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Company Overview

INTRODUCTION
CEO Hayato Takahashi
With extensive experience as a management consultant, he brings to the table a proven track record in executing impactful business transformations. His approach is deeply hands-on, stepping into roles akin to that of a Chief Operating Officer within client organizations and consistently delivering outcomes that garner the profound trust of the clients he serves.
Beyond just achieving immediate results, he is committed to the creation and preservation of resilient teams and systems throughout his engagements. This commitment ensures the continuous enhancement of business performance over time.
His expertise shines particularly in the realm of multi-restaurant businesses, where he has consistently driven significant improvements.
In 2013, he founded ClipLine, Inc. (formerly known as Genex Solutions Inc.), where he currently serves as CEO. In this role, he provides dynamic leadership, oversees the company's sales and business development efforts, and charts the course for the company's growth and success.
An alumnus of the Faculty of Science at Kyoto University, he enhanced his academic credentials with a graduate program at the same institution. His strong educational background underpins his deep understanding of complex business systems and strategy.

CEO MESSAGE

"My long experience in management reform in the service industry was the original experience that led me to start our company."
金海 憲男
COO
Norio Kanaumi

After working for Japan Airlines, Kanaumi joined Genex Partners. He and Mr. Takahashi have achieved business reforms in a variety of industries and created numerous financial benefits.
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After working for Japan Airlines, Kanaumi joined Genex Partners Inc.
He has produced numerous financial results in business reform, marketing, new product development, etc. in various industries through hands-on support of the client's business with CEO Takahashi.
渡辺 雄介
CFO
Yusuke Watanabe
Watanabe has experience in corporate planning, administration, finance and accounting, and general and labor affairs at companies such as Miki House and Goodpatch, and oversees the Business Administration Department at ClipLine.
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In 2015, Watanabe joined Goodpatch, Inc. where he was responsible for the establishment of the administrative division, finance and accounting, general affairs and labor functions, and led a fundraising totaling 400 million yen and became a director. In 2017, he joined ClipLine, where as CFO he oversees the Business Administration Department, focusing on finance and accounting. He graduated from the School of Social Sciences at Waseda University.
福家 靖成
Board member
Yasunari Fuke

Fuke is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, LLP, and a member of the New York State Bar Association.
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Fuke is a partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, LLP, and a member of the New York State Bar Association, working actively as an international lawyer for venture capital M&A transactions and also legal affairs of domestic companies. He has extensive experience in American venture capital projects for domestic IT start-ups.
He joined ClipLine in 2014 and oversees all legal aspects of the company as CLO. He graduated from The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law.
小室 淑恵
Board member

Yoshie Komuro

President and Representative Director of Work-Life Balance, Inc. Komuro has produced numerous successful results for companies and local governments such as reducing overtime work while improving business performance.
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President and Representative Director of Work-Life Balance, Inc. Komuro has produced many successful results for companies and local governments, such as reducing overtime work while improving business performance and increasing the birth rate of employees, aiming for a Japanese society where diverse values are accepted. She also serves as a private member of the Industrial Competitiveness Council of the Abe Cabinet and in many other official capacities. She is the author of many books, including "Working Style Reform" (Mainichi Newspaper Publishing Co., Ltd.). She received the Nikkei Woman of the Year Award in 2004 and the Best Mother Award (Economy Division) in May 2014. Graduated from Japan Women's University, Faculty of Literature.
森 正勝
Board member
Masakatsu Mori

After becoming the Japan Representative of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Mori served as the President of Andersen Consulting.
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After becoming the Japan Representative of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Mori served as President of Andersen Consulting K.K., Chairman of Accenture Japan Ltd, and Chief Advisor of Accenture K.K. In 2009, he was appointed President of International University of Japan, and after serving as Vice Chairman of the University, he became Special Advisor of International University of Japan in 2018, He has been in this position since the present. Graduated from Niigata University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Economics. Qualified as a certified public accountant.
赤浦 徹
Board member
Tohru Akaura

After starting his own venture capital business, Akaura served as a director, managing director, vice chairman, and chairman of the Japan Venture Capital Association.
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Akaura has been engaged in the venture capital business since 1999, and has been consistently engaged in the investment and development business specializing in the start-up period. He has been a director of the Japan Venture Capital Association since July 2013, a managing director since July 2015, a vice chairman since July 2017, and a chairman since July 2019. He graduated from Tokai University with a bachelor's degree in engineering.
長谷川 孝至
Auditor
Takashi Hasegawa

