OFFICERS
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    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Masahiro Yamaguchi

    Former CEO of ED-CONTRIVE (※)
    Former Director of The Association of Copyright for Computer Software

     

    LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/MasahiroYamaguchi/

     

    Profile
    After leading a successful and publicly traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as Chief Executive Officer in his late 20s, Masahiro Yamaguchi returned to school to study engineering at MIT in his early 30s. After finishing his advanced studies at MIT, Yamaguchi returned to Tokyo from the United States, to start Psychic VR Lab in 2014. He incorporated the business to form Psychic VR Lab Co., Ltd. in 2016. Yamaguchi continues to lead and grow Psychic VR Lab in his current role as Co-Founder and CEO.

     

    (※) Companies are (were) listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange

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    Chief Operating Officer

    Nobuhiko Watanabe

    Founder of One+nation
    Former Operating Officer at Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. (ISID). (※)
    Founder and Former Chief of Open Innovation Lab
    Professor at The Graduate School of Project Design
    Board Member at the National Institute for Regional Development
    Partner of Advanced Technology Open Lab SpiralMind

     

    Profile
    Nobuhiko Watanabe played a key role in Japan’s Second Life boom. He was the founder of Open Innovation Lab, which he started while leading the Department for Digital Strategy at a financial institution at a major system integrator, ISID, as a board member. Currently, Watanabe is in charge of business development at Psychic VR Lab with his experience in Metaverse and XR technology.

     

    (※) Companies are (were) listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange

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    Chief Sustainability Officer

    Tadasu Nakamura

    Former Manager at Nomura Securities
    Former President of Hikari Tsushin Capital
    Former Operating Officer at Takihyo (※)

     

    Profile
    Tadasu Nakamura started his career with the largest securities company in Japan named Nomura Securities. After managing the sales of IPO stocks for Nomura Securities, he was recruited by Hikari Tsushin Capital as the first President (Hikari Tsushin Capital is a corporate venture capital fund of HIkari Tsushin (※)). Later, Nakamura led a division for corporate planning and investor relations at Takihyo, an apparel and textile company founded in 1751. Nakamura is currently responsible for fundraising and investor relations at Psychic VR Lab.

     

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    External Director

    Go Fujita

    Former Branch President at JAFCO (VC).
    Director of MTG (※)
    CEO of MTG Ventures (CVC).

     

    Profile
    Go Fujita graduated from the School of Economics at Meiji University in 1997. In 2005, Fujita joined Nippon Godo Finance Company (now JAFCO, Inc.). Later, Fujita was transferred to the Investment Department of the company’s Chubu Branch Office before being appointed Branch president in 2015. Since then, Fujita has invested in many companies, ranging from startups to large organizations, and has served on the Board of Directors of several companies. Additionally, Fujita has also been involved with fundraising and has invested in companies working in a variety of innovative fields, including autonomous driving, AI, and IoT.
    In 2018, Fujita was appointed the President of MTG Ventures, Inc., a corporate venture capital of the MTG Group. As a corporate venture capitalist, Fujita has met and worked with more than 5,000 executives and has participated in developing a wide variety of businesses. Building on his successes in beauty-tech, wellness-tech, and food-tech, Fujita has expanded his investing in other fields of technology.

     

    (※) Companies are (were) listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange

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    Auditor

    Satoshi Hirota

    Representative Lawyer of HCA Law Office
    Director of Locondo (※)
    Auditor of Casa (※)
    Outside Director of Willplus Holdings (※)

     

    Profile

    Satoshi Hirota worked for a major legal office specializing in corporate affairs, where he was responsible for making arrangements, contract negotiations, and providing legal advice on M&A projects including mergers, buyouts, business transfers, stock transfers, stock swaps, and policies to prevent hostile acquisition as well as financing projects including project financing, asset liquidation and securitization, and issuing corporate bonds. He then began working for a US-based law office where he was involved in establishing a credit facility for a private equity fund. After returning to Japan, he joined a private equity fund where he was responsible for examining potential investments, providing business management advice, and overseeing exit processes, a role which saw him successfully complete two exit projects. He then took up the post as an executive officer responsible for service at an IT company that the fund had invested in. In order to leverage his business experience to provide a new corporate legal support service, he then launched HCA Law.

     

    (※) Companies are (were) listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange

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    Chief Technology Officer

    Akihiro Fujii

    Profile
    I am always creating something.
    https://twitter.com/afjk01/media

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    Product Manager

    Kyohei Mizutani

    Profile
    In 2012, Kyohei Mizutani joined Google Japan after graduating from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering. He has extensive experience as a technical consultant for mobile application developers. Mizutani has also expanded his technical expertise to include VR/AR promotion activities and consultations.
    Kyohei joined Psychic VR Lab in 2018 as the Product Manager. He is in charge of the overall product development and services of STYLY as a board member of the company. He also leads internal development projects while being directly involved in Human Resources where he hires new members for the STYLY development team, the organization, and special projects with other companies. Currently, Mizutani is focusing on developing STYLY as a platform service that creates new XR expressions and experiences.

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    Chief Media Officer

    Ryohei Watanabe

    Profile
    Ryohei Watanabe was the founder and editor-in-chief of a VR/AR/MR focused online media site called VRInside which launched in 2016. He joined Psychic VR Lab as Chief Media Officer in 2018, where he organizes media, marketing, public relation events, and other educational projects for XR artists. He is also in charge of the XR experimental project / community called NEWVIEW. The NEWVIEW project / community is helping to pioneer new forms of creative expression and ways of designing experiences in three-dimensional space using the STYLY platform. In 2018, under Watanabe’s leadership, the 1st Annual NEWVIEW AWARDS gathered 219 VR artworks. Currently, Watanabe is developing new international business with STYLY XR artists and other partner companies as a board member of Psychic VR Lab.

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