Tomo started his career in 2002 at cyber communications inc., one of the largest internet ad companies, where he deepened his knowledge of the internet business.
After that, he was transferred to CGM Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of Digital Garage, where he was in charge of product marketing. Due to his experiences at CGM in such areas as conducting product development, localization of Twitter in Japan, and negotiations with various media rep/ad agencies, he has extensively accumulated know-how and knowledge in the area of social media.
In 2009, he was transferred to DENTSU (www.dentsu.com/about), the world's largest ad agency, where he was in charge of advising clients such as Facebook, Twitter, and Apple on their growth in Japan. He also has strong connections in the media and content industries including publishers, broadcasters, and animation companies.
With his overwhelming experience in social media and enthusiasm for Japanese culture, Tomo founded Tokyo Otaku Mode in March 2011, where he is currently the CEO.
Starting in 2003, Paji worked as an editor and writer for a production company that makes strategy guides for games. He worked on more than 30 titles, including "Final Fantasy" and "Sakatsuku."
After that, he launched approximately 30 web services on his own, including the Twitter-related service "Follow7" and "Kakiokosi.com." Both were successfully bought out. Through these experiences, he has acquired considerable knowledge and know-how of html coding and css programming.
In November 2009, he developed and launched a real-time Q&A service called "Q&A Now." After 2 years, he successfully sold the business to Japan's largest public Q&A service provider.
Paji is a serial entrepreneur with a plethora of experience and knowledge in web services. He is very familiar with how to launch and operate new services, and how to engage users. Currently, he acts as the COO of Tokyo Otaku Mode.
Mash started his career in 2004 as an engineer at Hikaku.com (www.hikaku.com), a well known comparison site for services and goods. He was appointed as head of the tech division in 2005, where he developed over 20 new services. When Hikaku went public (IPO) in 2006 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the company's network and infrastructure areas were added to his responsibilities. During his time at Hikaku, he led a team of about 20 engineers and developed commonly used architecture within the company.
In 2008, he joined SBI Robo, a joint venture of SBI holdings and Fast Search & Transfer, which is now a group of Microsoft. As manager of the tech division, he built the architecture of their mobile products with ground designing and coding.
He established his own company in 2009 and launched a Twitter client service for mobile, which he developed himself, including planning, coding, and front and back-end systems. The service now has over 300K users and 140M pageviews per month.
Mash is a highly experienced engineer and currently acts as the CTO of Tokyo Otaku Mode.
Nao started his career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker in 2000. He specialized in global offering and M&A in the Media/Technology industries. His selected transactions, including the global IPO of Dentsu, the world's largest ad agency, and Sony’s Convertible Bonds, amount to $3B.
In 2006, he joined GaiaX, an internet startup in Tokyo focused on B2B in the social media and social app areas, as the CFO. During his time at GaiaX, he reformed and rebuilt the company by conducting M&A and capital transactions including self-TOB. He also worked on overseas business development and established a subsidiary in Singapore and the Philippines.
Nao has ample experience in internet startups, finance, and international deployment. He currently acts as the CFO of Tokyo Otaku Mode.