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About Us

Purpose & Mission

Externally, our vision is to make (successful, impactful) cross-border collaboration with foreign startups accessible to all Japanese corporates, to accelerate rapid digital transformation (DX) in Japan, to contribute to the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), and a thriving, sustainable, global economy.

Internally, we strive to provide the highest quality of employment, to raise the standard of Japanese employers, and contribute to better quality of life for all employees in Japan.

Our Vision

  • To be the leading facilitator of cross-border collaboration between foreign startups & Japanese corporations.
  • To be the most effective Market Entry route for foreign startups to enter Japan.
  • To be a holacratic, diverse, inclusive, ethical & flexible organization.
  • To gain (and indefinitely maintain) B Corporation certification, to ensure we are meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

SDGs Contribution

#3 Good Health & Wellbeing,
#8 Decent Work & Economic Growth

  • remote-first company
  • no fixed work hours outside of scheduled meetings
  • 4-day work week, unlimited vacation
  • (eligible to apply Apr 2022)
    B-Corporation: balance profit & purpose

#4 Quality education

  • holacratic work environment (cross-pollination of roles, training)

#5 Gender Equality

  • prioritize diversity & inclusion

#9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

  • foster real innovative outcomes (not theatre)

#10 Reduced Inequalities

  • 10% annual gross profit to charitable causes
  • 10% annual net profit to staff bonuses
  • 10% annual net profit into venture investments

Efficient & Impactful

By driving over 20 PoCs over the past 2 years, we have refined our PoC design methodology to be most efficient & impactful for both sides.

Deeply Committed

We know our team are our greatest asset: we are committed to being a holacratic, diverse, inclusive, ethical & flexible organization, to ensure we all deliver our best work.

Highly Skilled

All our team are bilingual professionals, with decades of business experience across diverse industries in Japan.

Akihiro Hikita

Managing Director

Adam Claydon-Platt

COO

Miki Takashima

Head of Growth

Want to Join our Team?

We are hiring!

We are committed to being a holacratic, diverse, inclusive, ethical & flexible organization. We strive to provide the highest quality of employment, to raise the standard of Japanese employers, and contribute to better quality of life for all employees in Japan. We would love you to join us!