Tokyo, JAPAN – March 2019 – Financie Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. Representative Director: Ryuichi Tanaka), the operators of social networking service (SNS) “FiNANCiE” (https://financie.jp/) that turns your dreams into your assets, has raised JPY 300 million from an investor group led by B DASH Ventures, and includes gumi Cryptos LLC, D4V LLP, KSK Angel Fund and others. Keisuke Honda, who runs KSK Angel Fund, took on advisor role together with Aya Miyaguchi from the Ethereum Foundation.
While focusing on application development towards a formal launch and improving usability, Financie Inc. plans to launch full-scale marketing in Japan and plans to release a global version within this year.
Honda said, “We expect FiNANCiE to become the next-generation SNS, and this is why we’ve invested in Financie Inc. There are two points in the services of FiNANCiE that I am most interested in. One is the superior incentive scheme designed for people who support in the early stage. The other is being a platform where everyone can get the necessary support needed to pursue their dreams. For example, even though I consider the merits of supporters, I pay more attention to the passion of people supporting each other. I expect that FiNANCiE can become a platform where many people can realize their own value!”
Miyaguchi advises that “FiNANCiE” will utilize Ethereum technology to achieve its goal and also to achieve Ethereum’s vison to create a world with fewer imbalances or less unfairness.
See the support video messages given by Honda and Miyaguchi for a limited time, here: https://www.corp.financie.jp/(Reproduction of the video listed in the above URL is prohibited.)
When “FiNANCiE” was created, founder Hironao Kunimitsu (founder and CEO of gumi Inc) and team members together envisioned a new type of social network that allows people to trade personal skills and talents with value. The company launched the beta version on March 7, 2019. Together with strong investor partners, the company aims to keep improving the product and focus on actual implementation to create a society where young people’s dreams and challenges get supported.
FiNANCiE is a dream-sharing service, where your dreams become shared assets of everyone. It is a community where people who have dreams (heroes) and people who support them (fans) meet and work together to realize the dreams.
Heroes can issue and trade cards. Fans can own hero cards and support the heroes’ various dreams through the community. Whether you are a supporter, or you get supported by someone else, dreams are common assets that flourish together. This is a completely new service in the so-call “fan-economy” era.
Financie Inc.｜FiNANCiE https://financie.jp/
Name of the Company: Financie Inc.
Representative: Ryuichi Tanaka
Registration Date: January 2019
Location: 15F, Cerulean Tower, Shibuya Ward 26-1, Tokyo
About gumi Inc.
Founded in 2007, gumi Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 3903) is a leading global mobile game publisher and developer headquartered in Japan, with overseas operations in France, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. The company has proven success in launching titles worldwide, such as the widely popular role-playing games Brave Frontier and THE ALCHEMIST CODE. In 2016, gumi established a Silicon Valley-based investment group with partners, called The Venture Reality Fund, which focuses on seed and early stage augmented reality and virtual reality startups. Additionally, its VR incubation subsidiaries have expanded globally, including Tokyo XR Startups, Seoul VR Startups, and Nordic VR Startups. With ongoing publishing and development projects on a wide array of mobile, AR and VR platforms, gumi aims to change the world through innovative entertainment products and services, including both original content and collaborations with popular IP. For more information, please visit http://www.gu3.co.jp/en/.
Keisuke has been an inspiration not only as an acclaimed footballer, but as a philanthropist, educator, entrepreneur, and angel investor. He first attracted the world’s attention when he successfully made two goals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, later becoming the first Asian soccer player having achieved one goal and one assist in the three consecutive World Cups. On the business front, Keisuke has developed 80 soccer schools globally and has been recognized as one of the most influential angel investors. He was also named a UN Foundation Global Advocate for Youth and a Director’s Fellow in MIT Media Lab. In 2018, Keisuke established a $100 million venture capital fund with celebrity Will Smith, called Dreamers Fund.
Aya originally became fascinated in the blockchain space for its potential to impact financial inclusion in emerging markets. In early 2013, she joined Kraken as Managing Director and has since been educating the public, VCs, and regulators on cryptocurrencies and blockchain innovation globally. As Executive Director of the Ethereum Foundation, she leads the foundation’s team to support the efforts in the Ethereum ecosystem, including the core development and research activities of the Ethereum protocol and education around the technology to further expand the world’s largest blockchain ecosystem. In 2019, she was appointed as Blockchain Global Council of World Economic Forum.