Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Shunsuke (Sean) Ichihara
As chief executive officer, Sean oversees the overall direction and corporate strategy for Pegara, taking a lead role in customer acquisition and innovation.
Before founding Pegara, Sean established his first company, Raijin, providing IT system consulting and development work which he sold the business as a business transfer to publically traded WebCrew in 2014. During his tenure at WebCrew, Sean was a board director and led new business planning and market development. He left the company and launched Pegara in late 2015.
Sean lives with his wife and three kids in Chiba, Japan and is a classical pianist.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder Akihito (Aki) Nakatsuka
Aki oversees all of Pegara’s technology stack with an emphasis on deep learning and artificial intelligence. He overseas R&D and Pegara’s long-term technology vision.
Before joining Pegara, Aki was chief technology officer of CRAVA, a 3D application and design company. He also worked on the development of Light Bike, a 3D iPhone game that hit #1 on Apple’s App Store.
Aki enjoys traveling and solving advanced mathematics problems, including the research and verification of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms.
Pegara was founded in Sep 2015. The company is made up of a team of seasoned experts in many areas, ranging from Artificial Intelligence and IT engineering.