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Cybozu Inc.
Kabushiki gaisha
Traded asTYO: 4776
FoundedAugust 8, 1997; 22 years ago (1997-08-08) in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
FoundersToru Takasuka, Yoshihisa Aono, Shinya Hata
  • Cybozu Research Institute Inc.
  • Cybozu Labs, Inc.
  • Cybozu IT Shanghai Inc.
  • Cybozu Vietnam Co., Ltd.
  • kintone Corporation
WebsiteJapanese English

Cybozu, Inc. (サイボウズ株式会社, Saibōzu Kabushikigaisha) is a Tokyo-based software company that provides web-based groupware services including Cybozu Office and kintone. In addition to the main office in Tokyo, Cybozu also has offices in Matsuyama and Osaka, as well as several overseas subsidiaries in countries including Vietnam,[2] China,[3] Australia[4] and the United States.[5] The U.S.-based subsidiary, kintone Corporation, is located in San Francisco, California.


In 1997, Toru Takasuka resigned as the Vice President/Director of Matsushita Electric Works V-Internet Operations, an in-house venture company he helped to create. Along with partners Yoshihisa Aono and Shinya Hata, he started the software company in Matsuyama, Ehime with a $200,000 loan from family and friends. The company aimed to produce Japan’s first web-based groupware products. Cybozu, Japanese for “cyber-kid”, rapidly gained market share in the Japanese market. Within three years the company went public – at that time the fastest company rise to IPO in the history of Japan’s 2nd section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.[6] Today Cybozu is the number one groupware producer in Japan. They are currently listed on the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Cybozu prides itself on having a corporate culture that enables its employees to have a healthy work-life balance.[7] In 2017, Cybozu was listed by Great Place to Work as the number one mid-sized Japanese company for women.[8]

Released in 2011, Cybozu's low code/no code platform known as kintone[9] was recognized by the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) in both 2016 and 2017.[10] It was also listed by CIO Applications as one of the 25 Workflow Solutions Transforming Businesses in 2016.[11] In November 2013, Cybozu along with Zendesk launched their joint marketing efforts at the conference on cloud computing in Tokyo.[12]


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  12. ^ Shu, Catherine. "Zendesk And Japanese SaaS Provider Cybozu Announce Product Integration And Marketing Deal". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-10-26.