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
616 million yen(as of September 30, 2021)
Number of Employees
136 employees (not included in 88 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 Representative Director & Co-founder
Kazuya Takeda
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 Natsuka Director & Co-founder
Tetsuya Natsuka
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 Honda Non-executive Director
Hiroyuki Honda
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 TVISION INSIGHTS Co,. Ltd. Honda’s particular area of expertise is advising on organizational management, business management and business tie-ups of companies during periods of growth.
Izumi Ohsugi Non-executive Director
(Audit & Supervisory Board Member)
Izumi Ohsugi
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

Taro Ando Head of the Sales Division
Taro Ando
Taro was the Tokyo Head of Hot Pepper Gourmet (part of Recruit, now Recruit Holdings) and subsequently Bellsystem 24 before joining Retty.
Akihiro Kosako Head of the Engineering Division
Akihiro Kosako
As an engineer, Akihiro experienced planning and design at several start-up companies before joining Retty. Currently, he is Vice President of Engineering (VPoE)
Hiroki Noguchi Head of the Product Division
Hiroki Noguchi
After graduating from the Faculty of Literature at Kyoto University, Hiroki worked at Speee Inc. before joining Retty in 2015. Prior to leading the Product Division, he was Manager of the Growth Team and was also responsible for recruiting new graduates.
Yuzaburo Tsuchiya CFO & Head of the Corporate Division
Yuzaburo Tsuchiya
Prior to joining Retty, Yuzaburo worked for an auditing firm, a strategic consulting firm, a private equity firm and was seconded to Hotland Co., Ltd. (as Director)
Kenta Okuda Head of IR & Business Planning
Kenta Okuda
As a founding member, Kenta joined Retty as its CFO after a career at Mitsubishi Corporation where he examined investments and loans.
Kanji Kawano Head of Corporate Governance
Kanji Kawano
Kanji joined Retty in 2016 after serving as General Manager for various departments and Head of Sales at a web design and maintenance company.

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