GAIAX IS A RESPONSIBILITY-DRIVEN COMMUNITY THAT EMPOWERS PEOPLE TO CONNECT

OUR STORY

GAIAX OVERVIEW

Founded in 1999, Gaiax is a startup studio that strives to solve social issues through collaboration and the efficient use of mutual resources. Operating under its mission of empowering the people to connect, Gaiax focuses on social media and sharing economy platforms through internal development and external support. The company currently invests into more than 20 various sharing economy companies and some of its carved-out business divisions have been listed as public companies.  Gaiax CEO Yuji Ueda also serves as a representative director of Sharing Economy Association Japan. To further promote its mission, Gaiax has expanded its online endeavors to offline as well, opening Nagatacho GRiD – a community building in the heart of Tokyo where people come to work, play, share and connect.

Chief Executive Officer and President

Established on

March 5th, 1999

Founding capital

100 mln yen

Executive officers

Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Yuji Ueda
Executive Officer Naoto Nozawa
Outside Director Koji Hayami
Outside Director Takahisa Fujita
Outside Director Morimine Kurosaki
Outside Director Yoshiki Ishikawa

Number of employees

123 employees (consolidated/full-time employees as of December 2019)

Business content

・Social media service business
・Sharing economy business
・Incubation business

Affiliated organization

Listed market

Nagoya Stock Exchange Centrex Market, Securities Code 3775

Fiscal year end

December

Number of shares issued

5,147,752 shares

Number of shareholders

2,629 (as of December 2019)

OUR MISSION

EMPOWERING THE PEOPLE TO CONNECT

Gaiax aims at empowering the people to create meaningful connections that never existed before. With the spread of the internet and internet-based technology, it has become possible to interact with people we have never met. In addition to exchanging information, we are now able to collaborate on a global scale and share resources with unprecedented efficiency. Our mission is to empower such connections to spread across borders, cultures and generations and for our global society to become eventually whole.
Gaiax derives its name from Gaia theory that believes our planet to be one living entity with all organisms interconnecting and interacting with each other thus forming a synergetic and self-regulating ecosystem that maintains and perpetuates the conditions for life. Only connected can we ensure our world to be whole and our future bright.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

IGNITING RESPONSIBILITY

We do not narrow our perspective just to ourselves or our company but rather always try to calibrate our thinking based on the society as a whole. Respectively, we do not consider issues in the world to be someone else’s affair but regard them as our own and always aim at broadening the range of our responsibility.
We believe in the power of individuality and leadership but try to involve as many people as we can when trying to solve problems and initiate movements. Together, we can sustain and enrich our lives and enjoy a harmonious unity with our planet.

CORE VALUES

FLAT TRANSPARENCY

Gaiax is transparent to a fault. We not only make all of our information public but also have no defined borders as a company, choosing to operate as a community with members from both inside and outside of the company. Our flat organizational structure allows a complete freedom in not only deciding where, when and how to work but also what to work on.

SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

At Gaiax, work is not something you are given but something you create for yourself. Our community members are free to choose what to work on, how much to be involved, what goals to achieve and how to be evaluated. We look for problems, accept responsibility for them and work towards finding solutions by inspiring, involving, daring and leading.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

We always dream big. By providing a stimulating environment, our accumulated knowledge base and a strong peer support we invite our community members to dare new ventures and maximize on their potential. Lets celebrate both success and failure together and treasure our curiosity and thirst for perpetual innovation.

SOCIAL CONSCIENCE

We are constantly aware of the impact that our actions have on society and environment. While focusing on solving global issues through out business solutions and entrepreneurial endeavors, we strive to create and sustain our community in a way that respects diversity and allows each individual to play an active role in all our initiatives.

OUR ACTIONS

GOOD KARMA INITIATIVE

As a member of global society, Gaiax is actively engaged in the exchange of knowledge through series of online and offline lectures, educational videos and knowhow articles about technology, internet literacy, workstyle and entrepreneurship. We also run regular online and offline events dedicated to inform and inspire people to find solutions for social and environmental issues. Gaiax is actively and continuously providing support to individuals and groups working on solving social issues such as NPOs, NGOs, and educational organizations.

