CANDY HOUSE JAPAN Co., Ltd.
CANDY HOUSE JAPAN forms a capital and business alliance with Asterisk
CANDY HOUSE JAPAN Co., Ltd. (located in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Tetsuaki Kou Jerming Gu, hereinafter referred to as “our company”) is Asterisk Co., Ltd. (head office: We are pleased to inform you that we have formed a capital and business alliance with Osaka City, President: Noriyuki Suzuki, hereinafter “Asterisk”).
Background of the capital and business alliance
In April 2022, Asterisk announced AsReader One, a cloud-based authentication service that identifies people by reading their faces with smartphones. A company with strengths.
We will provide the technology of our smart lock “SESAME” series to the smart lock “AsReader GoMA” developed by Asterisk, which can unlock the door with face recognition, and leverage the strengths of both companies to improve security in Japan and overseas. We will promote the introduction to companies and stores that require it.
In addition, this capital and business alliance is positioned as an additional round of Series A announced by the Company in May 2022, bringing the cumulative amount of Series A funding raised by the Company to 600 million yen.
Comment from Asterisk Co., Ltd.
Asterisk Co., Ltd. President Noriyuki Suzuki
Asterisk has developed a cloud-based face authentication “AsReader One” that can be easily used on smartphones, and was considering a smart lock as a product using this technology.
Smart locks are an item that is attracting attention not only for their convenience, but also for their security measures. We have decided to form a capital and business alliance with the desire to spread facial recognition technology to the world in combination with the low-priced product “SESAME”.
In the future, we will contribute to a safer and richer life for our customers through CANDY HOUSE JAPAN’s smart lock development technology and our facial recognition technology.
■CANDY HOUSE JAPAN Co., Ltd. Company Profile
Company name: CANDY HOUSE JAPAN Co., Ltd.
Representative: Tetsuaki Ko
Capital: 100,000,000 yen (as of September 30, 2022)
Established: October 2017
Head office: Pieno Ark Irifune 5F, 1-9-8 Irifune, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0042 URL: https://jp.candyhouse.co/
Business description: Smart lock “SESAME” series, etc.
Manufacture and sale of IoT smart home devices
Software and hardware development associated with the above
■ Asterisk Co., Ltd. Company Profile
Company name: Asterisk Co., Ltd.
Representative: Noriyuki Suzuki
Capital: 789,412 thousand yen (as of August 31, 2022)
Public stock market: Tokyo Stock Exchange Growth Market (Securities code: 6522) Established: September 2006
Head office: Shin-Osaka Dainichi Building 201, 5-6-16 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 532-0011
URL: https://www.asx.co.jp (company site)
https://asreader.jp (product site)
Business description: AsReader business (planning, development and sales of product AsReader)
System integration business (business-related SI business)
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