Our History

  • 1999

    1999.11

    Company established at Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo with the objective of facilitating electronic commerce on the Internet

  • 2000

    2000.03

    Launched Japan’s first online group buying service branded as “Netprice Gathering”

    2000.09

    Launched the Chibi-gather, a mobile e-Commerce service for NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode- terminals to lead the development of the mobile Internet market based on Internet access via mobile phone handsets

  • 2004

    2004.03

    Expanded and relocated headquarters to Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    2004.07

    Listed on the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

  • 2006

    2006.03

    Acquired shares in Defactostandard, Ltd., an auction price comparison service provider that collaborates with auction media around the world

  • 2007

    2007.02

    Became a Holdings Company with the intention of business expansion. Changed name to netprice.com. Gathering is succeeded to child company netprice (the consolidated subsidiary).

    2007.04

    Established global shopping business ShopAirlines

    2007.06

    Established auction media business aucfan.com through Defactostandard, Ltd.

    2007.08

    ShopAirlines launched ShopAirlines America, Inc. (a consolidated subsidiary) in Silicon Valley.

    2007.12

    Established ShopAirlines America, Inc., the company that manages global shopping service sekaimon, through business alliance with eBay, Inc.

  • 2008

    2008.04

    Relocated headquarters to Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

    2008.07

    Set up tenso, inc.(former Tenso.com, Inc.) to engage in another new overseas-related business

  • 2010

    2010.04

    Established Open Network Lab, Inc. with Digital Garage

  • 2011

    2011.05

    Established ShopAirlines Europe B.V. as a new European headquarter

    2011.09

    Began Startup Accelerator program Open Network Lab with Digital Garage and Kakaku.com

  • 2012

    2012.02

    Established monosense, Ltd. (a retail licensing company) via company split from netprice.com, Ltd.

    2012.05

    Established BEENOS Partners, Inc., a venture capital investing in American startups

    2012.11

    Established FORii, Inc., an educational app content creating business

  • 2013

    2013.01

    Established BEENOS Asia Pte. Ltd., a corporation local to Singapore, which invests in businesses residing in emerging nations

    2013.07

    Began the BEENOS program, a program which invests and cultivates startups

    2013.12

    Formed capital business alliance with Digital Garage in order to discover and deploy businesses abroad

  • 2014

    2014.07

    Established BEENOS Plaza Pte.Ltd. (an equity method affiliate) to invest in Indonesian start-up companies.

    2014.10

    Company name officially changed to BEENOS Inc. with the intent to strive to become like honeybees (BEE) and create a “Platform for the People” that connects entrepreneurs, businesses, people and products

  • 2015

    2015.02

    Defactostandard, Ltd. formed a business and capital alliance with ITOCHU Corporation to further the market expansion for the brand-name product buyback service “Brandear” and to help each other’s endeavor to grow internationally

    2015.11

    Founded TAIWAN TENSO, INC. to be the international hub for Customer Support and Marketing operations for tenso, inc.

    2015.12

    Switched to a company with an Audit & Supervisory Committee for business management to be more transparent by intensifying the Board of Directors’ auditing and oversight while further enhancing its corporate governance and with the aim to increase its corporate value

  • 2016

    2016.08

    Defactostandard, Ltd., a BEENOS consolidated subsidiary that provides a brand-name product buyback service on the internet, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Section

    2016.10

    Changed our listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange to the First Section

    2016.12

    Acquired SWATi inc., a company that designs and manufactures novelty goods, as a subsidiary

  • 2017

    2017.10

    Established BeeCruise Inc., a subsidiary specializing in the development of new businesses

  • 2018

    2018.03

    Acquired JOYLAB, inc. (formerly teikokushuhan Co. Ltd.) a company that purchases and resells alcoholic beverages, as a subsidiary

  • 2019

    2019.03

    Established FASBEE Inc., a joint venture company to operate a Cross Border EC service specializing in fashion, with Fashion-Co-Lab. Co., Ltd.

    2019.12

    Established Beenos Travel Inc., an inbound tourism company that operates media websites for inbound tourists to Japan with the main focus on "Travel Bar" , as a subsidiary

  • 2020

    2020.02

    Established BEENOS Entertainment Inc. that assists in the digital transformation of companies in the entertainment industry

    2020.06

    Established BEENOS Marketing Asia Inc., a global marketing business that operates a Taiwanese marketing platform called "BAKUMO"

    2020.12

    Founded BEENOS HR Link Inc. which operates "Linkus", a SaaS type Cross Border HR Platform.