Sansan News

Sansan Crosses US$100 Million in Funding – Closes US$26.43 Million Series E RoundSeries E Funding to Drive Expansion in Southeast Asia and Japan

December 6, 2018
・Tokyo and Singapore-based Sansan provides a business card-based contact management solution for companies. It enables businesses of all sizes to build a complete contact database of their real-world network by scanning business cards with the Sansan Scanner Set or a mobile phone.・In this round Sansan has raised JPY 3 billion (US$26.43 million) from Japan Post Capital, T. Rowe Price, SBI Investmen…

How to Master Business Card Exchange in Japan

Exchanging business cards in Japan is a characteristically Japanese experience. It has order, rules, and it’s easy to mess up. That’s why you’ll get a leg up if you, as a non-Japanese, master this process and sharpen your etiquette.You probably know at least a little something about Japan’s many customs in daily life and in business. When you’re actually working on a …

CRM vs. CMS: What’s the Difference between Contact Management and Customer Relationship Management?

Contact relationship management (CRM), contact management system (CMS) … what’s the difference?The lines between CRM and CMS are blurred. Each does a bit of the other. It’s no wonder individuals and businesses both have trouble differentiating and choosing.We’re focused on business here at Sansan, so let’s set the record straight on CRM vs. CMS, and which to choose for your company.What’s a Contac…

Amazing OCR: 8 Ways it Changes Our Lives & 3 Shortcomings

Just what is optical character recognition (OCR)? The simple answer is that OCR is a widely used system for machine or electronic conversion of text into data. In this way, amazing OCR changes our lives.The text can be on a page, in a photo, even handwritten on a scrap of paper. OCR checks us in at the airport, directs mail to our front door, and makes Google even more useful. It’s also at t…

Reuters Covers Tech Unicorns from Japan

August 14, 2018
Reuters gave coverage of startups, IPOs, and VCs from Japan.It considers Sansan a possible candidate for becoming the next Japanese unicorn IPO.After Mercari: Japanese asset managers see new era in venture capital investing

Sansan in Bloomberg

February 8, 2018
Bloomberg uncovers “How to hack your pile of business cards”.Read the interview with our CEO, Chika Terada.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-04/how-to-hack-your-pile-of-business-cards 

Now You Can Digitize Multiple Cards in a Single Shot

December 7, 2017
Multiple business cards can be recognized andphotographed at the same time.More convenient with high-level OCR.You can check the data of the business cards you took pictures of on the spot.Get started taking pictures of cards now!   

New and Improved Sansan Smartphone Application

October 10, 2017
New function #1:MessagingSend messages to your colleagues to better communicate with them. You can request introductions to your colleagues’ connections when away from the office and easily make light communication. New function #2:Bulk photographing of business cardsYou can take a picture of multiple business cards with just one tap of the camera. With this you can register business cards i

Sansan Raises US$38 Million in Series D Funding

August 7, 2017
Investors include Sparx Group’s Future Creation Fund, DCM Ventures, and Salesforce.comCloud-Based Business Card Management Provider Aims To Make Japan’s #1 Business Card App “Eight” the top Business Platform in AsiaSINGAPORE – August 7, 2017 – Sansan Inc., Japan’s leading provider of cloud-based business card management services, announced today US$ 38 million (S$ 52 million) in Series…

COO to Speak at Singapore Business Review’s 20 Hottest Startups Panel Briefing 2017

July 7, 2017
Rio Inaba (COO for Sansan Global Pte. Ltd.) will speak at Singapore Business Review’s 20 Hottest Startups Panel Briefing 2017.Singapore Business Review’s 20 Hottest Startups Panel Briefing 2017 is an event that provides a place to exchange networking and ideas.At the event, Panel Discussion will be held by promising startup companies that Singapore Business Review will focus on in 2017…