Company Name
Metaps Inc.
September 3, 2007
JPY 11bn (Incl. Capital Surplus) As of June 30, 2023
242 As of June 30, 2023
Shibuya Scramble Square
2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


  • CEO
    Yuichiro Yamazaki
  • Director
    Daisuke Hara
  • Director
    Aya Ozasa
  • Auditor
    Katsunori Aonuma
CEO Yuichiro


University of California, Berkeley
Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

Yuichiro 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 an AI startup company in Kyoto where he served as CEO. Joined Metaps as CFO in 2011. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as Vice President since 2016.

Director Daisuke


Waseda University, Faculty of Political Science and Economics

Started his career at Nikko Securities (now SMBC Nikko Securities), and advanced his career at Investment Banking Division of Nikko Salomon Smith Barney Securities (now Citigroup Global Markets Japan ). After heading Management Department at several Biotechnology and IT startups, joined Metaps and became Audit and General Manager of Management Division. From July 2023, he has served on the board of directors of Metaps.

Director Aya


Waseda University, Faculty of Literature

Aya joined Recruit Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.) in April 1999, and was engaged in the corporate sales of bridal information magazines. In June 2006 she joined Google Inc. (currently Google Japan LLC), and was placed in charge of domestic sales marketing for their Ad product. After leaving the company she worked as a consultant for corporate sales marketing and social strategy, and participated in the founding of EventRegist Co., Ltd. before becoming COO in January 2012. She went on to become a Representative Partner of Colorful LLC from July 2018, and in March 2021 was appointed as a Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee) of Metaps. From July 2023, she has served on the board of directors of Metaps.

Auditor Katsunori


Keio University, Faculty of Economics

In 2005 joined Deutsche Securities Inc. and in 2011 joined the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ). During this time he was involved in numerous M&A deals, capital raising, and investment execution, and served a number of positions including Chief Financial Officer of EventRegist Co. Ltd. and on the board of directors for several technology companies including Digital Publishing Initiatives Japan Co., Ltd. (now MEDIA DO Co., Ltd.), Asian Basis Company, Ltd. (Books Kinokuniya overseas online bookstore), and Royal Gate Co Ltd. (now Smaregi, Inc). In September 2017 he was appointed as the Japanese representative for the Dutch company Bitfury, and from July 2023 has served as a corporate auditor of Metaps.