Board Members

Tatsuya Kato, Midokura Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board & Co-founder

Tatsuya leads business development at Midokura, where he leverages his decades of experience with startups and technology, including extensive (human) networks in the Japanese IT industry.

Tatsuya has a proven track record in top management positions at Japanese public IT service and mobile internet companies, as well as VC fund management with investments in internet and software sectors.

He served as committee member of multiple Japanese government organizations and several startups. Tatsuya is  director of Royal Gate, Shift, Millmo, Movad Japan, and boox.

Tatsuya graduated from Kyoto University with a major in Engineering. He played on the university’s football team as a part of two national championship teams.

Dan Mihai Dumitriu, Co-founder

Prior to founding Midokura, Dan served as Chief Architect at Ballista Securities, a New York City ATS offering an electronic block trading system for options. Dan has also served as Senior Researcher at NGI Group, Technical Lead at Amazon.com, Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Senior Researcher at Sony Electronics, and Technical Lead at Reliable Network Solutions.

Dan holds a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts, both in Computer Science, from Cornell University. He is a co-author of numerous research papers, holds several patents in the field of distributed computing, and is an expert in cloud computing technology.