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History

1998

Founding of CyberAgent, Inc.

Launch of "CyberClick," an advertising product developed by CyberAgent.

1999

CyberAgent was awarded “Venture of the Year 1999.”

2000

CyberAgent listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market.

2003

Entry into online foreign exchange margin transaction business with the establishment of CyberAgent FX, Inc. (formerly CA Capital)

2004

Released ”Ameba Blog” service (now "Ameba").
Achieved positive annual results, commencement of dividend payments.

2006

Number of registered "Ameba" users in excess of 1 million.

Development of corporate venture capital business with the establishment of CyberAgent Ventures, Inc. (formerly CyberAgent Investment, Inc.)

Start hiring mid-career engineers.

Released "Ameba Mobile" service.

2007

Entry into the ad network business with the establishment of MicroAd, Inc.

2008

Establishment of CyberAgent America, Inc. in San Francisco, CA.

Inaugural newly graduated engineers joined CyberAgent.

Launched "CA8" director rotation system.

2009

Released "Ameba Pigg" a virtual space avatar service.

CyberZ, Inc. was established to strengthen the smartphone advertising business.

Entry into Game business.

Quarterly financial results of "Ameba" turned positive.

2010

Number of registered "Ameba" users in excess of 10 million.
Entry into the smartphone native game app business with the establishment of Applibot, Inc.

2011

AMoAd, Inc. established through a merger with DeNA Co., Ltd. to strengthen the smartphone ad network business.

Expansion of Mobage-based social games accelerated through the establishment of Cygames, Inc.

Consolidated net sales in excess of 100 billion yen.

Number of registered "Ameba" users in excess of 20 million.
Recruitment of engineers reinforced.

2012

"Rage of Bahamut" ranked first in social game for smartphone in the US.

Released "Ameba" for smartphone.
Engineers occupied more than 40% of the total work force.

Released "Girlfriend (BETA)" an "Ameba" game developed in-house.

Large-scale promotion for smartphone version of "Ameba" was implemented.

2013

CyberAgent FX, Inc. sold to Yahoo Japan Corporation.

Cumulative total of registered social game users in excess of 30 million.

Entry into programming business for elementary school children with the establishment of CA Tech Kids, Inc.

Number of registered "Ameba" users in excess of 30 million.

Ad Tech Division created as a dedicated unit specializing in the ad technology field.

2014

Advertising technology company RightSegment, Inc. acquired as a consolidated subsidiary.

Released "CA18" an executive officer system.

Introduction of "macalon" package to promote career development for women.

Net sales of smartphone-related business in excess of 100 billion yen.

Move to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
10th anniversary of "Ameba" service.
The number of "Ameba" users in excess of 40 million, total numbers of postings recorded over 1.9 billion.

Released "CA36" a next generation leader cultivating program.

Establishment of CA ADVANCE Vietnam Co., Ltd in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

2015

Osaka Branch of Ad Tech Studio established.

Corporate logo and "Ameba" brand logo renewal.
Start of dynamic expansion of the video business, including the establishment of video-related business company, such as CyberBull, Inc. and AbemaTV, Inc.

Released a subscription type music streaming service “AWA.”

"AmebaFRESH!Studio" opened in Harajuku.

Ad Technology Businesses expand into US market.
Establishment of CyberAgent, Inc.Taiwan Branch in Taipei, Taiwan.

Established "Online Video Lab" that is specialized in video advertising.

2016

Launch of internet TV station "AbemaTV" beta version.

Released "AbemaTV" an internet TV station officially.
Establishment of CyberAgent AD.AGENCY SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. in Singapore.
Establishment of CyberAgent, Inc. Korea in Seoul, South Korea.

Set up a creation hub office "Chateau Ameba."
Implement a new personnel system "ENERGY" for engineers.

Consolidated sales exceed 300 billion yen.

Internet TV station "AbemaTV" achieved 10 million downloads.
Music streaming service "AWA" achieved 10 million downloads.

2017

Internet TV station "AbemaTV" achieved 15 million downloads.

Establishment of Shin R25, Inc. to expand Media Business.

CyberAgent and Cygames established an Anime Fund jointly.
AdTech Studio established Singapore branch.

Internet TV station "AbemaTV" app exceed 20 million downloads.
The number of users of "Tapple" surpass 2.5 million.

CyberAgent shifted to a company with an Audit and Supervisory committee.

2018年

The number of users of "Tapple" surpass 3 million.
"AWA," the music streaming service app exceed 15 million downloads.
CyberAgent started to offer higher performance-based salary for certified new graduate engineers.

CyberAgent issued 40 billion yen convertible bonds.

CyberAgent NYC, Inc. is established in NY, USA.

Cygames partnered with Nintendo Co., Ltd.

CA Advance Guam, Inc. is established in Guam, USA.
The number of users of "Tapple" surpass 3 million.
Internet TV station "AbemaTV" app exceed 30 million downloads.