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Nature Remo

Driving a sustainable coexistence with nature through technology.

 

Our Vision

We create IoT products to realize and accelerate the distributed clean energy transition.

In March 2011, I visited a coal mine located in a remote area of Southeast Asia. The scene was absolutely chaotic. Hundreds of excavators and transporters were operating while hordes of workers worked tirelessly inside the mines. The sheer scale overwhelmed me with a sense of discomfort, and I asked my self how this can ever be sustainable. Perhaps fatefully, on the very same day when I returned to my hotel, news of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was being reported on every channel. Both events made me deeply question the current norm of using coal-fired power and nuclear power as a main power supply source. It inspired me to establish a business that can shift the world towards using more distributed and cleaner energy.

Haruumi Shiode

CEO & Founder , Nature inc.

Our Story

2014

Nature is founded in Boston, USA

2016

Nature raises $300K from crowdsourcing campaigns

2017

Nature Remo 1st generation launches in Japan and Nature conducts VPP pilot with Kansai Electric

2018

Nature raises US$1 mil from Daiwa Corporate Investment and Nature Remo mini launches in Japan

2019

Nature raises US$5 mil from Energy & Environment Investment and Delight Ventures and moved the HQ to Japan

2020

Nature Remo crosses 200,000 units sold and debuts in global market

Meet our team

Haruumi Shiode

CEO & Founder

Haruumi completed a master’s degree in Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2008 and lived abroad for three months thereafter. From 2008 to 2014, he worked in investment management at Mitsui & Co., Ltd’s US IT venture and electric power business development in Southeast Asia. In 2016, Haruumi completed the MBA program at Harvard University. Haruumi founded Nature while he was at Harvard.

Masayuki Matsuki

CTO

Known as Songmu. He has been involved in a wide range of careers, including sales, information systems, SI, social games, product owner for SaaS development and engineering. He specializes in designing and developing infrastructure that can withstand long-term operation, and has won ISUCON three times. YAPC :: Tokyo 2019 best speaker. Authored “Minna no Go” (Technical Reviewer, co-author)

Daichi Kamisono

Hardware

For 10 years, Daichi has designed and developed various hardware (electric circuits) such as safety door switches and vision sensors at Omron Corporation. He miraculously appeared as a savior to solve hardware problems before the release of the original Nature Remo, and soon after officially joined the team.

Tomomi Nagao

Designer

Tomomi graduated from Musashino Art University’s Department of Craft and Industrial Design in 2010. Later she worked on mobile design and product design for IoT products at Kyocera Corporation for 8 years. She has worked on Nature Remo’s industrial design since its founding, and currently handles Nature’s overall design.

Soh Kitahara

Software Engineer

Soh graduated from the graduate school of policy media at Keio University graduate school (SFC) in 2012. As a student, he developed numerous service and apps such as Lobi at KAYAC Inc. After graduating from university, he worked for KAYAC, soon after, he decided to support Murase and work alongside him. In 2018, Soh officially joined Nature, Inc.

Kyosuke Kameda

Software Engineer

Born and raised in Toyama,  Kyosuke developed many services and applications as a front-end engineer at Kayak. With Nature, he manages the backend servers and databases. 

Veronica Lee

Mechanical Engineer

Veronica graduated from New York University Abu Dhabi with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering having studied in the UAE, USA, China, and Australia. While in college worked with a Swedish startup on creating educational gadgets, after which joined Nature.

Ryota Kajimoto

Customer Support

Ryota first worked in customer support at Camera Kitamura as the store manager. After that, he moved on to work in customer support with DMM and with a social game venture.

Anna Kinoshita

General Affairs

Graduated from Chuo University’s Faculty of Economics. After joining a bank in Okinawa, she worked in the back office team of a local startup and with freee.

Masakazu Otsuka

Technical Advisor

Masakazu Otsuka planned and developed an infrared remote control named “IRKit” with open source Wi-Fi communication function on its own in order to achieve the objective of “increasing the number of people making appliances with devices that operate with the iPhone”. He is a founding member of Nature and handled the initial development of Nature Remo.

Shuhei Kawasaki

Technical Advisor

Formerly the DeNA CTO Director. He developed “Mobage” and “Mobaoku” by himself in 3 months. In 2002, he pursued a Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo, where he joined DeNA as a part-time worker, and he quickly became a director in 2007. He lead the development of the company’s services with unconventional ideas, development capabilities, and speed.

Shikhar Ghosh

Advisor

In 1996, Shikhar listed Open Market on NASDAQ. After that, over the past 20 years, he went to found numerous startups as a continuous entrepreneur. He currently works as a senior lecturer at Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School.

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