We believe that by increasing the number of people who take risks through various activities, we can contribute to accelerating global change and making a better world a reality sooner.
Background and how RiskTaker was started
I started my career as an angel investor in 2019 after developing an automated securities trading system and expanding my business in the global financial field, and have made several joint investments with VCs.
Currently, we actively engaged in activities that go beyond investment, such as the forming community for entrepreneurs, monthly pitch events, and sponsoroship for sports athletes, to nurture the growth of entrepreneurs, startups, athletes, and other challengers. In order to eliminate barriers to entry into the global market, I founded RiskTaker with members who has overseas knowledge and networks.
Position in the industry (In the world)
To achieve this goal, we have formed a team of people with experience in the financial business and overseas companies and businesses, and are positioned in the industry as a VC to further accelerate people and companies challenge to face risks.
What we see in the future
Not all of the challenges we take on will be worthy of a good story in the future, but we aim to create a world full of "Risk Takers," those who move the hands of time forward on their own.
As the representative director of Skynet, he has been active as an entrepreneur in the development of trading systems since the early days of the automated securities trading market. In 2019, he started his career as an angel investor, co-investing with VCs for startups such as Scaled and Sampo Inc. Founded Risktaker Inc. in 2021.
Director / Chief Operating Officer
After working in the overseas business division of an online advertising agency and managing its Philippine subsidiary, he co-founded YOYO Holding Pte Ltd. in Singapore, and developed an app business with 1 million installs in ASEAN. After that, he worked as CMO of a virtual currency exchange and a D2C platform company in Japan, and joined the RiskTaker project in 2021 to lead the StartUpStudio division.
After graduating from Waseda University, he worked at Deloitte Tomatsu, where he supported IPOs and listed companies, and at Tomatsu Venture Support, where he supported startups. In 2012, he joined ORIX Business Investment Group, where he was involved in M&A mainly in the IT, healthcare, and food industries. In 2017, he joined Cocon, a cyber security venture company, where he was in charge of M&A, alliances, finance, administration, investor relations, public relations, and fundraising. In 2020, he founded CxODigital, a finance support company and also his a member of JICPA and Tokyo Certified Public Tax Accountants Association.
PATRICK YUJI WAKABAYASHICEO
Risktaker US CEO
Patrick Yuji Wakabayashi
He has been working in the Ad Tech industry for 13 years. He started his own company in the Philippines with the investment of a listed company and launched the first reward media in the Philippines from scratch. After starting his own company in the Philippines, he went to Malaysia as the head of a subsidiary of a listed company, and for about 5 years, he expanded and grew the company's Adtech solution for clients and media in Southeast Asia, and became CEO in 2019. In 2021, he joined Risktaker to lead the overall overseas expansion.