Bridging Policy and Business

Public Knowledge Platform


We believe that the collaboration between startups with innovative technologies and services, and the public sector which can change the social structure and invest public funds, is the center pin to break the sense of stagnation in Japan.

To become a catalyst between startups and the public sector to create discontinuous change in the world. 

This is the mission of Awake.


  1. PublicHub(Public Knowledge Sharing Platform)
  2. Consulting on Government Policies (Subsidies, Taxation, Government Funds)

our team

Soichi Yamamoto

Co-Founder & CEO

At the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, worked on bio-industry promotion, environmental policy, infrastructure export, nuclear damage compensation, emerging country policy, recruitment, SME support, etc.

At freee K.K., as the head of financial business, led transaction lending business, API connection with financial institutions nationwide, ICT consulting support business for regional banks, etc.

Based on his experience in both sides of government and startups, he founded Awake with the conviction of the possibility of social transformation through their collaboration.

Tatsu Nishimura

Co-Founder & Director

At the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, worked on environmental policy, infrastructure export, and energy policy (oil and natural gas policy).

Partner at YCP Solidiance.
Engaged in consulting services such as strategy planning and implementation support for a wide range of industries including automotive/mobility, energy/infrastructure, entertainment, and healthcare. 
Also supported startups to optimize their business models and quickly launch new businesses within the scope of existing regulations and systems while building relationships with relevant ministries and agencies (Government Relation activity support).