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History

1998

CyberAgent, Inc. founded.

CyberAgent launches the first original advertising product "CyberClick."

1999

CyberAgent received “Venture of the Year 1999.”

2000

CyberAgent listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market.

2003

CyberAgent establishes CyberAgent FX, Inc. to enter the forex margin trading business.

2004

CyberAgent launches the "Ameba Blog" service (current "Ameba").
CyberAgent reached profitability for the full year and begun dividend payment.

2006

The number of registered "Ameba" users exceeds over 1 million.

CyberAgent establishes CyberAgent Ventures, Inc. to enter corporate venture capital business.

CyberAgent starts hiring mid-career engineers.

CyberAgent releases the "Ameba Mobile" service.

2007

CyberAgent launches "AmebaStudio" in Harajuku, Tokyo.

CyberAgent establishes MicroAd, Inc. to step into the ad network business.

2008

CyberAgent forms CyberAgent America, Inc. in San Francisco, CA.

Newly graduated engineers joined CyberAgent for the first time.

CyberAgent introduces "CA8," a director rotation system.

2009

CyberAgent releases "Ameba Pigg," a virtual space avatar service.

CyberAgent establishes CyberZ, Inc. that focuses on the smartphone advertising business.

CyberAgent steps into the gaming business.

Quarterly financial results of "Ameba" turn positive.

2010

The number of registered "Ameba" users exceeds over 10 million.
CyberAgent establishes a smartphone gaming company Applibot, Inc.

2011

CyberAgent establishes a joint venture company AMoAd, Inc. with DeNA Co., Ltd. to strengthen the smartphone ad network business.

CyberAgent establishes a smartphone gaming company Cygames, Inc.

The consolidated net sales surpass 100 billion yen.

The number of registered "Ameba" users exceeds over 20 million.
CyberAgent enhances the recruitment of engineers.

2012

The mobile game "Rage of Bahamut" ranks first in the US.

CyberAgent releases "Ameba" for smartphones.
Engineers occupy more than 40% of the total workforce.

CyberAgent launches the in-house development game of Ameba "Girlfriend (BETA)."

Ameba runs a large-scale promotion for smartphones.

2013

CyberAgent FX, Inc. sold to Yahoo Japan Corporation.

The cumulative total of registered game users of CyberAgent exceeds over 30 million.

CyberAgent establishes CA Tech Kids, Inc. to begin programming education for elementary school children.

The number of registered "Ameba" users exceeds over 30 million.

CyberAgent forms Ad Tech Division as a dedicated team specializing in the ad technology field.

2014

CyberAgeent introduces "CA18," an executive officer system.

CyberAgeent introduces "macalon" package to promote the career development of women.

Net sales of the smartphone-related business exceed over 100 billion yen.

CyberAgent moves to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Ameba celebrates the 10th anniversary of the service.
The number of "Ameba" users exceeds over 40 million, the total number of postings surpasses over 1.9 billion.

CyberAgeent introduces "CA36," a next-generation leader cultivating program.

CyberAgeent establishes CA ADVANCE Vietnam Co., Ltd in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

2015

CyberAgent changes the corporate logo and Ameba brand logo.
CyberAgent establishes a joint venture company AbemaTV, Inc. with TV Asahi Corporation.

CyberAgent launches a music streaming subscription service, "AWA."

CyberAgent opens "AmebaFRESH!Studio" in Harajuku, Tokyo.

CyberAgent forms "Online Video Lab" that is specialized in video advertising.

2016

CyberAgent launches "AbemaTV (current ABEMA)".

CyberAgent sets up a creation hub office "Chateau Ameba."
CyberAgent introduces a new personnel system "ENERGY" for engineers.

The consolidated sales exceed 300 billion yen.

AbemaTV (current ABEMA) surpasses 10 million downloads.
AWA surpasses 10 million downloads.

2017

AbemaTV (current ABEMA) exceeds 15 million downloads.

CyberAgent establishes Shin R25, Inc. to expand Media Business.

CyberAgent and Cygames form "CA-Cygames Anime Fund" jointly to invest in animation IPs.

AbemaTV (current ABEMA) app exceeds 20 million downloads.

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

2018

The number of users of Tapple surpasses 3 million.
AWA app exceeds 15 million downloads.
CyberAgent starts a pay scale "expert certification" for engineers.

CyberAgent issues 40 billion yen convertible bonds.

Cygames partners with Nintendo Co., Ltd.

FC Machida Zelvia joins the CyberAgent Group.
CyberAgent launches an animation label "CAAnimation."
AbemaTV, Inc. signs a capital and business alliance with Dentsu Inc. and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc.

2019

CyberAgent resumes the "Fujita fund," which invests in young entrepreneurs.

AbemaTV (current ABEMA) partners with DAZN.
AbemaTV (current ABEMA) launches pilot service for overseas.

CyberAgent relocates its head office to Abema Towers.
AbemaTV (current ABEMA) starts distributing premium video ads operated by Dentsu Inc. and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc.

AbemaTV (current ABEMA) partners with niconico.
CyberAgent launches "WinTicket," an online betting service for cycle races (Keirin.)
AbemaTV (current ABEMA) becomes available all over the world except for China.
AbemaTV (current ABEMA) introduces a new cheer feature.

AbemaTV (current ABEMA) surpasses 40 million downloads.

AbemaTV (current ABEMA) surpasses 10 million weekly active users (WAU.)
CyberAgent announces an "Agreement on Programming Education Services" with the Shibuya school board and six other companies.

CyberAgent forms the AI business unit.
Ameba celebrates the 15th anniversary of the service.
The number of members of Ameba exceeds 60 million, and the number of accumulated posts surpasses 2.5 billion.

2020

Pro-wrestling Noah joins the CyberAgent Group.
AbemaTV (current ABEMA) co-produces the first movie with Toei Video.

CyberAgent establishes a joint venture company, Programming Research Institute, Ltd. with SPLIX, Inc.

AbemaTV (current ABEMA) surpasses 50 million downloads.

AbemaTV changes its service name into "ABEMA."
CyberAgent establishes OEN, Inc. which promotes the digital transformation of the entertainment industry.
Mr. Kozo Takaoka named corporate advisor as an independent outside director candidate.
Mr. Takashi Nakahata becomes special creative advisor for the advertising segment.

ABEMA sets up a helpline for the cast to consult on online harassment.

A lifestyle brand "N organic" opens the first offline store in Tokyo.
ABEMA launches a "pay per view" feature.
CyberAgent establishes a joint venture company CyberLDH, Inc. with LDH JAPAN Inc.
CyberAgent introduces a new work rule "Remo-day" which lets employees work from home once or twice a week.