About Us

At MODE, Inc., we are excited by the many possibilities the Internet of Things is bringing to our everyday life. We are impressed by the imagination and ingenuity of the makers and entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of the IoT revolution. That’s why we want to create tools and infrastructure that can help IoT developers realize their ideas.


Gaku Ueda

Gaku Ueda


Gaku has held leadership roles in some of the most prominent technology firms in Silicon Valley, driving engineering of services that run on a massive scale. Prior to founding MODE, Inc., he was Director of Engineering at Twitter. At Google, he led the team that launched Google Maps in Japan and grew the service into a market leader. In his spare time, Gaku is an avid cyclist, electronics tinkerer and collector of vintage personal computers.

Gaku Ueda

Ethan Kan


Ethan is a software architect, coder and API designer. As the first engineering hire of ONElist, he helped create one of the first social networks of the Internet. He went on to become the tech lead of Yahoo Groups, overseeing both development and operations. Before co-founding MODE, he was Director of Engineering at social games company 50Cubes.

Key Investors

  • True Ventures
  • Nifty
  • Compound
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers



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