As a continually growing start-up, Tsunagaru Edutech has welcomed four new team members with great expertise and aspirations! A big welcome to Cathy, Julien, Paulo, Hiroki.

Cathy Higashiguchi


Cathy is our new intern and she will be supporting us with the exciting projects coming up in the Tsunagaru Edutech pipeline. Expanding from her career as a qualified early childhood educator, she is currently pursuing an MSc in Digital Education at The University of Edinburgh with the goal to broaden her perspective on the digitisation of classrooms. In her free time, she is a cat and hamster lady.

Julien Depauw


Julien is our first EdTech Technical Advisor and he will be providing us with EdTech and Higher Education advice and mentorship. Based in Spain and as a Director of Operations and Course Management at IE University, Julien brings with him a true passion for innovation and technology in education. Outside of being what you may call an “EdTech Nerd,” Julien plays rugby, volley ball, and is a world traveller.

Paulo Velásquez

Business Development &
Sales Representative
(Brazil and Latin America)

Paulo Velásquez is our Business Development & Sales Representative for Brazil and Latin America. Having lived in both Chile and Brazil and having a rich network in the EdTech community in the area, Paulo will be supporting us in the connection to international clients and partners. During his downtime, Paulo likes playing football, watching TV, and camping in nature.

Hiroki Yamashita

Business Development &
Sales Representative

Hiroki is our Business Development & Sales Representative and he will be supporting us with the implementation of projects that Tsunagaru Edutech embarks on with valuable clients and partners. As a 20s Entrepreneur Community Manager, Hiroki believes in the importance of online communities to optimise the sharing of information and experiences in this increasingly digital society. When he is not working, he likes watching movies and anime, is a tropical seaside lover, and unwinds with his favourite Western liquors.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to explore partnership, collaboration or future DX or online Digital Support and implementation!