Welcome! 初めまして!

Greetings everyone!

My name is Mattias. I just started this blog a few days ago.

A brief overview of who I am…

  • 25-year-old Australian/Swede living in Japan;
  • Started working at maneo, Japan’s largest social lending company in October 2015 as their first-ever freshman (https://www.maneo.jp/apl/contents/crowdfunding/eng);
  • Studied Japanese since 1999;
  • Studying to earn the qualification of US Certified Public Accountant (from today!);
  • Interests: Exercise, cooking, motorbikes, documentaries.


  • 日本在住の25歳のオーストラリア人とスウェーデン人の混血
  • 日本最大大手のソーシャルレンディング企業であるmaneoという会社で、初めての新卒として2015年10月から仕事をしています(https://www.maneo.jp//
  • 1999年から日本語を学習しています
  • 今日から米国公認会計士の勉強を始めます!
  • 趣味:運動、料理、バイク、ドキュメンタリー鑑賞

With this blog I would like to provide interesting information about the following topics:

  • Trends and news in the crowdfunding/fintech industry from around the world;
  • Social lending in Japan;
  • My growth as an investor.


  • 世界のフィンテック(FinTech)とクラウドファンディング業界における傾向とニュース
  • 日本におけるソーシャルレンディングと海外から見たその利点
  • 投資家としての自分の成長

As I write more and more articles, I will surely end up writing about other topics in addition to these three topics.

I will write articles which would be of interest to Japanese readers in both Japanese and English. There is so much information on the internet about the global fintech industry which is in English, but which is not easily accessible to many Japanese. I want to provide Japanese readers both with interesting information but also with an opportunity to practise their English reading skills.

I am looking forward to getting to know you all and to provide interesting content.


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