Meet the Founders

Interested in starting a company in Fukuoka, but want to know more about the startup scene? Luckily, our impressive group of local and international startup founders have kindly agreed to give you the inside scoop about living, working, and starting up in Fukuoka.

This group of startup founders has worked to create strong companies based in Fukuoka, but many of their companies have a national and even global impact. When you arrive in Fukuoka, you will more than likely run into them at networking events, pitch competitions, and just around the city. They’ll be an excellent source of advice and guidance while you get your startup established. 

Check out the companies to get a sense of who our founders are and why those chose to not just start a company in Fukuoka, but also why they decided to stay. They've even offered tips and advice for you to know before you come to the city, ensuring you'll be ready to hit the ground running when you arrive.

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Yasmine Djoudi and
Thomas Pouplin

Co-founders

ikkai

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Masanori Hashimoto

Co-founder

Nulab

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Tom Brooke

CEO & Founder

Qurate

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Hiromitsu Kuwahara

CEO

Doreming

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Mumu Makinose

Founder

Nemu

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Mamoru Masumoto

CEO

TrueBizon, Ltd

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Shunsuke Nakamura

CEO

SHIKUMI DESIGN, Inc

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Shota Morozumi

Founder

F Ventures LLP

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Ichiro Kimura

President & CEO

anect

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Ian Liao

CEO

Golface

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