Enriching the Internet and making it easier to use
Since the GMO Internet Group began its internet related business in December 1995, we have striven to offer enriching and easy to use Internet related services under the motto “Internet for Everyone.”
In addition to our Internet Infrastructure, Online Advertisement and Media, and Internet Finance businesses, in 2017 we also began a Cryptocurrency business. In the Internet Infrastructure Segment, almost all products are number one in their respective markets in Japan. Our new Cryptocurrency business includes cryptocurrency exchange and mining services, both of which we will strive to make number one globally. The Internet Finance Segment is also currently preparing to launch its new internet banking service in July 2018.
As we have expanded our services and in turn the scale of our business, we have grown into a comprehensive internet group made up of 105 group companies centered around 9 listed companies run by 5,300 group partners.
Internet became social infrastructure
In 1994, I read an article on Nikkei Ryūtsū Shimbun (currently, Nikkei Marketing Journal) and discovered the Internet.
The moment I read the article, I strongly felt that Internet would change our lives and become social infrastructure, so I launched an Internet operation in December 1995, offering overwhelming services in terms of the specification and the price.
Japan was still at the dawn of the Internet industry then.
In just 20 years, the Internet industry became an Internet infrastructure indispensable to our lives through the birth of mobile devices including smartphones in addition to technological evolution and the advancements in telecommunications environment.
Create smiles and excitement, and contribute to society and people
The age of full-scale IoT has arrived, and the addition of cryptocurrency, which is gaining more and more attention, is going to revolutionize the world.
New, easier to use services that enrich our lives will be created one after the other through the integration of the Internet into various industries. With cutting-edge technology and speedy management, we will continue to create services of our own, which will allow us to provide No. 1 solutions and grow our customer base. GMO Internet will continue to create smiles and excitement and will strive to contribute to society and people. We would like to ask for your continued support in our endeavors.
Founder and Group CEO