Building a fairer, more sustainable society through the use of technology.
Recursive is an AI consulting company based in Japan working on developing state of the art AI models with a focus on sustainability. We collaborate with large enterprises to create innovative solutions, merging in our expertise in AI research and design thinking with our client's domain knowledge.
About us
Our Mission
As the world's population grows, we are facing a number of global challenges in the realms of environmental conservation, societal equity and ensuring that nobody is left behind in the transition to a digital economy. Artificial intelligence is a key technology to not only address some symptoms of these issues, but also helping create completely new innovative approaches that can create a more sustainable economy and lifestyle.
By focusing our development projects around four main key areas, we aim to use AI to help society reach the targets set by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. We believe AI will have a positive impact in society by improving efficiency, accelerating innovation, help with risk mitigation and providing better work and education.
Board members
Tiago Ramalho
Co-founder and CEO
Katsutoshi Yamada
Co-founder and COO
Tiago holds a Master's degree in Theoretical/Mathematical Physics and a PhD in Biophysics from Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. After graduation, he joined Google DeepMind. As a senior research engineer, he worked on cutting-edge projects such as reinforcement learning, predictive models and self-directed learning and published numerous papers in international journals such as Nature. He then joined Cogent Labs, a multinational Tokyo based AI start-up, as a lead research scientist. In August 2020, Co-founded Recursive Inc, and became the CEO.
After graduating from Deakin University's MBA, Katsutoshi worked in the IT industry for both Japanese and foreign companies, then launched the Japanese market for ethical fashion and started two companies. After that, he worked as a sales director at Cogent Labs, a multinational AI start-up, where he developed sales, alliances and strategy for the AI-OCR product "Tegaki." In 2018, he founded Colnovum Inc, specialized in providing AI consulting and new business development for large companies. In August 2020, co-founded Recursive Inc.
We are looking for people with a passion for creating new solutions to challenging problems, and who don't shy from taking on challenges beyond their comfort zone. We believe that the best work can only be achieve by a diverse team representative of our society, and are looking for contributors from a wide range of backgrounds.

In addition to the opportunity to work on interesting problems with real world impact, we also offer generous work-life balance conditions. From remote work and time flexibility to providing you with ample learning opportunities for your career development, we believe in supporting and empowering our team.
Corporate Profile
Recursive Inc.
Corporate Name
Ebisu Business Tower 10F, 1-19-19 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Headquarters Address
Tiago Ramalho / Katsutoshi Yamada
Our Business
AI R&D and providing solutions related to the SDGs
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© 2020 Recursive Inc, All rights reserved.
Recursive Inc.

Ebisu Business Tower 10F,
1-19-19 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013, Japan
© 2020 Recursive Inc, All rights reserved.

Recursive Inc.

Ebisu Business Tower 10F,
1-19-19 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013, Japan