About Us

Creating the standard for a new generation

Photo of Kazuya Takeda

When I decided to establish Retty in 2010, I made a decision.
“We’ve got only once to live. I want to build a new future and make people around the world happy.”

At Retty, we have attracted many excellent people who share the same desire to “make people around the world happy”, and we continue to grow each day.

However, the future we are aiming for is still a long way off, and we are still in the middle of the journey. In order to provide new value to more than one billion people around the world, we must expand the service that Retty offers even farther.

Food is at the heart of everyday life, and I think dining out is an area in which Japan leads the world. Creating a new future in the food space and bringing happiness to people around the world—these are what you can expect from Retty. We appreciate your continued support, now and into the future.

Kazuya Takeda
CEO, Retty Inc.

Signature of Kazuya Takeda

Company Profile

Company Name
Retty Inc.
Headquarters Address
Sumitomo Fudosan Azabujuban Building 3F
1-4-1 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073
Established
November 2010
Capital
1,184,612,076 yen
(including capital reserve)
Number of Employees
About 100 employees
Major Shareholders
Management members
YJ Capital
Eight Roads Ventures Japan
WiL
GREE Ventures
ITOCHU Technology Ventures
CyberAgent Capital
Legal Advisor
Shinsuke Ishiwatari
Partner Attorney
Vasco da Gama Law Offices

Board of Directors

Kazuya TakedaRepresentative Director & Co-founder
Originally from Ehime Prefecture, Kazuya Takeda graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, College of Science and Engineering before joining United, Inc (formerly Netage). He left the company and moved to San Francisco to become an entrepreneur, where he worked continuously to develop a business plan.
He gained confidence in the information revolution through social media and refined his vision for Retty. In 2011, Takeda founded Retty with Tetsuya Natsuka, a former colleague. Takeda serves as Representative Director.
Tetsuya NatsukaDirector & Co-founder
Originally from Shiga Prefecture, Tetsuya Natsuka graduated from Doshisha University, Faculty of Law and then joined DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd., where he was in charge of corporate legal affairs and stock practice. He founded Retty with Kazuya Takeda after working for United, Inc (formerly Fractalist, Inc).
As a developer, Natsuka was responsible for the release and initial growth of Retty, and later became responsible for the Administration Department.
Hiroyuki HondaNon-executive Director
As a former director and senior executive officer at Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd, Hiroyuki Honda was responsible for a wide range of areas, from human resources and new business development to overseas business development.
Taking advantage of his corporate management and business experience, Honda currently serves on the board as a director and advisor at numerous startup IT companies, including Double Standard Inc. Honda’s particular area of expertise is advising on organizational management, business management and business tie-ups of companies during periods of growth.
Izumi OsugiNon-executive Director
(Audit & Supervisory Board Member)
Izumi Osugi is from Kanagawa prefecture. After passing the certified public accounting examination, Osugi engaged in accounting audits of various listed and unlisted companies with KPMG AZSA LLC. After that, she was appointed a corporate auditor of the TES Mothers Market listed companies.
In 2017, Osugi established Osugi CPA Office, which specializes in supporting corporate auditors and provides the only corporate auditor support service in Japan. Osugi serves concurrently as an external corporate auditor for multiple companies.
Mayumi UmezawaNon-executive Director
(Audit & Supervisory Board Member)
Originally from Shizuoka Prefecture, Mayumi Umezawa graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Agriculture and completed her studies at Bond Business School. After passing the certified public accountant examination in 2002, Umezawa engaged in audit work including support for listing clients at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC.
From 2007, Umezawa worked for McDonald’s Japan Co., Ltd., where she was responsible for a wide range of areas including accounting and budget management. From 2012, at Walt Disney Japan Co., Ltd., she supervised the business planning for the Asian retail division, which included planning for the company’s entry into the Chinese market. Umezawa established Accounting Labo in 2016 and serves as the company’s Representative Director. As one of the few management accounting experts in Japan, Umezawa also writes and lectures.
Issey MoriNon-executive Director
(Audit & Supervisory Board Member)
Originally from Hyogo Prefecture, Issey Mori graduated from Kobe University, Faculty of Law. After working at Kobayashi & Todo law firm, which is renowned in the field of antitrust law, Mori established the Daikanyama Law Office in 2016, taking the position of Representative Attorney at Law.
Mori taught at Keio University Graduate School of Law as an Assistant Professor (Corporate Law, 2012-2017), and is now serving concurrently as an external corporate auditor for companies listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Mori also provides legal services to many venture-based companies.

ACCESS

Sumitomo Fudosan Azabujuban Building 3F
1-4-1 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo


4-minute walk from Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Oedo Line

6-minute walk from Azabu-juban Station on the Toei Oedo and Namboku lines

9-minute walk from Shibakoen Station on the Toei Mita Line