How I Became A Founder: Omneky’s Hikari Senju

Frederick Daso
6 min readAug 11, 2020

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Hikari Senju is the founder of Omneky, which uses the latest deep learning algorithms to generate personalized ads and manage advertising accounts for a small monthly subscription. The Harvard Computer Science graduate sold his previous startup, Quickhelp, to

Omneky founder Hikari Senju.

Frederick Daso: When did you first gain interest in being a founder?

Hikari Senju: If I had to pinpoint to an exact moment that I realized I wanted to be a technology founder, it would be in high school when I interned for my uncle, who ran a small enterprise social networking startup (kind of like Yammer). That summer, I remember watching Reid Hoffman’s interview, where he talked about how social networking was revolutionizing everything. In that cramped office with eight other employees working on a Yammer clone in Tokyo, listening to Reid Hoffman, I realized that technology entrepreneurship was what I needed to do. In technology, you always have to be innovating, and I loved the constant change, independence, and comradery, the feeling of being at the forefront of societal change.

Daso: What were the essential experiences that helped you be in the position you are today?