Ikigai [ ee-kee-gahy ] -
one’s reason for being, which in principle is the convergence of one’s personal passions, beliefs, values, and vocation: those who follow the concept of ikigai undertake the activities of their life with willingness and a satisfying sense of meaning
Our goal is simple, we are about enabling people to reach their full potential through technology. In other words, we want to use technology to help others “find their Ikigai.”
Ikigai Technologies core competitive advantage is our team. The 5 founders are experienced developers from top Fortune 200 companies and an executive from one of the Nations top 3 coding bootcamps.
By bringing this group of passionate technologists together, we have been able to build a suite of tech stacks that enable a new realm of possibilities for efficiency and innovation.
We believe that decentralized applications that will be powering future economies, should have trustworthy data and full transparency in their operations. Therefore we subscribe to data-centricity paradigm and are committed to building a data-centric metadata layer on top of Cardano blockchain powered by Fluree, a Web3 decentralized semantic graph database, which can provide data provenance and immutability to any DApp built on top of it, and will allow for data exchange between DApps through open standards, essentially building a global knowledge graph.
Excels at bringing out the best in others and seeing opportunity where others don't. With experience at a big data company, Tableau, as a senior software engineer as well as shipping three game titles as a game developer at 2K Interactive, Michael has experience as a strong engineer, creating engrossing user experiences, and driving new initiatives.
Dmitri can identify promising new technologies, explain how it relates to a vision, and can dig deep into the architecture. He was a senior solutions architect with experience in cloud architecture, data engineering, R&D and prototyping in big data and analytics space. He has built numerous data lakes, ETL pipelines, multidim
Dmitri can identify promising new technologies, explain how it relates to a vision, and can dig deep into the architecture. He was a senior solutions architect with experience in cloud architecture, data engineering, R&D and prototyping in big data and analytics space. He has built numerous data lakes, ETL pipelines, multidimensional cubes and data analysis applications and is passionate about identifying emerging technologies and composing them into cohesive scalable solutions that solve problems.
Chris helps everything run smooth leveraging his experience as COO of one of the top 3 coding boot camps in the US. He has showcased his skills in multiple startups and has taken a startup from nothing to being evaluated over 300 million. Chris is also the proud receiver of the 30 under 30 award from 425 business.
Always driving others to become better engineers, Taylor is a talented full stack engineer who was one of the fastest promoted senior engineers at his previous fortune 200 company.
Mark is an afamed iconoclastic artist known for his highly recognizable paintings. Corporate patronage helped Smith become an increasingly recognizable figure in the crowded New York City art world, and his patrons included the likes of MTV, Pepsi, AT&T, Budweiser, VH-1, Walt Disney Co, and many more. The distinctiveness of Smit
Mark is an afamed iconoclastic artist known for his highly recognizable paintings. Corporate patronage helped Smith become an increasingly recognizable figure in the crowded New York City art world, and his patrons included the likes of MTV, Pepsi, AT&T, Budweiser, VH-1, Walt Disney Co, and many more. The distinctiveness of Smith’s work culminated in the national Absolut Vodka campaign in 1996, entitled “Absolut Smith”. His artwork is has been displayed in the U.S. and abroad, including all the major contemporary art fairs. The works have been seen in major motion pictures and in global campaigns such as the poster design commissioned by the United States Olympic Team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Brendon's strong business sense and success brings tremendous value to the team in addition to his previous experience as senior software engineer doing full stack development and game engine technologies at Tableau, Salesforce, Microsoft, and a Tencent subsidiary.
Manik is a powerhouse blockchain developer with a postgraduate degree in blockchain. Previous to blockchain development, Manik was a lead systems engineer at Tata Consultancy Services
Alejandro is making the transition to decentralized technologies coming from the games industry as a tools engineer at Rockstar Games. Alejandro has also run his own indie game company shipping two titles selling over 400k+ copies
George's consulting and strategic thinking helps keeps the team ahead of the curve. His deep understanding stems from his ability to dig through many of the Cardano research papers and continue his learnings from the first Plutus Pioneers cohort. Like others in the team, he has a rich data background with five years as a data scientist / engineer.
Jiwon is a stellar designer for our unannounced (codename "Vulcan") NFT marketplace project. In addition to the UX/UI work, she helps interface with two other design studios the team works with. Jiwon's experience at popular companies such as Microsoft and Disney speaks for itself.
Alex provides an invaluable perspective on the direction and opportunity for decentralized technologies in games. His creative take in design can be seen in the games he makes as the CEO & Creative Designer at GEC. Prior to founding his studio 6 years ago, his game was an IGF finalist as a student for excellence in design!
Stacy enables the team to focus on what they are good at - solving problems others can't. The team can rest assured anything administrative or operations related is in good hands
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