Chika is the Founder and Managing Director at CROSSBIE, and is an active ecosystem builder and entrepreneur. She began her career working in product and marketing roles in J Walter Thompson, I&S/BBDO, and in Nokia in Tokyo, Helsinki, and London, eventually combing both into location-based mobile advertising platform from ground up at Nokia. She began her entrepreneurial track first as CPO for an edutech company in NYC, which was acquired by a Hong kong-based media company. After moving to Berlin, she began program management of UX design team at HERE and later left to co-found a parenting product startup. In 2018, Chika began shifting her focus towards cross-border open innovations between Japan and Europe in Berlin. Chika has been supporting market entries of both German and Japanese startups with JETRO, an agency of Ministry of Economy Japan since 2018. JETRO Global Acceleration Hub Berlin Partner.