Company History

2004

February
Enigmo Inc. established in Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, to operate a shopping community site

2005

February
BuyMa global shopping community service commenced
May
Capital increase by third-party allocation to JAFCO Co., Ltd., Net Age Capital Partners Inc. (currently Venture United Inc.) and ORIX Capital Corporation
June
Capital increase by third-party allocation to New Frontier Partners Co., Ltd.
December
Launch of PressBlog promotional system leveraging the ability of personal blogs to transmit information (start of advertising business)

2006

March
Capital increase by third-party allocation to Sony Communication Network Corporation (currently Sony Network Communications Inc.)
Head office moved to Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

2007

January
Launched filmo, a consumer-participation TV commercial production network
July
Head office moved to Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
October
Capital increase by third-party allocation to DBJ Business Investment Co., Ltd. (currently Development Bank of Japan Inc.) and MUFG Bank, Ltd.

2009

July
Acquired PrivacyMark certification from the Japan Information Processing and Development Center (currently JIPDEC)

2010

May
Head office moved to Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
November
Update of services from BuyMa global shopping community to BUYMA social shopping site, with fashion as its core business

2011

August
Withdrawal from advertising business due to consolidation of management resources in BUYMA-related business

2012

July
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market
August
BUYMA membership surpasses 1 million
November
Capital and business alliance with Image Network (USA)

2013

September
BUYMA membership surpasses 1.5 million

2014

February
BUYMA iPhone app released
4月
Major shareholder, largest shareholder and other affiliated companies transferred from So-net Corporation to Sony Corporation
Grand opening of BUYMA Books
August
BUYMA membership surpasses 2 million

2015

February
Released STYLE HAUS, a fashion media outlet keeping women informed of real trends worldwide
Rocket Venture Co., Ltd., which operates curation media 4meee! and 4yuuu! became a subsidiary
10th anniversary of BUYMA
October
English-language version of BUYMA released
December
BUYMA Android app released

2016

February
BUYMA membership surpasses 3 million
March
BUYMA app surpasses 1 million downloads
Enigmo Korea Inc. which operates BUYMA Korea, became a subsidiary

2017

February
BUYMA app surpasses 2 million downloads
BUYMA membership surpasses 4 million
May
Head office moved to Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
BUYMA male membership surpasses 1 million
October
BUYMA Korea integrated into the English-language version of BUYMA

2018

January
All shares of consolidated subsidiary Rocket Venture Co., Ltd. transferred to Interspace Co., Ltd.
February
BUYMA app surpasses 3 million downloads
BUYMA membership surpasses 5 million
July
BUYMA TRAVEL released

2019

April
Market changed to First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
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