ビザスク

ビザスク

ABOUT

VISion ASk Question

= VISASQ

VISION


Connect All the Knowledge on the Globe

MISSION


Contribute to global innovation by gathering and sharing knowledge beyond boundaries of organization, generations and regions

MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • Co-founder & CEO

    Eiko Hashiba

    After graduating from the University of Tokyo with BA in Economics, Eiko worked at Goldman Sachs Tokyo IBD, and L’Oréal K.K., then earned her MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management. During the five years investment activities at Unison Capital, one of the leading buyout funds in Japan, Eiko realised the value of industry insights and founded visasQ inc. in 2012, the first primary research service provider in Japan.

  • Co-founder & CTO

    Soshi Hanamura

    Soshi was the founding member and the development team leader of “Rakumo”, google apps based groupware, which was acquired by Net Year Group. After working at GREE, the game platform’s user acquisition team, Soshi joined VQ in 2013. Soshi earned his master's degree from Yokohama National University and his research project then was elected as IPA’s Mito Youth program.

  • COO, Director of board

    Hidetoshi Uriu

    Hidetoshi started his career at Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in 1999, and became Managing Director in 2012. Over the 19 years, he led various M&A and financing transactions for Technology, Media and Telecom companies. He left Goldman in February, 2018 and became the BOD and COO of visasQ.Inc.

  • CFO, Director of board

    Toru Yasuoka

    Toru joined JP Morgan Securities in 1999 and served as an equity analyst in small cap sector. In 2004, he joined Unison Capital, one of the leading buyout funds in Japan. Over the 14 years in Unison, he contributed to value creation for its portfolio companies as the member of BOD. Toru joined Visasq in 2018, assumed CFO. BA in law, Tokyo University.

  • Executive Director

    Ryo Tanaka

    After graduating from Waseda University, Ryo joined the Sumitomo Corporation, one of the biggest trading and investment companies in Japan. Ryo experienced trading and business development in Sulfuric Acid industry mainly in China and S.E.A market. After working at Triumph Co., a HR consulting company, Ryo joined visasQ inc. in 2015.

  • Executive Director

    Yurika Imuta

    Yurika has 10 years of working experiences at JPMorgan including the Internal Audit Department in NY and Tokyo office, building her expertise on control framework in the global market. She joined visasQ inc. in 2016, and is now leading the VQ Global business team. BA in law, Keio University.

  • Outside director

    Osuke Honda

    DCM Ventures General Partner

    Osuke held multiple positions at Mitsubishi Corporation and became a Principal and operation committee member at Globis Capital Partners. He then joined DCM in 2007 and now leads the company as a General Partner in Japan

  • Statutory Auditor

    Masako Kubo

    Admitted to Japanese Legal Bar Exam in 2001. Fordham LLM (NY, USA) in 2009. After experience in Allen & Gledhill LLP. Nishimura & Asahi (Singapore) LLP (Secondment to MUFG Bank) , joined visasQ as a fulltime statutory auditor (“Joukin Kansa-yaku”). Non practicing lawyer.

  • External Statutory Auditor

    Masaaki Aoyama

    Graduating from Kyoto University, Masaaki joined Dream Incubator Inc., a strategic consulting firm, where he became an executive officer in June, 2015. He became an outside director in June 2012, then an director and managing executive officer in April 2016, at ipet Insurance CO.,Ltd. which went public in 2018 (TSE Mothers).


ADVISORY BOARD

  • Mr. Naoki Aoyagi

    Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of GREE (2006-2016)
    Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank, Tokyo(2002-2006)

  • Professor Motoshige Ito

    - Professor, the Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University (2016-Current)
    - Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo (1996-2016)
    - Member, Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy
    - PhD, Graduate School of Economics, University of Rochester, New York
    - Research Interests: International economics, Microeconomics

  • Mr. Shinjiro Iwata

    - Directors and Chairman of Benesse Holdings, Inc. (2016-Current)
    - Advisor of Hitachi. Ltd. (2016-Current)
    - Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd. (2013-2016)

  • Mr. Kiyoto Matsuda

    - Partner of Unison Capital, Inc. (2008-2018)
    - Deputy President of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (2007-2008)
    - Managing Executive Officer of Mizuho Corporate Bank (2004-2007)

ABOUT US


Name
visasQ inc.
Location
9F, 4-7-7 Aobadai,
Meguroku Tokyo 153-0042, Japan
Services
visasQ service operations,
Management / Human Resource Development consultations & seminars
Share
holders
Founders, DCM Ventures,
VENTURE UNITED, inc.,
CyberAgent Ventures, Inc.,
DBJ Capital Co., Ltd.,
Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd.
Bank
Mizuho Bank, Shibuya Chuo Branch
History
March, 2012
walkntalk, inc. founded
December, 2012
Beta Launched
July, 2013
Selected as a METI project, US$0.2M, which accelerates knowledge transfer from matured sectors to growing sectors
October, 2013
Launched
February, 2014
US$0.6M seed finance
by Cyber Agent Ventures and Venture United
November, 2014
Company name changed to visasQ inc.
July, 2015
2.US$2.2M series A finance by DCM and other 4 VCs.