About Us

Creating the standard for a new generation

Photo of CEO Kazuya Takeda

In 2010, I founded Retty.

Which mountain you climb will determine most of your life.
If I only live once, I want to climb the highest mountain and see the view that can only be seen from there.

In 2010, with this in mind, I moved to the United States to find a business field where I could bet my life.

In the U.S, I was able to experience firsthand the deep penetration of the Internet into people's lives and the revolution in information dissemination due to the spread of smartphones and social networking services.
I was looking for a place where I could bet my life, while looking at the amazing startups that were impacting the world.

Then I came across the field of "food".
It is a culture that Japan is proud of, and it enriches the lives of many people. I was convinced that it was the right place to bet my life.

Today, with the convergence of eating out and eating in, the decline in the working population, and the evolution of technology, the need for food services has become more pressing.

However, the experience of "food" still shines brightly.
Although the style of food service is expected to change drastically with the evolution of technology, the value of "making people happy through food" is immutable.

In 2020, we were listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers and entered a new stage of growth.

We still have a lot of things to work on, such as further evolving the search for restaurants using vast amounts of data, promoting the digitalization of restaurants, and improving the in-restaurant experience.

Shaping a new food experience for a happier future.

We will continue to challenge boldly in the huge food industry to create new food experiences that will become the future standard.

Please look forward to the future of Retty.

Kazuya Takeda
CEO, Retty Inc.

Vision

Shaping a new food experience
for a happier future

Food holds many potentials.

Flavors that touch our heart
and ambience that bring us joy
have the power to make us smile.

Powered by technology
we will unlock the potential of food.

There must be more we can do
to enrich lives.

Team Retty will work together
with friends who are supporting the food system today
to shape a food experience that will be the standard in the coming ten years.

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
41 million yen(as of September 30, 2022)
Number of Employees
147 employees (not included annual average temporary employees)(as of September 30, 2021)
Legal Advisor
Shinsuke Ishiwatari
Partner Attorney
Vasco da Gama Law Offices

Board of Directors

Board member

Kazuya Takeda CEO
Kazuya Takeda
Originally from Ehime Prefecture, Kazuya Takeda graduated from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University, and joined Net Age Inc. (now United Co., Ltd.) in 2007, where he was engaged in marketing-related businesses such as Internet advertising sales. After leaving the company, he stayed in Silicon Valley for a year to prepare for starting Retty. After returning to Japan, he founded Retty Inc. in 2010 to contribute to the growth of Japan's world-class food culture, and in June 2011, he launched "Retty," a real name based restaurant review service.
Kanji Kawano Director, Head of Business Planning
Kanji Kawano
Kanji Kawano graduated from Ritsumeikan University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He joined Retty Inc. in 2016 after serving as the general manager of several departments at a website and e-commerce related company. After leading a team as a manager of the Sales Planning Group, he is currently promoting company-wide business growth as Head of Business Planning
Yuzaburo Tsuchiya Director, CFO
Yuzaburo Tsuchiya
Yuzaburo Tsuchiya graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University. After passing the CPA exam, he worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (now Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC) and Corporate Direction, a strategic consulting firm, before joining ACA Corporation, a private equity fund, where he was engaged in hands-on operations for portfolio companies such as Hotland Co. He joined Retty Corporation in 2016. Since joining the company, he has been overseeing the corporate division as CFO.
Jo Hirao Non-executive Director
Jo Hirao
Graduated from the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University. While still in college, he founded two companies and ran one of them before joining Recruit Co., Ltd. in 2005. 2006, he founded the predecessor of Zigexn Co. and became a director. Later became CEO, and after an MBO became independent. 2013 listed on TSE Mothers, 2018 moved to TSE First Section, 2022 moved to TSE Prime Market.
Izumi Osugi Non-executive Director (Audit & Supervisory Board Member)
Izumi Osugi
Izumi Ohsugi 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.
Issey Mori Non-executive Director
(Audit & Supervisory Board Member)
Issey Mori
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.
Yuka Uehara Non-executive Director
(Audit & Supervisory Board Member)
Yuka Uehara
Originally from Oita Prefecture, Yuka Uehara graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Law. After joining Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. as a new graduate, Uehara has worked for several Japanese and foreign securities companies, including Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd. (currently BofA Securities Japan Co., Ltd.) and specializes in advising clients on capital markets and investor relations.

Executive Officers

Yuichi Tsunematsu VPoE, Head of the Engineering Division
Yuichi Tsunematsu
After working as a Research and Development Engineer at Canon Inc., he joined Retty Inc. in 2019. As manager of the entire engineering department, he is responsible for the implementation of Large Scale Scrum Development (LeSS) and Go To Eat Campaign. 2022, he was appointed as VPoE of the company and is responsible for the overall management of the engineering organization.
Shinobu Hidaka Head of Sales Division
Shinobu Hidaka
After graduating from university, he worked for a major IT company as a planning sales representative and sales manager for BtoB and e-commerce site construction. After that, he worked in agency sales and liaison at an internet media management company before joining Retty in 2015. Initially, he was responsible for partner policy planning and launching sales channels, and was appointed as Executive Officer in charge of the sales department.
Kenta Okuda Head of IR & Corporate Planning
Kenta Okuda
Graduated from Tohoku University with a degree in Engineering. After working for Mitsubishi Corporation, he joined Retty Inc. in 2013, where he was responsible for fundraising as CFO. Then he was in charge of recruiting, PR, corporate planning, IR, and new business as Head of the CEO's Office. Currently, he is in charge of IR, Corporate Planning, and Public Relations.
Tetsuya Natsuka Head of HR
Tetsuya Natsuka
He graduated from Doshisha University Faculty of Law before joining Dowa Holdings, Inc. in 2006. After taking charge of corporate legal affairs at the company, he moved to Fractalist (now United) in 2008, where he was engaged in mobile advertising sales and mobile SEO consulting. He then founded Retty Inc. with Takeda in 2010. As a developer, he was responsible for the release and initial growth of Retty, and is currently in charge of HR.

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