The GinzaMetrics Story
The idea for GinzaMetrics was conceived in the boardroom of one of our clients.
Forty people were packed into the room to discuss the best way to scale SEO across the dozens of sites that this client owned. Representatives from the client’s brand managers, IT leaders, advertising agency and content production teams were all having a heated discussion about how to create high quality web pages in a scalable fashion and how to decide what keywords to target in the first place.
Existing solutions included either cheap one-off tools or overpriced, clunky tools and neither option provided this client with the information they really needed, when and where they needed it. It was in the middle of this discussion that we envisioned a powerful, yet easy-to-use SaaS web application to solve all of these problems in a way that took into account the complexities associated with large scale SEO projects.
Ginzamarkets, Inc. has received funding from Y Combinator (Summer 2010), 500startups, and several other seed stage VC firms, along with a number of prominent angel investors.
Today, GinzaMetrics has grown into an international product utilized by agencies, large brands, e-commerce, lead generation firms, and startups in hundreds of countries and employees in more than 10 locations. With the valuable feedback we gain from our clients, we are improving daily on a product that will transform how companies market on the web.
Meet the Executive Team
Chairman & Founder
Ray has been working in the search and digital marketing space for the past decade. His engineering background was first utilized as one of the original product creators at Covario, a search agency based in San Diego. After participating in Y Combinator in the Summer of 2010, he launched GinzaMetrics with the goal to help businesses create authentic interactions with their customers through SEO and content marketing. Ray has gone on to work with brands and agencies to increase their online findability both as a platform builder as well as an industry advisor and visionary. He has spoken at numerous industry events including ad:tech Tokyo, PR Summit, FOUND Conference SV, FOUND Conf NYC, DATA Conference, Media Finance Summit, LeadsCon NY August 2012, Under the Radar Conference and Y Combinator Ad Innovation Conference.
President & COO
Erin brings over a decade of technology marketing, strategy and business intelligence for large enterprises, agencies and startups alike. She has lived and worked around the world, including North Carolina, San Francisco, Norway, Hong Kong and others. Erin has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, and also has published contributed articles and been quoted on nationally recognized news sites.
Japan Country Manager
After receiving a master of the Faculty of Economics, Kobe Univ. and a bachelor’s degree in policy and planning sciences, Tsukuba Univ., Junichi became a board member of Axyz, Ltd, a landing page and form optimization company. He has worked for several companies as a business development and sales manager, leading the growth of successful organizations throughout Japan. Junichi brings enthusiasm for SaaS products and startup mentality to the team, focusing on delivering a great experience for customers.
We are fortunate to be joined by the following entrepreneurs and executives in the online advertising and SaaS industries.