Beatrust, a Tokyo, Japan-based provider of a collaboration platform, raised $6.3M in Series A funding.
The round was led by AFCO with participation from Global Brain, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, William Lohse, Itochu Technology Ventures, One Capital, CyberAgent Capital, Delight Ventures, PKSHA SPARX Algorithm #1, and Mizuho Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to further strengthen both product and sales structures, accelerate functional development, including advancing infrastructure and security development especially for enterprise companies, grow the team to research oversea markets, and strengthen organizational structure.
Led by CEO Kunio Hara, Beatrust is a collaboration platform whose first product, Beatrust People, enables users to search and communicate with others by disclosing and sharing not only their skills and experience, but also their past career history. The second product, Beatrust Ask, is an internal knowledge platform that stimulates communication and collaboration among users.
Customers include, among others:
- AGC Inc.
- LION Corporation
- SUMITOMO CORPORATION
- Konica Minolta Inc.
- KDDI CORPORATION
- TB Next Communications Co., Ltd.
In addition to the companies above, the company serves many customers in various industries; finance, real-estate, auto-manufacturing, IT, advertising etc which includes global business networks.