Tech Culture Podcast

Tech Culture Podcast

Get actionable insights from the successful founders in Japan.

We bring you conversations with top startup founders in Japan running successful businesses. Learn from the founders who have been there and faced the same challenges as you.

So, click below to follow and build your own successful business.

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April 15, 2022

Building an AI product for 3100 customers in 50 countries with Hazumu…

Kaustubh ( @_ofkaus ) and Prashant ( @primaprashant ) sit down with Hazumu Yamazaki ( @HazumuY ), co-founder and co-CEO of Empath , to talk about challenges in building an AI product - from getting initial users to serving 31...

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Feb. 15, 2022

#12 - Bootstrapping a B2B SaaS to 150+ Million Yen ARR with Iqbal Abd…

Kaustubh ( @_ofkaus ) and Prashant ( @primaprashant ) sit down with Iqbal Abdullah ( @iqbalabd ), founder of Xoxzo Inc. , and LaLoka Labs , to talk about: bootstrapping Xoxzo to >150M JPY ARR, uniqueness in B2B sales in …

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Jan. 4, 2022

#11 - Going Full-Time on Side Business with Eric Turner of JapanDev

Kaustubh ( @_ofkaus ) and Prashant ( @primaprashant ) sit down with Eric Turner ( @_etdev ), founder of Japan Dev , and , to talk about his transition to an IndieHacker role, common business mistakes made by enginee...

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Dec. 7, 2021

#10 - Newsletters and E-mail Marketing

We love the smell of newsletters in the morning. Learn all about newsletters and e-mail marketing. Topics: 00:00 - Developing new habits (hint: habit stacking). 02:57 - Introduction to newsletters and e-mail marketing. 06:27 ...

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Nov. 5, 2021

#9 - LinkedIn Top Indian Startups 2021

Discover exciting startups from the LinkedIn Top Indian Startups 2021 list. Topics: 00:00 - Personal updates for last few months. 03:04 - Introduction to LinkedIn Top Indian Startups 2021 list. 03:44 - Fampay is India’s first...

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Aug. 4, 2021

#8 - Industrials, Developer Tools and More - YC W21

Discover interesting products from industrials, developer tools, wellness, and food industries from the YCombinator Winter 2021 Batch . Topics: 00:00 - Introduction. YC winter 2021 batch stats . 00:57 - Alba Orbital makes sat...

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About the Hosts

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Kaustubh Hiware


Kaustubh is a Software Engineer at Mercari Japan. He works on building a metadata ecosystem to power better listings and stronger recommendations. When not working on content for the podcast, he likes to watch anime to build up his Japanese vocab & argue with strangers on Reddit. He is a former Arch Linux user.

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Prashant Anand


Prashant is currently working as a Machine Learning Tech Lead at Mercari, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. His areas of interest include creating production grade distributed machine learning systems as well as research in Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision & Speech Recognition. Feel free to reach out to him to have a chat.