COMPANY

COMPANY

Company NameGITAI Inc. / GITAI Japan
FoundedJuly, 2016
RepresentativeSho Nakanose

HISTORY

Jul 2016

GITAI founded

Sep 2016

Fund-raising of US$0.14M (JPY15M) from Skyland Ventures

Nov 2017

Fund-raising of US$1.25M (JPY140M) from ANRI and 500 Startups Japan

Dec 2018

Joint research agreement with JAXA. Conducted a demonstration of the GITAI robot conducting tasks in the mock-up of the KIBO module.

2019.6

Fund-raising of US$4.1M (JPY440M) from Spiral Ventures, DBJ Capital, J-Power, and 500 Startups Japan

Management

Sho Nakanose

Founder&CEO


After leaving IBM, started and sold a business in India. One of the first participants from Japan in Singularity University’s flagship program, GSP. In 2016, started development of the first prototypes of the GITAI robot and founded the company.

Yuto Nakanishi (Ph. D)

CRO


Former Founder & CEO of SCHAFT. After retiring as a research associate at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (JSK Lab), he founded the bipedal robot startup, SCHAFT.  He later sold the company to Google in 2013.

Toyotaka Kozuki (Ph. D)

CTO


PhD at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (JSK Lab). Former mechanical engineer of WHILL.

Ryouhei Ueda(Ph. D)

VP of software


PhD at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (JSK Lab). Former robotics software engineer of SCHAFT.