Mamoru was formerly head of Asia trading for Salomon Brothers and co-founded many funds and fin-tech companies including Tudor Capital Japan, Asuka Asset Management, Mercuria investment , D4V, Lifenet and Money Design ,etc. Mr. Taniya is also the member of Advisory Panel for Global Financial City Tokyo and is one of the key architects of Tokyo’s blockchain accelerator Blockchain Business Camp Tokyo. Mr. Taniya received his B.A. in law from the University of Tokyo in 1987.
Chris is the CEO and co-founder of Leland Capital, Recika Co.,Ltd and CEO of LongHash Japan. Chris has a broad range of business management and investment experience. He was formerly the COO / CIO Yixing SCM (a logistics provider), a consultant at Accenture, and co-founder of multiple ventures. Starting in 2013, Chris was one of the early investors of Bitcoin and Ethereum. To promote the understanding of blockchain's true value, he joined the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry's blockchain research team. He received a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 2004.
Co-Founder of Leland Capital and CEO of Taraxa. Steven is an entrepreneur and strategy consultant. Prior to Taraxa, he co-founded multiple venture-funded startups in wireless mesh networks, mobile health, and healthcare services. He was also a Director at Monitor Deloitte’s China office, spearheading the firm’s digital strategy practice, advising senior executives of multinational corporations on how large organizations could effectively capture innovation and respond quickly to market disruptions.
Steven holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.