About us

Corporate Information

Company Name
alt Inc.
Address

Head Office:
809 SENQ Roppongi, Shin-Roppongi bldg. 7-15-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Google Map

Tel
Tel:+81(3)-6380-7076(General)
Establishment
November, 2014
Capital
JPY5,596,712,470 (As of June 20, 2022)
Including capital reserve and other capital surplus
Board members
CEO(Chief Executive Officer):Kazutaka Yonekura
Board director CFO:Yusuke Hioki
Board director:Mizuki Takahara
Board director:Tsuyoshi Fujita
Board director:TAM Hock Chuan
Auditor:Seiji Nakano
Auditor:Taizo Fukushima
Auditor:Masaki Fujii
Shareholders
Kazutaka Yonekura, East Ventures, JAFCO SV4 Investment Limited Partnership, JAFCO Group Co., Ltd., SMBC Venture Capital No.2 Investment Limited Partnership, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co., Ltd., INTAGE Open Innovation Investment Limited Partnership, SMBC Venture Capital No.3 Investment Limited Partnership, OKB Capital Co., Ltd., Nomura Holdings, Inc., SBI AI&Blockchain Investment LPS, REGAIN GROUP, Inc., TIS Inc., JR West Innovations Co., Ltd., Kansai Innovation Network Investment Limited Partnership, Katsuryoku Limited Liability Partnership, TNP Threads of Light Investment Limited Partnership, PROTO VENTURES CORPORATION., MetaReal Corp., Daiko Advertising Inc., SuMi TRUST Innovation Investment Limited Partnership, Video Research Ltd. and Toppan Printing CO., LTD., SBI Ventures Two Co., Ltd., TSVF1 Investment LPS(Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Corporation CVC), SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Spiral Capital LLP., SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., Dawn Capital No.1 Investment Limited Partnership (Akatsuki Ventures Inc.), Mizuho Leasing Co., Ltd., DIMENSION 2nd Investment Limited Partnership., M3, Inc., Industrial Technology Investment Corporation., Vertex Growth Fund II Pte. Ltd., HT Asia Technology Fund LP (Yitu Capital)
Election
EY Innovative Startup 2017
ACL 2017  
COLING2018
J-Startup  
ILS TOP100 Startups

History

November 2014
Date of establishment of al+
April 2015
Professor Hitoshi Matsubara, Former Chairman of the Artificial Intelligence Society, was appointed as Technical Advisor.
May 2015
Implemented third-party allotment capital increase through East Ventures
June 2015
Dr. Hideyuki Shibuki, Researcher from Mori Laboratory, at Yokohama National University, joined as a co-researcher
July 2015
Started collaborative research with Mori Laboratory, at Yokohama National University Graduate School
August 2015
Professor Satoshi Kurihara, the Graduate School of the The University of Electro-Communications joined as a technical advisor (currently a professor at Keio University)
December 2015
Started collaborative research with Dr. Tung Nguyen from Thuyloi University
January 2016
Started joint research with Associate Professor, Ryutaro Ichise at National Institute of Informatics
February 2016
Implemented third-party allotment to JAFCO to raise capital to 500 million yen
March 2016
Associate Professor, Satoshi Sekine at New York University Joins as Technical Advisor
June 2016
  • Implemented third-party allotment to SMBC Venture Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital to raise capital to 100 million yen
  • Implemented collaboration with Artificial Intelligence eXploration Research Center
  • Commenced joint research with Professor Phuong Le-Hong of Vietnam National University, Hanoi
August 2016
Started collaboration with Dr. Nguyen Thi Minh Huyen at Vietnam National University
September 2016
Assistant Professor, Ryohei Sasano at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Currently, Associate Professor at Nagoya University) was appointed as a technical advisor.
October 2016
Started a joint research with Associate Professor, Junichi Yamagishi at National Institute of Informatics
November 2016
Won the first prize in the Vietnamese Language and Speech Processing 2016(VLSP2016)
February 2017
Recognition in the “EY Innovative Startup 2017” in AI category sponsored by Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
March 2017
Established a local subsidiary, alt Vietnam Co., Ltd., in Hanoi, Vietnam
April 2017
Recognized by Reform Declaration of Tokyo's Work Style
June 2017
Danushka Bollegala, Associate Professor at The University of Liverpool (at time of appointment/current position: Professor) assumed position as a technical advisor
July 2017
  • Developed voice cloning with a few voice samples
  • Presented the research on Fine-Grained Named Entity Recognition at ACL 2017 (Association of Computational Linguistics)
October 2017
Raised 590 million yen in Series B round of funding
November 2017
  • Yoshikazu Nishimura assumed position as CTO
  • Danushka Bollegala assumed position as CSO (Chief Science Officer)
March 2018
  • Yonekura, CEO, was selected as a committee member of the Kanazawa Industrial Development Committee
  • Raised fund through third-party allocation to CVC fund of Nomura Holdings, Inc.
April 2018
Won the first prize in the Vietnamese Language and Speech Processing 2018(VLSP2018)
June 2018
Selected as one of internationally competitive and winning startups in the METI's J-Startup program
July 2018
  • Started issuing the alt emeth token
  • alt Vietnam lab relocated for further development
August 2018
  • Acquired patent on our personal dialogue engine
  • Presented research results on Fine-Grained Named Entity Recognition at the COLING2018
October 2018
Professor Koichi Hashida at the University of Tokyo Graduate School joins as an advisor
January 2019
Capital business collaboration with Regain Group Inc.
March 2019
Financing from SBI Investment, REGAIN GROUP, TIS in Series C Round
April 2019
Established ALT Technologies Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary
May 2019
  • Professor Emeritus Tomoyuki Nishida at the University of Tokyo joined as an advisor
  • Mr. Ikushima Takahiro, CEO of Mathematical Science Advanced Technology Laboratory CO.,LTD participates as an advisor
October 2020
Merger with Alt Technologies Inc.
January 2021
Completion of Series C round, fundraising of 1.34 billion yen
June 2022
Raises 3.5 billion yen in Series D round