Board of Directors
President and CEO
Mr. Nagai holds a graduate degree from the School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo. He majored in Nuclear Power Engineering / Computation Fluid Dynamics at graduate school.
He founded Patentbureau, Ltd. (the present astamuse company, ltd.) in September 2005, to become the company's President and CEO. Mr. Nagai also gives lectures about "Entrepreneurship", "Advanced Science and Technology" and such in several universities.
Mr. Ietaka graduated from Osaka University in the faculty of Economics and holds the license of Certified Public Accountant.
Prior to joining astamuse, Mr. Ietaka launched his career with Accenture, then joined Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, Ubiquitous, and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) respectively.
Mr. Shiraki holds a graduate degree from Chiba University's Graduate School of Engineering's Division of Design and Science, and an undergraduate degree from Chiba University's Faculty of Engineering, Department of Design Science.
Mr. Shiraki participated in the company's establishment together with Mr. Nagai, our current President and CEO, and oversees the design and development aspect.
Mr. Ishibashi graduated from Chiba University's Department of Physics, Faculty of Science.
Mr. Ishibashi founded Sakurasoft Co, Ltd. in 1998 and was also responsible for developing a next generation programming language based on Smalltalk as part of a project of the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA)
Katsuya Hashizume is a Senior Associate of the Academic-Corporate Liaison Investment Group at JAFCO CO., Ltd., the largest venture capital firm in Japan. He focuses on seed/early stage high-tech startups. He earned a master's degree in Media and Governance (Research Field: Cyber Informatics) from Keio University.
Mr. Kawamura is an alumnus of Keio University Faculty of Economics, Certified Public Accountant and a Tax Accountant. After engaging in legal audit and financial due diligence for listed companies at a major auditing firm, Mr. Miyazono joined a major fund and had been in charge of business revitalization and earnings recovery in several industries. He is currently the epresentative of Miyazono Accounting Firm and implements appropriate audit/advising for management of astamuse company from the aspect of accounting and audit.
After earning a Master of Engineering degree from The Cornell University College of Engineering, Mr. Morihiro was deeply involved in the establishment, management and business development of several venture companies based on his experience in the establishment, business support and investment business of a globally competitive high-tech venture company.
Mr. Murata is a Patent Attorney registered as a specific infringement lawsuits counsel. He is a former Vice President of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association as well as a former Vice President of the Political Federation of JPA. Mr. Kato was conferred the Medal with Yellow Ribbon by the Japanese government.
Ms. Kanbayashi is a Patent Attorney registered as a specific infringement lawsuits counsel. She is former Vice President of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association and is also a Director of the Japan Trademark Association.