What We Do

Episode Six provides next generation software platform technology for companies that offer payments products and services, enabling them to serve their customers better.

Founded by payments pioneers, our mission is to redefine what is possible in the payments industry. We tear down technology constraints that are increasingly burdensome and limit innovation due to inflexible, legacy technology.

Our proprietary technology was built from scratch using open source code and the latest technology and was architected to be future-proofed. It provides unparalleled product customization, accelerated speed to market and on-demand product management capabilities. It is portable and compatible for use anywhere in the world with easy installation, integration and connection facilitated by an extensive and comprehensive set of APIs.

Our technology makes it possible for companies of all sizes to effortlessly design and put into market payments products that consumers want and need.

We are a venture funded company. In 2017, SBI Investment Co., Ltd. invested in Episode Six through its FinTech Business Innovation Fund, which has ¥30 billion of capital commitment in the financial technology industry. We currently operate in Austin, Texas, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Our Leadership

The Episode Six Management Team comprises experienced and passionate pioneers in the payments and technology industries.

John Mitchell, CEO

John Mitchell is the CEO and co-founder of Episode Six. He brings decades of payments expertise and experience in leading and growing companies and startups.

Prior to co-founding Episode Six, John was the CEO of Rêv Worldwide. Prior to Rêv, John was at NetSpend Corporation where he was the primary architect and strategist of Netspend’s sales and distribution strategy.

Futeh Kao, CTO

Futeh Kao is the CTO and co-founder of Episode Six. He is responsible for Episode Six's technology vision and strategy and is the chief architect of Episode Six's platform technology.

Prior to co-founding Episode Six, Futeh was the CTO of Rêv Worldwide. Prior to Rêv, Futeh was at NetSpend Corporation where he led its IT software development effort.

Chermaine Hu, CFO

Chermaine Hu is the CFO and co-founder of Episode Six. She is responsible for Episode Six's global finance and accounting functions as well as its financing, M&A and investor activities.

Prior to co-founding Episode Six, Chermaine was the CFO of Rêv Worldwide. Prior to Rêv, Chermaine was an M&A banker at Morgan Stanley in both London and New York.

Oko Okamoto, General Manager, Japan

Oko Okamoto is the General Manager of Episode Six Japan. He is responsible for Episode Six's business operations in Japan.

Prior to joining Episode Six, Oko spent more than 20 years at Japanese credit card company, JCB Co. Ltd., serving most recently as Senior Vice President for Europe and the Americas.