About Us - Yohana


Well-being is at the heart of everything we do

Yohana creates technology that takes care of you and powers it all through human connection.

Our Founder

Focusing on what matters most

Yoky Matsuoka has always been motivated by a desire to create technology and solutions that allow people to be who they want to be. It’s why, as a professor, she worked to combine neuroscience and robotics in a way that had never been done before. It’s why she started a foundation to help kids and adults overcome physical and learning challenges. And it’s why she headed to Silicon Valley where she could put her research into practice – co-founding Google X, developing the Nest Learning Thermostat, and playing pivotal roles at Apple and Google in healthcare.

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Now she’s laser-focused on building technology powered by human connection to help busy families find more balance, prioritize well-being, and be more present for each other.

As a mom of four juggling a fast-paced life at home and at work, Yoky understands all too well what it means to be overloaded. In creating Yohana’s first offering – a smart assistant service powered by real humans – she strives to help moms do things better and get them done sooner, so they can be present for the moments that really matter.


Yohana + Panasonic

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As one of the world’s first purpose-driven brands, Panasonic manufactures innovations that have revolutionized day-to-day tasks – from washing machines to electric vehicle batteries. In 1918, Panasonic founder Konosuke Matsushita promised that the company would “devote ourselves to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people.”

A distinct and independent subsidiary, with the support and funding of Panasonic, Yohana is guided by that same vision and promise. Together, Yohana and Panasonic are creating services and products that continue to move us forward and make life easier for the modern family.


We love it when people talk about us

For all press inquiries, email press@yohana.com and be sure to read Yoky’s latest article on Medium.

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Working at Yohana

A lot of meaningful things are happening here

We’re on a mission to make well-being attainable for modern families. With leadership from big tech like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and hypergrowth startups like Nest, Waymo, and Casper, we’re creating integrated software, services, and hardware intended to help people live more balanced lives. Want to help us make it happen? Join our team.

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