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Tatsuya Kohrogi, SCO of Digital Entertainment Asset, Web3 in Japan & Decentralizing Game Development


Tatsuya (Tats) Kohrogi is the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Business for Digital Entertainment Asset, also known as DEA. Tats is responsible for leading the company’s global operations. He has an extensive background in sales, marketing, business development, and startup management. Prior to joining the company, he was a senior partner manager at Meta managing business partnerships for the Japan market, based in APAC HQ in Singapore.

Prior to Meta, Tats worked with Softbank in Tokyo. He held several leadership roles in sales, digital marketing, investment strategy, portfolio management, and new business development. During his time at SoftBank, Tats co-founded an internal ad-tech service that received funding from SoftBank’s internal venture program. Tats was also part of Son Masayoshi’s successor program, SoftBank Academia. He took part in CEO projects and learned management philosophy directly from Masa for three years.

In this conversation, we discuss:

- Stories from Meta and Softbank
- Using a buyback program to stabilize a token economy
- Fundraising challenges during the crypto winter
- How DEA raised USD10 Million from LA-based LDA Capital
- Japan’s Web3 regulations
- Onboarding non-gamers into the Web3 gaming space
- The future of P2E