Takahiro Hayashi

Founder & CEO, HEROZ, Inc.


After graduating from Waseda University, Takahiro Hayashi joined NEC as a technology developer. He worked in IT strategy and corporate planning, before founding HEROZ in 2009. Takahiro holds a 6-dan in shogi (highest rank available at the time when he won a national championship). 

HEROZ plans, develops and operates services utilizing AI. Leveraging their Shogi (Japanese chess) AI, which have beat a professional player, they have expanded their AI into B2B services. Their main focus is on the construction, finance and entertainment industries.