Category Archives: Corporate

Harvard Business School Group Takes on the Challenges of Bringing Sansan to the USHBS students’ ideas for Sansan’s future

July 2, 2019
Second-year postgraduate students at world-renowned Harvard Business School (HBS) can take part in the Immersive Field Course (IFC). In this hands-on program, they stay in different cities around the world and immerse themselves in local companies’ activities. Japan is the most popular destination for the program.There are around 900 such students, and many apply for the IFC. Just 43 were selected…

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…

Reuters Covers Tech Unicorns from JapanSansan an IPO in waiting?

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 

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…

Sansan in The Straits Times

March 8, 2017
The Straits Times in Singapore published an article on us, “Five questions with… Sansan”The venerable Singapore publication interviewed our chief operations officer in Singapore.Check out the great Q&A here…Five questions with… SansanSome exciting news and updates will be released very soon. Stay tuned.Still haven’t tried Sansan, or want to know more how it

Sansan in The Business Times

March 1, 2017
The Business Times wrote about us in the article, “Managing business cards on the cloud”We’re grateful for this terrific article.Read it here:Managing business cards on the cloudStill haven’t tried Sansan, or want to know more about how it could help your business?Go here.

Sansan’s Series C Funding in TechCrunch

January 12, 2016
Sansan was covered in TechCrunchTokyo-based Sansan Scores $16.9M To Help Companies Wrangle Business CardsSoftware like Sansan is attractive to small businesses because it “allows them the flexibility of doing business without making large capital investments and being highly scalable and accessible at the same time,” says Terada. “This is particularly attractive to the large pool of SMBs in Singap

Sansan’s Series C Funding in Tech in Asia and Other Media in Singapore

January 11, 2016
Sansan’s funding and investment received coverage in a number of media sources in Singapore“From the newly raised capital we will invest S$4.2 million (US$3 million) in the Singapore market in 2016 to reach out to more companies that could benefit from using our platform. In Singapore, we pin our hopes on tapping a large pool of SMEs that are rapidly going digital and adopting cloud-ba