, which are processed into actionable recommendations in real-time. While staying focused on the singularity of the client’s business, Nethone can help to lower clients’ rejection rates, costs of manual review, and risk of fraud, without touching the UX of the service- automatically and in real‑time. 

Founded in 2016 by a group of security experts, financial business executives and data scientists within Daftcode - a Poland-based venture builder, is today successfully cooperating with 50+ global eCommerce, digital goods, and financial industries.

Hubert Rachwalski

Hubert Rachwalski

Hubert led Nethone from an early-stage MVP with its first POC to a global business supporting the world's leading online platforms such as Farfetch and Allegro. Currently, he is responsible for creating and operationalizing the company’s go-to-market strategy, as well as building extensive relationships with the company's current and future investors.

He holds 2 masters degrees: an MSc from HEC Paris (MIM Grande Ecole) and an MA from the Warsaw School of Economics (Quantitative Methods in Economics & Information Systems). Before joining the Daftcode family, Hubert worked at two of the world’s leading management consulting firms – The Boston Consulting Group and PwC. Specializing in strategic advisory roles for financial institutions, IT companies and entities from the industrial goods and energy sectors, he has a world-class professional track record.


We create a safer blockchain economy by being at the forefront of innovation in crypto AML/KYC compliance and analytics. Coinfirm’s industry-leading risk management helps cryptocurrencies and blockchain protocols scale sustainably.

Since being founded in early 2016 by experienced compliance, technology and finance professionals, Coinfirm has grown to become a globally recognized RegTech firm. Our offices in the UK, Poland, US, Canada and Japan are supporting financial inclusion projects, combatting human trafficking and safeguarding the world’s digital economy.

The company’s solutions are deployed by market leaders ranging from; crypto exchanges such as Binance, protocols such as XRP, to major financial institutions like PKO BP. As well as working with our corporate partners, Coinfim also provides tools for individual users.

Zuzanna Kolucka Maeji

Zuzanna Kolucka Maeji, Senior Business Development Manager

At Coinfirm, I’m helping blockchain organizations grow in Latin America, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Fluent in Portuguese, Mandarin, Polish and English. Working with clients such as Hashdex, and Kyber Network.

I support cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets, payment providers, government regulators and financial institutions to reach the highest standards of compliance by detecting and preventing illicit activity in cryptocurrencies every day. 

To oversee the implementation of solutions I draw on my experience in building operations across different cultures (kickstarted and built 2 start-ups, one in Brazil and one in China) and am always aware of new regulatory market changes that affect my clients, accounts and partnerships to provide the most secure solution for their unique needs.


RevDeBug is a Software Efficiency Platform, which automates application monitoring, simplifies error troubleshooting and removes guesswork from software development. We help companies reduce time spent on identifying root causes and fixing software errors by 50% and increase your IT team’s performance by at least 20%, so they can deliver software faster and reduce risks and losses caused by software errors.

Piotr Biegun

Piotr Biegun, Board Member, Head of sales & marketing

Piotr Biegun, member of the Board of RevDeBug responsible for sales and marketing. Experienced manager, with over 10 years of experience in implementing strategic and technological projects for companies such as: Microsoft, Eurobank, BZWBK, IKEA, mBank, VISA, STS, Agora, Wirtualna Polska. Academic lecturer and mentor in acceleration programs.

Digital Fingerprints

Digital Fingerprints provides continuous authentication based on behavioural biometrics, by monitoring and capturing a person’s behaviours. The collected behaviours are stored in the form of a machine learning model that can almost instantaneously judge whether present behaviour is consistent with the user’s identity, in compliance with GDPR and PSD2 regulations. Digital Fingerprints’ method is already being used by polish banks to provide background verification of the customer’s identity.

Krzysztof Raczyński

Krzysztof Raczyński, CEO and founder

Krzysztof Raczyński – CEO and Founder of Digital Fingerpritns, a cybersecurity company based in Katowice, Poland. Passionate about technology and cybersecurity. Before starting Digital Fingerprints Krzysztof managed offshore teams for a US-Based company, and tinkered with several open-source projects. Graduate of Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology with specialization in Bioinformatics.

Monday, September 27, 2021 | 18:00 - 20:30 CET

AI / Machine Learning & GreenTech / Sustainability

Hosts & Moderator
Claudia Schaller (InFutura) | CURAZE Representative USA
Natascha Zeljko | Co-Founder & Managing Partner CURAZE

Claudia Schaller
Natascha Zeljko


CLIPr is a Video Analysis and Management (VAM) platform using AI and machine learning to help users quickly identify key moments within video content, enabling them to organize, search, interact and share with ease and efficiency. CLIPr’s machine learning algorithms analyze audio and visual cues, indexing uploaded video content into topics which users select to create recaps of only the valuable video moments that matter to them. CLIPr’s searchable database and quick recall of video content makes it easy for employees to follow-up and take actions without relying solely on time-consuming and often incomplete note taking. The CLIPr Trainer component of CLIPr’s VAM platform allows humans to manually review the AI-processed video segments in a timeline view and make adjustments as needed, which in turn, further trains CLIPr’s machine learning algorithms to understand each user's individual preferences over time. For more information, please visit

Cindy Chin

Cindy Chin, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Cindy Chin is a serial entrepreneur, venture strategist, creative solutions leader, and cultural ambassador of the arts and sciences. She is an advisor and board member on startup and innovation teams, a strategic investment partner, a global thought leader, and speaker.

