Takashi Hoshikawa

Takashi Hoshikawa

Founder & CEO

Takashi founded Crowd Cast, Ltd. in 2011. He worked at Microsoft and DEC for more than 12 years after living in London. He also worked in an engineering & management role in R&D as well as in the service department for several products such as Exchange and SQL Server. Takashi holds an MBA from Aoyama Business School, 2011.

Ryota Torikai

Ryota Torikai


Ryota joined Crowd Cast, Ltd. as VP of Business Operations. He worked at IBM, DVX, Recruit for more than 10 years. Ryota holds an MBA from Aoyama Business School, 2011.

Koichiro Okamoto

Non-executive director of the Board

Koichiro joined the Board in June 2013. He is Chief Executive Officer of Yayoi Co., Ltd since April 2008. Prior to Yayoi, he founded a boutique management consulting firm, Real Solutions in June 2000. Previously he worked at Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. and The Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA with Honor from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BE from The University of Tokyo.

Akio Fujii


Akio was the CEO at Microsoft R&D, Japan. Currently, he’s working as the CEO at Exvision Inc. Akio holds an Master in Computer Science from Stanford University, 1989.