learningBOX Co., Ltd.
[EdTech startup learningBOX] Notice of capital and business alliance with Benesse Holdings
learningBOX Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture; Representative Director: Yoichiro Nishimura) is pleased to announce that Benesse Holdings Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture; President and CEO: Hitoshi Kobayashi; hereinafter Benesse Holdings) and We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a business alliance agreement, including capital participation, with Benesse Corporation (head office: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture; CEO: Hitoshi Kobayashi; hereinafter referred to as Benesse
Purpose of the capital and business alliance
Our company is an EdTech startup that aims to create more educational opportunities, looking not only at Japan but also at the world, with the management philosophy of “Change the world with the power of EdTech”. The main business, “learningBOX”, is focused on ease of use and low prices, and started providing services in 2016. The number of registered users exceeded 17,000, and the number of paid contracts exceeded 800 (as of the end of July 2022). Chosen by many individuals and companies. In July 2022, on the occasion of our 10th anniversary, we changed our company name to “learningBOX Co., Ltd.” with the aim of clarifying our management policy centered on the learningBOX business and accelerating business growth.
As a SaaS product in the EdTech field, “learningBOX” has undergone continuous functional improvements since its service launch, and has gained a certain level of support for its functionality and
convenience. We will continue to further promote product development activities with the aim of becoming a “global learning platform” that will realize a society where anyone can learn whatever they want, anytime, anywhere.
Through this capital and business alliance, we will mutually utilize our technical capabilities in the education domain and the know-how accumulated in schools and education sites owned by Benesse
Corporation, to provide teachers and students all over Japan and learners around the world with , We will continue to focus on expanding the development area with the aim of developing services that can enhance the learning effect more than ever.
Details of the capital and business alliance
(1) Details of the business alliance
We will jointly develop systems and services by mutually utilizing learningBOX’s technical capabilities in the educational domain and the know-how accumulated through business development in schools and educational settings conducted by Benesse Corporation. In addition, we aim to provide services that meet the needs of CBT for the utilization of educational data at schools.
(2) Details of the capital alliance
learningBOX will issue new common stock through a third-party allotment with Benesse Holdings as the underwriter.
Comment from Benesse Corporation
Mr. Ippei Hisatomi, General Manager, Common Infrastructure Development Office learningBOX is headquartered in Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture, which is close to our Okayama head office, and many engineers have gathered from all over the country attracted by President Nishimura’s technical capabilities. LearningBOX, which is also the company name, is a learning management system that allows companies and general users to easily, easily, and quickly create quizzes and questions on the web, and to utilize learning data. I am very pleased to conclude this capital and business alliance with learningBOX, which sympathizes with learningBOX’s corporate stance of placing top priority on the technical capabilities, speedy response, and user-friendliness that support these services. We will continue to think about what we can do to advance learning in the ever-changing schools and companies, and make efforts to contribute to the local community and society by leveraging each other’s strengths in learningBOX and the Benesse Group.
Comment from our representative director
learningBOX Co., Ltd.
Representative Director Yoichiro Nishimura
We have been developing and providing e-learning systems with a focus on ease of use and low prices, based on our management philosophy of “Changing the world with the power of EdTech.”
I am very pleased to be working with the Benesse Group, which has always led the industry. I am confident that we will be able to leverage the strengths of both parties to develop services that will help build an environment for better education. And we will create a future in which everyone around the world can freely learn whatever they want, anytime, anywhere, as much as they want.
[Benesse Holdings, Inc.]
Benesse Holdings is a corporate group that supports each customer’s motivation and problem solving throughout their lives in the fields of education, language learning, living, and nursing care, based on the corporate philosophy of “Benesse = Well-Being.” “Benesse Corporation” which conducts school education support projects such as
“Shinkenzemi”, “Kodomo Challenge”, Japan’s largest correspondence education service for children from kindergarten to high school students, “Shinken Simulated Exam”, “Study Support”, and “P Study”, It owns Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd., which operates homes for the elderly.
[learningBOX Co., Ltd.]
Based on the philosophy of “changing the world with the power of EdTech”, the learning management system “learningBOX” that focuses on ease of use and low cost, “QuizGenerator”, a quiz and problem creation tool that anyone can use for free, and a web-based system that can be easily created from text develops and operates the memorization card “CardGenerator”. By building a “global learning platform” that pursues ease of use and low cost with the power of EdTech, we will create a society where anyone in the world can freely learn what they want, as much as they want, anytime, anywhere. We will contribute to the realization.
■ Related releases
・A total of 250 million yen was raised from EdTech startups
learningBOX, Benesse Holdings, and Change.
・Announcement of capital and business alliance with EdTech startup learningBOX and CHANGE
[Company name] learningBOX Co., Ltd.
[Address] 216-1 Domoto, Tatsunocho, Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture 679-4129 [Representative Director] Yoichiro Nishimura
[Recruitment information] https://recruit.learningbox.co.jp/
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