Partner at Innovative Language Learning Co., Ltd.
Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka Mentor
Peter launched a startup with a podcast, and found mentoring with another.
After receiving a Master’s Degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University (coursework in Japanese), Peter entered the Ph.D. program. He put his studies on hold to start JapanesePod101.com, a popular podcast-centric Japanese language learning product. He then co-founded Innovative Language Learning, an industry leader in the language learning space. As COO, he oversaw the production of the most extensive library of language learning multimedia materials on the internet. Since its inception, Innovative Language Learning produced lessons have been viewed or listened to over 1 billion times.
After appearing on the Disrupting Japan podcast, hosted by Tim Romero, he began getting involved in the startup scene by sharing his experience and knowledge with startups in Tokyo and Asia. As an avid language learner, he enjoys learning new languages, and is functional in 4. Peter lives in Tokyo with his wife and 3 boys.