Milestone

1998

Mar

Founding of CyberAgent, Inc.

Aug

Launch of CyberClick , an advertising product developed by CyberAgent

1999

Dec

“Venture of the Year” award for 1999

2000

Mar

CyberAgent listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market

2003

Sep

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

2004

Sep

Ameba Blog blogging service (now Ameba ) launched

 

Positive annual results, commencement of dividend payments

2006

Mar

Number of registered Ameba users in excess of 1 million

Apr

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

May

Start of mid-career recruitment of engineers

Sep

Ameba Mobile service launched

2007

Jul

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

2008

Feb

Establishment of CyberAgent America, Inc. in San Francisco, U.S..

Apr

First intake of newly graduated engineers

May

Launch of CA8 director rotation system

2009

Feb

Launch of Ameba Pigg virtual space avatar service

Apr

CyberZ, Inc. established to strengthen the smartphone advertising business

May

Entry into Game business

Sep

Positive quarterly financial results for Ameba

2010

Jul

Number of registered Ameba users in excess of 10 million

 

Entry into the smartphone native game business with the establishment of Applibot, Inc.

2011

Apr

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

May

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

Sep

Consolidated net sales in excess of ¥100 billion

Dec

Number of registered Ameba users in excess of 20 million

 

Recruitment of engineers reinforced

2012

Apr

Rage of Bahamut the No. 1 social game in the United States

Jun

Launch of Ameba for smartphones

 

Engineering work force in excess of 40% of the total work force

Oct

Launch of Girlfriend (BETA) an Ameba game developed in-house

Nov

Large-scale promotion for smartphone version of Ameba

2013

Jan

CyberAgent FX, Inc. sold to Yahoo Japan Corporation

Mar

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

Jun

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

Aug

Number of registered Ameba users in excess of 30 million

Oct

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

2014

Feb

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

Apr

Launch of CA18 executive officer system

May

Introduction of macalon package to promote career development for women

Jun

Net sales from smartphone-related business in excess of ¥100 billion

Sep

Move to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

 

10th anniversary of launch of Ameba service

 

Ameba membership in excess of 40 million, total number of postings in over 1.9 billion

Oct

Launch of "CA36" the next generation leader cultivating program

Dec

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

2015

Jan

Osaka Branch of Ad Tech Studio established

Apr

Changes to corporate logo and Ameba brand logo
Start of dynamic expansion of the video business
including the establishment of video-related business company, such as CyberBull, Inc. and AbemaTV, Inc.

May

Launch of the subscription type music streaming service “AWA”

Jun

AmebaFRESH!Studio opened

Sep

Ad Technology Businesses expand into US market

 

Establishment of CyberAgent, Inc.Taiwan Branch in Taipei, Taiwan

Oct

Online Video Lab to specialize in video advertising

2016

Mar

Launch of internet TV station "AbemaTV" beta version

Apr

Launch of internet TV station "AbemaTV" official version

 

Establishment of CyberAgent AD.AGENCY SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. in Singapore

 

Establishment of CyberAgent, Inc. Korea in Seoul, South Korea

Jul

Set up a creation hub office "Chateau Ameba"

 

Implement a new personnel system "ENERGY" for engineers

Nov

Internet TV station "AbemaTV" achieved 10 million downloads

 

Music streaming service "AWA" achieved 10 million downloads