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Corporate Profile

Company Name
Metaps Inc.
Founded
September 3, 2007
Capital
9343,88 million yen ( Includes capital reserve) as of April 2017
Employee
254 as of April 2017
Address
Sumitomo Fudosan Shinjuku Oak Tower 30F 6-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Management

Directors

  • CEO
    Katsuaki Sato
  • Executive Vice President
    Yuichiro Yamazaki
  • Chairman
    Yoichi Wada
  • Outside Director
    Ken Takayama

Auditors

  • Akira Kamemura
  • Akihito Nakamachi
  • Tomoya Yoshikawa

Advisors

  • Heizou Takenaka
  • Fujio Toriumi

Group

Overseas

CEO Katsuaki
Sato

Fukushima

Waseda University, School of Law (left before completion of degree)

Sato founded Metaps in 2007 as a student entrepreneur. Launched “Metaps”, the data-driven app monetization platform, in 2011 and started the business in eight locations worldwide. Sato started “SPIKE”, the online payment platform, in 2013 and recently launched “Laplace”, R&D platform to predict the flow of money in the economy. Sato was awarded “THE START-UP OF THE YEAR 2015” by Forbes, and selected as one of the “Top 100 Global Players in Japan” by AERA, also in 2015. Sato is the author of “How to predict the Future”

Executive Vice President Yuichiro
Yamazaki

Tokyo

University of California, Berkeley

Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

Yamazaki joined Deutsche Securities Inc. in 2006 where, he was actively involved in M&A and the financing of telecom media and technology (TMT) sectors. After working at Deutsche Securities, he founded his own technology company in Kyoto where he served as CEO. He joined Metaps as CFO in 2011 and was promoted to Vice President in 2016.

Chairman Yoichi
Wada

Aichi

The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

Yoichi started his career at the investment bank, Nomura Securities. In 2000, he joined Square and became the CEO. When Square merged with Enix, he became the new company's president and representative director. Under his presidency, Square Enix acquired the video game company Taito, in 2005, and the British video game publisher Eidos Interactive in 2009. Yoichi served as CEO of Square Enix Group for more than ten years. He has been chairman of the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) since May 2006. He joined Metaps in 2015.

Outside Director Ken
Takayama

Tokyo

Hitotsubashi University

The University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business

Ken started his career at The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited (now Mizuho Bank) in 1988. During that time, he was actively involved in retail sales and M&A advisory business. In November 1999, he joined Rakuten, Inc. as a Senior Director, where he was initially involved in overall IPO-related business, and later took on the role of CFO in February 2010. He was an Executive Advisor of Rakuten, Inc. from March 2013 until his resignation in March 2014. He joined Metaps Inc. in September 2016 as a corporate advisor and he took on the role of outside director in November of the same year. He is also serving as a corporate auditor to TechMatrix Corporation since June 2001.

Auditor Akira
Kamemura

Hyogo

Ritsumeikan University College of Business Administration

Joined Nikko Securities Inc. in 1970 and has devoted himself to sales. After filling the post as Manager of branch offices nationwide, he became Corporate Officer in 1998, and was assigned as General Manager of Kanto Corporate Regional Division. Later he took a post as Managing Director of Nikko Enterprise Co., Ltd., then joined Alpha Systems Inc. as Managing Director in 2001. He contributed his efforts for the Investors Relations office, Management Audit division and then as Managing Officer of Product Sales division until resigning in 2009. From 2009, he became an Advisor for AIU Insurance Company, then joined Metaps Inc. as Auditor in 2011.

Auditor Akihito
Nakamachi

Tokyo

Kyoto University, Faculty of Law

New York University School of Law (LL.M.)

Joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Law Offices (formerly Mori Sogo Law Offices) in 1993. Following the award of his Masters in Law from New York University School of Law in 1997, worked at Morrison & Foerster LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP. Joined as a partner of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune in 2009 and joined Metaps Inc. as Auditor in 2015.

Auditor Tomoya
Yoshikawa

Shizuoka

Keio University, Faculty of Commerce

Joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC in 1996 where he was involved in statutory audits of trading firms, biotech companies and other startups. In that role, he also provided support to firms in respect to public offerings and the strengthening of their internal management systems. In 2011, he opened up his own accounting office, and joined Metaps Inc. as Auditor in 2015.

Management Advisor Heizou
Takenaka

Wakayama

Hitotsubashi University - Department of of Economics

Former associate professor of Harvard University. Takenaka held successive positions in the Koizumi administration, including serving as Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Minister of State of Financial Services, Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy and Minster of Internal Affairs and Communications. Takenaka also lead the reform on postal privatization policy. He took up posts as a professor at Toyo University and was emeritus professor at Keio University. He holds positions in the private sector, such as Chairman/Director of Pasona Group Inc., Director of Roppongi Academyhills, and Outside Director of Orix Corp. and SBI Holdings. He also serves as an advisor at JCER.

Technical Advisor Fujio
Toriumi

Nagano

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, B.Eng

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, M.Eng.

2004 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Ph.D Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. July, 2004 Assistant Professor, Nagoya University, Japan. Department of Systems and Social Informatics Graduate School of Information Science April, 2012 to present, Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan. Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering. Research Interests include: Agent based simulation, artificial markets, social media, computational social science and game AI. Technical advisor of Metaps from November 2016.

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