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Learning management SNS “Penmark” aims to be the “No. 1 app loved by university students across Japan”

Learning management SNS “Penmark” aims to be the “No. 1 app loved by university students across Japan”

*View in browser* *Penmark Co., Ltd.*
Press release: April 1, 2024
April Dream Project
Learning management SNS “Penmark” aims to be the “No. 1 app loved by university students across Japan”
*Becoming a new infrastructure for university life and enriching students’ lives*
This press release is a dream sent out by a business operator who sympathizes with the April Dream project and wants to make April 1st a day full of dreams, hoping to make them come true.
Our company supports April Dream, which aims to make April 1st the day to share dreams. This press release is based on the learning management SNS for students “Penmark” (
This is the dream of Penmark Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Naoaki Yokoyama, hereinafter referred to as Penmark), which provides
* ■One in four students in Japan! 80% of Keio students use “Penmark”* The app “Penmark” provided by Penmark is a learning management SNS exclusively for students. We provide a timetable creation function based on each university’s official syllabus, individual talk rooms for each class, and an on-campus bulletin board exclusive to students of the same university. This allows students to access the information they need for university life and make the most of their university life by simply creating a timetable.
Currently, the number of supported schools is approximately 4,000 schools nationwide (*). The number of users started at 10,000 in 2019, and has increased year by year to 50,000, 220,000, 380,000, and 840,000 in 2024. It has rapidly expanded its market share through the coronavirus pandemic, and out of approximately 3.4 million students, one in four students are using Penmark. The usage rate is particularly high at Keio University, with 40% using it in the first month, 60% in the second year, and 80% in the third year, and communities such as class talks and campus bulletin boards are becoming active. . (*)Includes junior colleges, technical colleges, and vocational schools * ■ Solving social problems faced by university students and enriching university life *
Based on our vision of “innovating university life with technology,” we are working on two social issues: “eliminating the digital divide” and “promoting digitalization.” By creating an environment where all students have equal access to information, regardless of the community they belong to, we aim to realize a society where there is no information gap between students.

Through Penmark, students can interact online with classmates who are taking the same classes simply by registering their timetables, and build vertical and horizontal connections in a safe environment where students are guaranteed to be students. In addition, we will promote digitalization by providing a platform that not only activates communication but also integrates calendar, communication, and learning management functions into one.
* ■Comment from Naoaki Yokoyama, Representative Director of Penmark Co., Ltd.* *
The learning management SNS for students, “Penmark,” was created as a result of my awareness of the problem of the “information gap” between students during my time at university, and my desire to create an environment where everyone can access the information they need for university life. Developed while studying at Keio University. *

During university life, the amount and quality of information students receive varies greatly depending on the community to which they belong. For example, students who belong to organizations with strong vertical ties, such as athletics, can easily obtain reliable first-hand information from their seniors and alumni, while students who do not belong to organizations with strong vertical connections often find it difficult to obtain first-hand information. . This disparity becomes especially noticeable when looking for a job, and students who study seriously may be at a disadvantage. *
We believe that by eliminating the information gap between students through a platform that allows students to easily share information with each other, students can enjoy a more fulfilling university life. Going forward, Penmark will continue to listen to the voices of its student users and improve its functionality. We aim to become the No. 1 app loved by university students across Japan by being close to students’ university life. *
* ■About the pen mark*
Our company is a startup company that promotes “DX of university life” with the mission of “enriching students’ lives.” We develop and provide “Penmark”, a learning management SNS for students.
“Penmark” allows you to create timetables based on over millions of university-specific class data and reviews. In addition, in the class talk room, you can communicate with other students taking the same class. In addition, it is equipped with functions to manage notes, assignments, and attendance, as well as an on-campus bulletin board where you can freely exchange information on each topic with classmates, to consistently support students’ learning activities.

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■Company overview
Company name: Penmark Co., Ltd.
Established: December 21, 2018
Capital: 100,000,000 yen
Representative Director: Naoaki Yokoyama
Address: Daiwa Meguro Square 3F, 1-6-17 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0063 Company website:

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