TAKAYANAGI, Hiroki Nationality: Japan
Founder of WEBIMPACT, INC.
CEO of Arowana Partners, Inc.
Partner of Guardian Advisors, Inc.
SKI Resorts Reviewer
Specially Appointed Associate Professor at RIKKYO “St. Paul’s” University (2019-)
Music Composer and Arranger
Advocator of TECH DRIVEN MANAGEMENT
TAKAYANAGI, Hiroki received B.A. (1999) and M.Phil. (2001) from RIKKYO University in Tokyo.When he was a graduate school student, he studied about the social and economic influence of TCP/IP. During his study, he had great interests about the Internet Business. Then, he founded WEBHUT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. which is the antecedent company of WEBIMPACT, INC. in Sep. 1997 when he was 20 years old. Main business of WEBHUT in the first two years of establishment was web system integration. One of main clients was NTT EAST Corporation. WEBHUT and NTT East developed the web-based bulletin board (in university) system for mobile phone (NTT DoCoMo’s iMode) called “Mobile V-Campus”. WEBHUT researched various ways to use the mobile bulletin board in university and coded the core program. During the third year of operation, WEBHUT developed the own cloud service; JobCommunicator® that focused on JOB SCHEDULING as an SaaS. He developed not only domestic sales channels but also global one. On the other hand, he made the technical alliance with other devise related company and structured the licensing and OEM business of JobCommunicator®. In Dec. 2004, he raised capital through common stock issuance from two strategic partner companies; OBIC Business Consultants Co. Ltd. who are listing on TSE. and NEO Japan, Inc. who are also listing on TSE. Both of strategic partners have the biggest share of their software space in Japan.
He belongs to The Japan Academic Society of Information and Communication Research, Public Policy Studies Association, The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs and Business Model Association, The Japan Academic Society of Mass-Communications, among other industry based societies.
You can read his last publication in English at Amazon.