• Akiko Naka - Nexterday North 2016


Founder and CEO of Wantedly, Inc.

Born in 1984 in Japan. Akiko serves as a founder and chief executive officer at Wantedly, Inc., the professional social networking service she started in her apartment. Following its official launch in February 2012, Wantedly grew to 1 million monthly active users and 20,000 corporates, which has become the leading professional social networking service in Japan. She believes that social products enable people to change their life.

Prior to Wantedly, she was a growth coordinator at Facebook Japan, contributing in the marketing and product development of Facebook in Japan. Before joining Facebook, she worked at Goldman Sachs in equity sales.

She graduated from Kyoto University in 2008 with a B.A. in Economics.

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