- Company Name
- LPIXEL Inc.
- 6F, Otemachi Building, 1-6-1, Otemachi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004, Japan
- March 4, 2014
- Yuki Shimahara
- 2.07 Billion JPY (includes capital reserves)
- 1 Research development and support business
- 2 Internet related services
- 3 Software planning, research, development and sales
- 4 Other business related to the items listed above
- Main Banks
- Mitsubishi UFJ
- Mitsui Sumitomo Bank
- Mizuho Bank
- Resona Bank
- Japan Finance Corporation
- Member Organization
- Japan Medical Imaging and Radiological Systems Industries Association(JIRA)
Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2017
2017 Red Herring
Global Top 100
Innovation Award 2016 Jury’s Special Award
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Yuki Shimahara Ph.D.
Dr. Shimahara completed his graduate studies and Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo. Yuki started his career at GREE Inc., where he took part in business strategy and human resources management. At the second IT firm, Yuki gained experience in global business development. He later established LPIXEL Inc. in March 2014 along with his two colleagues studying in the same university laboratory. Yuki was selected to join the Next Innovator 2015 Project in Silicon Valley, which was hosted by the Japan METI. He was also featured in Forbes Asia 30 under 30.
Co-founder, Director and Chief Technology Officer
Natsumaro Kutsuna Ph.D.
Dr. Kutsuna completed his graduate studies and Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Kutsuna also served as an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo. In 2001, Dr. Kutsuna participated in a study which was adopted by Exploratory IT Human Resources Project (IPA). Dr. Kutsuna’s works have also received honorable mentions in business competitions in Japan. Aside from academia, Dr. Kutsuna has won in Japanese computer Shoji competitions.
Hiroaki started at Sogo-Shosha, where he was responsible for a myriad of tasks including sales, marketing, corporate and business strategy. Prior to joining LPIXEL, he served as senior vice president of corporate strategy, human resources and public relations at social game and internet media companies.
Tomy Kamada Ph.D.
Dr. Kamada earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo. In 1984, he pursued his journey to establish his own business that focused on information appliances and mobile software, namely ACCESS Co., Ltd.. With great success, the company entered the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Market in 2001. He left ACCESS Co., Ltd. in 2011, and founded TomyK Ltd. in 2012 where he supports startups possessing revolutionary business ideas that revitalize the Japanese economy.
Tomoko joined a venture capital firm namely JAFCO Co., Ltd. She has continuously focused on consulting and investing in promising domestic companies in the healthcare and technology space for more than a decade. Tomoko became an outside director of LPIXEL in 2018.
During his five years at Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, Kentaro served as an audit for large corporations and helped organizations become publically-listed companies. He joined Tohmatsu Venture Support Co., Ltd., and made an impressive track record of facilitating over 300 startups. His accomplishments included collecting a total of over 3 billion yen in startup grants in a single year. Kentaro’s enthusiasm for supporting startups prospered, as he founded Delight Design. Kentaro is also a certified accountant.
6F, Otemachi Building, 1-6-1, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo,100-0004, Japan
Direct access via the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line, Tozai Line, Toei Mita Line "Otemachi Station"