Company Profiles / 企業 プロフィール
Nao Yukawa | DeMind, Founder and CEO
DeMind is the first to start off with Mindland, a Meditate-and-Earn project which gives you crypto for practicing meditation and uploading your EEG / HRV data. By practicing meditation with us you can earn the points, which you will be able to exchange for a variety of gifts such as Amazon Gift Cards.
Datz Itsuki Daito | DeStore, Co-Founder and CEO
DeStore is a community governed retail store. By buying an NFT membership, you get to vote on the store’s direction. The physical store is called STORE_0, and the membership will grant you access to exclusive in-store experiences via your connected wallet. For example, in-store displays verify Ownership, obtain check-in points to increase status of NFT, get discounts, etc.
Ken Naganuma Ph.D. | Hitachi America, Researcher
Hitachi corporate statement, “Inspire the Next” expresses Hitachi’s determination to breathe new life into the next era. With its social innovation businesses, Hitachi strives to become the “Best Solutions Partner” and help create a comfortable and abundant society. Deriving its business strategy from its vision, Hitachi combines passion and expertise to succeed even in the most challenging circumstances.
Rehito Hatoyama | Hatoyama Studio, CEO
Ray Hatoyama is the CEO of Hatoyama-Soken, his own research and consulting arm. Ray is a highly experienced professional in the IT and entertainment industry on corporate strategy for globalization, corporate governance and innovation. Ray serves as an independent director for various listed companies such as LINE Corp., Pigeon Corp., and Transcosmos Inc.
Koki Uchiyama | Hottolink Founder and Group CEO
Hottolink is the largest social data provider in Japan. We are the nationwide leader in social media analytics. Our company slogan is: “Make the world Hotto.” We create a world wherein people can feel the essence of ‘Hotto’ – a Japanese concept word translated as ‘a feeling of relief.’ Our business operations and processes are expressed as a beneficial relationship between three key concepts: Big Data, Social, and Cloud.
Jay Onda | Marubeni Ventures, Director
Marubeni’s goal is to create the next generation of businesses, we do not limit ourselves to certain industries in which we invest. Our policy is to actively invest in start-up companies that are operating in business areas that Marubeni has not previously covered, in other words, in what we call “white spaces”. Among them, we will focus on start-up companies from around the world, especially those involved in next-generation consumer services.
Yurie Iino | NTT DoCoMo Ventures, Manager
The NTT Group transforms the global landscape with its preeminent technological skills and proven deployment capabilities. At NTT DOCOMO Ventures, we link your visionary concepts with the NTT Group’s decisive deployment expertise. Our mission is to unite startups and the NTT Group – empowering our united talent and passion. By joining your ambitions and our aspirations together, we will create a new driving force towards the future and make never seen before world-changing impacts. With our dynamic global venture capital firm, we aspire to bring together all the talent and ambitions necessary to lead this global transformation and change the world for the better.
Naoko Okumoto | NIREMIA Collective, Founder and CEO
NIREMIA Collective is an early-stage fund specialized in Wellbeing Tech – scientifically validated technologies that have the potential to bring the world into a state of fundamental wellbeing. We are uniquely positioned to capitalize on Wellbeing Tech as we have the world’s largest and most respected wellbeing ecosystem, providing us with proprietary access to unique deals and expert insights.
Kai Chen | Parasol, CEO
Parasol is building the future of the participatory internet. Our mission is to help businesses worldwide onboard the next billion people onto web3 to unlock the new internet economy. Parasol enables developers and enterprises to build next-generation blockchain-enabled applications, launch modern networks for financial institutions and game economies and secure the ownership of their digital assets.
Ludovic Copere | Sony Ventures, Senior Investment Director
For over 70 years Sony has been relentlessly innovating and bringing technologies, content and services that are changing the world. We’re a team of experienced professionals and technologists who take an active role in helping startups grow and scale by opening doors across our global network. Sony Innovation Fund lends its considerable technical expertise, partner networks, and global presence to transformational companies shaping the future of business, entertainment and society. Through innovation, creativity, and new technologies, we are growing and learning together to bring tomorrow’s technologies to market – while helping to change the world.
Alex Kehr | SuperLocal, Founder and CEO
Superlocal aims to Earn rewards for keeping up with friends and exploring the real-world. Our communities bring together people in cities and neighborhoods so we can enjoy, celebrate, and feel a deep sense of belonging to where we live. This is a social network that feels like a fun game, where people go places, check in, and earn Superlocal Points. Points can be redeemed for real rewards.
Emi Yoshikawa | Ripple, VP, Strategy and Operations
Ripple, founded in 2012, the vision is to enable a world where value moves as seamlessly as information flows today—an Internet of Value. By using proven crypto and blockchain technology honed over a decade, Ripple’s enterprise-grade solutions are faster, more transparent, and more cost-effective than traditional financial services. Our customers use these solutions to source crypto, facilitate instant payments, empower their treasury, engage new audiences, lower capital requirements, and drive new revenue.
Maika Isogawa | Webacy, Founder and CEO
Webacy is an online platform that helps you protect your digital assets for the unexpected. Webacy allows you to decide what you want to have happen to your social media accounts and your digital assets (like cryptocurrency and NFT’s). You’re able to use the tool to pick a set of beneficiaries (that we call your Inner Circle), decide on how you want your accounts to continue on, and to whom you’d like your crypto to be distributed to. You can even leave messages and valuable memories and files behind for your loved ones.Webacy also provides additional tools in our Crypto product to help you secure your assets, including assigning a backup wallet, and more.
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