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Company Introduction

The best way to deliver information to people around the world

A startup founded in 2012 by Fukushima Yoshinori, who studied AI at the University of Tokyo, developed and provided services while students. Developed and provided “Gunosy” curated media to solve the problem of information gap. In this service, the information present on the net is evaluated and delivered to the user by its own algorithm. Both companies and services are growing rapidly, and by 2019, the cumulative number of downloads for Gunosy, News pass, and LUCRA will reach approximately 40 million. Sales of ¥3.40 million were recorded for the second quarter of fiscal year ended May 2019. The most recent update was made for 13 consecutive quarters. Listed on Mothers in April 2015. With a view to global expansion, the company acquired the Indonesian curated app “Kurio” in 2016. In addition, we are showing motivation to advance not only in the news area, and we are thinking that we will continue to expand global expansion and into other areas using existing curation media as a core.

Service

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* The game business companies display three major services.

Finance Information

IPO

Funding Rounds and Amounts

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Total Funding Amount
2,833M Yen
Funding Date Money Raised Lead Investor Investor Remarks
30.06.14 109M Yen - B Dash Ventures Class C Preferred Stock
06.06.14 682M Yen - KDDI Class C Preferred Stock
30.05.14 409M Yen - JAFCO Class C Preferred Stock
24.12.13 1,200M Yen - KDDI Class B Preferred Stock
12.07.13 350M Yen - B Dash Ventures / East Ventures / JAFCO Class A Preferred Stock
31.05.13 50M Yen - Kimura Shinji / Aoki Naoko
25.02.13 0M Yen - Sato Kan
05.02.13 31M Yen - Mio Masato / Kakiuchi Shinya / Kimura Shinji / Ishibashi Masakazu / Taketani Yuya

Financial Closing Information

Fiscal Year End Accounting Method Settlement Method Sales Operating Income Ordinary Income Retained Earnings Net Income
31.05.19 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 15,017M Yen 2,302M Yen 2,289M Yen -M Yen 2,009M Yen
31.05.19 JapaneseStandard Independent 13,138M Yen 1,806M Yen 1,837M Yen -M Yen 1,731M Yen
31.05.18 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 11,201M Yen 1,938M Yen 1,939M Yen -M Yen 501M Yen
31.05.18 JapaneseStandard Independent 10,609M Yen 1,858M Yen 1,873M Yen -M Yen 530M Yen
31.05.17 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 7,739M Yen 1,517M Yen 1,516M Yen -M Yen 1,126M Yen
31.05.17 JapaneseStandard Independent 7,478M Yen 1,613M Yen 1,619M Yen -M Yen 1,236M Yen
31.05.16 JapaneseStandard Consolidate 4,599M Yen 562M Yen 566M Yen -M Yen 605M Yen
31.05.16 JapaneseStandard Independent 4,547M Yen 564M Yen 565M Yen -M Yen 611M Yen
31.05.15 JapaneseStandard Independent 3,165M Yen 190M Yen 153M Yen -M Yen 136M Yen
31.05.14 JapaneseStandard Independent 359M Yen -1,358M Yen -1,365M Yen -M Yen -1,393M Yen
31.05.13 JapaneseStandard Independent 0M Yen -44M Yen -45M Yen -M Yen -45M Yen

Stock Market Information

Listing Date Stock Market PER Market Capitalization
28.04.15 Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section 57.78 32,867M Yen

Status

Date Modified Type Remarks
28.04.15 IPO PER (initial value): -16.28
Market Capitalization (initial value): 33,254M Yen

Major Shareholders during IPO

Shareholder Shareholding Ratio
Kimura Shinji 41.12%
KDDI 16.93%
JAFCO 10.16%
Fukushima Yoshinori 3.53%
Yoshida Hiroshi 3.53%
Shareholder Shareholding Ratio
Seki Yoshifumi 3.53%
Kakiuchi Shinya 3.34%
B Dash Ventures 2.28%
Taketani Yuya 2.1%
Ishibashi Masakazu 1.91%

Investment Portfolio

Board Members

Taketani Yuya

Chief Executive Officer

Graduated from Waseda University School of Creative Science and Engineering Department of Management Systems Engineering. He joined the company through Glee Co., Ltd. In August 2013, he became Chief Operating Officer of the Board. In August 2016, he was appointed President and CEO of Chief Operating Officer. Formally decided as CEO on August 24, 2018.

Nagashima Tetsuya

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Graduated from Keio University Faculty of Science and Engineering. Appointed as Executive Officer of Aung Consulting. Joined Glee. Appointed as Gnosy Executive Officer. Leading the Company's advertising business unit. In 2016, he became Director of Gnosy and Chief Business Officer of the Board in 2017. He also served as VIDPOOL and the CEO of digwell.

Fukushima Yoshinori

Board of Directors

Completed the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. He developed the service of “Gunosy” while he was in graduate school. Established Gnosy in 2012 and appointed CEO. In 2013, he was appointed President and CEO. 2012 IPA Unexplored Super Creator. He also served as President of LayerX.

Kimura Shinji

Director

Graduated from the Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo. Joined DREAM INCUBATOR. In 2007, he founded ATLANTIS (currently Glossom). Sold Glossom to Glee in 2011. In 2013, he was appointed CEO of Gnosy. Resigned in 2014. Established AnyPay in 2016. In 2017, he became a director of Gnosy. Gunosy Capital Pte. He also served as CEO of Ltd.

Yoshida Hiroshi

Executive officer

Chiba Hisayoshi

Executive officer

Nishio Kentaro

Executive officer

Osone Keisuke

Executive officer

Kono Masahiro

Executive officer

Yamakoshi Masayuki

Executive officer

Kondo Yoji

Executive officer

Watanabe Kenta

Executive officer

Horibe Satoshi

Executive officer

Maniwa Yuki

Executive Officer, CEO, Office Manager

Tsukada Toshifumi

Outside Director

Tomiduka Suguru

Outside Director

Teshima Hiromi

Outside Director

Mashita Hirokazu

Outside Director

Ishibashi Masakazu

Corporate Auditor

Shimizu Kenji

Auditor

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