Co-Founder / Co-Representative Producer
Yuki Ikeda is a graduate of the University of Tokyo. While in university, he majored in the study of material design and used data science, including databases of physical properties, first-principle calculations, and neural networks, to study what would be the strongest metallic compositions for use in nuclear reactors. He grew aware of the potential of open access and open data as public goods.
In 2011, he joined Recruit Co., Ltd., where he was first an engineer on, then responsible for development direction of projects such as hotpepperBeauty, car sensors, and Rikunabi NEXT. Independently of this work, he also founded an offshore development company in Vietnam. Thinking that he could use the blockchain to visualize the value of information such as human knowledge and wisdom, create new economic spheres, and solve social problems, he reached out to Hara and started this project.