Ryo Umezawa

Ryo Umezawa

Director, J-Seed Ventures Inc.

Currently employed at AllCoupon Japan Corporation, J-Seed Ventures Inc.

Previous: Pido Inc., Traffic Gate, Ltd.


Previous: Université De Sophia, International School Manila



    Love working with start-up ventures and at J-Seed, helping partner companies develop their business. Most recently, supported social lending business and flash marketing business to start up. In addition to being an avid blogger, a serious networker who is constantly meeting people and hooking them up with others. In the past, I have been the organizer of Mobile Monday Tokyo. This is a monthly presentation/networking event targeted for the mobile industry professionals. Was in charge of planning the event, connecting foreign mobile companies with the Japanese mobile companies for business development as part of Mobile Monday Tokyo Mission. Other than that, was in charge of starting up new online + mobile business. Worked on starting Ad Network business on iPhone platform, released an voice recognition search iPhone App as well as Voice iPhone App for Twitter and worked on alliances for the Point Cafe, a point site. Most recently, have done my own startup as well as angel investment.


Director & Investor

At AllCoupon Japan Corporation

From 2011 to Present
The first aggregate site for flash marketing services in Japan. It provides the best deal coupons every day using a unique algorithm. In addition, it provides APIs to many portals, news sites and point sites.


At J-Seed Ventures Inc.

From 2005 to Present
Tokyo-based venture incubator and provider of management and technology consulting services. The company maintains a close relationship with its group companies and leverages its network to assist ventures to quickly attain profitability. The company also assists foreign clients in establishing...
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Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

At Pido Inc.

From 2010 to 2011
A new venture in the mobile space, have released an iPhone App, TwitVoice in March. Twitvoice allows users to record a 15 seconds audio clip, creates a short-link and sends it to your Twitter network. Have been covered by the major media including CNET, Penn Olson, etc.

Director of Business Development Unit

At Traffic Gate, Ltd.

From 2008 to 2010
Lead the Business Development Team and is in charge of starting up new businesses as well as alliance. Have recently started an iPhone Ad network service for Japan,'TG Ad for iPhone' and 'Koetan!', joint project with Novauris Technologies, a voice recognition iPhone application that searches for...
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Université De Sophia, Tokyo

International Business and Economics, Faculty of Comparative Culture

From 2003 to 2007


  • Business
  • Business development
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investment
  • Mobile
  • Smartphone

Centres d'intérêt

  • Startups