The future of car culture through NFTs and digital collectibles Show More

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Common Stock
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El Segundo, CA
Offering Date
November 02, 2022
Expected Close Date
February 05, 2023
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Company Description

At KurumaNFT Inc., we produce and market automotive NFTs and KurumaCards™ as digital car collectibles. Similar to virtual baseball trading cards, we partner with artists and automotive brands to produce NFT/KurumaCards™ using state-of-the-art blockchain technology. We are currently in-market (generating revenue in 2022) and aim to revitalize the car enthusiast community through new digital connections.

Key Deal Facts

KurumaNFT is an automotive NFT marketplace with a mission to empower and connect artists and brands through NFTs within the automotive meta-verse, or what we call the KurumaVerse™.

Digital collectibles is a growing space, and we believe no one else is adequately bridging the gap between the auto enthusiast space and Web3 blockchain technology. We intend to fill that gap.

Our team and advisors have a profound level of experience in the automotive industry. President and CEO Taro Koki founded the popular automotive video network GTChannel, while VP of Content Sam Mitani served as International Editor for Road & Track, and he has also authored a number of books.

Co-founder Sung Kang, from the Fast and Furious movie franchise, brings his own fans and followers (3.1 million Instagram followers) to our space.

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Taro KokiCo-founder, President & CEOOriginally responsible for bringing the Japanese DVD series Best Motoring and Hot Version to the international audience, Taro founded GTChannel, an online automotive media brand in 2007 and grew it into a top YouTube car network with more than 1000 creators until it was acquired in 2019. Taro has directed and produced the Telly Award-winning video series Behind the Smoke on GTChannel and has contributed to numerous automotive magazines such as Motor Trend, Road & Track Speed and Motorhead (Japan). Taro also has experience as a pitlane reporter for the American Le Mans Series(ESPN), Formula D(FS1) and NISMO TV. Taro is certified from Columbia Business School’s Executive Education - Blockchain in Business course in 2021., Sam MitaniVP of ContentFormerly the International Editor of Road & Track magazine and the Editor of Speed magazine, Sam is now the president of his own communications company. He is also an award-winning author, with his 2018 novel, The Prototype, taking home the prestigious Gold Medal in the Next-Generation Indie Book Awards. He also authored a trio of travel books and served as co-host of automotive segments for KABC’s Eye On LA. One of his shows won an Emmy award for Best Sports Feature. He also took part in a number of adventurous races, including the Dakar Rally in 1996 (then known as the Granada-to-Dakar Rally), as well as two stints in the Malaysian jungle in the Trans Peninsula Rally. In 2010, Sam set a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats going 203.73 mph, which made him a member of the exclusive Bonneville 200-MPH Club.
Sung KangCo-founder & Brand AmbassadorSung is widely known for his role in numerous feature films and TV series, including the Fast & Furious franchise, but he is equally revered in the automotive community as a “real car guy.” He is the man behind the award-winning cars, the Fugu Z and Doc Z. Sung not only brings his massive followers and fans to Kuruma NFT, but he also introduces our brand to numerous different influencers in a variety of industries. Being an artist himself, Sung has the interests of the artist in mind and will always have their backs. Sung will be “dropping” an original NFT on Kuruma in the very near future.  
Bruce GarfieldLicensing, Brand and IP AdvisorCEO of The Garfield Agency
Board of Directors of Honda Federal Credit Union.
Formerly with American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
Paul PfannerMotorsport AdvisorFounder, President & CEO of Racer Media & Marketing

Rocky LinTechnical AdvisorChief Engineer at Alpine Electronics of Silicon Valley
Allen V. DamAdvisorChief Content Officer of Spores Network. Allen started his career at the William Morris Agency's agent training program, packaging talent and new media departments. While there, his relationships with filmmakers, studio executives and talent representatives led him to work on films like: Trainspotting,Fast & Furious 3 and 6, The Expendables 4 and Lamborghini: The Legend.
Keiron BerndtHead of CreativeHailing from the quaint suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, Keiron Berndt is one of the fastest lenses in motorsports—blurring the line between fine art and photography, the visible and invisible, human and machine. Iconic images created for Mercedes AMG, Toyota, EA Sports, Speed Hunters, Donut Media and Race Service have placed the young maven in the center of an elite circle. Add in a penchant for problem solving, a passion for perpetual motion and a belief that things are possible—and the migration from still to moving image seems all but preordained.
Brandon ScarpelliHead of Social MediaBorn and raised into a motorsports driven family, Brandon has spent the last 15 years leading and executing the digital/content/social media efforts for some of the auto industry's biggest brands such as MotorTrend, Formula Drift, Pirelli, Brembo, RECARO and a long list of others!
Michael FranzCommunity ManagerMichael is a creative problem solver & project manager with 6+ years of experience in Automotive, Sneakers, and Apparel, that comes with an understanding that great marketing comes from great storytelling as well as an authentic understanding of the community. 
Riki SmithAccountingRiki Smith, Owner and President of DP Business Management, founded DP Business Management in 2003, in an effort to provide the support and infrastructure to companies that did not require a large internal accounting staff. She focuses on providing personalized, individual service to all of her clients with an emphasis on quality, flexibility, and affordability. With over 20 years of accounting and business management experience, Riki recognizes that each client and industry is different, and she utilizes every possible resource to provide unique strategies and solutions for each one.,
Amount Raised : $6,290
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