Our Core Purpose: Empowering Lives with Connected Machines

Based on our core value of empathy we strongly believe that the dirty, dull, and dangerous work should be automated and people should be given an option to take up more intellectually challenging and creative work. We want to enable this automation with machines that are connected and coordinated in a streamlined manner.

Core Purpose (a.k.a. mission) is the organization’s most fundamental reason for being. It reflects our idealistic motivation for doing our work.

Our Core Values

Core Values are a handful guiding principles we use when making all decisions including the ones on people, processes, and products.

We walk the extra mile to better understand the material, emotional, and intellectual needs and pain of our customers, colleagues, and communities.


We make sure all our data, decisions, and work are transparent. We actively seek out to include diverse points of view and collaborate to produce better results.

First Principles

We break things down to its fundamental truths and reason up from there to build optimal and authentic solutions.


With a holistic understanding and attention to detail, we reduce and organize to keep things accessible and nimble.


We are committed to our core purpose of empowering lives with connected machines. We keep learning to get better at what we do and give each other the autonomy to operate.


We take big and calculated risks without agonizing and create an environment that is safe to fail. We speak up when things are inconsistent with our core values.

Board of Directors

Gajan Mohanarajah
Co-founder and CEO

Conceptualized and developed Rapyuta, for RoboEarth, an EU funded project that pioneered an internet for robots.

Led the Cubli project in 2013, recording more than 10 million views on YouTube.

Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2014 and M.Eng/B.Eng from Tokyo Institute of Technology. A.Eng from Kurume National College of Technology, Japan.

Arudchelvan Krishnamoorthy
Co-founder and CFO

Former founding Partner & CIO at Fund of Tokyo, a global macro hedge fund.

Worked for Nomura Securities, as an equity derivatives analyst.

M.A. from Columbia Univ. and B.Eng. from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Yuji Hirokawa
External Director

President & Representative Director at SecureWorks Japan K.K.

Former President and Representative Director of Red Hat K.K, Japan.

Other prior positions include Executive Director, International Sales, Hitachi and Director & Executive Officer of Sales, Sun Microsystems

Yusuke Matsumoto
External Director

Yusuke is a young and passionate venture capitalist from SBI investment who is with us from the very beginning with a mission to put Rapyuta Robotics to the world's centre stage.

Yusuke has a master's degree in engineering from Gifu University.