Directly from artists to you, their most loyal fans, comes Kollektion, a digital collectible built for a new era in fandom. Brought to you by a team of industry insiders and powered by blockchain, KLKTN
exists at the intersection of creativity and technology, enriching connections between artist and fan, and bringing the best of music’s experiential culture into the digital world.
Gather exclusive digital experiences from your favorite musicians and creators. Participate in an artist’s creative process. Own authentic, limited-edition keepsakes and moments. Build your own unique Kollektions to curate, explore and share. With unprecedented access you won’t find anywhere else, KLKTN invites you on a creative journey with the most innovative artists in the world.
KLKTN is powered by Flow, the world’s most innovative blockchain technology. Built by the team behind CryptoKitties, Flow is already in use with global applications like NBA Top Shot. A decentralized blockchain, Flow boasts high performance and energy efficiency; in fact, its unique engineering means it uses between 10,000 and 100,000 times less energy than its competitors.
Integration with VIV3
Chief Executive Officer
Digital pioneer Daisuke Iwase leads KLKTN, his second startup. He is the co-founder of Lifenet, a disruptive Japanese fintech venture, which he took to IPO. A graduate of Harvard Business School and a former Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, Iwase is based in Hong Kong and an avid jazz pianist.
Chief Creative Officer
Jeff Miyahara is the visionary mastermind behind KLKTN. An iconic Japanese-Korean record producer and songwriter, Miyahara has produced over 260 J-POP / K-POP and international artists. His works have amassed over 40 million copies in physical and digital sales, contributing to the countless accolades synchronous with his name.
Chief Technology Officer
Fabiano Soriani is a veteran in the NFT industry. As an early employee with Dapper Labs, he led the creation of Crypto Kitties as their lead blockchain engineer. Soriani worked on the development of the FLOW blockchain as the distributed systems researcher. He and his technology team are based in Vancouver.
Chief Business Officer
Hannah Cho turns KLKTN’s vision into reality. In addition to running digital marketing for multiple startup companies, she has worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles, studied art in Paris, contributed articles to luxury magazines, and shot photos for a global modeling agency while based in Hong Kong.
Creative Director in Residence
Kevin Woo is a Korean-American singer, actor, TV host and creative director, currently based in Los Angeles. He is most notably recognized as the main vocalist in the K-pop idol group U-KISS, which debuted in 2008. In 2017, Kevin made his departure from U-KISS to expand his solo career, paving the way for a global K-Pop industry explosion.
Deanna Woo is the artist manager for K-Pop star Kevin Woo, International Team Manager at J-POP Music Group & Hitmaker Global Academy, host of Tokyo Whispers Podcast and a show producer. She has worked closely with some of the biggest names in K-Pop (including K-Pop icon Jessica Jung) curating their successful branding and image.
VP of Operations
Ryan Naayem entered the tech industry as one of the first employees at Axiom Zen, where he led key initiatives across BI, operations, marketing and product strategy as the company grew to become a significant technology startups portfolio holding including Dapper Labs (Flow, NBA Topshot, CryptoKitties), ZenHub, Toby and many others. He is currently based in Dubai.
Director of Marketing
Based in Hong Kong, Ping Lam heads up Marketing for KLKTN. She has more than 20 years of global marketing experience while living and working in Asia and the Asia Pacific region, and has worked with many lifestyle and luxury brands. Ping is passionate about music and art and loves everything K-Pop and J-culture.
Director of Business Development
Naoki Matsuo joins KLKTN from BEENOS, our lead investor, heading business development. Having started his career as an account executive with an ad agency in Tokyo, he relocated to Singapore where he learned to code and began a new career as a web developer. After his return to Tokyo, he joined BEENOS as a web developer, eventually building and running new products and services.
Senior Software Engineer
Brian, based in Vancouver, brings 15 years of expertise in the software industry to KLKTN. Brian has worn many hats in the field, from Engineering Manager to Director of Engineering, he even co-founded a tech wearables company - Vandrico. These days you can find him cruising around town on his OneWheel with his Family or making interesting maker projects. His hobbies include 3D printing, electronics and RC vehicles.
Alfred Liu is a backend software engineer located in Toronto, Canada. He has been working closely with modern software development techniques for 3 years and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology. Before becoming a software engineer, he obtained a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and worked as a data scientist consultant at Deloitte LLP.
Ervin Mamutov is a software engineer from Ireland living in Vancouver, Canada. He works with modern technologies helping businesses solve challenging problems for over 3 years. After graduating with a B.S.c in Computer Science, Mamutov joined Ericsson to deliver critical cloud-based 5G products to telecommunication providers all over the world.
Having lived in Japan, then Australia, and now based in Hong Kong, Masa Watanabe views the world through his global lens and cultural filters. With experience working for startups and MNCs, he has honed his craft in art direction, branding, and UX/UI design. Always curious and exploratory, while maintaining a rookie mindset.
Andrew Lee joins KLKTN from Vancouver as their first Product Manager. He brings a young but experienced pair of eyes to help the team navigate the newly emerging landscape of digital collectibles. His experience at fast-paced startups across the U.S, Canada, and the UK brings value as we scale at a rapid rate.
Digital Strategy Head
Priya is the Digital Strategy head for KLTKN, based out of Hong Kong. She brings with her 15 years experience in digital transformation experience, across strategy, operation and execution as well as experience from U.S. and regional Hong Kong roles in fast-paced industries such as beauty, toys, and music, both in-house with brands and agency alike.
Creative Director at Large
Hank Park is the Artistic Director of MMBP & Associates. He has engineered defining work for leading brands like Adidas, Converse, Hermès, Nike, Moncler, Dsquared2 and Maison Martin Margiela. Prior to co-founding MMBP, Park oversaw creative work as Design Director at Winkreative and Monocle Studios. His work as an art director in the fashion and lifestyle industries has taken him around the world.
JULIEN BEAUPRÉ STE-MARIE
JULIEN BEAUPRÉ STE-MARIE
Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie is Managing Director at MMBP & Associates, a creative consultancy that imbues brands with cultural capital. Beaupré Ste-Marie has led teams in North America and Europe for editorial and commercial clients in the fashion, cultural, automotive, and hospitality industries. Prior to launching MMBP & Associates, Beaupré Ste-Marie was the Head of Creative Production and Art Buying at Winkreative and Monocle Studios.
Director of Strategy and Operations, Korea
Shinae Kim is the founder and former CEO of 8D Creative, which she founded as as a food and beverage service company and later diversified into the entertainment industry. She is based in Seoul, South Korea and is Kollektion's Director of Strategy & Operations for the region.
Joichi "Joi" Ito is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, writer, and scholar focusing on the transformation of society and technology. Ito is the director of the Center for Radical Transformation at the Chiba Institute of Technology. He served as director of the MIT Media Lab from 2011 to 2019. Ito was previously the chief executive of Creative Commons and a board member at The New York Times, Sony, the Knight Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, ICANN, and The Mozilla Foundation.
Benny is a founding team member of Dapper Labs. He currently leads one of the product teams behind NBA Top Shot. Bringing digital collectibles to the mainstream has been the vision since day one of launching CryptoKitties. He has been pivotal in establishing early communities around blockchain games, crypto art, digital fashion, and more.
Dubbed “The Coolest Art World Lawyer” by TheArtGorgeous, Yayoi Shionoiri has worked as General Counsel and Head of Asia strategy at Artsy, Associate General Counsel for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and legal advisor for Takashi Murakami. Based in New York, she currently serves as Executive Director of the Estate of Chris Burden and Nancy Rubin Studio, as well as a U.S. Alliance Partner for City Law Firm in Tokyo.