Contemporary art x web3 community KAMADO, founder of Peraichi Hashida and other angel investors raise funds. Blockchain engineer and token investor Jerry KOU joins web3 advisor
KAMADO Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Naomi Kakiuchi, hereinafter KAMADO), which develops a community platform for contemporary art x web3, has raised funds from several angel investors, including Peraichi founder Kazuhide Hashida. was carried out. We are also pleased to announce that Jerry KOU, a blockchain engineer and token investor, has joined web3 Advisor.
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Since its opening, KAMADO has been consistently working on “creating opportunities for artists to continue creating, and lowering the hurdles for those who feel a little stuck in art”.
Both “artist’s foundation” and “lowering the hurdles to art” are necessary, but due to problems with technology and company resources, only one wheel is moving, and it is difficult to realize both. It was in fact.
However, after learning about the concept of web3, the technical structure of blockchain, and the essence of NFT, I was convinced that we could see the world line that our company is aiming for by raising funds that will form the foundation of the art industry and loosely connecting people involved through art. . This June marks the 4th anniversary of KAMADO’s incorporation, and from this point onwards we will begin the development of a new phase, the “web3 platform for contemporary art.”
In order to advance the development of the platform, we have raised funds from angel investors. In addition, in the web3 industry, which requires a wide range of knowledge and the latest information, we welcomed Jerry KOU, a blockchain engineer and token investor, as a web3 advisor.
The “web3 platform for contemporary art” will be released in phases from the end of this summer.
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CEO of BOOT Co., Ltd. / Angel Investor
Born in Tokyo in 1983. After graduating from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science in 2007, he worked at NTT DATA Corporation, and then worked as an engineer at Ururu Corporation. Appointed as representative director. Retired from all positions in April 2023. At the same time, he established BOOT Co., Ltd., an organization that supports startups. As an angel investor, he will start investment activities in 2022 and have executed about 30 projects.
While watching the excitement of NFT art in the world of web3, I was fascinated by the attitude of startups like KAMADO challenging the realm of physical contemporary art. The theme they are aiming for is very timely for me, and I have high hopes that it will be a challenge to build a future where we can feel the charm of art more closely. I myself have recently become interested in art, and I have decided to become a shareholder of KAMADO because I want to expand the economic sphere of art in Japan and overseas. Mr. Kakiuchi has many years of experience in the field of art, and with the addition of Mr. KOU, who has knowledge of technology, we are confident that we can realize the world view that KAMADO envisions.
We are proud to provide support to realize KAMADO’s vision and look forward to working together.
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Blockchain Engineer / Token Investor
Graduated from Imperial College London Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University) / Information Systems Engineering (Graduate School). After graduating, he started his career as a software engineer at ZTE (Shenzhen, China). Appointed CEO of ZX Tek Ltd, (Shenzhen, China) in 2013, and created organizations in Hong Kong, the United States, and mainland China. Due to his interest in blockchain, since 2017 he has been involved in Bitcoin mining and blockchain project investment, Crypto hardware wallet development, and
infrastructure development as a Seattle entrepreneur at Quantum Leap Ltd. Coming to Japan in June 2022. I like Eiichi Shibusawa and Token. comment
I like Eiichi Shibusawa.
He preferred business over politics and promoted international business over war. I strongly resonate with Eiichi Shibusawa’s ideas. Every day I look at information on business and social conditions around the world.
Globally, I feel that Japan is still in the process of growing web3 business. KAMADO is a web3 start-up company that has just started, so I hope that working with me will provide valuable insights.
I like Eiichi Shibusawa.
He preferred business to politics and promoted international business to war. I deeply agree with this idea.
Every day, I see information about business and social situations around the world, but from a global perspective, I feel that the web3 business in Japan is still in the process of growing.
KAMADO is a web3 startup that is just getting started, so we hope that working together can provide valuable insights.
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In the past few years, the word “art thinking” in the business sector and the holding of art events have increased, and the industry has also been excited, but there are still high hurdles to the actual purchase of works, and the market size is still high in the world. is a very small and still closed industry structure. In addition, the development of technology has made it possible for web3 to build a mechanism that connects individuals. The buzzword “NFT ART” has been recognized by many people over the past year or two, but it may have left the impression that it was for speculative purposes.
I would like to penetrate the essence of web3 and create a system that can contribute to the existing art industry with new solutions. This time, we have welcomed new angel investors, including Mr. Hashida, to our cheering squad. I am truly grateful for the wonderful connections we have received, including our existing investors. Also, Mr. KOU, who gave me an opportunity to learn about the breadth and fun of web3, participated in KAMADO.
I believe that the works created by contemporary artists are the crystallization of the times. And I think art is a way of life. It is for both artists and those who appreciate art.
By sympathizing and sympathizing (and sometimes questioning) users with art and artists from all over the world, connections with people will become value and prove as economic effects, rather than excessive capitalism, and they will be democratic. I wonder if we can welcome an era where we can pursue it as fun? I’m excited to think about it. We hope that you will look forward to the future of KAMADO.
About KAMADO event
In the title of the series “Meeting to talk about the relationship and possibility of the world of web3 and contemporary art from various angles”, we invite guests to talk about contemporary art and web3. 1st: 4/27 Curator Yosuke Takahashi, Blockchain Engineer/Token Investor Jerry KOU ＠CryptoBase https://kmkc-event01.peatix.com/view
2nd: 6/5 EASTEAST_TOKYO 2023 Sponsored by LOGS INC. CEO Yuta Takeda ＠SHIBUYA QWS https://kmkc-event02.peatix.com/view
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Company name: KAMADO Co., Ltd. Established: June 10, 2020
Representative: Naomi Kakiuchi Business description: Art and culture projects using web3, cultural support projects, web magazine management
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