- Cryptact Ltd.
- 2-5-3 Nagatacho GRID 5F, Hirakawacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0093
- Jan. 2018
- Co-founder/CEO Amin 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.
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.
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.
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.