UZABASE, Inc. Scores Additional Funding of JPY 472 million


UZABASE, Inc. Scores Additional Funding of JPY 472 million

Tokyo – Friday, 29 August 2014 – Uzabase Inc. has announced today that it has secured strategic funding from six new and three existing investors.

This round of Series C financing totals a sizeable JPY 472 million. Itochu Technology Ventures primes as the largest new investor and is accompanied by YJ Capital, Kodansha, SMBC Venture Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Shinsei Bank. These investors join the existing Globis Capital Partners, GMO Venture Partners and Monex Ventures, who all increased their funding in this round.  

Uzabase has also announced the appointment of Shinji Asada, Director at Itochu Technology Ventures, to its Board of Directors as an independent director of the company.

About SPEEDA: 

Created by a trio of banker-turned-revolutionaries, SPEEDA is the most intuitive financial information platform that provides comprehensive company and industry analysis tailored for business professionals.

The development of SPEEDA has exploded in the six years following its humble conception in a studio apartment on the outskirts of Tokyo. Today, it is both Asia’s largest company and industry database as well as the world’s largest financial database platform for unlisted Asian companies, with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai in addition to its headquarters in Tokyo. 

– 580,000 unlisted companies, with particular strength in Asia
– 99% of listed companies, covering more than 180 countries
– 1 million M&A deals worldwide
– Market trends covering over 540 industries, with detailed competitor analysis

In a market crowded with complexity, SPEEDA transcends the conventions of existing platforms and pursues usability to the extreme. With a sleek, easy-to-use interface, an in-house team of industry analysts, and a guaranteed response time of under 30 minutes from our specialised consultants, we aim to catalyse productivity and inspire creative solutions.

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Who SPEEDA Serves in Japan

- All Top 5 major banks
- All Top 5 securities firms
- 9 of the Top 10 consulting firms
- 17 of the Top 20 PE funds
- 6 of the Top 10 publicly listed corporates (revenue base)

Contact Info

About Uzabase
The Purpose of Uzabase is “Awaken a world of play in business, with our insights.” The Uzabase Group operates nine businesses, including the business intelligence platform SPEEDA, social business media NewsPicks, startup data platform INITIAL, B2B customer strategy platform FORCAS, and organizational strategy platform AlphaDrive/NewsPicks.
Company Overview
Company Name: Uzabase,Inc. Date of establishment: April 1, 2008 Representatives: Co-CEOs Yusuke Inagaki / Taira Sakuma Address: Mitsubishi Building, 2-5-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan