• 画像:ISHIKAWA Akihiko

    Representative Director,
    President and CEO

    ISHIKAWA Akihiko

    Ishikawa graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tokyo. He attended the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo, but did not complete it. Leveraging his experience in applied research of machine learning in the water treatment field, he launched Aidemy in 2017.His books include “Mathematics for AI Programming” (Kadokawa, 2018).Ishikawa was honored as one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021.

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  • 画像:KONO Eitaro

    Executive Director,COO,
    General Manager of Business Division

    KONO Eitaro

    Kono graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Tokyo. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University (MBA). After working for Dentsu, Accenture, IBM, etc., he assumed his present position in 2019.Through his experience as a leader in personnel systems reform at a large company group and several other companies as well as a project office leader for mega-projects, Kono has promoted reform projects such as organizational behavior reform, communication reform, and human resources development.

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  • 画像:BABA Hiroaki

    Executive Director, General Manager
    of Corporate Division

    BABA Hiroaki

    After serving as General Manager of the Finance Department at Japan Cisco Systems K.K., Baba became a director and CFO of a venture capital. After that, he served as Director and General Manager of the Management Division at Charle Co., Ltd. and Director and Executive Vice President at Nihon Jutaku Corporation. Since 2017, he served as Senior Managing Director and General Manager of the Management Division at Linkbal Inc. Through his career, Baba has contributed to the enhancement of corporate value. He assumed his current position in December 2020.

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  • 画像:SHIMIZU Toshihiro

    Executive Director,CTO,
    General Manager of Technology Department

    SHIMIZU Toshihiro

    Shimizu graduated from the Department of Information Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He held various positions at Dwango Co., Ltd., including General Manager of the Technical Communication Department, General Manager of the Human Resources Department, and Deputy General Manager (in charge of R&D) of the Service Development Division. At the same time, he was transferred to Virtual Cast, Inc. and assumed the position of VPoE and General Manager of the Human Resources Department. He joined SO Technologies, Inc. in 2019 and served as Executive Director and VPoE before assuming his current position in 2020.

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  • 画像:ITO Kousuke

    Executive Director,CFO,
    Deputy General Manager of Corporate Division

    ITO Kousuke

    Ito graduated from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering of Tokyo Institute of Technology and the School of International Corporate Strategy of Hitotsubashi University Business School (MBA). In 2007, he engaged in M&As, fund raising advisory services, and stock research for the investment banking business division of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. Then, after working for the investment banking division of SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. and an M&A advisory firm, Ito assumed his current position in 2019.

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  • 画像:GOJI Tomotaka

    Outside Director (Managing Partner, CEO and President, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners Co., Ltd. (UTEC))

    GOJI Tomotaka

    Goji is Managing Partner, CEO and President, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC) and Vice Chairman of Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA). After joining the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1996, he drafted the legislation for venture capital funds (Limited Partnership Act for Investment), worked for the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Financial Services Agency, retired in 2004, and co-founded UTEC. Goji became Ishikawa’s teammate in the AI lecture at the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo in 2017, and is in charge of investment in Aidemy. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tokyo in 1996, earned his MBA at Stanford University in 2003, and received his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2020.

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  • 画像:SUZUKI Tomoyuki

    Outside Director
    (Former Executive Deputy President, Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Corporation)

    SUZUKI Tomoyuki

    Suzuki is the former Executive Deputy President, Corporate Executive Officer of Sony Corporation He was responsible for expanding Sonys image sensor business since its early days and laid the foundation for the companys image sensors of today. In 2015, he assumed the position of Executive Deputy President, Corporate Executive Officer. While leading the creation of innovative Sony products, he has a track record of providing in-house training on leadership and management. Suzuki led AI x Robotics, a key area of Sony R&D, and contributed to Sonys record profits.

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  • 画像:SHIINOKI Shigeru

    Outside Director
    (Former Senior Managing Executive Officer, IBM Japan Ltd.)

    SHIINOKI Shigeru

    In 1989, Shiinoki became a partner at PwC Consulting Co., Ltd. After the integration into IBM in 2002, he held important positions as Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, and Representative Director and President at IBM Business Consulting Services KK. At the same time, he served as Senior Managing Executive Officer of IBM Japan Ltd. Then, he served as Executive Vice President of Oracle Corporation Japan, Senior Executive Advisor of SAP Japan, and Director of YRGLM Inc.

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  • 画像:WAKAMATSU Noriko

    Full-time Corporate Auditor

    WAKAMATSU Noriko

    Wakamatsu graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University. Certified public accountant. She engaged in auditing operations for major distributors, regional banks, manufacturers, etc., mainly in Japan, at Tohmatsu & Co. (current Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC). At BioFrontier Partners, Inc., she engaged in overall management and investment management. As a sole proprietor, she provided statutory audits for domestic companies, self-assessments for financial institutions, corporate disclosure support, and IFRS introduction support, etc. After serving at Hiroyuki Wakamatsu CPA Office, she assumed her current position in March 2020.

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  • 画像:SHIMIZU Masahiko

    Part-time Corporate Auditor
    (Partner, HCA Law Office)

    SHIMIZU Masahiko

    Shimizu is a Partner at HCA Law Office. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo in 2002. After joining the law firm, Mitsui Yasuda Wani & Maeda, in 2003, he mainly engaged in legal services related to finance and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act for 11 years. He became independent in 2014 (Tansu-machi Law Office) and is mainly engaged in financial legal affairs and support for venture companies. He joined HCA Law Office in 2017.

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  • 画像:DOHDA Takeaki

    Part-time Corporate Auditor
    (Visiting Associate Professor, Nagoya University)

    DOHDA Takeaki

    Dohda is a visiting associate professor, Nagoya University and a specially appointed professor, Osaka University. After working as Program Manager of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, he participated in the founding of Megakaryon Corporation. Then, he worked at Preferred Networks, Inc. as a technical advisor and Chief Intellectual Property Officer. After working as Asia Pacific Senior Technical Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services Japan K.K., he assumed his current position.

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