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Cookpad Inc.
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 2193
Industry Internet
Founded Kanagawa, Japan (1997)
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Akimitsu Sano
(Founder & CEO)
Revenue Increase JPY 3,263 million (FY 2010)[1]
Increase JPY 1,626 million (FY 2010)[1]
Increase JPY 847 million (FY 2010)[1]
Total assets Increase JPY 4,508 million (FY 2010)[1]
Total equity Increase JPY 3,479 million (FY 2010)[1]
Website English corporate website

Cookpad Inc. (TYO: 2193) is an Internet corporation specializing in the recipe category. The company operates "Cookpad" which is Japan’s largest recipe sharing service allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. It went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in July 2009.[2] As of April 2015, Cookpad had a total of 50 million users and more than 2 million registered recipes.


  • October 1997: Coin Ltd. established (The predecessor to COOKPAD Inc.)
  • March 1998: Launched “Kitchen@coin” as a sharing service for cooking
  • June 1999: Changed the service name to “COOKPAD”
  • March 2002: Started advertising business
  • September 2004: Launched premium service business
  • September 2006: Launched the mobile service “MOBAREPI”
  • November 2008: Launched MOBAREPI’s premium service
  • July 2009: Listed on TSE Mothers
  • March 2010: Opened an office in California, USA
  • May 2011: Opened an office in Singapore
  • December 2011: Listed on the First Section of the TSE


  1. ^ a b c d e "COOKPAD FY2010 earnings results" (PDF). Retrieved June 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Toto, Serkan (June 12, 2009). "A Recipe Site Goes IPO, In Japan (Cookpad)". Tech Crunch. 

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