Daiki began his career at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked in management consulting for a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, banking, securities, automotive, energy, and pharmaceuticals. Later, at Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support, he served as an advisor for technology startups, head of corporate planning, and head of government relations, contributing to the firm’s growth from 10 to 100 employees. He then moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, where he worked at Deloitte Israel as the first and only Japanese expatriate in Israel’s professional firms. He provided technology scouting services to Japanese companies, fundraising/M&A advisory services to Israeli startups, and government project execution. He holds a Master of Applied Physics from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Design Methods from the IIT Institute of Design.
Hiroaki received his Ph.D. degree in Geographic Information science from The University of Tokyo. While doing his Ph.D., Hiroaki established Microbase Inc, Ltd, a company based on location-based data, winning several awards, including the Best Technology Award at the 7th Campus Venture Grand Prix and the G-Award from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism. He has also been involved in R&D related to location information, jointly developing “Machilog” with Dentsu inc and Docomo Insight Marketing Co., Ltd. He also holds several other positions as the director of NPO Inoshachu, Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Urban and Real Estate Science, Reitaku University, and Visiting Researcher, Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo.
Before joining the Foundation, Koki worked at top academic institutions such as the University of Michigan and Stanford University. During his time at Michigan, he was a core developer at Knowledge Grid, a startup focused on providing a platform that made publicly generated medical research data more applicable for translational medicine use cases. At Stanford, he was involved in research, applying supervised and unsupervised machine learning to uncover the relationship between immune cells and heart disease development. He has also held a senior engineering role at an AI-based e-commerce startup, building on their products’ core components. He currently holds a B.S. in Genetics and Genomics from UC Davis and an M.S. in Science of Information (Data Science) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Takashi is currently the Co-founder and CEO of Fracta Inc. This company utilizes artificial intelligence to rapidly identify and understand the impact of an unplanned failure of aging water pipe infrastructure and improve the overall reliability. Previously, Takashi was a Co-founder & CFO of SCHAFT, the humanoid robotics startup which was awarded the first prize at the 2013 U.S. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Robotics Challenge Trials. SCHAFT was acquired by Google in the same year. He was also a visiting scholar at Stanford’s US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) and is currently acting as visiting professor of Tohoku University. Takashi has been published in the following articles including Bloomberg, The Economist, The Financial Times, Fast Company, CNBC, Business Insider (Japan), and Forbes (Japan). In 2019, he was the recipient of the WIRED Audi Innovation Award (Japan). He was also recognized as the “Top 100 globally respected Japanese people” by Newsweek Japan. Takashi holds a B.Eng. degree in applied physics from Waseda University and an MBA from the Australian National University.
Yumiko, also known as Mimi, is a freelance producer specialized in international business development and a writer/columnist covering Japanese readers. Before working independently, Mimi worked at Stanford University as the Associate Director of the Comparative Healthcare Policy Research Project at Asia/Pacific Research Center. There, she conducted various international comparative studies and also organized international conferences with timely themes that were both well received. Mimi is the founding member of the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities Japan Foundation and is still active on the board there.
Kengo started developing games when he was in elementary school. Since the late ‘90s, he has worked on MMORPGs for browsers, multiplayer games for PCs, and home video games. In 2000, he started to produce and sell VCE, a middleware for online games, and in 2010, he created a platform for indie game development and cloud games. Since the summer of 2016, he has been in charge of the development of the communication middleware business as CTO of Monobit, Inc. Currently, he spends his days working and raising his children in the rice farming area of Toyama.
Jordan is an established leader in the tech industry, serving as former General Counsel for several successful businesses such as Etsy, a widely popular e-commerce website focused on selling handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. He has also held positions in the past as General Counsel for New Island Capital Management, an impact investment advisor, Silver Spring Networks, a leading green technology company, and Opsware and GeoWorks, both successful private-to-public software companies. He also served as a business development attorney for leading law firms.
Luan is Technical Lead of our engineering team.
Tuan is Full Stack Engineer and well known to block chain system.
Manh is Senior Developer.