About Cryptact

Cryptact is originally a group of financial and technology professionals who saw the revolution that cryptocurrencies and blockchain would bring to their industry. For the last two years we have been continually building out services and platforms that we ourselves would want to use. The evolution that will take crypto from revolutionary to ordinary is filled with issues and dilemmas that must be solved. We hope to play a part in that solution.

 

Our founding group consists of former Goldman Sachs professionals who saw a dire need for usability and accessibility to improve in order for crypto to become mainstream. As one of the nations leading the drive in blockchain technologies, we believe Japan is a cornerstone of this revolution that will usher in the next phase of humanity’s economic growth.


Corporate information

Name
Cryptact Ltd.
Address
2-5-3 Nagatacho GRID 5F, Hirakawacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0093
Founded
Jan. 2018
Director
Co-founder/CEO Amin Azmoudeh
Homepage
https://www.cryptact.com/


Our people

Amin Azmoudeh

Co-founder/CEOAmin Azmoudeh

After graduating with a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Japanese from the University of Maryland in 2003, Amin joined Goldman Sachs Tokyo as the sole technologist of Tokyo’s GSPS team, a principal strategies unit managing the firm’s capital. In 2005 he changed careers to become a financial analyst with GSPS and in 2007 transferred to GSIP (Goldman Sachs Investment Partners) as part of the spin-out of the team into GSAM. As a financial/analyst and portfolio manager, Amin managed listed/unlisted equities, bonds, swaps, interest rate products, foreign exchange, derivatives as well as overall risk management. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2013 and retired from Goldman Sachs on December 31st, 2017 to found Cryptact.

Shunsuke Masuda

Co-founder/Managing DirectorShunsuke Masuda

Shunsuke has spent his nearly 20 year career as a technologist/developer in several of Japan’s largest securities companies. In 2006 he joined Morgan Stanley Tokyo developing systems for mutual funds, investment advice and asset management. In 2010 he joined Goldman Sachs to develop overall trading, investment and risk systems for GSIP (Goldman Sachs Investment Partners). Shunsuke graduated from Shinshu University with a Master’s Degree in Information Technology. He also attended the Faculty of Science program at Kyoto University and holds an MBA from Waseda University’s finance program.

Bjorn Stromberg

Director of Software EngineeringBjorn Stromberg

Bjorn has had a multi-faceted career ranging from creating Laboratory Information Management Systems for a chemical testing laboratory in South Dakota to testing and debugging processors as a Field Application Engineer in Taiwan. Initially interested in 3D modeling and animation, he graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2003. After college he decided engineering was his true calling and spent the better part of seven years working for VIA Technologies in Taipei and their CPU design company Centaur Technology in Austin. In 2012 he entered the Tokyo startup scene at Wizcorp making web-based games. Since then, Bjorn has worked his way through multiple startups including Tablecheck, gaining valuable experience supporting Japan’s restaurant industry. Now at Cryptact, he’s eagerly putting his hard-earned engineering know-how to work.

  

Asako Motohiro

Director of AffairsAsako Motohiro

After graduating from Hosei University in 2013, Asako joined a major listed corporation in Japan, participating in finance and administration. She transferred to corporate planning in 2015 and was also responsible for the company’s press efforts and investor relations. She also led the efforts for her company’s first IR overseas and consistently acted as a conduit for corporate value accretion between investors and the company’s management. She joined Cryptact in October 2018 and is responsible for a wide range of corporate functions and planning.