About us

Corporate Information

Company Name
alt Inc.
Address

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

Vietnam Tec Lab.
Alt Vietnam Co., Ltd.
11F, Lucky Building, 81 Tran Thai Tong street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel
Tel:+81(3)-6380-7076(General)
Establishment
November 2014
Equity
JPY1,701,673,500 (As of Apr 1, 2019)
Management Team
President&Chief Executive Officer:Kazutaka Yonekura
Vice President:Goushi Yonekura
Director&Chief Financial Officer:Seiji Nakano
Corporate Auditor:Taizo Fukushima
Main Shareholders
Kazutaka Yonekura, JAFCO Co., Ltd., SBI Investment Co., Ltd., East Ventures, INTAGE Open Innovation Fund, SMBC Venture Capital., Nomura Holdings, Inc., TIS Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co., Ltd., OKB Capital Co., Ltd., REGAIN GROUP, Inc.(in random order)

History

November 2014
Date of establishment of al+
April 2015
Professor Hitoshi Matsubara, Former Chairman of The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence assumed office as a technical advisor
May 2015
Implemented third-party allotment capital increase through East Ventures
June 2015
Researcher Hideaki Shibuki of Mori Laboratory, Yokohama National University Graduate School participates as a joint researcher.
July 2015
Commenced joint research with the laboratory of Professor Mori, Yokohama National Graduated University
August 2015
Commenced joint research with Professor Satoshi Kurihara of the University of Electro-Communications(Currently, Professor at Keio University)
December 2015
Commenced joint research with Professor Tung Nguyen of Thuy Loi University
January 2016
Commenced joint research with Associate Professor Ichise Ryutaro of National Institute of Informatics
February 2016
Implemented third-party allotment to JAFCO to raise capital to 500 million yen
March 2016
Commenced joint research with Associate Professor Satoshi Sekine of New York University
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
Commenced joint research with Professor Nguyen Thi Minh Huyen of Vietnam National University, Hanoi
September 2016
Ryohei Sasano, Assistant Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (at time of appointment/Currently, Assistant Professor at Nagoya University) assumed position as an advisor
October 2016
Commenced joint research with Associate  Professor Junichi Yamagishi of National Institute of Informatics
November 2016
Won the first prize in the Vietnamese Language and Speech Processing 2016
February 2017
Recognition in the “EY Innovative Startup 2017” in AI category sponsored by Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
March 2017
Establish alt Vietnam Co., Ltd.
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 technical advisor
July 2017
  • Developed voice cloning with a few voice samples
  • Presented the research on Fine-Grained Named Entity Recognition at the Association of Computational Linguistics 2017
October 2017
Raised 5.9 million yen in series B financing round
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
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 of Graduate School of the University of Tokyo participates 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 of the University of Tokyo participates as an advisor
  • Mr. Ikushima Takahiro, CEO of Mathematical Science Advanced Technology Laboratory CO.,LTD participates as an advisor