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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    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.

     

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    Outside Director

    Masahiko Maekawa

    After graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Kyoto University, Maekawa worked mainly as an economist and analyst in domestic and foreign banks, securities firms, and investment management companies. He then joined Japan Post Holdings, where he committed to the IPO preparation for three Japan Post Group companies, and to acquire/exercise measures of sponsorship rights for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2017, Maekawa led the establishment of Japan Post Capital and was appointed as Managing Director. Being head of the investment department, he was instrumental in building both internal and external relationships, and was involved in major deals such as Mercari, Sansan, and Smart News. He joined DG Ventures in August 2020 to further contribute to the venture investment industry.

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    Chief Technology Officer

    Akihiro Fujii

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

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    Chief Human Resource Officer

    Kyohei Mizutani

    Profile
    In 2012, Kyohei Mizutani joined Google Japan after graduating from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering. He worked as a technical consultant for mobile app developers and promoted VR/AR as a 20% project.
    In 2018, he joined Psychic VR Lab as a product manager. He was appointed as an executive officer the following April 2019. He is involved in all aspects of STYLY’s product development and is responsible for a wide range of STYLY’s services as a product manager. He also leads several internal and external projects, including the “SHIBUYA XR SHOW CASE” at Shibuya PARCO.
    He was appointed as CHRO in June 2021. Currently, he is in charge of growing the business from an organizational and human resource perspective.
    He is a Unity Certified Developer, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Virtual Reality Engineer, and Sauna & Spa Health Advisor. His hobbies are sauna, raising children, and playing games.

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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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    Executive Officer and STYLY Production Manager

    Tsuyoshi Nomura

    After working for Sony Corporation as a lithium-ion battery protection circuit designer and AR-related technology developer, Nomura started A440/ABAL, where he was involved in frontend/backend system development and AR/VR direction. His most notable works include collaborative pieces with artists – the Media Arts Festival Grand Prize-winning “Prometheus Bound / Akiro Koizumi” and TheaterCommons’21 “Suspended / Yuko Nakamura” have both received recognition in Japan and abroad. In these works, he provided extensive support from equipment operation to AR/VR direction.

    In 2021, he joined the STYLY platform development team as Production Manager, and in 2022, he was appointed as Executive Officer. While working across departments, he will act as the engine to build the STYLY service platform.

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