We commit to leverage our customer's productivity with the state-of-the-art AI(machine learning NLP) and try to boost human's evolution.With the network of 10,000 machine learning engineers "Team AI",we build and sell our machine translation software "Kiara" to the global market.
Founder & CEO Daisuke Ishii
Started as a self-employement
Started cross-border E-Commerce consulting to Enigmo
Established Jenio Inc. in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Got accepted by One Traction (Silicon Valley startup bootcamp)
Raised 13 million JPY ($130,000) through third-party allotment at Seed Stage to Shigeki Taguchi and Probizmo Inc.
Graduated from TECH LAB PAAK, Recruit Holdings' entrepreneurship training program (Batch 8)
Raised 30 million JPY ($300,000) through third-party allotment to Shigeki Taguchi
Got accepted by Y Combinator Startup School(startup bootcamp)
Raised 30 million JPY ($300,000) through a third-party allotment of new shares to En Japan and angel investors.
Graduated from 500Startups Kobe program (startup bootcamp, batch3)
Went to Y Combinator final interview in MoutainView, the U.S.(but did not make it)
Launched Kiara Translator in Slack app store and joined Slack global conference in San Francisco
Raised 20 million JPY ($200,000) through third-party allotment to angel investors.
Raised 10 million JPY ($100,000) through a third-party allotment to Shigeki Taguchi.
Raised 30 million JPY ($300,000) through a third-party allotment to Kingdom Inc., and angel investors. (→ News)
Changed the company name from Jenio Inc. to Kiara Inc.
Got accepted by 500Startups Singapore(startup bootcamp, batch2) via Tokyo gov
Ex-Amazon Japan Vice President Ken Kasegawa joined as a Strategic Advisor
Selected for Google Cloud for Startup Program
Tadachiyo Osada, former senior managing director of Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. joins Kiara as a strategic advisor.（→ Blog）
Started open research on AI translation for Burmese (Myanmar)
Started DX (AI & App development) contract business（→ Blog）
Kiara Inc. （株式会社キアラ）
Former name of the company before Sep 2020 was Jenio Inc.（株式会社ジェニオ）
Daisuke Ishii （石井 大輔）
120 million JPY（$1,200,000）including capital reserve
Daisuke Ishii, Taguchi Office, Kingdom, Inc., Angel Investors
Description of Business
AI Software Research and Development AI (Artificial Intelligence) research community operation
Softbank, DeNA, Recruit Holdings, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, LINE, AI startups and 150 other companies
Awards and Successes
500Startups Kobe(U.S.), Y Combinator Startup School(U.S.), One Traction(U.S.), Recruit Tech Lab Paak, Tokyo Innovation Plan, Tokyo Accelerator DKC Award
Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank, Ebisu Branch, Seibu Shinkin Bank, Shibuya Higashi Branch