CO-FOUNDER & Manufacturing ADVISER
CEO of CrossEffect Inc. & Board Member of Kyoto Shisaku Net.
Serial Entrepreneur, Manufacturing and Venture Capital Background
Born in Kyoto, Kimura has an extensive knowledge of Manufacturing and Investment, founding, managing, and serving as president of a number of FA equipment manufacturers. With his experience in Venture company management, he is highly qualified for investing and adding value for manufacturing companies.
He also worked for The Japan Finance Corporation for Small and Medium Enterprise (now The Japan Finance Corporation). He holds a Bachelor of Faculty of Economics at Keio University.
KYOSO Technology Co. Ltd. | Director
Design Management Expert | Our PCB guru
After joining KYOSO Computer Co. Ltd. Kanda was involved in the product development of a variety of leading manufacturers as a mechanical design engineer. Then, in a way beyond the frame of a designer, he supported product development process reforms and design development management department. By involving these areas, he enhances the appearance of the “Manufacturing and jack-of-all-trades which involves in the surrounding environment widely and shallowly”. From 2012, as a planning executive director of the Kyoto Shisaku Net, he has been responsible for development solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises, a variety of business models, planning and proposal of the project.
crossEffect | Design Team Leader
Resin Mold Expert
Graduated from Kobe Industrial Design Department, joined the Industrial Design Prototype Manufacturer, engaged in machining operator. In 2007, started working for crossEffect, and then appointed in 2012 as a Design Team Leader. Main projects: NTT WEST light BOX + remote control design and Omron HVC-C design. Prizes: “Cardiac simulator project” in 2013 Good Design Award, Gold prize (Minister of Economy Award). In the same year, he won the 5th Monozukuri Nippon Prime Minister’s Awards.
Kinoshita Electronics | Director Leader
Born in Kyoto, since 1999 he is at Kinoshita Electronics Industry, engaged first at Production Department, and then assigned to the Sales Department. In 2013, he became a Director. As part of Kyoto Prototype Net Director, his mains focus is design and manufacturing of electronic control equipments. He has also been involved in the development of a variety of products. As a specialist of electrical and electronic equipment and technology control, meeting customer’s needs, he’s been aiming to offer fast works by technology tie-up with Chinese companies that have provided flexible products.
Kyoshin Denki | Director
Circuit Board Expert
After graduation from Osaka Prefecture University Department of Electrical Engineering, Fujita experienced design, display and drive circuit development, backlight power supply, radio equipment module, and a semiconductor IC at NEW NEC. Responsible for the entire technology group of solar cell testing equipment and systems, charge and discharge device of the secondary battery, automatic control device, high-voltage and high-frequency power supply devices. Also focus on prototype projects as a company participating in the Kyoto Prototype Net.
Sheet Metal Stampling Expert