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ABOUT US
AI FOR EVERYONE
Our Mission
At bitgrit, we strive to uncover new possibilities for AI solutions and blockchain. Our mission is to develop bitgrit into a global platform that congregates data scientists and broadens the scope of services that we can contribute for the betterment of businesses and society. In doing so, we hope to make AI more democratic and openly available for both developers and firms to utilize.
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How We Began
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Tetsuro Masunaga Co-Founder
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Kazuya Saginawa Co-Founder

We started bitgrit in 2017 to democratize AI with blockchain.

We realised that in many countries around the world, engineers weren't fairly rewarded or given enough opportunities; talented data scientists struggled to find employment and were heavily underpaid for their contributions at work.

This led us to the idea of utilizing smart contracts to build an online platform that fairly evaluates and compensates engineers across the globe.

Our aim is to create an AI marketplace through the use of big data generated by our platform's community of data scientists.

What We Do
Data scientists from around the globe compete to solve complex business problems using the power of AI and data analysis. Prizes are awarded for the top algorithms, which are ranked by accuracy on our leaderboards in real-time.
Search for job opportunities in firms across Asia who are looking to fill their data-related positions. Applicants have their past competition performance available for reference, as well as a personal CV.

Data consulting services for companies looking to improve their business and products through AI. Models are created from the ground up by our in-house team of data scientists, who have worked with leading firms to solve their business challenges using the latest analytical techniques.

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Our Roadmap
2021

Quarter 1

BGR token launch

Quarter 2

Addition of supported evaluation metrics

Quarter 3

Increased security with multi-factor authentication

Quarter 4

Full leaderboard release, moving beyond the current beta version

2022

Quarter 1

Making user profiles public and interactive

Quarter 2

Participating as teams in competitions

Quarter 3

API refinement for blockchain based data transactions

Quarter 4

Discussion forum within teams
Dataset upload opens to public

2023

Quarter 1

Competition participation based job applications

Quarter 2

Competition and user data transactions on blockchain

Quarter 3

User wallet integration

Quarter 4

Notebook support within platform
AI Marketplace alpha release

Our Team
Team Member
In 2011, Tetsuro established Cosmology Inc., an internet advertising company. He was one of the first to establish DSP and SSP advertising systems in Japan, and has grown the company dramatically to over 100 clients and over 1 billion in sales. He has been involved in a wide range of domestic and international marketing and promotional activities, including tourism and promotional activities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tetsuro Masunaga
President
Chief Executive Officer
Team Member
Kazuya joined Canon Inc. in 2010 and is a member of the Intellectual Property Legal Department. He has experience ranging from patent creation to company-wide filing strategies. Based on his knowledge of intellectual property rights, he drafted a concept for an AI marketplace that combines AI, blockchain, and data management. He founded DataGateway in 2019 to develop products that leverage distributed technologies such as DID and IPFS.
Kazuya Saginawa
Co-Founder
Team Member
A self-taught developer, Deepali is responsible for bitgrit’s technical development. In her free time she enjoys long distance cycling, cooking and working on infrastructure optimization.
Deepali Varshney
Vice President
Chief Digital Officer
Team Member
Sarfraz is a Project Management Professional PMP®, from Finance background currently leading Data Scientist Community. A Sportsman by nature, enjoying all challenges, though cricket tops the list.
Sarfraz Petkar
Manager
Community Operations
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Raquel is responsible for the end-to-end process of all competitions. In her free time, she enjoys cycling and exploring the unseen spots of Tokyo.
Raquel Correia
Manager
Business Operations
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Jorge is the in-house data scientist and is responsible for all data and machine learning tasks related to competitions. In his free time, he likes to play music and practice martial arts.
Jorge Quinteros
Chief Data Scientist
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Atsushi is an aspiring data scientist with a mind for business. In his spare time he goes to the beach and enjoys surfing.
Andy Sugino
Senior Data Scientist
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Dharmendra Jha is our full stack engineer and loves to do smart work. He has deep knowledge on multiple technologies and is always ready to explore new research and developments.
Dharmendra Jha
Full Stack Engineer
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Mayank is our Quality Assurance Engineer, and is responsible for creation and implementation of quality coordination strategy, as well as proposing solutions to classified quality related issues.
Mayank Gupta
QA Engineer
Team Member
Naushad is our full stack engineer and is responsible for development of new features for the bitgrit platform.
Naushad Ahmad
Full Stack Engineer
Team Member
Zia is a free spirit who worked her way into the field of digital marketing through the film and TV industry. She develops the digital marketing strategy and rollout for the company while also being an “idea-woman” and mental cheerleader. Outside of work, she adores the beach and all things art-related.
Zia Holder
Digital Marketing
Team Member
Gary is an architect turned UX/UI designer who loves tinkering with digital products. In his spare time he enjoys exploring Japan and trying out local delicacies.
Gary Wang
UX/UI Designer
Team Member
Baljender Singh is our Community Management leader, and has a background in Marketing. He is currently leading the Data Scientist Community in India. He loves to travel and explore new places.
Baljender Singh
Community Manager
India
Team Member
Having worked in India from 2016 to 2018, Kayo specializes in promoting information about India. She likes to try new things, and aims to show the world the technology we have to offer.
Kayo Osumi
Marketing & PR
Team Member
Koichiro works as the company Japanese translator/interpreter. When not working, he enjoys reading and visiting second hand shops around Tokyo.
Koichiro Nagaoka
Translator & Interpreter
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Mina is responsible for talent placement and the bridge that connects our multinational team together by providing translation support. In her free time, she likes to enjoy aromatherapy.
Mina Shibayama
Talent Placement
Team Member
Ayaka works in the recruitment department, introducing IT professionals to companies around Asia. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies.
Ayaka Abe
Talent Placement
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Yuko is in charge of back-office operations such as human resources and labor affairs. She provides support and assistant to employees and makes sure that everyone is working problem-free.
Yuko Saito
Corporate Planning
Team Member
Rishabh is responsible for coordinating our community operations team, and ensuring community events run smoothly.
Rishabh Kumar
Campus Ambassador Lead
Our Advisors
Advisor
Dr. Arpan Kar
Advisor
Dr. Eiad Yafi
Advisor
MP Gupta
Advisor
Rupinder Goel
Advisor
Ryan Monsurate
Advisor
Wael Osman
Our Partners
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