Localize the Internet

We're localizing the world’s websites to create an internet for everyone.

What we do

From personal blogs to large e-commerce websites, our goal is to make website localization as easy as possible. WOVN.io is straightforward, its design is uncluttered, and it's available to all.

  • Vital work

    Eliminate unnecessary work and focus on what is vital to our mission.

  • Prototype work

    In all we do, we get started quickly and try to continuously and iteratively improve following a “prototype” mindset.

  • Teamwork and expertise

    Together we form a team whose capabilities are amplified by the combination of many expertises.

Board members

  • Founder, CEO

    Takaharu Hayashi

    Takaharu Hayashi is WOVN.io's CEO.
    He was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido. After working as an engineer of in-vehicle devices and social-network games, and as a growth hacker for EC platforms, he founded Minimal Technologies, Inc.

  • Co-Founder, CPO

    Jeffrey Sandford

    Jeffrey Sanford is WOVN.io's co-founder and CPO.
    He is from Chicago, U.S. After working as a freelance engineer, he founded Tokago Creative in 2009. He moved to Japan in 2011 and joined Wovn Technologies, Inc. in 2014.

  • Vice President, COO

    Hisayuki Uemori

    Hisayuki Uemori is WOVN.io's COO.
    He is from Sapporo, Hokkaido. After working as a business strategy consultant for Deloitte Tohmatsu, where he was in charge of auditing and due diligence for Merger and Acquisitions, he joined Wovn Technologies, Inc. in 2016. He is also a certified public accountant.

Come work with us!

Careers at WOVN.io


Company Info

  • Company

    WOVN Technologies, Inc. (Minimal Technologies, Inc. until April 2018)

  • Founded

    March 5, 2014

  • Capital

    1,600.81 million yen (including capital reserve) as of May 2019

  • CEO

    Takaharu Hayashi

  • Service

    WOVN.io, a website localization service

  • Location

    FBR Mita Building 801, 4-1-27, Mita Minato-ku Tokyo 108-0073

  • Fiscal term