Meet the Team

Unikura was founded in 2023 by a management team of serial entrepreneurs with over 10 years of experience in digital entertainment, marketplaces, and trade operations. Unikura is a startup managed with investments from top-tier investors in Japan and the United States. Currently, Unikura has two bases in Singapore and Japan.

Our mission is to create a new marketplace that allows people to connect beyond borders through 'LOVE' by tokenizing physical assets.

"Dice" Daisaku Harada, Founder - CEO, Community Manager (X, LinkedIn)

After establishing a mobile social gaming studio at Walt Disney Company Japan Co., Ltd as a lead producer, he founded Zawatt Inc. in 2011 and became its CEO/Founder. Zawatt was acquired by Mercari Inc. through M&A in February 2017. Dice then served as Executive Officer in charge of new business areas at Mercari, Inc., became CEO of a subsidiary in April 2018, and Head of Product - Newbiz at Mercari Japan in July 2019. In January 2021, he was involved with Mercari Group Management Strategy Office & Global Strategy Office as a Director. He also co-founded Chiba Dojo Fund, the largest community for startup CEOs in Japan, where he was an LP Investor and fellow/Community Manager. In October 2022, he founded Unikura in Singapore.

Akihiro Nakanishi, Co-founder - Product Manager (LinkedIn)

He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 5 years of experience each as an engineer and product manager. His specialty domain is in the logistics and shipping area, and he has experience in developing core systems for logistics networks and IoT devices for delivering packages. With his experience in products involving engineering and physical, he continues to take on challenges with Unikura, which merges blockchain and physical collectibles.

Sakura Hara, Co-founder - Operational Manager (LinkedIn)

With 15 years of experience in Business Development and Corporate Planning, a decade was spent at ITOCHU Corporation, a leading global trading firm in Japan, mastering international trade. This period involved developing business and building partnerships, followed by a transformative 5 year tenure at Mercari, Inc., innovating in the online marketplace. The career path taken combines traditional trade expertise with digital marketplace innovation, reflecting a deep understanding of both worlds.

Shimin Leow, UI/3D Designer

Katrina Ocampo, UI/UX Designer

Asuma Yamada, Full stack-Software Engineer

Peter Xiao, Full stack-Software Engineer

Huynh Nam Thanh Hung, Full stack-Software Engineer

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