Chief Executive Officer
Prior to co-founding FLUX, Genji worked as a consultant at Bain & Company where he led development of strategic initiatives for a US-based telecommunications service provider and due diligence for private equity funds and Japanese trading companies. Genji graduated from Keio University with a B.S. in Law.
Chief Business Development Officer
Prior to co-founding FLUX, Shinnosuke led web media monetization strategy for Kakakucom, working on leading Japanese media sites such as Tabelog, Kakaku.com, and Web CG, which have as many as 3 billion monthly combined page views. He has also served as an advisor to multiple external media platforms and has presented at multiple ad-tech conferences. Shinnosuke graduated from Rikkyo University with a B.S. in Chemistry.
Chief Technology Officer
Prior to joining FLUX, Edwin co-founded an Ed-tech startup focused on offline course design and research. He has expertise in algorithms, machine learning, deep learning, and Chinese/English translation. Edwin studied computer science at the University of Cambridge and the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
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ACM Professional Member
Chief Operating Officer
Gen developed a background in operations at Mitsubishi Corporation, one of Japan’s largest trading companies. At Mitsubishi, Gen was responsible for procurement and supply chain for Japan’s largest clothing company. He left Mitsubishi to start a web business in the fashion industry, after which he joined FLUX. Gen graduated from Keio University with a B.S. in Political Science.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ikuma has deep adtech industry experience. His career includes experience in supply/demand sales at Logly (native ad network) and strategic marketing at Speee, where he was responsible for developing data-driven marketing initiatives for various clients. He joined FLUX in March 2020 as CRO.
Ko was on the founding team of a mental health care startup, then worked at a series of startups as a freelance engineer. After working as a front-end engineer at an insurance startup, Ko joined FLUX as VP of Engineering in August 2020.
Ryuji is an experienced accounting executive, starting his career with Azusa Auditing Co. where he worked in auditing, accounting, and advisory. He then joined Kepple Group, eventually becoming President of both Kepple Consulting and Kepple Accounting. He joined FLUX in April 2021 after Kepple was acquired by Hongo Tsuji Tax Advisors.
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Ryosuke is an experienced auditing professional. He helped clients prepare for IPO at EY Japan, then joined a Japanese private equity fund where he managed growth for portfolio companies. He joined FLUX in October 2021.
Board Member, External Advisor
Akira is a Managing Partner at DNX Ventures, one of Japan's leading venture capital firms. Prior to joining DNX Ventures, he was Japan Head at Salesforce Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners. Prior to Globespan, he was Co-Founder & Director of Mitsui Technology Investment Group in Silicon Valley. Previously, Akira spent 5 years at Fujitsu Limited.
Akira holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a BA and Ph.D. in Technology Management from Doshisha University.
Board Member, External Advisor
Shumpei is a Managing Partner at Archetype Ventures, having raised and operated funding to invest in over 40 B2B tech companies. Prior to joining Archetype, Shumpei founded and operated a company. Prior to his entrepreneurial activities, Shumpei worked at NTT Data doing B2B sales.
Shumpei holds a degree in Entrepreneurship from Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University.