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Corporate Profile

Company Name
Metaps Inc.
Founded
September 3, 2007
Capital
JPY 5,434 million as of the end of February 2019
Employee
317 as of the end of August 2018
Address
Sumitomo Fudosan Azabu Juban Building 3F
1-4-1 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Management

Directors

  • Chairman
    Katsuaki Sato
  • CEO
    Yuichiro Yamazaki
  • Director
    Yoichi Wada

Directors
(Audit & Supervisory Committee member)

  • Ken Takayama
  • Akira Kamemura
  • Tomoya Yoshikawa

Advisors

  • Heizou Takenaka

Managing Executive Officers

  • Daisuke Hara
  • Hiroki Haginoya
  • Heejoong Yun
  • Seiji Takagi
Chairman Katsuaki
Sato

Fukushima

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

Sato is founder and current Chairman of Metaps. Launched “Metaps”, the data-driven app monetization platform, in 2011 and started the business in eight locations worldwide. Sato started the online payment platform, in 2013. Metaps was listed on TSE Mothers in 2015. 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 “The Money 2.0" and “How to predict the Future”.

CEO 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. Joined Metaps as CFO in 2011. Prior to becoming CEO, Yamazaki served as Vice President since 2016.

Director 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.

Director
(Audit & Supervisory Committee member)
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. Appointed as a member of audit and supervisory committee in 2018.

Director
(Audit & Supervisory Committee member)
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. Appointed as a member of audit and supervisory committee in 2018.

Director
(Audit & Supervisory Committee member)
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. Appointed as a member of audit and supervisory committee in 2018.

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.

Managing Executive Officer Daisuke
Hara

Tokyo

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.

Managing Executive Officer Hiroki
Haginoya

Shizuoka

Keio University, Faculty of Economics

Certified Public Accountant. Advanced his career at ChuoAoyama Audit, and ShinNihon LLC as CPA where he was involved in statutory audits and also provided supports to firms in respect to public offerings. After he took on the role of Accountant Manager at ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS, joined Metaps as Audit and General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division.

Managing Executive Officer Heejoong
Yun

Tokyo

Keio University, Faculty of Business and Commerce

Joined Merrill Lynch Japan Securities in 2001 where he was involved in all aspects of the investment banking services inclusive of financing the various firms, Initial Public Offerings, M&A advisories. Then joined Metaps as Audit and General Manager of Corporate Development Division and also, as General Manager of Korea Head Office.

Managing Executive Officer Seiji
Takagi

Gifu

Keio University, Faculty of Economics

Joined Nomura Securities and devoted himself to sales. After co-founded a mobile-advertisement agency, he joined Metaps as Audit and General Manager of Marketing Division in December 2017. Prior to becoming Audit, he served as Representative Director of Become. From January 2018, he will also be appointed as Representative Director of Metaps One. United States Certified Public Accountant. Real Estate Transaction Agent.

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