About Authlete


Company Name
Authlete, Inc.
Date Founded
September 18, 2015
Takahiko Kawasaki
484.755 Million Yen
Main Business Activities
Planning, development and operation of Authlete BaaS
Consulting service related to Authlete BaaS
Tokyo, Japan (Authlete, Inc.)
Palo Alto, USA (Authlete, Inc.)
MTI Ltd, SBI Digital Asset Holdings, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd, NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc., 500 Startups Japan (Coral Capital)
Grand Prize at FIBC 2017
IBM Award at Draper Nexux B2B Summit in Tokyo 2018
NTT Data Open Innovation Contest 10 Tokyo Winner



FINOLAB, Otematchi Bldg 4F,
Otematchi 1-6-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004, Japan


Otemachi Station

  • Marunouchi Line (M-18)
  • Hanzomon Line (Z-08)
  • Chiyoda Line (C-11)
  • Tozai Line (T-09)
  • Mita Line (I-09)

The nearest gate is "Otemachi 2 chome Gate" of Marunouchi Line. The gate is near A5 Exit. Note that Otemachi Station is large and Otemachi Building is far from Mita Line and Tozai Line.


228 Hamilton Ave, 3rd Floor, Palo Alto CA 94301, USA


team people

Takahiko Kawasaki

Co-Founder, Representative Director

Software engineer who designed and implemented Authlete

team people

Ali Adnan

Co-Founder, Director

Serial entrepreneur with over 30-year international business experience

team people

Michael Mansouri

Group CEO, Director

A 20-year Silicon Valley tech serial entrepreneur with successful exits in US and Japan

team people

Joseph Heenan


Project lead of the official FAPI conformance suite, FAPI spec editor

team people

Tatsuo Kudo

Japan Country Manager

Digital identity professional with more than 20-year experience

team people

Henrik Falck

VP of Engineering

Engineering manager with 20 year experience in delivering software solutions

team people

Zulfiqar Ahmed

VP of Product

Identity and Access Management veteran with over 20 years of experience

team people

Hideki Ikeda

Co-Founder, Senior Engineer

Dev lead

team people

Nami Ashizawa


Accounting and operation

team people

Dr. Daniel Fett

Security and Standardization Specialist

Leading expert in OAuth/OIDC security and editor of several specifications in this space

team people

Hiroko Soga

Business Development

Sales and project management

team people

Domingos Creado

Senior Solution Consultant

CIAM professional with more than 20-year experience on software industry

team people

Masakiyo Morikawa

Solution Consultant


team people

Masaru Suzuki

Business Development

International business development

team people

Meysam Tamkin

Senior Software Engineer

Software engineer with more than 15 years of experience

team people

Seth Wright

Software Engineer

Building and polishing the frontend of Authlete’s products

team people

Arnaud Bruyer

SRE & DevOps

Open source and UNIX and gaming afficionado

team people

Zoljargal Jargalsaikhan

Devops & Support

Linux and Cloud enthusiast

team people

Otso Nuortimo

Senior Java Engineer

Building and polishing the backend of Authlete’s products

team people

Hideki Tabata

Full-Stack Engineer

Working on the frontend and backend of Authlete’s products

Outside Directors

Nat Sakimura

Nat Sakimura is the representative partner of NAT Consulting. Besides being an author/editor of such widely used standards as OpenID Connect, FAPI, JWT (RFC7519), JWS (RFC7515), OAuth PKCE (RFC7636) ISO/IEC 29184, ISO/IEC 29100 Amd.1, he helps communities to organize themselves to realize the ideas around identity and privacy. As the chairman of the board of the OpenID Foundation, he streamlined the process, bolstered the IPR management, and greatly expanded the breadth of the Foundation spanning over 10 working groups whose members include large internet services, mobile operators, financial institutions, governments, etc. He is also active in public policy space. He has been serving in various committees in the Japanese government including Study Group on the Platform Services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and Study Group on the competition in Digital Market of the Fair Trade Commission of Japan.

Fernando Luis Vázquez Cao

Fernando Luis Vázquez Cao is an open-source software industry veteran with over twenty years’ experience across technology innovation and governance, capital markets and digital assets and holds unparalleled knowledge of the Asian financial services sector from both a business and technical perspective. He is currently CEO of SBI Digital Asset Holdings, part of the TSE-listed financial conglomerate SBI Group. Fernando’s career began in academia where he first became deeply involved with the budding Linux community. This led him to the corporate world with a number of roles at the NTT Group, eventually becoming a founding member and technical director of NTT’s Open Source Software Center, where he built a team that made major contributions to open source projects that underpin modern cloud and Internet services.