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.

Creating a New "Food Experience". Make Your Life Happier.

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.


Creating a New "Food Experience"
Make Your Life Happier.

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 Shibazono Building 2F 2-10-1 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
November 2010
34 million yen(as of September 30, 2023)
Number of Employees
125 employees (not included annual average temporary employees)(as of September 30, 2023)
Legal Advisor
Shinsuke Ishiwatari
Partner Attorney
Vasco da Gama Law Offices

Board of Directors

Board member

Kazuya TakedaCEO
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 KawanoDirector, Head of Business Development Department
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 Head of the Business Management Office, he is currently serving as the Director of Business Development, driving company-wide business growth and strategic initiatives.
Tetsuya NatsukaDirector, Head of the Corporate Division
Tetsuya Natsuka
Graduated from the Faculty of Law at Doshisha University. Began a professional journey in 2006 with DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd., before moving to Fractalist Co., Ltd. (now United, Inc.). In 2010, co-founded Retty Inc. alongside Takeda. Played a pivotal role as a developer in launching and driving the initial growth of Retty. Currently oversees corporate and human resources functions, contributing to strategic organizational development and talent management.
Jo HiraoNon-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.
Myuko MikamoNon-executive Director (Audit & Supervisory Board Member)
Myuko Mikamo
Originating from Chiba Prefecture, Japan, and an alumnus of Waseda University's School of Commerce. Began a career in accounting audit at Ota Showa Century (now EY ShinNihon LLC), engaging in financial audits. In 2008, transitioned to Arata Audit Corporation (now PwC Arata LLC), where the focus was on accounting and internal control audits, as well as advisory services for global companies. In 2015, embarked on an assignment with PwC US. Founded a private practice in 2019 and, in 2020, took on the role of an external auditor for a company preparing for an initial public offering (IPO). Holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
Issey MoriNon-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 UeharaNon-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 TsunematsuVPoE, Head of the Product 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. In 2022, he was appointed as VPoE of the company and is responsible for the overall management of the product organization.
Shinobu HidakaHead 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.


Sumitomo Fudosan Shibazono Building 2F 2-10-1 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
3-minute walk from Shibakoen Station on the Toei Mita Line
5-minute walk from Hamamatsucho Station on the JR and Tokyo monorail lines
5-minute walk from Daimon Station on the Toei Oedo and Asakusa lines