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GMO Internet

  • Communication
  • Task Support
  • Rental
  • Other
  • Settlement and Remittance
  • Games
  • Security

Company Introduction

A company that focuses on the Internet business when the Internet began to spread in 1995. The founder, Masatoshi Kumagai, dropped out of high school and rebuilt the pachinko shop where his father was engaged. After that, the company was established and listed on the TSE. It has grown into a company that has many group companies both in Japan and abroad. The company is the holding company of its group. According to the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, nine Group companies were listed, including the Company, with a total market capitalization of 653 billion yen. As a Group, we manufacture all commercial materials in-house and provide all sales and support to our company, making it extremely high customer satisfaction. We are also challenging new areas around the Internet, and we are also expanding into the mining business related to Bitcoin. We aim to be the No. 1 in Japan in three areas: mining, supply, and utilization of virtual currency. There are 58 offices in 20 countries around the world, and we believe that we will continue to develop our business in the Internet area both domestically and internationally.


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Press Release

Finance Information


Funding Rounds and Amounts

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Total Funding Amount
230M Yen
Funding Date Money Raised Lead Investor Investor Remarks
20.09.97 118M Yen - NTT FINANCE / Mitsubishi UFJ Capital / HIKARI TSUSHIN Procurement from 4 other people
27.12.96 86M Yen - KS Partners / SHOEI Other procurement from 31 people
12.12.96 25M Yen - Kumagai Masatoshi / Kumatani Kaoru / Kumagai Masae

Financial Closing Information

Fiscal Year End Accounting Method Settlement Method Sales Operating Income Ordinary Income Retained Earnings Net Income
31.12.18 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 185,177M Yen 21,787M Yen 19,135M Yen -M Yen -M Yen
31.12.18 JapaneseStandard Independent 47,761M Yen 499M Yen 6,338M Yen -M Yen 12,658M Yen
31.12.17 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 154,256M Yen 17,642M Yen 17,315M Yen -M Yen 8,030M Yen
31.12.17 JapaneseStandard Independent 37,732M Yen 1,052M Yen 5,743M Yen -M Yen 4,518M Yen
31.12.16 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 135,026M Yen 17,017M Yen 16,686M Yen -M Yen 7,234M Yen
31.12.16 JapaneseStandard Independent 32,177M Yen 887M Yen 5,058M Yen -M Yen 2,960M Yen
31.12.15 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 126,337M Yen 14,803M Yen 14,857M Yen -M Yen 13,419M Yen
31.12.15 JapaneseStandard Independent 28,985M Yen 116M Yen 3,376M Yen -M Yen 8,754M Yen
31.12.14 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 109,368M Yen 12,931M Yen 12,734M Yen -M Yen 5,841M Yen
31.12.13 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 93,704M Yen 11,000M Yen 10,941M Yen -M Yen 5,244M Yen

Stock Market Information

Listing Date Stock Market PER Market Capitalization
27.08.99 東証1部 0.0 199,421M Yen


Date Modified Type Remarks
27.08.99 IPO PER (initial value): 1087.88
Market Capitalization (initial value): 127,932M Yen

Major Shareholders during IPO

Shareholder Shareholding Ratio
SHOEI 55.72%
Kumagai Masatoshi 18.57%
Kumagai Masae 3.71%
Shareholder Shareholding Ratio
Kumatani Kaoru 3.71%
KS Partners 1.85%

Investment Portfolio


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Organization Name Investment Date Investing Amount Lead Investor Investor Remarks
CAMPFIRE 10.01.17 330M Yen - D4V / East Ventures / GMO Internet / SMBC Venture Capital / iSGS Investment Works / Suneight Investment / SEPTENI HOLDINGS / DeNA / FreakOut Holdings / Taniya Mamoru One other individual investor
Momentum 29.05.15 70M Yen - GMO Internet / SMBC Venture Capital / VOYAGE VENTURES / Mizuho Capital
Momentum 27.10.14 -M Yen - GMO Internet Funding Amount Not Published
Drecom 24.06.05 64M Yen - GMO Internet / iFLAG / CyberAgent / Saijo Shinichi
Drecom 28.02.05 0M Yen - GMO Internet / iFLAG / CyberAgent Procurement amount 843,750 yen

