Resolving social problems of global dimensions with the power of business and technology, and creating an upbeat future. Chiba-Dojo — the modern equivalent of "Chiba-Dojo," is known as the place where Sakamoto Ryōma practised the art of samurai swordsmanship. It is a resilient community of entrepreneurs who have the spirit of giving and improving by learning from others with grander perspectives.
The goal is not to reach the top of the mountain; it is to "catch the stars."
Scale is also essential for world-leading innovation.
Accumulation of rapid growth makes it happen. What's needed is new technology and when the newest technology meets another, the growth speeds up like a rocket.
You and I — We, the members of Chiba-Dojo, will create the future.
Private Investor Kotaro Chiba
Mr. Chiba is a Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Information Studies at Keio University. He engaged in the start-up of web services and mobile services at Recruit Holdings in the early days of the Internet. He was appointed as an evangelist of mobile content services at CYBIRD Co., Ltd. in 2000, and as Director of KLab Inc. in 2001. He joined COLOPL, Inc. in 2009, and was inaugurated as Executive Director and Vice-President in December 2009. Taking change of recruiting and HR development, he resigned in July 2016 after the IPO in Mothers in 2012 and in 1st Section of TSE in 2014. From 2015 to 2016, he took a role as Executive Director of Mobile Content Forum. He was also appointed as a Senior Member of KEIO Research Institute at SFC, Consortium for Co-Creation of Drone Collaborative Society in 2016, and now invests in more than 50 start-ups and venture capitals as an angel investor of the world's Internet industry.