Rakuten is one of the world's leading e-commerce companies with more than 100 million customer accounts, focused on providing its customers with a rewarding shopping experience.

Founded: February 1997

About Rakuten

Rakuten is a tech company that offers electronic commerce solutions in Japan and internationally.

The company operates in three segments such as internet services, internet finance, and others. The internet services segment comprises businesses running various e-commerce sites, including Rakuten Ichiba, an internet shopping mall, travel booking sites, portal sites, and e-book business as well as business for advertising and sales of contents and similar on these sites.

It provides e-reading; online travel reservations; online auctions; online marketing; online golf course reservations; portal site; search engine, integrated internet marketing; online recipe posting and browsing; student recruiting community; online purchase of discount coupon; online shopping; and video on demand service and is involved in the online sale of books, CDs, and DVDs.

The internet finance segment is engaged in providing services related to banking and securities, credit cards, life insurance, and electronic money. This segment provides credit card payment, internet banking, online brokerage, online comprehensive insurance, and face-to-face and online life insurance services as well as credit card transactions on smartphones and tablets. The other segments are involved in the provision of communications services such as next-generation LTE-compatible mobile data communication, telecommunications, internet connection and corporate mobile phone services, and management of a professional baseball team.

The company was formerly known as MDM, Inc. and changed its name to Rakuten, Inc. in June 1999. Rakuten, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.




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Round: Venture Round
Round Size: US$42.4M
Date: Apr 2006

Previous Investments

Round: Seed
Round Size: US$120K
Date: Jul, 2018
Round: Series C
Round Size: US$85M
Date: Jun, 2018
Round: Series A
Round Size: US$16M
Date: Feb, 2017
Round: Venture Round
Round Size: US$500M
Date: Dec, 2016
Round: Acquisition
Round Size: -
Date: Sep, 2016
Round: Venture Round
Round Size: US$550M
Date: Aug, 2016
Round: Acquisition
Round Size: -
Date: Jul, 2015
Round: Series E
Round Size: US$530M
Date: Mar, 2015
Round: Seed
Round Size: US$800K
Date: Nov, 2013