Tokyo-based Talknote, the startup behind the corporate communication platform of the same name, announced today it has raised 200 million yen (approximately $2 million) from Japanese investment company Lead Capital Management. Prior to this funding, it had raised an undisclosed sum of investment from CyberAgent Ventures back in March of 2012.
The platform was initially launched as an instant messaging tool for restaurants back in February of 2010, but switched to become a corporate communication platform for businesses in general back in June of 2011. It had over 5,000 corporate users as of last March, but since then its growth has accelerated surpassing 10,000 accounts this month. ...continue reading ...
The Bridge 10/21/2013 [en]
- A social networking service for corporations has been considered to have a big potential for many years, but there seems no very successful services so far in Japan. Talknote accelerates the growth from this year, which means the service category finally starts to become popular.