Peatix is a global event discovery and ticketing platform that connects people to communities through a shared passion for all things similar and different. Whether you are an aspiring home cook looking for livestream classes from the comforts of your own kitchen, or an entrepreneur striving to connect with communities across the globe, we deliver unique experiences right into the hands of those who seek.
Formed in 2011, Peatix was started following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. In the months after, a mass demand of those who were looking to connect people around social themes emerged, along with an increased consciousness of doing social good. Peatix was conceived as an events management platform aimed at empowering these independent organizers to connect with people seeking to contribute efforts towards a similar cause.
Whether you are an event organizer or an attendee, here at Peatix, we believe in empowering changemakers like yourselves to take the first leap forward in enriching lives. We’ve not only built a series of easy-to-use integrated solutions to allow for anyone to seamlessly create and sell out events of all sizes, but also work continuously to push the envelope in redefining event discovery. Our team ensures that your exceptional events receive the attention it deserves, by bridging the divide from our communities to yours, be it offline or online.
To date, Peatix has enabled more than 850,000 events. We are currently available in 27 countries including Japan, Hong Kong, the United States, Singapore and Malaysia. Since inception in May 2011, our self-service solution for event management has served more than 50,000 interest groups around the world, with more than 5 million users globally.
Taku HaradaPeatix Inc. CEO
Taku founded Orinoco together with his former colleagues at Amazon, and has served as its CEO since its inception. Taku also held the position of Representative Director and CEO of YOOX Japan until August 2009. Prior to YOOX, Taku held various positions at Amazon Japan including head of its mobile and online marketing divisions. He also launched the iTunes Music Store in Japan while at Apple in 2005 and led its marketing team.
Naofumi IwaiCo-Founder / CSO
Naofumi oversees all operations and is also working on several e-commerce development agreements with partner companies. Prior to joining the Orinoco team, Naofumi led Disney Internet Group’s e-commerce division for Japan where he oversaw all aspects of the business including site production, merchandising, marketing, logistics and customer care. He also managed the home & kitchen category and Marketplace teams at Amazon Japan. Naofumi holds a B.A. from Waseda University and a M.B.A. from the University of Arizona.
Yuji FujitaCo-Founder / CMO
Yuji is responsible for content and client acquisition for the Wikitt business. Prior to joining Orinoco, he was the youngest manager at Amazon Japan’s Services team, focusing on client acquisition for its Marketplace division. Yuji holds a B.A. from Keio University.