HISTORY «  OPEN8

HISTORY

2015 April

Established OPEN8 Inc.

Launched female-targeted smartphone video ad service "VIDEO TAP"

May

Launched social news magazine "Wanpick"

July

Established "OPEN8 Singapore Pte. Ltd." as a site to enhance technological innovations.

Launched "Marketing Technology Lab" for application development in Vietnam.

August

Awarded EY (Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC) prize at RISING EXPO 2015, the largest demo day for funding and networking in Asia.

September

New organization inviting Mr. Masayasu Morita from Hitomedia Inc. as Outside Director.

Signed business alliance agreement with smartphone video businesss, 3 Minute Co. Ltd.,

Launched "OPEN3" a service for video production and distribution scheme to increase viewers.

"Wanpick" won Good Design Award 2015.

October

Fundraised 800 million yen (approx.. $6.6MUSD) from Jafco, TBS Innovation Partners, iStyle Inc. and Excite Japan.

November

Awarded the Microsoft BizSpark Plus Prize at Tech Crunch Japan Start-up Battle.

Launched "NATIVE TAP" service for more accurate reach of targeted video ads.

December

Exhibited at adtech Tokyo 2015.

Revamped of Wanpick for PC

2016 February

Acquired The Clip, an app prototyping and engineering start-up.

May

Office location moved to Shibuya.

Launched "LeTRONC" a new video magazine media targeted for adult female audiences.

August

Patented our smartphone video viewing format

2017 February

LeTRONC selected as Shibuya Travel Association's exclusive media.

LeTRONC coordinates with Miyazaki City and Tochigi City.

March

Launched LeTRONC Taiwan

May

LeTRONC coordinates with Hokuto City.

July

Fundraised 1,500 million yen from Jafco and Globis capital partners.

October

Launched LeTRONC apps(iOS/Android)

2018 February

Invited Mr. Masaaki Ito from ex-VP of P&G Japan, as Adviser.

April

LeTRONC apps over 1 million downloads exceeded.

September

Fundraised 1,500 million yen from WiL,LLC and Mirai Creation Fund.

Launched “VIDEO BRAIN” ,AI-based automated video production tool.

November

Announced a new management structure.