About CADDi

Unleash the potential of American Manufacturing

At CADDi, we’re empowering American manufacturing by transforming legacy drawings and supply chain data.

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Trusted by manufacturing companies all over the world

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Users

132 M

Records Securely Stored

4.8  Stars

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$ 170 M

Capital Raised

Fast Company 2024’s

Most Innovative
 Manufacturing Technology Company

CADDi Drawer is the only manufacturing technology company picked by Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024.

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Company History

Optimize your procurement process with targeted solutions.

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2017

CADDi Origins, 3D CAD-based Procurement Platform

CADDi launched a pioneering 3D CAD-based procurement platform, seamlessly connecting buyers and suppliers with an automated quoting system focused on sheet metal.

2017
2018

Transition to 2D Drawing Technology

Recognizing that the most of the design data utilized in supply chain and procurement operations were 2D drawings, CADDi commenced the development of pioneering 2D analysis technology.

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2019

Reached 5,000 Customers and Started Assembly

Reached a milestone of over 5,000 global customers. CADDi introduced assembly services, handling orders of up to 10,000 components per equipment.

2019
2021

Global Inspection Centers Expansion

CADDi invested in more than 10 inspection centers globally, emphasizing quality in a wide array of parts such as sheet metal, machining, casting, wire harnesses, and assemblies.

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2022

CADDi Drawer Innovation

Launching CADDi Drawer, CADDi revolutionized how customers manage drawings and data, becoming a leading manufacturing SaaS solution.

2022
2024

Most Innovative Manufacturing Software Company

Fast Company honored CADDi as the most innovative company, acknowledging its trailblazing contributions to the industry.

2024

Founders

Yushiro Kato

Co-founder and CEO
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Yushiro previously worked for McKinsey & Company, where he co-led the procurement sector for the manufacturing industry. He supported large manufacturers in Chicago, Milwaukee, New Jersey, and more. In November 2017, he founded CADDi with the mission to “unleash the potential of manufacturing.” In 2023, Yushiro was selected as one of the top 10 entrepreneurs by Forbes.

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Akifumi Kobashi

Co-founder and CTO
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Aki completed his bachelors and masters in engineering at Stanford University. After four years of building data processing systems at Lockheed Martin in coordination with NASA and JAXA, Aki joined Apple to work on mobile products including the iPhone. Later on, he worked as a senior engineer on the development of embedded products such as the Airpods. Co-founded CADDi in late 2017. Selected as “30 under 30” by Forbes in 2019.

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Leadership Team

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    Chris Brown

    VP of Sales
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    Aaron Lober

    VP of Marketing
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    Ryota Haga

    CFO
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    Riku Goto

    VP of Global Partnership
  • David Holmes

    Senior Manager of Revenue Operation
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    Tony Gentry

    Content Marketing Manager
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    Kosuke Sato

    Manager of Customer Success

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