Our team


We bring entrepreneurs and investors together to build an ecosystem where all businesses can thrive.
Our team of highly experienced and accomplished professionals will connect you with investors. With their wealth of experience in a range of fields, our 3-person core team and advisory board will help you take your business global.

The Board


Jacques Deguest

An angel investor with experience as an IT director as well as a CFO, Jacques is now involved in supporting start-ups from the seeding stage. Jacques has an MBA and a LLM (Master's in Law) and has lived in Japan for 15 years."

Jacques Deguest
CEO

Chigusa Shimada

Since she started her first company in Paris in 1996, Chigusa has worked to support companies expanding overseas and helped develop global brands for a large number of companies. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at Chuo University.

Chigusa Shimada
COO

Florian Didron

A highly experienced entrepreneur, Florian has been instrumental in setting up IT system networks for major American and European companies. He owns 111Studio a company specialized in incorporating technologies into businesses.

Florian Didron
CTO

Kazutaka Yamada

Kazutaka Yamada aka "Kaz” is an entrepreneur with a strong background in international business development, lived 4 years in the U.S., held senior positions such as President/CEO, Managing Director, Sales General Manager in the Software industry.

Kazutaka Yamada
CCO

The Advisory Board


Tadahisa Saito

Faculty at GLOBIS Graduate School of Management, specializing in venture capital & finance.

Tadahisa Saito

Edo Naito

Global executive, American attorney. Specializing in corporate governance.

Edo Naito

Neil Rubens

PhD., Tokyo Institute of Technology. AI specialist.

Neil Rubens

Sudeep K. Shrestha

Computer engineer, product development

Sudeep K. Shrestha

Laurence Field

Financial security specialist

Laurence Field
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