Equity participation in the VR company Pulse Inc. by Yasushi AKIMOTO, Yutaka MATSUO and DaiGo
IGNIS Ltd. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director CEO: Qian Kun, hereinafter “IGNIS”) announces that the following people will be contributing equity to IGNIS’s subsidiary, Pulse Inc. (hereinafter “Pulse”). In the press release on November 4th 2016, IGNIS announced that it will expand into the VR (virtual reality) area and establish a new subsidiary.
1.Brief description of those who will make capital contribution to Pulse
A lyricist, film director, author of comic stories. Director of Akimito Yasushi Office. As a producer of AKB48 group, Nogizaka 46, Keyakizaka 46, he has written lyrics to almost all of their songs. He also works on design and content of (TV) programs drama scripts. A member of Directors Guild of Japan.
Project Associate Professor at University of Tokyo His area of specialty is in artificial intelligence, web engineering, and deep learning.
Mentalist, Author, Specially Appointed Professor of Niigata University of Rehabilitation. Over 1.5 million copies of his literary work has been published. He is active in a variety of areas, working as an advisor, and management strategic partners to companies. He is also invited to hold lectures.
Comment from Mr. Akimoto:
What makes life interesting is the “encounter” you have with people. I encountered with geniuses from different genres. I felt something that I had never experienced before. Everything was new and fresh.
AI, VR・・・what will be created from the chemical reaction between state-of-the-art science and entertainment?
I am looking into the mirror of the future.
Comment from Mr. Matsuo:
Artificial intelligence and especially deep learning is spurring innovation in numerous areas. I am excited to see what kind of a world view will be created by combining them with VR.
Comment from DaiGo:
I am very honored to be able to create content with such a wonderful team. By applying knowledge of psychology, I wish to make VR not only a device, but a second reality for human kind.
2. Outline of Pulse
|Company name||Pulse Inc.|
|Representative Director, Qian Kun|
|Established||November 4 , 2016|
|Shareholder||IGNIS, Yasushi AKIMOTO, Yutaka MATSUO DaiGo and other|
|Fiscal Year end||September|
|Business||Plan, develop and operate VR contents|