Our Team

Learn more about the people behind blockhive


Who is behind blockhive?

Based in Estonia with roots in Japan, our team has a diverse and multicultural background. We are located over two continents in cities including Tallinn, Tokyo, and Ho Chi Minh City.


(in alphabetical order)

Hikaru Kusaka
Board Member, Co-Founder, Business Design and Strategy Lead

Hikaru has provided strategic advice to both the public and private as an expert on blockchain technologies. In light of the short history of the blockchain, Hikaru’s in-depth knowledge of the industry is invaluable. He founded Estonia-based blockhive to apply his knowledge on a wider scale. Hikaru is an advisor of the Review Committee of the Estonian government.

#Blockchain #Business Design #Advisor
So Nagasawa
Board Member, Co-Founder, Technology Lead of Asia Pacific

So developed a social capital data structure that evaluated credibility valuation system in 2012. Since 2013, So has developed a number of trading systems using a wide range of blockchains including Ripple, Stellar, Ethereum. He is the technical lead of blockhive, and he oversees a blockchain research lab in Vietnam.

#Dapps #Development #Blockchain
Suguru Toraishi
Board Member

Suguru has over 8 years of company management experience. He mainly develops and manages strategies for the Japanese side.

#Management #Strategy


(in alphabetical order)

Yinghan Huang
Lead Designer

Yinghan specializes in user interface and user experience design, as well as front-end web development. She has more than five years of experience in client relationship management and accounting.

#Web Design #UI/UX #Frontend
Kenji Iwase
Full Stack Engineer

Kenji is a developer with more than three years of experience. His main responsibilities include implementing the server side and the frontend side, which makes him a well rounded full stack engineer.

#Dapps #System Development
Su Long Ly
UI/UX Designer

Su Long has more than five years of experience in web design and software development at companies including one of the most popular design studios in Montreal, Canada. Sulong specializes in UI/UX design after years of experience in illustrating for international fashion brands.

#Web Design #UI/UX
Stan Martin
Full Stack Engineer

Stan is a full stack engineer that is specialized in client-server systems. He has more than 8 years experience in software engineering using multiple development languages and platforms.

#Full Stack #System Development #Dapps
Vitaly Migunov
Software Engineer, Decentralized Application Specialist

Vitaly is a full stack developer with more than eight years of experience. His specialty is in building digital infrastructure systems, blockchain, token design and initial coin offering systems.

#Dapps #System Development #Infrastructure
Ragnar Reindoff
Business Integration Specialist

Prior to joining blockhive, he has accumulated more than five years of experience as a project manager in advertising. Before that, he worked as a designer, creating company logos and billboard signs, as well as visuals for television and events.

#Project Management #Design #Business Development
Pavel Ruban
Finance Lead

Pavel has more than eight years of experience in different fields of finance, including audit, corporate finance, M&A and private equity asset management. He is also a CFA charterholder.

#Finance #Management #CFA
Kota Alex Saito
Business Development Lead

Alex has a background in consulting and business development. Prior to joining blockhive, he worked for Veriff as a business development analyst and contributed in defining the whole company strategy. He also works for the e-Residency team as an official writer and for Forbes Japan as an official columnist.

#Business Development #Project Management #Consulting
Tomoaki Sawaguchi
Business Development Lead of Asia Pacific

Prior to joining blockhive, Tomoaki worked as a COO at a business development company, contributing to the definition of the company's overall strategy. He has over 5 years of experience in the field of business development.

#Business Development #Project Management #Consulting
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