• Connect and Unleash Your DNA

  • Vision

    Connect and Unleash Your DNA


    Create a reliable genomic service ecosystem where;
    1. Users can access to reliable knowledge and genomic service
    2. Servicers can develop reliable genomic service only with coding


  • Team

    Tomohiro Takano

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Tomo started his career as a member of the founding team of Impact Hub Tokyo. Through his involvement in establishing this social enterprise community center and business incubator, he honed his start-up business acumen and connected with domestic and international entrepreneurs. In his next role as the business development manager of G-TAC, a genomic corporate venture of M3, Inc., he leads major operations in building a genomic healthcare platform within the primary online network of physicians in Japan. His belief in the potential of the genome in widespread applications led to the founding of AWAKENS, Inc. in 2017.

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    Yuta Matsuda

    Co-Founder & COO

    After completing a master’s degree in genomics at the University of Tokyo, Yuta joined DeNA (a leading IT company providing mobile and online game and healthcare services). Serving as the head of the science team and partnering with the Institute of Medical Science of the University of Tokyo, he ​leads the development of the genetic testing service MYCODE. After its success, he continued to serve as the leader of healthcare ventures within the group. He co-founded AWAKENS, Inc. in 2017.

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    Kensuke Numakura

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Kensuke graduated in bioinformatics at Tohoku University, where he developed web-based applications and open-source code for the analysis of personal genomic information. He is also experienced in statistical genetics, genomic data analysis, and web development. Upon graduation, he joined P5 as head of the R&D division. He co-founded AWAKENS to accelerate the transition to a society where everyone owns and are empowered by their whole genome data.

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    Kudo Takamasa

    Founding member & Science advisor

    Takamasa is currently a Chemical and Systems Biology Ph.D. candidate in Stanford School of Medicine, where he uses machine learning to develop high-throughput DNA sequencing methods using microscopy analysis and sequencing techniques. Observing that insights from biological research are rarely applied in consumer-facing services compared to the speed with which academic insights accumulate, he decided to co-found AWAKENS.

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  • Investors

    We are trusted and supported by the global venture capital and the leading medical companies and investors in the bioinformatics field.

    500 Startups Japan

    M3, Inc.

    Japanese Organization for Medical Device Development, Inc.

    Tomy Kamada

    TomyK Ltd.

    Hiroaki Kitano

    President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories

  • Special Supporter: Impact HUB Tokyo

    AWAKENS, Inc. is supported by Impact HUB Tokyo as a Startup in Residence member.

  • Contact

    San Francisco Office: AWAKENS, Inc. c/o Illumina Accelerator, 499 Illinois St #210, San Francisco, CA 94158
    Tokyo Office: Impact HUB Tokyo, 2-11-3, Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 153-0063