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For Enjoyable Global Communications

Who we are

Company Name

Yaraku, Inc.

Location

4-8 Nanpeidaicho, #607 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Since

August 2009

CEO

Suguru Sakanishi

Number of staff

19 For information about job opportunities, please see Careers.

Capital

¥ 174,850,000 (including capital reserve)

Investor

Konica Minolta, Inc., Advanced Media, Inc., Sony Network Communications Inc.,

NISSAY CAPITAL Co.,ltd., Nippon Venture Capital Co.,Ltd., Board member etc.

Business

Develop and continually improve our tool for optimizing multilingual communication

Management

CEO

Suguru Sakanishi

CTO

Jonas Rydenhag

Outside Director

Yuichi Yatsuhashi

Outside Auditor

Yoshiaki Omori

Advisors

Nobuo Matsuki

Tokyo Institute of Technology / MKS Partners

Toshio Furuta

Claire Law Firm

Shuichi Matsuda

Waseda University

Tomohito Ebine

Mobcast

Masataka Matsumoto

WiL

The Team

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Suguru Sakanishi

CEO

From Japan. After graduating from Waseda University, he moved to New York to work for an online marketing company for several years. He then returned to Japan and established Yaraku. Winner of many business contests.

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Jonas Rydenhag

CTO

From Sweden. After working in web development in Gothenburg for eight years, he decided to move to Japan and joined Yaraku. As the head of the development team, he deals with a variety of operations.

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Yohei Maeda

Accounting

From Japan. After graduating from Waseda University, he worked seven years at an accounting firm in Tokyo. Has worked with over 100 companies. He has been working in financial accounting and various back-office operations in Yaraku since the company’s creation.

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Aiden Lim

Language data processing

From Singapore. Studied multilingual technologies at Nanyang Technological University. After graduation, he got his professor’s recommendation to join Yaraku. His hobby is online gaming. He deals with back-end development as well as language data processing.

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Akiko Suzuki

Accounting

From Japan. After graduating from Gakushuin University, she worked as a forwarder and customs’ officer. She joined Yaraku to deal with issues relating to taxes and finance. In addition, she watches over issues concerning general affairs and labor.

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Yurii Honcharenko

Front-end development

From Ukraine. Graduated from Donbass College of Engineering, majoring in computer science. After working as a freelance software developer for several years, he joined Yaraku. He deals with web development as well as front-end development.

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Lamin Sanneh

Front-end development

From Gambia. He studied computer Science at the University of Manchester. He has worked as a remote freelancer for a couple of companies before joining Yaraku. He is passionate about football, teaching online and being in sync with cutting edge web technology. Currently he can handle both frontend and backend work in harmony.

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Jean Dominique Jaymalin

Front-end development

From Philippines. Graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. She worked as a Web Developer for companies in Manila and Chicago before joining Yaraku. Currently, she deals with both front and back-end development of the application.

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Risa Todoroki

Account Manager

From Japan. Studied pedagogy and philosophy at Kyushu University and LMU Munich in Germany. After graduating, she worked at a major insurance firm for several years. At Yaraku, she is responsible for sales and account management.