Anatole Varin


Tokyo, Japan


Content Management, Information Management


Anatole spent his 20s roaming, computer in hand, around the world, living in Europe and South America for several years and teaching and learning computer and human languages before arriving in Japan where he has lived for the past 15 years.

While on scholarship from the Japanese government to study for his Masters degree in International Commerce, he started his first Internet service, a multilingual business network to promote highly skilled, but internationally unknown Japanese SMEs to the world community.

After graduating and working shortly as a university professor in Japan, he spent his evenings coding into the wee hours of the morning and co-founded GaijinPot and GPlusMedia which he grew into the largest portal in Japan for English speaking foreigners to find work, accommodation, and information about living in Japan.

He then founded The Plant eight years ago which focuses on custom software solutions to enterprise problems. He has grown The Plant into a 30-strong company with some of the best developers and digital professionals in Asia Pacific, servicing multinational clients including ASICS, Danone, Lacoste, and MTV.

He has always been passionate about knowledge, learning, and team collaboration. He has been pouring this passion into making Qortex the best way for teams to organize, collaborate, build, and use their collective knowledge to take on the challenges they face together.

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