DJ Steve Aoki and Masato Matsuura, founder of Japanese Entertainment Company Avex are part of a group heading a new Web3 start-up called MetaSolare. The core members consist of leading experts from the entertainment, blockchain, and financial industries, to create a web3 blockchain ecosystem for gaming, anime, and music.
The goal behind the MetaSolare project is to build a new entertainment ecosystem consisting of three components: blockchain technology that allows users to own digital content, financial elements to allow for a sustainable content-centered economy, and game technology that allows for large-scale interactive communication. Fusing these three elements seamlessly will allow for entirely new entertainment experiences in the fields of anime, gaming, and music, where everyone involved can create together.
MetaSolare’s 8 co-founders include Super DJ Steve Aoki, one of the most well-known members of the crypto community, as well as Masato Matsuura, the founder of Avex, one of Japan’s biggest media and entertainment companies. The other stakeholders are:
KENTARO BEPPU CEO / Co-Founder
After working as the national general manager of a major restaurant company, Kentaro Beppu started his own business in the field of IT marketing. He became fascinated with the world of blockchain through his cryptocurrency investments that began in 2016.
ASAHI IWANAGA COO / Co-Founder
Chief Operating Officer for MetaSolare ASAHI IWANAGA, former President & CEO of Avex Technologies. Previously, he spent three years publishing games on Steam at an international game publisher and worked as a product manager in the broadcast/VOD entertainment industry at a NASDAQ-listed company.
TSUBASA MURAKAMI CLO/ Co-Founder
Chief Learning Officer TSUBASA MURAKAMI is a certified M&A Senior Expert and a certified Business Succession Senior Expert with the Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs. He worked at a government agency for six years, where he participated in over 200 projects including cross-border energy asset purchases and sales, business investment reviews, and financing.
SEIHAKU YOSHIDA Co-Founder
Founder of HashPort, Inc. in 2018, Seihaku ran the company as President. Involved with several projects such as IOST, Enjin, Qtum, Tron, Tezos, in Japan, he also founded and ran HashPalette, Inc. as an NFT subsidiary of HashPort. HashPalette conducted Japan’s first IEO in 2021, attracting 22.4 billion yen for a billion yen offering.
ROBERT TRAN Co-Founder
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University in 1992. In 2004, Robert Tran joined Experian (listed on the London Stock Exchange), a leading global information services company, where he served as VP and Branch Manager after the launch of Experian Asia Pacific.
SHINICHI HISAMATSU CTO
After earning a master’s degree in Media and governance from Keio University, Chief Technology Officer Shinichi Hisamatsu studied computer science and man-machine interfaces as a researcher at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies (University of Tokyo), as well as at the MIT Media Lab and Keio University School of Nursing and Medical Care.
TERUAKI ASANO CFO
Chief Financial Officer Teruaki Asano former member of Goldman Sachs’ finance division. Was responsible for monitoring P&L, balance sheets, and valuations of financial products in fixed income, equity derivatives, real estate and private equity. Currently, he is a venture capitalist, giving financial advice to a wide variety of start-up companies.
TAKASHI HATANAKA Co-Founder
Takashi started his career at Goldman Sachs in 1993. Joined the company’s New York quant department in 1996, and then its proprietary trading department in 2002, where he was involved in modeling, risk management, and equity derivatives trading. Has worked as an investor and advisor for venture and investment companies in Japan and Southeast Asia, participating in business startups primarily in the areas of machine learning and management and capital strategy.
MetaSolare’s team has deep connections in the global music scene, and in Asia particularly. This uniquely places them right in the middle of the next generation of crypto-native music. NFTs and tokens are powerful tools to connect artists and fans, which allow for new types of ownership and ways to support creators.These are the tools that web 3 developers believe will change how music is made, and how stars are born. MetaSolare wants to create the infrastructure for crypto-native music artists, backed by DAOs and NFTs. MetaSolare token and NFT holders will have the opportunity to be directly involved in artists’ future: for example, the platform will give token and NFT holders the power to help hold auditions to pick new artists and talent and help them get ready for their big debut, with live streams being held at regular intervals to help show how far they’ve come. Along with the Game Fi and Anime Fi aspects of the project, MetaSolare wants to go a step further from the commonly used ‘Play to earn’ models and traditional funding structures. Instead creating an ecosystem where everyone around the world can become a ‘co-creator’, helping to build a new future for gaming, anime, and music. Hopefully building an entirely new form of collaboration in tandem with users and creators.
for more about the project visit MetaSolare.