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I'm Kaga, an entrepreneur & product designer with 5+ years experience in tech, crypto, & blockchain startup scene. I was the 2nd hire of Coincheck, top 2 multi-billion cryptocurrency exchange in Japan well-known for $530 million hack refund. I'm now an advisor to them.

 

I'm excited to take on a hybrid role at an early-stage startup where my duties include Product Design/Business Design/Biz Dev/Growth in Asian markets. I also mentor and advise early-stage startups.
Prior to joining Coincheck, I worked as an investment associate at BEENOS, a venture capital firm based in Tokyo, Japan. Then I founded HACKMAI, on demand bento delivery service in the States and BRIGHT CLASS, online dating startup in Tokyo.

 

I'm a lifelong learner and passionate about anything related to tech and startups.

 

#Beleive in the power of technology
#Make lives better
#Loves to build things
#Curious about the future
#Bookworm #Karaoke #Dad

 

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Experience

  • Tradecraft
    Product Designer
    San Fransisco  /  2018 - Present
  • Coincheck
    Advisor
    Tokyo  /  2018 - Present
    Global Alliance Lead
    Tokyo  /  2016 - 2018
  • Freelance
    Product Designer
    Remote  /  2015 - Present
  • HACKMAI
    Founder
    Chicago  /  2014 - 2015
  • General Assembly
    Web Development Immersive
    Boston  /  2014
  • BEENOS
    Venture Investment Associcate
    Tokyo  /  2013 - 2014
  • DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
    Business Information Technology
    Chicago  /  2012 - 2013
  • Nomura Research Institute
    System Analyst
    Tokyo  /  2010 - 2011

 

Strengths

  • CliftonStrengths Top 5 Results
    Futuristic:People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.
    Learner:People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
    Individualization:People who are especially talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.
    Ideation:People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
    Restorative:People who are especially talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

 

Skills

  • Entrepreneurship
    Lean Startup
    Business Development
    Digital Marketing
    Negotiation
  • Design Methods
    Prototyping
    Wireframing
    Personas & Scenarios
    Guerilla Usability Testing
  • Languages
    Ruby on Rails
    Angular JS
    Ionic Framework
    HTML
    CSS / SASS
    Javascript
  • Application
    Sketch
    Prott
    Google Analytics
    Git
    Sublime

 

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