Raul Allikivi is serial entrepreneur, originally from Estonia but long-time resident in Tokyo, Japan. As a Co-Founder and CEO of GIG-A, Raul has combined fintech and open banking knowledge from Europe with Japanese regulative environment and is launching the island nation’s first actual European-style neobank in March 2023. Today in private beta, GIG-A is tackling financial inclusion of underbanked, first focusing on expanding the access to banking services for foreign nationals. Raul has also worked for Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, helped countless companies with Japan market entry, introduced Nordic e-government technologies and startups to Japanese corporates and he is also importing Japanese craft beer to European markets - being the reason why you can find Yo-Ho Brewing’s Indo No Aooni IPA and Yona Yona Pale Ale also in many Japanese restaurants in Sweden.
The first neobank in Japan, elevating the life of Japan's foreign residents through easier access to daily banking and financial services.
With: Raul Allikivi
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