As a data evaluator, her areas of subject matter expertise include frontier technologies with data, AI, machine learning, geospatial satellite technology, clean energy, and planetary defense focus areas. In 2020, Cindy co-founded CLIPr that is building a video analysis and management (VAM) platform using AI and machine learning to help users quickly identify key moments within video content and a personal virtual library with the video recaps of your meetings, classes, and events so you have more time for things that matter most to you.

Cindy is passionate about social impact, smART cities, public-private sector partnerships and building great companies. She achieves this by defining strategies, building teams, case studies, industry reports, and workshops to scale multidisciplinary ecosystems in innovation phases of ventures that seek exponential growth, alternative revenue generation, and sustainability. Execution is key. Gender parity and diversity are significant factors for consideration.

Cindy is also a NASA Datanaut, an open data innovation program to promote data science and diversity operating within the NASA CIO office and an Ambassador of NASA’s International SpaceApps Challenge, the largest hackathon on the planet. She was part of the American delegations to the Global Entrepreneurship Summits in Silicon Valley hosted by President Obama & U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Marrakech. Cindy was also named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs in 2018.”


It’s almost impossible to predict and prevent workforce issues - until now. Humaxa’s anonymous AI Assistant – affectionately named “Max” - encourages employees to open up by offering immediate solutions. Humaxa’s technology is based on our founders’ research in Cognitive Neuroscience and 20+ years of experience in the Human Capital Management industry. Employees like “Max” because Max is a friendly bot, ready to listen and offer immediate suggestions. Leaders like Max because Max acts as an “early warning system” that prevents workforce issues from becoming issues in the first place. This allows Humaxa’s clients to save thousands to millions of dollars per year.

Carolyn Peer

Carolyn Peer, CEO and Cofounder of Humaxa and “Max”

Carolyn Peer (CEO and Co-founder of Humaxa) is an award-winning Human Capital Management industry leader with an MA in Instructional Technology and a BA in Cognitive Neuroscience. Carolyn started her HR Technology career as the Lead Instructional Designer at an early stage HR Tech startup called ProBusiness. Carolyn helped build the business and ADP acquired ProBusiness in 2003. After taking a leadership position at ADP (running one of ADP’s Learning & Performance organizations for National Accounts), she guided ADP to a top-20 placement in Training Magazine's Top 125 organizations and a top-5 placement in CLO Magazine's worldwide ranking in 2014. Carolyn left ADP in 2017 to join forces with two colleagues and to found Humaxa, offering a Machine Learning-powered Digital Assistant that predicts and prevents unwanted employee issues.

Monday, October 4, 2021 | 10:00 - 12:30 CET

Customer Journey & Centricity

Hosts & Moderator
Nir Manor | CURAZE Representative & Retail-Tech Investor, Partner at
Claus Schuster | Co-Founder & Managing Partner CURAZE

Nir Manor
Claus Schuster

Blings has created the only video in the world that allows companies to communicate dynamic data in real time without exposing any information to a third party. This unique video format weighs 100kb, has embedded interactions and is indexable for SEO efforts!

Personalization capabilities: The Blings format has rare personalization capabilities where every element in the video can be unique - text, background, voiceover, images, colors, fonts and leyers. Moreover, the length of the video can vary according to predetermined business logics, allowing automatic distribution of different scenes to specific users, and the CTA buttons can unravel a new sequencing based on the users choice.

We are targeting CMO, VP-Marketing and Innovation Managers of companies with over 50 employees, are open to new technologies, using marketing automation tools and CRM's, mainly in the US and IL at the moment (we also have companies in Europe that have adopted our tech). In terms of GTM, we are currently selling to the following segments: Automotive, Beauty, Food & Beverages, Finance (insurance, banking, pension) and eCommers.       

Yosef Peterseil

Yosef Peterseil, COO of

Yosef Peterseil, Blings co-founder and COO has proven success in creating successful businesses, as a strategy consultant, sales executive and biz-dev. Yosef has a deep understanding and a lot of passion for video technologies.


Hyper-Personalization andCompliance: You no longer have to choose between them.

Anagog’s Mobile Engagement Platform allows companies to create campaigns based on their consumers’ individual attributes, preferences and actions in the real-world while avoiding data collection, thanks to the use of Edge AI..   

Itamar Banayan

Itamar Banayan, Chief Business Development Officer

Senior executive with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, heading global business development, marketing and sales organizations in various high-growth software and hardware companies.


The future of shopping online Together: We’re partnering with the world’s largest retail brands to offer their customers a real-time social shopping experience directly on their digital commerce platforms.

Joyned is the only collaborative eCommerce platform providing a cross-website, live shopping experience to online consumers. Share, vote, and chat… all without ever having to leave your site!

We empower merchants to own their shoppers' social engagements directly on-site. By creating a genuine collaborative experience through digital commerce, together we enable consumers to experience the joy & fun of shopping together with those that matter most.

Ella Stahl

Ella Stahl, VP Sales

Ella is a Computer Science and Cognitive studies graduate from the Hebrew University. She shifted from programming to sales and has been heading the sales at Joyned for the past few years. Ella is a serial entrepreneur, with a passion for innovation.



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