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.
Chief Executive Officer
Daisuke is the leader of KLKTN, which is his second startup. A digital pioneer, he co-founded Lifenet, a disruptive Japanese fintech venture, taking it to IPO. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and a former Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum. Based in Hong Kong, Daisuke is an avid jazz pianist.
Chief Creative Officer
Jeff is the visionary and mastermind behind KLKTN. An iconic Japanese-Korean record producer and songwriter, he has produced over 260 J-POP / K-POP and international artists globally, amassing over 40 million copies in physical and digital sales contributing to the countless accolades synchronous with his name.
Chief Technology Officer
Fabiano is a veteran in the NFT industry. As one of the early employees with Dapper Labs, he led the creation of Crypto Kitties as their Lead Blockchain Engineer, and worked on the development of the FLOW blockchain as the distributed systems researcher. He and his technology team are based in Vancouver.
Chief Product Officer
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.
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.
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.
VP of Engineering
Fabien is an entrepreneur, manager and software engineer at heart. He has been leading web and mobile engineering teams for two decades, both for large corporations and brand new startups including Dònde, where he served as CTO and co-founder. He thrives in a fast-paced environment while exploring new complex technical challenges.
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.
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 has worked as General Counsel and Head of Asia Strategy at Artsy, Associate General Counsel for Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Legal Advisor for Takashi Murakami. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Estate of Chris Burden and Nancy Rubin Studio, as well as U.S. Alliance Partner for City Law Firm in Tokyo.