Noritaka Kobayashi

Founder and CEO @



Noritaka Kobayashi completed his graduate studies at Osaka University, earning a PhD in Engineering. He then worked at Nomura Research Institute and Gree before founding a startup in Singapore in late 2012. Since then, he has founded multiple companies both domestically and internationally. He has experienced two exits and one token listing. Named Asian Entrepreneur in 2015, he received the IBM Blue Hub award in 2016, ranked third among Singaporean companies in the Deloitte Fast 500 in 2017, and won the Hidden Gem category at the 2020 Google Play Best of Awards. In 2022, the climate tech app "capture.x" won the Best of Show award at the Super DX Summit. His published works include "Things You Wish You Knew Before Becoming a Leader" and "Humanity 2.0: How to Live After the Corona Crisis." He is certified in leadership management by Columbia Business School and has been a professor at Business Breakthrough University since 2010.

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