Couger Inc.

Couger Inc.

Human-like AI Assistant

Project Overview

About Couger

Company Information

Company Name

Couger Inc.


December, 2006


Koshiichi Bldg #201, 6-19-16, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan


CEO Atsushi Ishii

Founding Members


Atsushi Ishii, CEO

After being involved in the development of various services at IBM, he developed multiple large-scale search engines at Rakuten and Infoseek. He founded Couger and led the teams in Japan, US, and South Korea for developing multiple top-selling online games. He has also provided technical cooperation to one of the top teams for Amazon Robotics Challenge, provided AI learning simulator to Honda, and led the development of Cloud Robotics for a Japanese government-backed AI research project. He has been leading the largest blockchain tech community in Japan called “Blockchain EXE” which was started in 2017. Its events have been organized in more than 10 cities worldwide. He is currently leading the development of "Virtual Human Agent". He is also an ex-Visiting Researcher at the University of Electro-Communications. In 2018, he gave a special lecture at Stanford University.


Hikaru Takahashi, CTO

Takahashi is an expert with many experiences in the development of large-scale independent system integrator. He joined Lycos Japan in 2001 and was in charge of designing and developing mailing systems and community systems for large-scale users. Later, Rakuten and Infoseek also became involved in the design and development of these systems. He specializes in the design and development of back-end systems that handle billions of daily accesses, and has many back-end development experiences for several extensive online games.