Through our business solutions and entrepreneurial endeavors we seek to support local communities, environmental-friendly initiatives and social diversity. In addition, we aim at creating a working environment that accepts differences in various values and ways of thinking and respects all members regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, age, beliefs or physical and mental disabilities. Each individual within our community is encouraged to design their work around their life goals and is offered a continuous coaching support that helps them stay on course in their pursuit of happiness.

ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT

Educational support

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

DREAM IT. THEN DO IT.

Gaiax has a unique “Carve-out option” system that allows not only ownership of business but also ownership of capital. Upon an application by a business division leader, the division can be made into a subsidiary company, giving all its members a large stock option of up to 50% of all shares. The company will also be given the authority to make capital policy decisions, including raising funds from the outside. We strongly believe that promoting ownership will lead to increased profits for the entire Gaiax group. More than 4 companies have already carved-out using this system including Appbank and adish that went public in 2015 and 2020 respectively.

In addition to the carve-out option system, Gaiax operates as a startup studio supporting early seed business ideas with not only capital but also space, staff and back office support. Read more about Gaiax STARTUP STUDIO here.

Gaiax entrepreneurs

CARVED-OUT COMPANIES AND GAIAX ALUMNI INVESTMENTS

Pixta

Photo and video content solution service

Appbank

Video content creation and media review services

Tokyo Otaku Mode

E-commerce, media and product design services

Photosynth

IoT access control system AKERUN

Hyakuren

Regional support through accommodation service

Adish

Internet monitoring and customer support

EDGE株式会社

Internal SNS solutions for work improvement

Address

Nationwide flat fee housing service

Trustdock

Digital identity verification service

Nicoly

Beauty clinic matching application service

GAIAX STARTUP STUDIO INVESTMENTS

オクリー

A celebrity video messaging service on demand

Uonted

A matching platform for fishermen and fish lovers

Sharagri

A matching platform for farmers and on demand workers

テックピット

A matching platform for teaching programming

WHAT WE DO

PRODUCT & SERVICE LINEUP

SOCIAL MEDIA & OWNED MEDIA MARKETING SERVICES

Social Media Lab

Social media research, consulting & management

IQube

SNS integrated groupware software

Markeit

WEB marketing support for businesses

Snapboard

Fashion coordinate media cloud service

Airy FRESHERS

Internal communication tool for corporate recruitment

provided by Edge

Airy DIVERSITY

Internal communication tool for employees on maternity leave

provided by Edge

Airy EDUCATION

Internal communication tool for training and HR development

provided by Edge

Airy Alumni

Internal communication tool for corporate HR

provided by Edge

Internet Monitoring

Social network monitoring service

provided by adish

School Guardian

School social networks patrol service

provided by adish

Social App Support

Customer support service

provided by adish

Front Support

SNS, online community management

provided by adish

Hitobo

Customer support Chat bot service

provided by adish

Mobalist

Entertainment content on demand

provided by adish

SHARING ECONOMY SERVICES

Sharing Economy Lab

Sharing economy web media for service providers

Sharing Economy Engine

Consulting, management and system development

Share Share Share

Sharing economy web media for hosts

Nagatacho GRiD

Share office and community space building

Tabica

Experience sharing service

Tadaku

Meal sharing service

Notteco

Ride sharing service

WORKSTYLE SERVICES

Online Job Hunting

Online job hunting platform

Team Journey Supporter

Workstyle analytics tool

Workers Style

Innovative workstyle web media

Online Event Support

Consulting, live broadcasting, facilitation of online events

OUR ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE

WHERE WE PLAY

To promote the design of a work style based on individual life choices and circumstances, we have turned our new headquarters Nagatacho GRiD into a shared community space to not only use it as a playground for various activities but to also share common resources with efficiency and sustainability in mind.

Nagatacho GRiD has multiple event venues where we host online and offline meetups, pitch nights, workshops, conferences, movie screenings, yoga classes, knitting circles and board game competitions. You can check our upcoming events here. The facility also accommodates several co-working spaces and lounges, shared offices and meeting rooms, shared kitchen, cafe and a rooftop where we screen social documentaries in summer and enjoy hot coffee breaks in winter. Shared spaces are available for free use to all Gaiax STARTUP STUDIO members.

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Nagatacho GRiD
HEADQUARTERS

Gaiax co.ltd.

102-0093 Tokyo Chiyoda city

Hirakawacho 2-5-3 Nagatacho GRiD

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CONTACT US

TEL: 03-5759-0300 (main)

TEL: 03-6869-0018 (press)

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