About us

Overview

Company name Eureka, Inc.
Established November 20, 2008
Capital 100 million JPY (as of March 2016)
Business domains Pairs - Online dating service
Pairs Engage - Online matrimony service
Representative Junya Ishibashi, CEO
Address Sumitomo Fudosan Azabu-juban Bldg. 4F,
1-4-1 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073
Employees 145 (including part-time workers)
Certifications Registered online dating service provider: Certificate No. 30130004024
HDI-Japan (Help Desk Institute)
Affiliated companies Match Group (USA)
Pairs Blancheur, Inc.
Organizational affiliation Marriage Support Project (MSPJ)
KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
Main business partner ADK Marketing Solutions Inc.
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS Co., Ltd.
SmartNews, Inc.
Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co.
Google Japan G.K.
APCO worldwide GK

Our History

Leadership

  • Junya Ishibashi

    Eureka CEO / GM, Japan & Taiwan of Match Group

    Junya Ishibashi

    Eureka CEO / GM, Japan & Taiwan of Match Group

    Junya currently serves as the CEO of Eureka since 2016 and the General Manager of Japan & Taiwan of parent company Match Group since April 2019. He is responsible for leading the growth strategies for all Match Group brands in the region. He has served in multiple roles since joining Eureka in 2013, including CTO. At the same time as entering Tokyo University of Science, he joined a web systems development company. In his sophomore year, he left the university to pursue his career in engineering. In 2010, he changed his job and served multiple roles as the general manager of IT, logistics, and CS, and also the business manager of the company’s online business.

  • Hirokazu Nakamura

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Hirokazu Nakamura

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Hirokazu currently serves as the CMO of Eureka. He is responsible for the overall business marketing strategy. Prior to that, he has served in multiple roles, including Director and Corporate Officer CSO. He holds an undergraduate degree from Yokohama City University, and enrolled in the graduate school of Yokohama City University, but left the graduate school to join Eureka in 2011.

  • Shintaro Kaneko

    Chief Technology Officer

    Shintaro Kaneko

    Chief Technology Officer

    Shintaro currently serves as the CTO of Eureka. He is responsible for implementing technological strategies and leading the engineering organization. Prior to that, he was appointed as Corporate Officer CTO and he was a founding engineer of Pairs. Prior to joining Eureka in 2012, he participated in R&D in nonlinear optimization as an alumnus at Tokyo University of Science's research laboratory, joined studied abroad in Canada and worked at an embedded system technology firm as a new graduate. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Science at Tokyo University of Science.

  • Andrew Badham

    VP of Finance

    Andrew Badham

    VP of Finance

    Andrew currently serves as Corporate Officer VP of Finance. He is responsible for financial strategy and planning. Prior to joining Eureka in 2016, he has been involved in various finance roles in Japan for 10 years. Before moving to Japan, he held various public policy and finance roles in the Australian Government. Andrew holds an MBA from Globis University and also has degrees in public policy, finance and Japanese.

  • Yuuki Kanada

    VP of Product, Pairs

    Yuuki Kanada

    VP of Product, Pairs

    Yuuki currently serves as Corporate Officer VP of Product, Pairs and the Business Lead of Pairs Japan. He is responsible for the product strategy of Pairs in Japan and overseas and its business growth.Prior to joining Eureka in 2016, he took part in creating and launching numerous new games and became a business manager and successfully launched a location-based game app which became a huge hit. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science and economics from Waseda University.

  • Emu Nishiyama

    Brand Director

    Emu Nishiyama

    Brand Director

    Emu currently serves as Corporate Officer Brand Director. She manages both corporate and business brand strategy. She has been in charge of Pairs Brand strategy since she had joined the company in 2017. Previously, she worked at Ogilvy & Mather Japan and was involved in communication strategy and production for a wide range of industries such as finance, cosmetics, beverage, machinery, retail, and web services across Asia, including Tokyo, Bangkok and Singapore. She holds an undergraduate degree in business and commerce from Keio University. She was born and raised in Paris, France until she came to Japan for university.

