HISTORY

Year 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 Wanpick for PC

Nominated in the annual 3rd CNT Japan Startup Awards finalist

Year 2016 February

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

March

Started a new attempt on synchronizing TV and WEB in collaboration with TBS Television Network

May

Office location moved to Shibuya.

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