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With our group philosophy of ‘providing mechanisms to materialize the value of information,’we have consistently developed our businesses with a focus on information.
Our company name, MINKABU THE INFONOID, represents our business domain; ‘Infonoid’ is a neologism that combines ‘information’ and ‘noid,’ meaning ‘those who are dedicated to information.’”

As of July 1, 2023, our group has transitioned to a holding company structure.Under this structure, we oversee the media business through LiveDoor Corporation and the solution business through  MINKABU SOLUTION SERVICES, Inc., as well as subsidiary companies associated with each business entity.

So far, we have initiated an information revolution by realizing a mechanism for providing information utilizing unique technology, garnering high praise from individuals and corporations alike in the field of financial and economic information.
With various changes such as increasing awareness of sustainable social and economic development and respect for social diversity, alongside the accelerating evolution and digitization of technology, we believe that the role of our group, which aims to provide mechanisms for realizing the value of information, will continue to evolve in addressing social issues.

Based on this recognition, we have redesigned our company logo (MINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc.) to coincide with the transition to a holding company structure, aimed at further expanding the reach of “information” and enhancing the added value of information through the utilization of technology.

Under the new business structure, in our media business moving forward, we will focus on providing diverse information in collaboration with our users. This will be centered around Japan’s largest net media platform, serving approximately 100 million users, which includes leading blog service “livedoor Blog” and  “livedoor News,” along with various specialized media covering finance, asset formation, sports, entertainment, and gourmet content.
By leveraging technology to realize new customer experiences, we aim to enhance the added value of information and build a new media economic sphere in the era of Web3.

In our solution business, as the expansion of the asset formation segment progresses, it is anticipated that the demand for financial and economic information will diversify and expand.
Additionally, under the trends of moves towards commission-free trading in the financial industry, diversification of revenue sources is expected to begin, and further advancement in productivity enhancement and efficiency pursuit through digital transformation is anticipated.
Therefore, we will continue to strive for high-quality and stable service provision as a financial information solution provider.
Furthermore, we will develop next-generation solution services utilizing Web3 technologies, including NFTs.

Under the continued anticipation of significant environmental changes, our company aims to shift its growth phase towards the Next Step in both the media and solution business segments.
We will achieve this by leveraging group resources to expand our reach and harnessing technology, while also striving for the sustainable improvement of shareholder value.

Company

MINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc.

Foundation July 7, 2006.
Description of business Media business,Solution business
Representative Ken Uryu
Address The head office / 1-9-1 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Fukuoka Branch / 1-3-38 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City

Executive

Directors Chairman of the board
(Outside,
Independent director)
Makoto Sumita
President and
CEO/CFO
Ken Uryu
Senior Executive Vice
President
Masakatsu Saito
Director Naohito Miyamoto(Personal information protection manager)
Director
(Outside)
Ryutaro Takada
Director
(Outside,
Independent director)
Noriko Maki
Director,
Full-time Audit Committee Member
(Outside,
Independent Director)
Shinya Hamano
Director
(Audit &
Supervisory Committee Member,
Outside and
Independent director)
Shozo Ishibashi
Director
(Audit &
Supervisory Committee Member,
Outside and
Independent director)
Sadahiko Yoshimura
Special Advisor Tokio Morita

Subsidiaries

Livedoor Co., Ltd. https://livedoor.co.jp/
MINKABU SOLUTION SERVICES , Inc. https://minkabu-ss.co.jp/
MINKABU ASSET PARTNERS, Inc. https://minkabu-ap.co.jp/
MINKABU Web3 Wallet, Inc. https://minkabu-web3wallet.co.jp/
SEESAW GAME, Inc. https://seesawgame.co.jp/
Contents Monster, Inc. https://contentsmonster.jp/

History

2006
07

Established MASSTUNE, Inc.(currently MINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc.)

2007

Launched “Minna no Kabushiki”,a social media platform for investors

10

Patent obtained for a point calculation method,forecast evaluation system, and computer program that are Entered into the Commodity Futures and Forex Information Solutionsthe basic technology behind “Minna no Kabushiki”

2010

Launched the FX information site “Minkabu FX”

2011

Launched the product futures information site“Minkabu Commodity”

2012
03

Changed the company name toMINKABU, Inc.

2013

Launched investment trust information site “Minkabu Toshin”

2014

Launched providing solution servicesto financial institutions.

08

Entered into the financial institution solutions businesswith the acquisition of Interstructure, Inc.

10

Acquisition of “Kabutan”, a stock information distribution site,through a business transfer

2015

Commencement of operation of the stock information website “Kabutan”

Launched stock information site “Kabutan”
Launched commodity futures information terminalsolution “MINKABU e-profit”

2016

Launched virtual currency information site“Minna no Kasotuka”

03

Entered into the Commodity Futures and Forex InformationSolutions Business through the transfer of the FinancialInformation Distribution Business of Investech, Inc.

2017

Launch of “Kabutan Premium” billing service.

Launched Information Terminal Solutionsfor Business Companies“MINKABU Corporate-Cue”

2018

Launched insurance information site “Minkabu Hoken”

Launched real estate investment information site“Minkabu Fudosan”

11

Changed the company name toMINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc.

2019

Launched “MINKABU Sales-Cue”,an information solution for financial institution sales staff.

03

Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market.

12

Prop Tech plus Inc. becomes a consolidated subsidiary.

2020
06

Robot Fund Co., Ltd. becomes a consolidated subsidiary.

09

Acquisition of patent for automatic article generation

2021

Rebranded stock information media“Minna no Kabushiki” integratingwith its series media to assetbuilding information media “MINKABU”

Launched “Kabutan US Equities”

Launched “MINKABU ASSET PLANNER”,a tool to support asset formation.

05

Business alliance with QUICK Corp. and Nikkei Inc.

09

Established a consolidated subsidiary,MINKABU ASSET PARTNERS, Inc.

2022
05

Established a consolidated subsidiary,MINKABU WEB3 WALLET, Inc.

10

Acquired ALIS Co., Ltd., a social media operator using blockchain technology, a consolidated subsidiary

12

Acquired Livedoor Co., Ltd. as a consolidated subsidiary to develop leading Internet media business

2023
03

Transferred all shares of Prop Tech plus

03

Livedoor Co., Ltd. fully acquired CWS Brains, LTD., a leading domestic soccer information specialist media.

04

Transferred of the Minkabu’s media business to Livedoor Co., Ltd.

04

Merger of ALIS Co., Ltd. by Livedoor Co., Ltd.

04

Livedoor Co., Ltd. fully acquired SynchroLife, Inc. which operates a Web3 SNS gourmet app.

04

MINKABU SOLUTIONS SERVICES Co., Ltd. established for the reorganization of Mincaab Solution’s business.

07

Transferred of the Minkabu’s solution business to MINKABU SOLUTION SERVICES , Inc.

07

Transition to a holding company structure to advance the group’s business strategy.

09

Acquired FromOne,Inc.,

10

Merger of Robot Fund Co., Ltd. by MINKABU SOLUTIONS SERVICES Co.

11

Merger of FromOne,Inc., by CWS Brains, LTD.,Established SEESAW GAME,Inc.

2024
4

Established Contents Monster, Inc.