After working for Pete Marwick Mitchell Accountants (now KPMG), Hasegawa became an independent accountant and engaged in auditing, taxation, and management consulting.
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After engaging in accounting audits at Pete Marwick Mitchell Accountants (now KPMG), Hasegawa became independent and engaged in accounting audits, taxation, and management consulting services. After that, he engaged in management consulting and investment in venture companies at JAFCO. After serving as an executive officer and general manager of the business division of a system development company (listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange) and as a director of an accounting and human resource software development company, he became a full-time auditor of a housing sales company and a system development company. He has been a full-time auditor at ClipLine since 2018. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Toyama, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Systems Audit Engineer.
小林 裕亨
Auditor
Hirotaka Kobayashi

After working for Accenture and Arthur D. Little, Kobayashi co-founded Genex Partners. He served as Representative Director.
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Kobayashi co-founded Genex Partners in 2002 after leading management transformation and strategy development for a wide range of industries at Accenture and Arthur D. Little, and from growth opportunity exploration to business development for all B-to-C businesses in Asia at Microsoft. In 2019, he launched Celonis Japan, the largest process mining company based in Munich, New York, and became its representative director. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in the United States.
萩原 崇
Auditor
Takashi Hagiwara

After heading the business management division at Trenders and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers, Hagiwara became independent and supported several business management and corporate planning divisions from start-ups to listed companies.
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Hagiwara was engaged in overall business management at Trenders Corporation, where he was responsible for overseeing the company's business management and listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers market. He later became independent and has supported several business management and corporate planning departments for companies ranging from start-ups to publicly listed companies. He is a certified advisor for DREAM GATE supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, a regular member of the Cognitive Science Society of Japan, a certified facilitator for the next generation education program "PX2," and an instructor for the Cognitive Corporate Coaching Program. Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Agriculture, and completed the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
藤森 信義
Executive Officer
Nobuyoshi Fujimori

At DeNA, Fujimori was involved in game production, development, and platform business in Japan and San Francisco, USA.
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At DeNA Co., Ltd., Fujimori gained experience in advertising planning, production, consulting, in-house game development, and launching platform businesses in Japan and San Francisco, USA. Prior to DeNA, he contributed to content services creation at Advantest Inc. and TSUTAYA online Inc. during the early days of mobile internet. He joined ClipLine in 2019. At ClipLine, he held the roles of CPO and PMM, overseeing product strategy. Since 2022, he has taken on the responsibility of leading the overseas business as Head of Global Business. He graduated from Rikkyo University, Faculty of Economics.
藤村 隆士
Executive Officer
Takashi Fujimura

After working as a system integration engineer, Fujimura joined a SaaS product development company specializing in the real estate market. He launched several products and was involved in their development and operation.
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After working as a system integration engineer, Fujimura joined a SaaS product development company specializing in the real estate market. Joined ClipLine in 2018. He is in charge of the organizational aspects of the company, including the launch of offshore lab-based development and VPoE, as well as the technical aspects of the company, including server API renewal and AWS environment coding. Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University with a BA in Literature.
半田 豊和
Executive Officer
Toyokazu Handa

Analytical Infrastructure Engineer, Data Analyst, and AI Product Manager for the business at DeNA, where Handa drove data utilization and was responsible for the department.
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After joining DeNA Co., Ltd. Handa promoted data utilization as an analytical infrastructure engineer, data analyst, and AI product manager in several businesses. Prior to joining ClipLine in 2021, he worked as a software engineer at a start-up company specializing in natural language processing and search engine technology. He has been involved in the game business and automotive business. In March 2021, he joined ClipLine, Inc. as CDO (Chief Data Officer). He is responsible for value creation through data utilization in both business and technology. Graduated from Rikkyo University, Faculty of Economics.
植原 慶太
Executive Officer
Keita Uehara

At Mitsubishi Research Institute, Uehara was engaged in consulting work for clients in industry, government, and academia. He was transferred to Mitsubishi Estate, where he was involved in the management of redevelopment areas.
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At Mitsubishi Research Institute, Uehara was engaged in consulting work for clients in industry, government, and academia in the areas of urban, transportation, tourism, social security, and consumer policy. He joined ClipLine, Inc. in 2018, where he served as a consultant in the Customer Success Department and as the Director of Onboarding Support. He was later appointed to the position of Executive Officer after overseeing the entire Customer Success Department. He holds a Master's degree in Social Space Systems from Yokohama National University's Faculty of Engineering.
INTRODUCTION
藤川 佳則
Graduate School of Hitotsubashi University
School of International Corporate Strategy
associate professor(Ph.D.)
MBA Program, Academic Affairs

Yoshinori Fujikawa
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Economics. M.A. in Commerce, Hitotsubashi University.
MBA, Harvard Business School, D. (Doctor of Business Administration), Pennsylvania State University.
A research assistant at Harvard Business School, a lecturer at Pennsylvania State University, a consultant at Olson Zaltman Associates, and a full-time lecturer at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy before assuming his current position. He specializes in marketing, service management, and consumer behavior.
Comments on ClipLine
ClipLine reveals various knowledge generated in the field of management and facilitates its dynamic sharing. The future of knowledge creation in the digital age, the possibility of a global expansion of Japanese-style services, and many other interesting use cases that provide suggestions for the frontlines of management studies are of great interest.
ポール・マクナーニ
Incubate Fund General Partner
Paul McInerney

He joined McKinsey & Company in 2002. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company in 2002, he was a partner, senior partner, and then head of the Marketing & Sales and Analytics groups in Asia Pacific, managing partner of QuantumBlack Japan, and head of the Consumer Goods and Drug Retail group in Asia Pacific. He has helped clients in the retail, consumer goods, media, telecom, financial, and pharmaceutical industries with growth strategies and business launches in the areas of digital and AI, branding, marketing, and M&A.
In March 2021, he was appointed as Representative Partner of Incubate Fund.
Comments on ClipLine
In my previous job, I had the opportunity to work with leading companies in the service industry, particularly in the retail sector, in Japan and throughout Asia, and I realized the difficulty of balancing labor productivity and customer experience in management. ClipLine has tremendous potential in the retail, foodservice, and service industries, not only domestically but also in Asian countries interested in the high level of the Japanese service industry, by creating a platform to increase productivity while maintaining Japan's very high quality of customer experience.
浜中 雅俊
RIKEN Center for Integrated Research on Innovative Intelligence
Team Leader, Music Information Intelligence Team (D.Eng.)

Masatoshi Hamanaka

Ph.D. in Electronics and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tsukuba, 2003.
2003-2007 Engaged in research on music information processing at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) He has been a lecturer and researcher at the University of Tsukuba and Kyoto University, and has been working on AI in general, especially computational music theory, computational drug discovery, drones, and ontology at the RIKEN Center for Integrated Research on Innovative Intelligence since 2017. He was a JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) PRESTO researcher from 2004-2007 and 2010-2014. He has received numerous national and international awards.
Comments on ClipLine
Since its launch, ClipLine has accumulated a variety of data on staff training, management, and communication between headquarters and stores. By using AI technology to support these data, it is expected that all aspects of the multi-store business will be optimized.
内山 泰伸
Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Rikkyo University
Director, Design Preparation Room, Graduate School of Artificial Energy Sciences, Rikkyo University

Yasunobu Uchiyama

He has completed a doctoral program in physics at the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo.
After serving as a Panofsky Fellow at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the United States, he joined the Department of Physics, College of Science, Rikkyo University, where he runs the High Energy Astronomy laboratory.
He has many research achievements in the field of astrophysics. He received the 21st Research Encouragement Award from the Astronomical Society of Japan and the 5th Space Science Encouragement Award. He is currently promoting research on applied artificial intelligence as the chairman of the research committee at the Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence Science, Rikkyo University.
Comments on ClipLine
ClipLine is a groundbreaking service that presents a new way to develop human resources in companies, and I look forward to participating in its development.
In the future, introducing advanced technologies in artificial intelligence and data science to ClipLine and evolving it into a more innovative service is in line with the founding philosophy of the Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence and Science at Rikkyo University, and we hope to make it a good example of social implementation of artificial intelligence and data science.
COMPANY
 
Company Name ClipLine, Inc.
Establishment July 11, 2013
CEO Hayato Takahashi
Number of Employees 81 (as of August 31, 2023)
Location Grand First Kandakonyacho 5F, 15 Kandakonyacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0035, Japan
Capital stock 400 million yen (including capital reserve; as of August 31, 2023)
Major Shareholders Executive members,  Incubate Fund KK, Anniversaire Holdings Inc.,  SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd.,  MPower Partners Fund L.P.,  Canal Ventures, Ltd,  Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd.,  DBJ Capital Co., Ltd.,  Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co., Ltd.,  Aizawa Asset Management Co.,Ltd.,  DG Daiwa Ventures Inc.,  Yamaguchi Capital Co., Ltd., Axiom Asia Private Capital,  SunBridge Inc, etc.
Correspondent Banks Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, etc.
Business  Development and operation of "ABILI," which draws out the potential of multi-location businesses, and management consulting business
LOCATION
Grand First Kandakonyacho 5F,
15 Kandakonyacho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 101-0035
Japan

4-minute walk from JR Kanda Station
5-minute walk from Kanda and Mitsukoshimae Stations on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Iwamotocho Station on Toei Shinjuku Line, and Shin-Nihonbashi Station on JR Sobu Rapid Line.
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Grand First Kandakonyacho 5F,
15 Kandakonyacho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 101-0035

Japan 

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