Board Members

Kumagai Masatoshi

Chairman, President and Group Representative

May 1991 Joined Voice Media (now GMO Internet), Sep 1999, Appointed as President Director of Mayuclic (currently GMO AD Partners), April 2000Click Appointed Director August 2001 Aill (currently GMO CLOUD) Appointed Chairman of the Board (now GMO CLOUD) April 2002, GMO Research Institute (now GMO Research) March 2003Chairman and President of Global Media Online (currently GMO Internet), Aill (currently GMO CLOUD), Chairman of the Board (current), March 2004 paperboy & co. (currently GMO Pepabo) Chairman of the Board (current) GMO Mobile and Desktop (currently GMO Media), Chairman of the Board (current) December 2004 Card Commerce Services (current Company)Chairman of the Board, March 2007, May.2008, Chairman of the Board of Directors, GMO Internet Chairman and President of the Group (current) 2009/4Chairman of the Board (now GMO TECH), December 2011, GMO Payment Gateway Chairman and President, December 2012 GMO PaymentChairman of the Gateway (current) Director of GMO AD Partners March 2015; Chairman of GMO AD Partners, March 2016 (current)

Yasuda Masashi

Vice President and Certified Public Accountant

Graduated from Waseda University Law School in April 2000, joined the Registered Accountant Interqueue (currently GMO Internet), September 2001 Global Media Online (currently GMO)Internet) Director of Management Strategy Office, Director of Management Strategy Office in March 2002, Executive Director of the Group and Investor Relations in charge of Corporate Strategy Group, Executive Director and Management Division of the Company in March 2005Management Strategy and Investor Relations, May 2008, Representative Group Representative Representative Director, Group Management Division, March 2013, GMO Internet Managing Director, Group Management Division, March 2015Vice President Group Representative Director, Group Management Division (current) March 2016 GMO Media Director (current) GMO CLOUD Director (current) GMO Pepabo (current)GMO Research (Current) GMO AD Partners Director (Current) GMO TECH (Current) June 2016 GMO Click Holdings (Currently GMO Financial)Holdings) Director (Current) Outside Auditor of Aozora Trust Bank (Current) December 2016 Director, GMO Paint Gateway Co., Ltd. (Current)

Ainora Issei

Vice President

Graduated from Meiji University. Apr 1986 Japan Joined I · B · M April 2000, President and CEO of Card Call Service (currently GMO Internet), December 2011, 2012December Appointed President (current), GMO Internet Director Vice President, Group Settlement Division (current)

Ito Tadashi

Senior Director

October 1999 Joined Interqueue (currently GMO Internet) December 1999, 2013, President of Business Partner Company, Director, Business Partner Company, 2016September, 2008, Director, Business Partners, Director of the Group Business Promotion Headquarters April, 2010, Executive Director of the Group Business Promotion Headquarters of the Company. January, 2009Executive Director of Business Division, March 2013 Executive Director, Group Infrastructure Division and Executive Director of the Company (current) Paperboy & co. (Currently GMO Pepabo) Outside Director (current), March 2016, Director of the Company (current)

Nakajo Ichiro


Joined YANASE in April 1963 Joined Takuyo corp. Joined in July 1999 WEBKEEPERS, INC. February 2012 aill (present company) Director Aill April 1995President and Representative Director of Japan Geotrust (currently GMO GlobalSign) March, 2006 Director of Securite Services Business Division, March 2010 Vice President of the CompanySecurite Services Business Group January 2013 Vice President of Securite Services Business Manager and Marketing Division Mar. 2014 Securite-Service Business in January 2015, Vice President, Securite Business and IAM Business in Mar. 2016, GMO Internet Director Securite Business Manager and OverseasStrategy Advisor (current position) January 2017 Vice President of the Company Securite Business (current position)

In 2000, he became the director of Nikko. 2003: Appointed as Managing Director. 2004: Appointed as Senior Managing Director. In 2006, he became the director of Neo at Ogilvy. In 2006, he became NIKKO Senior Director. In 2007, he became President and Representative Director. In 2009, he became President and Representative Director. In 2011, NIKKO became the director of NIKKO. Appointed as GMOSolution Partner Director in 2015. Appointed Director of GMO AD Marketing in 2015. Appointed JWord Director in 2015. In 2015, he became Director of GMO Mobile. In 2015, he became Director of GMO Innovators. Appointed President of GMO Ad Partner in 2015.

Graduated from Waseda University, April 1986, Japan Joined I · B · M, January 2005, Executive Officer, April 2006, IBM CorporationVice President August 2011 Japan I · B · M Senior Executive Officer, June 2017, President and CEO of Aozora Trust Bank (current) GMO CLICK SecuritiesOutside Director (Current) December 2017 GMO Payment Gateway Director (current)

Muto Masahiro

Board of Directors, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member

Ogura Keigo

Board of Directors, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member

Masuda Kaname

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