TEAM | Metcela Inc.

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    Takahiro Iwamiya

    • Graduated from Tokyo Women’s Medical University with a Ph.D. in Medicine in March, 2014
    • From 2010, Taka worked on regeneration of the heart and cardiac fibroblasts at Tokyo Women’s Medical University’s Advanced Biomedical Sciences (TWIns)
    • From 2014, Taka led a research team to create organ tissues with fibroblasts at the Institutes for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University. Taka started to prepare for the launching of Metcela in that same year
    • As a co-founder at Metcela, Taka is responsible for R&D matters
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    Kenichi Nogami

    • Graduated from the University of Tsukuba with a B.A. in International Relations in March, 2008. Ken started the MBA program at UCLA Anderson School of Management in August, 2015 (later dropped out)
    • Began professional career as an investment banker at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in 2008 and continued at Morgan Stanley from 2010, Ken cultivated expertise in M&A and equity financing for 6.5 years
    • Since 2014, Ken led the corporate development office at The RealReal Japan, while preparing to launch Metcela with Taka
    • As a co-founder at Metcela, Ken is responsible for all the business initiatives including financing, business model development, partnerships and clinical development strategies