About us

Overview

Company name eureka, Inc.
Established November 20, 2008
Capital 100 million JPY (as of March 2016)
Business domains Pairs - an online dating service
Couples - a communication app for couples
Representative Junya Ishibashi, CEO
Address Sumitomo Fudosan Azabu-juban Bldg. 4F,
1-4-1 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073
Employees 130 (including part-time workers)
Certifications Registered online dating service provider: Certificate No. 30130004015
HDI-Japan (Help Desk Institute)
Affiliated companies IAC/InterActiveCorp (USA)
Match Group (USA)
唯麗家股份有限公司 (Taiwan)
EUREKA SG Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Organizational affiliation Marriage Support Project (MSPJ)
Main business partner Amazon Web Services Japan
Cocolable Inc.
Cookpad Inc.
Elasticsearch BV
Facebook, Inc.
Google Inc.
Hakuhodo Inc.
NTT Resonant Incorporated
Septeni Co., Ltd.
Universal Music Group, Inc.

Our History

Leadership

  • Junya Ishibashi

    CEO

    Junya Ishibashi

    CEO

    Entered Tokyo University of Science and simultaneously joined a company offering contract-based web systems development. Left university during his second year when he realized that IT inspired him more than Architecture, his major at the time. From that point on, he dedicated himself to engineering work while taking on freelance web systems development contracts. Changed job in 2010. Experienced handling IT, distribution and customer service as general manager, and also experienced business director. Joined eureka, Inc. in 2013. Became CTO in July 2014, became COO and CTO in January 2016. Currently serves as CEO since September 2016.

  • Hirokazu Nakamura

    Chief Product Officer & Chief Marketing Officer

    Hirokazu Nakamura

    Chief Product Officer & Chief Marketing Officer

    Left the graduate school of Yokohama City University in 2011. Afterwards he joined eureka, Inc. and handled word-of-mouth advertising for major cosmetics companies. As manager of Eureka's marketing division in 2012, Hirokazu helped attract customers using the Facebook for his clients. Along with launching Pairs, he started a project to attract customers by using Facebook Page. This effort drew more than 2.5 million fans in one year, which helped to rise to the No. 1 Facebook Page (in terms of users reached) in Japan. Became CSO in 2014. Became CPO/CMO in 2016.

  • Shintaro Kaneko

    Chief Technology Officer

    Shintaro Kaneko

    Chief Technology Officer

    After graduating from Faculty of Science of Tokyo University of Science in 2010, he joined an embedded system technology firm and worked on quality assurance. Studied abroad in Canada in 2011. After returning to Japan, Shintaro participated in optimization theory research as an alumnus at Tokyo University of Science's research laboratory. Joined eureka, Inc. in 2012. Participated as a developer launching Pairs and Couples. Became CTO in October 2016.

  • Landon Hong

    VP of Global Expansion

    Landon Hong

    VP of Global Expansion

    Landon Hong currently serves as Vice President of Global Expansion. Prior to assuming his current role in October, Landon has had experience with UI/UX design and business development at several IT startups, having been involved with global expansion and IPOs while leveraging his expertise in growth hacking for non-game social apps. Landon obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees from Keio University in Tokyo. As a student, he received numerous awards at business plan contests, in addition to managing outsourced projects for community websites.

  • Yuuki Kanada

    VP of Pairs Japan

    Yuuki Kanada

    VP of Pairs Japan

    Yuuki Kanada joined a mobile tech venture company in April 2012 after graduating from Waseda University with a degree in Political Science and Economics. He took part in creating and launching numerous new games. He became a business manager from the second year at the company and successfully launched a location information based game app which became a huge hit. He joined Eureka, Inc. in April 2016 as Head of Pairs Japan Product. He has served as VP of Pairs Japan since October 2018.

  • Andrew Badham

    Finance Director

    Andrew Badham

    Finance Director

    Andrew Badham currently serves as the Finance Director for eureka, where he leads financial planning and strategy for the company. Andrew joined eureka in September 2016 and has been employed in various corporate financial planning roles in Japan for the past 10 years. He is an MBA graduate of Globis University, and also has degrees in public policy, finance and Japanese. Prior to moving to Japan, Andrew was employed in public policy and finance roles in the Australian Government.

  • Emu Nishiyama

    Brand Director

    Emu Nishiyama

    Brand Director

    Born and raised in Paris, France and moved to Japan for university. Joined Ogilvy & Mather Japan after graduating from Keio University in 2000. Emu handled communication strategy and creation for various industries including finance, cosmetics, beverages, machinery, retail and web services not only in Japan but also at Bangkok and Singapore office of Ogilvy & Mather. Joined eureka in July 2017 as a brand strategist. Became Corporate Officer, Brand Director in April 2018.

  • Ryoma Yasunobu

    Customer Care Director

    Ryoma Yasunobu

    Customer Care Director

    After graduating from university, started career as customer care at a telemarketing agency. After 2005, experienced establishing, outsourcing, and in-housing of customer care division for prepaid e-money company, BtoB online marketplace company, global pharmaceutical company and more. Joined eureka in February 2016. Successfully conducted the complete in-housing of 24/365 customer care with full-time operator for the first time in online dating industry. Became Corporate Officer, Customer Care Director in April 2018.

Board of Directors

  • Junya Ishibashi

    CEO

    Junya Ishibashi

    CEO

    Entered Tokyo University of Science and simultaneously joined a company offering contract-based web systems development. Left the university during his second year when he realized that IT inspired him more than Architecture, his major at the time. From that point on, he dedicated himself to engineering work while taking on freelance web systems development contracts. Changed job in 2010. Experienced handling IT, distribution and customer service as general manager, and also experienced business director. Joined Eureka, Inc. in 2013. Became CTO in July 2014, became COO and CTO in January 2016. Currently serves as CEO since September 2016.

  • Hirokazu Nakamura

    Chief Product Officer & Chief Marketing Officer

    Hirokazu Nakamura

    Chief Product Officer & Chief Marketing Officer

    Left the graduate school of Yokohama City University in 2011. Afterwards he joined Eureka, Inc. and handled word-of-mouth advertising for major cosmetics companies. As manager of Eureka's marketing division in 2012, Hirokazu helped attract customers using the Facebook for his clients. Along with launching Pairs, he started a project to attract customers by using Facebook Page. This effort drew more than 2.5 million fans in one year, which helped to rise to the No. 1 Facebook Page (in terms of users reached) in Japan. Became CSO in 2014. Became CPO/CMO in 2016.

  • Shintaro Kaneko

    Chief Technology Officer

    Shintaro Kaneko

    Chief Technology Officer

    After graduating from Faculty of Science of Tokyo University of Science in 2010, he joined an embedded system technology firm and worked on quality assurance. Studied abroad in Canada in 2011. After returning to Japan, Shintaro participated in optimization theory research as an alumnus at Tokyo University of Science's research laboratory. Joined Eureka, Inc. in 2012. Participated as a developer launching Pairs and Couples. Became CTO in October 2016.

  • Jared Sine

    General Counsel of Match Group

    Jared Sine

    General Counsel of Match Group

    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

    Senior Vice President of Global Controller at Match Group

  • Alexis F. Willis

    Tax Director at Match Group

Office Location

eureka, Inc.

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