Rie Yamamoto outperforms…constantly. If this was not clear when she was 9 years old and moved to Connecticut from Chiba, Japan with her family, it had to have been clear when she told her parents as a high school junior that she was not moving back to Japan with them. She convinced them that she and her dog were staying in Connecticut, graduating from high school (not the dog too!) and then attending Brown University.
Looking back, Rie’s life is marked by a well earned independence, a high capacity to learn and strategize, and to make well thought out decisions. Her natural landing spot was being the founder of a technology startup company that bridges the experiences of growing up in the United States with the still nascent startup scene in Japan.