Team

Founders

Arudchelvan Krishnamoorthy

Co-founder and COO

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Simultaneously COO, CFO, and business developer, Arul was the one man show who brought the company from its inception all the way through to Series-A. Prior to this, he was an Equity Derivatives Strategist at Nomura Holdings, and later co-founder and CIO of Fund of Tokyo. He obtained a Master's degree in Mathematics of Finance at Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in Control and Systems Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Dominique Hunziker

Co-founder and CTO

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Dominique once received a pull request from an alien species, but rejected it because it wasn't PEP08 compliant. He was the main contributor of the original Rapyuta, the RoboEarth Cloud Engine. He obtained both a bachelor's and master's degree in Mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich.

Gajamohan Mohanarajah

Co-founder and CEO

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The man with a big appetite. Gajan led the original Rapyuta, the RoboEarth Cloud Engine, and the Cubli projects. He obtained both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in Control and Systems Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and later obtained a doctorate degree from ETH Zurich.

Team

Airi Kikuyama

Senior Administrator

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Mother of Ich-chan, bringer of fruit, runner of the office, first of her name. Airi was previously a newscaster at NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sophia university.

Akiko Okada

Administrator

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Some say administering an office full of engineers is like herding cats, but Akiko makes it look easy. Previously educated at Showa Women’s University and employed at Maeda Corporation, Akiko is now a key member of Rapyuta’s Language Luncheon and can always be counted on for interesting conversation.

Alankrita Pathak

Cloud Software Engineer

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The coder that broke our evaluation scale, Alankrita is our new gold standard for data structures and algorithms expertise. She was previously a software developer at Adobe Systems and housing.com. She holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.

Bharat Khatri

Cloud Software Engineer

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Full-stack engineering for him means machine learning, cryptocurrencies, and the Marvel universe. Bharat was previously a senior R&D engineer at media.net. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

Christof Dubs

Control Systems Engineer

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Whether it's soccer balls or quadrotors, Christof keeps things under control. He previously worked on Cubli and completed both a bachelor's and master's degree in Mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich.

Connor Smith

Robotics System Engineer

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Firm believer in Clarke's third law, Connor is a man of many talents and interests. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Daiki Maekawa

Robot Navigation Engineer

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His keystrokes have been compared to thunderbolts and hammer blows, Daiki led his team to victory at the 2014 RoboCup world championships. He holds a Bachelor of Robotics degree from the Chiba Institute of Technology.

Deep Chaitanya

Web Frontend Engineer

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Deep is the guy building the user interface connecting Rapyuta Robotics’ cool technology with the users. Also popular for his talent in UI design. He previously worked for InLogg. Outside of work, Deep enjoys riding his bike, reading books and of course, a cold beer!

Dhananjay Sathe

Cloud Software Engineer

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His mission: to liberate the robots of the world with a better cloud. Dhananjay was previously a Senior Operations Engineer at Directi and before that was a contributor of the original Rapyuta, the RoboEarth Cloud Engine, as well as samba.org. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Gautham Manoharan

Junior Software Engineer

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Another of our myriad ETH graduates, Gautham has a special ability to categorize all bugs as either readily solvable or previously unrecognized features. Like other Rapyutians, Gautham has competed in Robocup and a penchant for Japanese anime. He’s a tireless worker, unless you put him in a car, where he can instantaneously enter low power mode.

Graeme Murray

Senior Software Engineer

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Graeme’s job is to make sure that when the the pull requests are coming in fast, after the dust settles, everything still works. Long time veteran of the game industry, Graeme has numerous titles under his belt, including the recent Fantasy XV.

Hendrik Skubch

Senior Software Engineer

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Previously at Square Enix, where he was known as “Hendrik from AI”, Hendrik now works on Rapyuta Robotics’ SRE team, where he is still known as “Hendrik from AI”. Completing his doctorate at the University of Kassel, Hendrik’s CV includes the likes of Final Fantasy XV, Robocup and walking on his feet (to varying degrees of success).

Hiromi Nemoto

Mechatronics Engineer

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From prototypes to production, Hiromi is our Croc-wearing electronics wizard. He was previously at Sony, where he led the development of several consumer product lines. He obtained both a bachelor's and master's degree from Keio University, and was a visiting researcher at EPFL.

Hiroya Isa

Director of Marketing & PR

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As our Director of Marketing and PR, Rapyuta Robotics is lucky to have Hiroya to convert ”engineer talk”  into a clear and understanding message to the outside world. He was previously at freee, Google, Sony, Dell and Schoders, and educated at INSEAD and the University of Oxford. When not at work, Hiroya spends his time with his family!

Hitesh Sethi

Software Engineer

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Hitesh has special talent in building awesome backend applications. He loves going deep into technology, and is currently working on developing the core applications supporting our cloud robotics platform. He previously worked for CouponDunia where he worked on an android app for last minute hotel deals, so ask him for great places to stay. Outside of work, Hitesh enjoys cooking and a cold beer or two!

