NearMe Co., Ltd.
NearMe selected for Weekly Toyo Keizai’s “Amazing Venture 100” 2023 latest edition
～Selected as one of seven companies in the “mobility” category～ ……
NearMe Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Koichiro Takahara; hereinafter referred to as NearMe), which utilizes its own AI to provide a “value-for-money and smooth” transportation experience through sharing, has been recognized by Weekly Toyo Keizai. We are pleased to inform you that we have been selected for the 2023 latest edition of the “100 Amazing Ventures”, an annual project.
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About Weekly Toyo Keizai “100 Amazing Ventures”
This is an annual feature project in which Weekly Toyo Keizai (published by Toyo Keizai Inc.) selects 100 promising venture companies based on criteria such as the amount of funding raised and the uniqueness of their business and technology. Through interviews with all companies, we analyze business models and their
■Weekly Toyo Keizai “100 Amazing Ventures” 2023 latest edition, complete list: https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/695368
■Near Me publication page: https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/700236 About “NearMe”
“NearMe” is a taxi sharing service that connects people door-to-door from their departure point to their destination using optimal routing using proprietary AI. Among these, the airport shuttle service, which connects airports and surrounding urban areas, has been used by more than 500,000 people since its launch in August 2019. Currently, there are 14 airports nationwide*1 (Narita International, Chubu
International (Centrair), Kansai International, Osaka International (Itami), Tokyo International (Haneda), New Chitose, Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Naha, Asahikawa, Aomori, Sendai, Nanki). Shirahama, Tokushima) and urban areas around the airport. If you are in the target area, you will be able to connect from your home (the place of departure) to the airport, and then from the airport to your final destination, so you can provide a stress-free travel experience without having to change public transportation. . We also offer a variety of services to meet various transportation needs depending on the situation, such as private transportation services and golf shuttles that connect golf courses throughout Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture with Tokyo’s 23 wards.
In addition, we have introduced the “Stadium Share Taxi”*2, which aims to smooth transportation during sports events and solve various regional issues such as environmental problems caused by CO2 emissions and exhaust gases caused by congestion around stadiums, and traffic accidents, as well as Misato Town, Akita Prefecture. We are conducting various demonstration projects aimed at resolving transportation issues in each region, such as the “Mizumo Shuttle”*2, which aims to resolve secondary transportation issues for tourism in Japan. *1 Asahikawa Airport and Sendai Airport only offer private transfer services. *2 The demonstration project has ended.
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Address: 9-4 Nihonbashi Tomizawacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo THE E.A.S.T. Nihonbashi Tomizawacho
Representative: Representative Director Koichiro Takahara
Established: July 18, 2017
We started in the MaaS area of the sharing economy, aiming to become an “instant matching” platform that contributes to regional
revitalization by utilizing real-time location information. We have been operating an airport shuttle service since August 2019, developing our own AI and developing routing optimization technology. Utilizing this technology, we are developing ride-sharing services around town that can be used by a small number of people and in a way that allows us to track who is riding, rather than an unspecified number of people. In April 2023, Near Me was featured in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s “100 Startups with a Track Record of Collaboration with the Government,” which introduces case studies focusing on companies with a track record of collaboration with the government.
(Related site URL)
・Airport shuttle URL: https://app.nearme.jp/airport-shuttle/ ・Golf shuttle URL: https://app.nearme.jp/golf-shuttle/
・Airport fixed price taxi URL: https://app.nearme.jp/limo/airport/ ・NearMe Co., Ltd. website: https://nearme.jp/
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