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FINOLAB is the Fintech community&space for members only and operated by FINOLAB Inc. Founding FINOLAB aimed towards stimulating innovation in Financial Technology in one of the most prominent international financial centers (Tokyo, Otemachi area).
Creating a FinTech innovation ecosystem with FinTech startups and stakeholders to lead a financial digital revolution.
FINOLAB Community


  • Makoto Shibata

    Chie Ito

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ms. Ito manages FINOLAB, Japan’s first Fintech hub in Tokyo, building a Fintech business ecosystem with global networks and is responsible for FinTech related business development and partner alliance at ISI-Dentsu. Before her involvement in FinTech, she was engaged with developing a foreign exchange trading system and an overseas accounting system.

  • Yoshio Sakai

    Yoshio Sakai

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Sakai joined Mitsubishi Estate in 2002. He was a project manager of Peninsula Tokyo Project which was completed in 2007. Also he was an investment manager through real estate securitization which covered offices, logistics, and retail. In 2007 He joined Rockefeller Group in NY and was a development manager of offices and logistics throughout U.S.. After 2012, he was in charge of leasing of offices as well as he founded Finolab in 2016 and Inspired. Lab in 2019 at Otemachi, Tokyo. Since joining Finolab, Inc. he serves as Chief Operating Officer. Received B.A. from University of Tokyo.

  • Toshiki Tanaka

    Toshiki Tanaka

    Chief Digital Officer

    Mr. Tanaka started his career at ISID as an engineer and engaged in various projects, including back-office of international bank branches, cross border payments, trade finance, JPY clearing system, AML/CFT solutions, supply chain infrastructure, IT governance. For FINOLAB, he has designed and deployed integral part of applications for its operation, since his participation in Sep. 2016.

  • Makoto Shibata

    Makoto Shibata

    Head of FINOLAB, Chief Community Officer

    Mr. Shibata is currently in charge of FINOLAB community operation. In his former position at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, he was leading R&D initiatives in emerging technology and online/mobile financial service. He also held positions in corporate planning, accounting, corporate finance and retail customer services at the bank. He is one of the founders of FINOVATORS and Executive Fellow at Japan Digital Design. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Tokyo and a Master of Science in Development Economics from University of Oxford.

  • Junji Hara

    Junji Hara

    Chief Administration Officer

    Mr. Hara joined Mitsubishi Estate in 1992, initially in Architectural Design & Engineering Business Department. Since 1997, he was engaged in product and sales planning of housing at Osaka and Yokohama Branch. From 2004, he moved to Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei, in charge of mainly HR in General Affairs Division. He returned to Airport Business Department of Mitsubishi Estate in 2018, to manage relationship and business support for airports, which the company was operating. Joining FINOLAB in 2020, he became fully responsible for back office operation.

  • Masatoshi Kaneko

    Masatoshi Kaneko

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Masatoshi Kaneko was appointed as CFO in 2020. Prior to this, he found his company, Kanekyo Cooperation, serving business advisory services and supporting the investment of ESG factors as one of the signatory companies of PRI before part of its business was assigned by FINOLAB. He has continued concurrently serving as its CEO. He started his career at the airlines industry. After that, he served as CFO at Diamond Media Co., Ltd. He was educated at Waseda University, gaining a MBA in Finance.


Company Name
July 11, 2019
1-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo
300,000,000 JPY
Chie Ito
Business Activities
Promote FinTech ecosystem in Japan by supporting FinTech initiatives of both startup and corporate members. and accelerating open innovation.