Javier V. Gomez

Robot Navigation Engineer

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The man with a plan and a contributor to the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL). Javier obtained a bachelor's degree from Polytechnical University of Madrid, then both a master's and doctorate degree from Carlos III University of Madrid.

Jose Pardeiro

Systems Software Engineer

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They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it might have been if they’d had Jose around. Previously at IXION and educated at Carlos III University of Madrid, Jose is a master at integrating different pieces of code and getting them to work together. He’s also a bit of a cinephile, so if you ever want to catch a movie with someone, he’s your guy.

Josh Kumar

Front-end Engineer

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Less than 48 hours after his interview, he was hired. Josh previously worked as a software developer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He completed his bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Kai Matsuda

Chief Financial Officer

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"Show me the money~!!"... as the CFO, Kai is always on the watch for our financial state. He previously worked at freee, helping to raise USD 40 M in series-C, Goldman sachs, TIAA-CREF, and JPMorgan. He obtained a bachelor's degree in law from Keio University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Masanori Hane

Auditor

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Masa has been with us from the beginning…  as a certified accountant, at one time, he managed our accounting books, in other times, he served as our board member, and now, he shares his wisdom as our auditor. Masa is a golf fanatic and is dreaming to play in tour one day...

Mahdi Asadpour

Senior Software Engineer

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The pensive programmer. Mahdi was a research developer of Swarmix and the Distributed Flight Array. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Sharif University of Technology, then both a master's and doctorate degree from ETH Zurich.

Matthew Johnson

Senior Software Engineer

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Matt is the closest thing Rapyuta Robotics has to a Ghostbuster, specializing in optimizing and maintaining clean well kept code. Matt also comes to us from the game industry, where he worked on Final Fantasy XV at Square Enix. He obtained his doctorate at the University of North Carolina and also studied at Hiroshima University.

Meera Rao

Recruitment & Back Office Mgr

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The almighty Meera, not only plays a key recruiter role in hiring the best talent in India, she also ensures the best working environment as the office manager for our Bangalore office. Having previously worked for Xitadel and QuEST Global, she is also a busy mother of her young son outside of work.

Praveen Ramanujam

Robotics System Engineer

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"As long as I get to work on mobile robots, I don't care where I work or how much you pay me." Deal. Praveen previously held positions at Mujin, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), and Robert Bosch. He has a master's degree in computer science from Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Tamilnadu College of Engineering.

Raymond Oung

Director of Engineering

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As our director of engineering, Ray is always juggling numerous responsibilities, so to relax he likes to run marathons. Ray previously worked on the Distributed Flight Array. He obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, and both a master's and doctorate degree from ETH Zurich.

Rogerio Taques

Senior UI/UX Engineer

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Hailing from Brazil, Rogerio is another welcome addition to the United Nations of Rapyuta Robotics. Formerly at Rakuten, Rogerio the UI/UX wizard responsible for making our technology accessible to the masses. Outside of work, Rogerio enjoys spending time with his family.

Ryutaro Urushiya

Mechatroics Engineer

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With the fashion sense of Tony Stark and design skills to match, Ryutaro is taking our mechanical designs to the next level. He was secretly hired by high-profile organizations to develop humanoids, exoskeletons, robotic pet sitters, to name only a few projects. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Yamagata University.

Seiji Yoshikawa

Senior Financial Controller

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Seiji is the man working behind the scenes to make sure that our business is rock solid. With his good sense of humor he makes the scary world of finance into something more approachable. He formerly worked for Deloitte, Toyota and EY etc, and is an expert in tax, accounting and business process improvement. Outside of work, he enjoys playing the trumpet, cooking, and scuba diving.

Tom Stewart

Junior Mechatronics Engineer

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Officially our first Australian hire (nationalities++), Tom studied at Curtin University in his native land and the University of Tsukuba here in Japan. Tom’s areas of expertise are interfacing sensors and actuators, careful application of the e-stop, and caffeine fueled skateboard tricks.

Vivek Bagade

Cloud Software Engineer

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Distributed systems and chomping down milliseconds of the latency is his thing. He loves playing soccer and retro pokemon games when he’s not busy being  a full time Manchester United fanboy.

Wenzheng Li

Robotics Software Engineer

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He used to sleep in a van, and he came to Japan with nothing but an ergonomic keyboard and a pocketful of dreams. Previously at Nest Labs, he obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo.

Yu Okamoto

Control Systems Engineer

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Domestic animals and children make him anxious, but he finds no greater pleasure than making robots jump through hoops. Yu previously worked at Yasukawa Electric Corporation and obtained both a bachelor's and master's degree (skipping a year!) from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Yusuke Matsumoto

External Director

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Yusuke’s words are quiet but powerful. As our main investors, Yusuke sits on the board of director, bringing us insights from other tech start-ups of the world.

Yuya Murao

Director of Sales & BD

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Yuya is a natural born innovator in sales, partnerships and business in general.  With his deep customer understanding and insights, he always finds the best way to communicate the true value of what Rapyuta Robotics has to offer. Yuya has previously worked for freee, Google, Mainichi Communications. He is passionate about building and leading a strong team, and helping customers around the world.

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