  • Jun Ernesto Okumura

    Data Director

    Jun Ernesto Okumura

    Data Director

    Jun currently serves as the Data Director and leads the data strategy related to enhancing user experience through better usage of AI and data-based decision making support. Before that, he has been responsible for planning growth strategy since joining Eureka in 2019. Previously, he served as a data analyst and an AI product manager at a major internet company where he reversed the trajectory of multiple game titles in the mobile gaming businesses and also led the world's first project to implement AI in gaming. He also has been involved in numerous presentations, writing and translating activities at domestic and overseas conferences, and also runs a community related to AI. He received a Ph.D. in Science from the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University in 2014. During his studies, he has been involved in astrophysics research domestically and internationally as a JSPS Research Fellow (DC1).

  • Ryoma Yasunobu

    Customer Care Director

    Ryoma Yasunobu

    Customer Care Director

    Ryoma Yasunobu currently serves as the Customer Care Director of Eureka, ensuring and maintaining a safe and secure environment for users. Since joining Eureka in 2016, he had successfully achieved the establishment of the industry’s first in-housing of 24/7 operating customer care department. After graduating from university, he started his Customer Support career at a telemarketing agency. Afterward, work on launching/outsourcing/in-housing of Customer Support departments in various companies including a prepaid e-money company, a B2B online marketplace company, and a global pharmaceutical company.

  • Takuya Onda

    Information Director

    Takuya Onda

    Information Director

    Takuya currently serves as the Information Director and is responsible for optimizing the entire product system infrastructure, improving the productivity of internal workflows, and promoting company-wide security and IT internal controls. He has served in multiple roles and led various projects since joining the company in 2015, including the team manager of SRE Team, the establishment of infrastructure division, the migration project as part of Pairs full-scratch development and development of features for Pairs. Previously, he worked at a major internet company where he was in charge of growth hacking in a media division, and development and operation of open platforms for game developers.

Board of Directors

  • Junya Ishibashi

    Eureka CEO / GM, Japan & Taiwan of Match Group

    Junya Ishibashi

    Eureka CEO / GM, Japan & Taiwan of Match Group

    Junya currently serves as the CEO of Eureka since 2016 and the General Manager of Japan & Taiwan of parent company Match Group since April 2019. He is responsible for leading the growth strategies for all Match Group brands in the region. He has served in multiple roles since joining Eureka in 2013, including CTO. At the same time as entering Tokyo University of Science, he joined a web systems development company. In his sophomore year, he left the university to pursue his career in engineering. In 2010, he changed his job and served multiple roles as the general manager of IT, logistics, and CS, and also the business manager of the company’s online business.

  • Hirokazu Nakamura

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Hirokazu Nakamura

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Hirokazu currently serves as the CMO of Eureka. He is responsible for the overall business marketing strategy. Prior to that, he has served in multiple roles, including Director and Corporate Officer CSO. He holds an undergraduate degree from Yokohama City University, and enrolled in the graduate school of Yokohama City University, but left the graduate school to join Eureka in 2011.

  • Shintaro Kaneko

    Chief Technology Officer

    Shintaro Kaneko

    Chief Technology Officer

    Shintaro currently serves as the CTO of Eureka. He is responsible for implementing technological strategies and leading the engineering organization. Prior to that, he was appointed as Corporate Officer CTO and he was a founding engineer of Pairs. Prior to joining Eureka in 2012, he participated in R&D in nonlinear optimization as an alumnus at Tokyo University of Science's research laboratory, joined studied abroad in Canada and worked at an embedded system technology firm as a new graduate. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Science at Tokyo University of Science.

  • Jared Sine

    Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

    Jared Sine

    Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

    Jared Sine currently serves as General Counsel and Secretary of Match Group. Sine joined Match Group from Expedia, Inc., where he served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel, overseeing all legal aspects of Expedia’s mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic initiatives, as well as all post-acquisition legal and integration matters.

  • Lance Barton

    Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development of Match Group

    Lance Barton

    Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development of Match Group

    Lance Barton currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development for Match Group, where he leads the IR and M&A functions for the company. Lance has served multiple roles at both Match and IAC since 2008, including GM of Match Asia and Vice President of M&A at IAC. He has completed over 30 transactions for both companies including the acquisitions of PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OkCupid, Friendscout24, PeopleMedia, DailyBurn, and Eureka.

  • Philip D. Eigenmann

    Chief Accounting Officer

  • Alexis F. Willis

    VP Tax Planning & Controversy

Office Location

Eureka, Inc.

Sumitomo Fudosan Azabu-juban Bldg. 4F,
1-4-1 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073