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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


  • Hiroshi Yamamoto

    Hiroshi Yamamoto

    Chief Executive Officer

    Since joining Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. in 1993, Mr. Yamamoto have been involved in assignments, including sales management in the building leasing business, service apartment operations, rental apartment development, operations of facilities and communities for domestic and overseas startups and for new business development teams of large corporates, collaborative projects with academia. He started his current position in April 2024.

  • 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.

  • Takeshi Ohara

    Takeshi Ohara

    Chief Investment Officer

    Since joining ISI-Dentsu, now called Dentsu Soken, in 1992, Mr. Ohara has been primarily involved in the development of market and risk management systems for financial institutions. In 2016, he participated in the launch of FINOLAB as the Head of Financial Business Development of ISI-Dentsu, concurrently engaging in investment activities for Fintech startup companies. Following FINOLAB's incorporation in 2019, he served as a director of the company. Starting in 2024, he has assumed the role of Head of FINOLAB Fund.


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