A cross border network is a real advantage when one is looking to tap a global market. This is where newcomers and entrepreneurs established in Tokyo can find a forum to share their experience and knowledge.
Laurent Safa - CEO @ Alldonet
Alldonet provides custom-built cloud services for a wide range of applications. We specialise in application development for mobile devices, cloud services and connected embedded systems, including the Internet of Things (IoT).
Carlo Perconti - CEO @ HyperDevbox
Carlo is a video game industry veteran with
29 years of game programming experience and 16 years of managing small game
companies. Currently C.E.O. of Hyperdevbox Japan since 2005.
Eddie Mehong - CEO @ Yapiko Animation
After being art director in Ankama
Studio and directing the group for one year, Eddie became a freelance
animator and worked on animated films and cartoon series such as Conan, Lupin,
Zettman, One Piece, etc. During that same time, he started a new
animation company called “Yapiko-animation” with 2 ex-coworkers from France and
2 others from Japan.
Gonzague Gay - CEO @ TokyoStreetView
Serial Entrepreneur, Gonzague has been a Tech, Automotive Journalist
and E-Commerce professional in Japan since 2002 and was awarded in 2008 by T3
International with the Power50 or 50 Most powerful People in tech including
Steve Jobs, Steve Balmer, Shigeru Minamoto and many more. He created a new venture : TokyoStreetView,
comes from this huge passion that some of us have for Japan in order to offer
people around the world the chance to enjoy a bias-free experience of Japan and
its many wonders.
Sebastien Beal - CEO @ Locarise
engineer turned entrepreneur in Japan. Passionate about innovation in retail, Sebastien created Locarise, a next generation retail analytics solution.
Stephane Zadounaisky - CEO @ Next Level Japan
With 15+ years of experience in IT, Consumer
Electronics, and Mobile Sales, 10+ of which in Japan, Stéphane has contributed
to the growth of a number of prestigious companies in the region. Before
founding Next Level, he was the Country Manager at LaCie Japan, and also held
positions at Apple (10 years), Google, NEC and the Lagardere Group. He created Next Level in April 2010.
Ozan Kocoglu - Co-founder @ Insert Coin
Ozan is an expert in solutions for mobile
phones and is living in Japan for 13 years. After working in digital marketing
he specialized in games on mobile phones and is now APAC director for Mobiles
et Third-Party Publishing initiatives at Wargaming.net. He co-founded [Insert Coin!] a Tokyo-based event gathering the professionals of the gaming industry
in Japan since June 2014.
Alix Zerd - Co-founder @ Insert Coin
Alix is a 33 years old game industry
professional in Tokyo. Co-Founder of a networking event focused on
the game industry in Japan, as well as co-founder of a club music label, Alix
is very active in many domains. Gamer
at heart with a business background, he's keeping a close eye on VR/AR latest
Baptiste Bassot - CEO @ Shearwater Japan
Baptiste Bassot has been living in Japan
for more than 10 years. After a few years dealing strategic sales, he became a consulting partner in a practice
focusing on internationalizing Japanese businesses through organic growth or
external acquisitions. This led Baptiste to create a Consulting firm focusing
on strategic business and Cloud technologies.
Baptiste is also involved in a number of
ventures in renewable energies.
Nicolas Loeillot - CEO @ Lm3labs
Nicolas Loeillot, founder and CEO of LM3LABS brings
20 years of expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship in Japan. Nicolas has
spent the last decade inventing interactive technologies for Fortune 100 companies.
He is used to worldwide “firsts” in the computer vision domain.
Guillaume Hansali - CEO @ Wizcorp
Founder and CEO of Wizcorp, a pioneering
game and application development company. As a business leader, I have been able to
draw upon my engineering background and always consider technology as a
fundamental element of any decision-making process. My experience working in Japanese companies
and my understanding of Japanese language and culture have also been decisive
assets to enable me build up the reputation of Wizcorp as a leading technology
company which bridges the gap between Japanese and international markets.
Quentin Brandon - Co-founder and CEO @ Bitcraft
Installed in Japan since 2005, Quentin
obtained his PhD (numerical methods and dynamical systems) from the University
of Tokushima in 2009. Turning to the field of online services (a natural
transition from parallel computing to distributed systems), he became a
specialist of large scale back-end systems by being a central engineer in the
conception, deployment and support of successful services with millions of
Olivier Martinez - CEO @ Video Solutions
Olivier is a french entrepreneur who has
gone up the ladder of the motion picture industry in Paris straight out of high
school. After producing a number of short films he has founded a live events
filming agency covering the main theaters of Paris. In 2009 he moved to Tokyo
and turned to corporate productions for french companies in Japan with
Frédéric Peyrot, Founder @ Japan Venture Show
Frederic Peyrot is the founder and host of
the Japan Venture Show a platform for entrepreneurs in Japan. From podcasting
to consulting services, it offers a wide range of services for start-up
businesses. Frederic is also the co-organizer of Pioneers Asia, a massive
festival for start-ups, where he's leading the Pioneers Dojo, a 5-month
mentoring program for young start-ups. Frederic has a deep passion for tech
products. Working as Product Manager for a major telecommunication company, he
has been leading the development of smart-cities-related solutions. He's also
been running his own Tokyo-based Startup for about 3 years, making B2B2C mobile
applications. That's where he recognized the need for a stronger startup
Frédéric Nouel, Co-founder @ 3rdKind Studio
Before moving to Tokyo, Frederic was a game
engineer for 12 years and worked on Nintendo platforms (Game Boy Advance, DS)
as well as mobile. In Japan he co-founded 3rdKind in 2011, and
focus on smartphone game publishing in Japan. After successfully released it's
first free to play title, 3rdKind closed a $500K Dollars investment from KDDI
by the end of 2012, and secure a $1,000,000 second round in August 2014.
Christophe Defaye, Founder @ AOKIstudio
Christophe Defaye is Founder and manager of AOKIstudio, Japan. AOKIstudio, created in 2000 in Tokyo, is a creative studio, producing high quality 3D animation for TV commercials and events. http://www.aokistudio.com
Working as film director and producer for Japanese TV commercials, Christophe has been involved in Children's films from 2010.
He his also the author of a database of international film festivals and a blog about Children's films.