Best Entrepreneurs to Watch 2023
"The name 'ONE ACT' comes from the determination to take action to advance step by step in any difficult situation."
According to global market surveys, the world needs a system where software modules can be purchased off the shelf, especially in the era of software development; a system that would transform the way companies develop their tech. Unfortunately, there has never been a marketplace where businesses could purchase ready-made source code. They could only request adjustments and license products from businesses.
However, you no longer need to worry about it because the PieceX Marketplace, created by One Act, Inc., now makes it easy to purchase and sell examined software source code. By upending the software industry and pioneering the first worldwide AI-Powered Marketplace for buying and selling Source Code, PieceX has emerged as the go-to solution to this unmet need. One Act, Inc. is a global startup founded by Yusuke Asano with the goal of revolutionizing the software development industry. Mr. Asano owns business patents for "source code trading system" and "source code trading system using AI."
One Act, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Chuo, Tokyo. The company has offices in France, India, the UK, and the US.
Yusuke Asano, CEO of One Act, Inc., spoke exclusively to CIO Bulletin about how his company is helping contribute to global society through innovative technologies.
Q. How do you set your business apart from others in your industry?
In essence, we strive to provide an ideal service. Something that the world needs but that no one has yet established. In other words, since there aren't many businesses in the same sector, we don't really care about them. That's because they haven't established it yet. To design solutions that actually provide value to firms, we do our best to comprehend the new ventures, development strategies, issues, and long-term perspectives of potential clients across the globe. We also keep pushing the boundaries of AI research and development, constantly examining new tools and strategies to foster innovation.
Q. How do you deal with fear and doubt?
Fear and doubt are inevitable for entrepreneurs, but it is necessary to recognize what they are and convert them into motivation to move forward. Even when facing uncertainty, we return to our vision and continue to focus on the positive things we can do now. The name "ONE ACT" comes from the determination to take action to advance step by step in any difficult situation.
Q. What is the hardest part of being an entrepreneur?
Balancing conflicting priorities is the hardest aspect of becoming an entrepreneur. There are always new possibilities to seize and new challenges to overcome, and neither resources nor time are sufficient to accomplish them all. Discipline and strategic thinking are necessary for effective prioritization and the capacity to make the most of limited resources.
Q. What qualities do you think every entrepreneur should possess?
All entrepreneurs should have creativity, perseverance, and the courage to take calculated risks. Additionally, leadership and effective communication skills are also essential. Personally, I believe that the qualities that I would like to promote are strong curiosity and good health. A strong curiosity allows the mind to always learn and absorb everything, and a healthy body enables this. With these two qualities, I believe that one can never stop taking action and eventually succeed.
Q. How have you grown personally from becoming an entrepreneur?
I learned a lot from my experience as an entrepreneur. I was compelled to step outside of my comfort zone and take on new challenges on both a professional and personal level. I discovered that there are restrictions on what I can accomplish on my own and that I must assemble a team, take risks, and overcome obstacles. Although we are still a young company, we have assembled specialists from 12 different nations. I needed to broaden my own perspective in order to unite a team with a variety of nationalities and traditions.
However, my biggest personal growth was that I learned to enjoy the difficulties as well.
Q. What have been some of your biggest learning experiences in running a business?
The most important aspect of running a business is the team. I can be 100% focused on my company because it is mine, but each member has their own life outside of work. I need to make sure that the time they spend in my company is meaningful and enjoyable for their lives. I also learned the importance of building a strong team, using effective delegation, and focusing on core values and mission. However, the biggest lesson I learned is that everyone has their own path in life.
One Act, Inc. | Leadership
Yusuke Asano is the Chief Executive Officer of One Act, Inc.
Graciela is the Chief Technology Officer of One Act, Inc. She leads One Act's core AI technology. She has excelled in large organizations such as Deloitte Tohmatsu and the Postal Service and furthered her abilities by studying in graduate school. Even after joining One Act, she has gained trust as the most technically reliable person and became CTO through natural trust from everyone. Additionally, she has a charming personality.
"We keep pushing the boundaries of AI research and development, constantly examining new tools and strategies to foster innovation."