GMO Creators Network GMO Creators Network: Announcement of admission as a board member of the Online Factoring Association and appointment of a board member

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GMO Creators Network: Announcement of admission as a board member of the Online Factoring Association and appointment of a board member Aiming for a society where freelancers can work with peace of mind, contributing to the development of the factoring market

GMO Creators Network Co., Ltd. (President: Tsuyoshi Ito, hereinafter referred to as GMO Creators Network), a consolidated company of GMO Pepabo, Inc. (President: Kentaro Sato), a GMO Internet Group company, announced on October 14, 2022. Joined the newly established Online Factoring Association (OFA) as a board member, and in November 2022, Executive Officer and FREENANCE business manager Takehiro Tsugumatsu was appointed as a board member of the association. I was.
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GMO Creators Network is Japan’s first (* 1) freelance (* 2) financial support service “FREENANCE byGMO” (URL: https://freenance.net/). We support the improvement of cash flow for freelancers and sole proprietors through the provision of the factoring service “FREENANCE same day payment” for freelancers and sole proprietors that can be cashed in.
 With this admission to OFA, we will further contribute to the development of the factoring market and strive to realize a society where freelancers and sole proprietors can work with peace of mind. (*1) Comparing the service start dates announced by four major domestic companies that provide online factoring services that specialize in freelancers and sole proprietors. In-house research, June 2022.
(*2) A sole proprietor or a sole proprietorship that undertakes work independently without being dedicated to a specific company or organization.
[Biography of Takehiro Tsugimatsu]
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Graduated from Waseda University, Faculty of Literature, majoring in French Literature. Graduated from the Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies (received the Azusa Ono Memorial Award). He has participated in many international film festivals and art festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2006, after returning from France, he joined Wu Fusei Network (currently GMO Creators Network) and has been in his current position since 2019.
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This time, I am appointed to the important role of OFA board member, and I feel a sense of urgency once again.
We provide services that make full use of IT to create an environment where freelancers and sole proprietors can work comfortably. In particular, the enhancement of factoring services is indispensable for freelancers and sole proprietors to continue their business activities with peace of mind. By providing our services and know-how, we intend to contribute to the expansion and development of the factoring market. Thank you for your kind support.
[About “Online Factoring Association (OFA)”]
(URL: https://j-ofa.org/)
Establishment of industry guidelines and correct information in order to create an environment where online factoring, which is one of the financing methods other than loans using corporate accounts
receivable, can be used with peace of mind, and to aim for the sound development of the factoring market. It is an organization that conducts publicity and enlightenment activities. In March 2020, the predecessor voluntary organization “Online Factoring Business Liaison Council” was established, and on October 14, 2022, the “Online Factoring Association (OFA)” was established. On October 31, 2022, we have been selected as a subsidized business operator in Tokyo. [About “FREENANCE by GMO”]
(URL: https://freenance.net/)
A financial support service for freelancers and sole proprietors provided by the GMO Creators Network. By using the “FREENANCE account” for receiving business income as the recipient of business income, you can use “FREENANCE same-day payment”, which allows you to immediately cash the invoice (accounts receivable), and receive compensation of up to 50 million yen. Freelance specialized liability insurance is included. In addition, since identity verification and anti-social checks are performed at the time of user registration, it can be used as a proof of trust that you are a user of “FREENANCE byGMO”. is supporting
[About GMO Creators Network Co., Ltd.]
GMO Creators Network is a consolidated company of GMO Internet Group’s GMO Pepabo, Inc. (President: Kentaro Sato). Established in 2002 as a joint venture of Waseda University and Kyushu Electric Power Group, etc., for the purpose of operating a Chinese-language Internet broadcasting station. In 2018, we started providing Japan’s first freelance specialized financial support service “FREENANCE byGMO” to support the activities of individual creators.
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[Inquiries regarding services]
●GMO Creators Network, Inc.
Public Relations Manager, Fintech Division
 TEL: 03-5458-8056 E-mail: pr@gmo-cn.jp
[GMO Creators Network Co., Ltd.] (URL: https://www.gmo-cn.jp/) Company name: GMO Creators Network Co., Ltd.
Location: Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Representative: Tsuyoshi Ito, President and CEO
Business description ■ Financial support service for freelancers Capital 100 million yen
[GMO Pepabo, Inc.] (URL: https://pepabo.com/)
Company name: GMO Pepabo, Inc. (TSE Prime Securities Code: 3633) Location: Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Representative: Kentaro Sato, President and Representative Director Business description ■ Hosting business ■ EC support business ■ Handmade business ■ Financial support business
Capital 262.22 million yen
[GMO Internet Group, Inc.] (URL: https://www.gmo.jp/)
Company name: GMO Internet Group, Inc. (TSE Prime Securities Code: 9449) Location: Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Representative: Masatoshi Kumagai, Representative Director and Group Representative
Business description ■ Internet infrastructure business ■ Internet advertising and media business
■ Internet financial business ■ Crypto asset business
Capital: 5 billion yen
Copyright (C) 2022 GMO Creators Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Details about this release:
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