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Ayumi Iwamoto

Community Director

Ayumi leads community management initiatives across the firm, building close ties between founders and startup employees.

Prior to Coral, she spent more than 10 years at Recruit, the owner of Indeed and one of the largest tech companies in Japan, across a wide range of roles. In her early years she worked on sales and promotion strategies for “HOT PEPPER Beauty,” one of the largest review sites for beauty salons in Japan. In 2015, she moved to the New Business Development Office to launch TECH LAB PAAK, a startup co-working space and community for more than 1,000 people in startups, research, and social entrepreneurship. She later served as Executive Director, leading new business development initiatives, as well as serving as the project manager for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

She enjoys good food, wine, and coffee. Her latest endeavor is also learning English.