My name is Paul Gaumer and I am a French developer and startup consultant currently living in Angers (France) with my wife and son.

Startups in Japan...

I spent the past 10 years living in Japan where I was lucky enough to have many lives, starting by a first career in sales and marketing. Helping foreign companies succeed in Japan was my mission through talent acquisition, product development tailored to the local market and the launch of innovative products (Babolat Play)

Discovering a passion for code and design, I jumped into the recent awakening of the Tokyo startup scene by creating Japan’s very first coding bootcamp: Le Wagon

Our missions were to:

  • arrow iconBring technical skills to creatives and entrepreneurs
  • arrow iconProvide a pool a talents to the growing startup community
  • arrow iconSupport the development of innovative solutions post-bootcamp
  • arrow iconEducate the Japanese market to alternative education and lifestyle models

After 3 years of activity and opening two locations (Tokyo & Kyoto), Le Wagon Japan trained over 150 students from 30+ nationalities, now in positions of founders, developers, UX designers, product managers or digital marketers.

Fun Facts

  • pencil icon Previous students now work at Facebook, Apple, Amazon as well as boutique agencies and blue chips.
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    Some of them founded companies, raising significant amounts of money (Preface) or disrupting various markets (AoiShip)


To help my son discover another side of his biculturality, my family and I came back to France during Summer 2019

I am now developing web services for a wide range of businesses and supporting startups in their growth, from ideation to market strategy.

I am open to local and remote missions. Let's talk!


I have been fortunate to run numerous workshops and be invited to events and panels as a speaker, including the following:

Guest Speaker

  • microphone icon Tokyo Fintech - Careers in Finch & Recruitment
  • microphone iconVenture Cafe - How to start a business in Japan, from visa to strategy
  • microphone iconSekai Creator Entrepreneurship Contest - Judge panel
  • microphone iconBeyondLab - How to get started in Japan
  • microphone iconTokyo Tech Startups - Entrepreneurship 101


  • paint iconIdeathon: Come with an idea, leave with a prototype
  • paint iconHow to build a landing page in 2 hours
  • paint iconIntroduction to UX design
  • paint iconBuild your first React application
  • paint iconAPIs for beginners
  • paint iconTechnical workflow in Startups
  • paint iconIntroduction to Ruby and Javascript


Next step?


If you'd like to talk about a project or need advice about product and ideation , simply drop me a message. I'm currently available for development projects, entrepreneurial gigs or events.

You can also find me on:

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