Hi, I’m Kenshin, CEO at Hacarus, AI startup based in Kyoto, Japan.
Previously I worked on the PlayStation development for Sony Computer Entertainment and was part of a startup derived from the Israeli Military. In the past 15 years, I co-founded several tech startups with two successful exits. The first startup was acquired by a Japanese public company, and the second startup was sold to a US company.
Since 2010, I’m living in Kyoto rediscovering the strengths of intellectual property and technology owned by local universities, the knowledge, and experience in life sciences and manufacturing industry, a well-educated talent pool of the students and a unique view in business that does not imitate others. I was born in Shiga in 1976, and hold a Computer Science degree from California State University.
I love all sorts of outdoor activities, mountain hiking, and Japanese sake. I’m a startup guy on weekday and techno/EDM producer on weekend. Also avid dog lover.
To live beyond 120 years old, live outside a Solar system, do DJing and live performance in front of 10,000 audiences.
PlayStation2上で動作するVJソフト。当時のSCEメンバー数人と個人プロジェクトとして開発。自分はGPUプログラミングを担当。コントローラー２台を利用してビートとシンクロさせ、リアルタイムに3Dグラフィクスやエフェクトを操作できるシステムを開発。システムは洋書「Audio-Visual Art and VJ Culture」に収録される。
Iluzion is a codename and personal project to turn PlayStation2 into a VJ software. It was developed by my colleagues at SCE back then. I worked on GPU programming. Using 2 controllers, the system can be synced with the beat, 3D graphics and effects can be manipulated in real-time. The system was featured by the book called "Audio-Visual Art and VJ Culture"