5 Winners of Internet Business Support Project 「Startups2010」 has been Determined

The Internet Business Support Project "Startups2010" starting at July 2010 managed by CyberAgent Ventures, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya Ku, Tokyo, President: Souichi Tajima, "CAV"), the subsidiary of CyberAgent, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President CEO: Susumu Fujita, listed on TSE Mothers: 4751), has determined 5 teams to support.

Targeting for technical engineers and creators, "Startups2010" aims at discovering and supporting new potential Internet services such as social applications and smart phone applications. Among more than 100 applicants, CAV determined 5 teams to support. The characteristics of these teams are that members are all 20s – early 30s, and their ideas include business expansion in overseas. CAV will strongly support them to brush up their business plan, and provide financial capital for their business development.

"Startups2010" Winners
  Organization Name / Reference URL / name of representative / member Business
1 TechMonkey
Shoichi Yoshida(President),
Tomoaki Shibata, Shogo Tahara.
Geo-social game
"Location friend"
2 Food Photos (
Mitsuru Haga (President)
Delicious! Share and enjoy,
Social "fooding" service "foodfoto"
3 Mind palette Inc. (
Yuji Kobayashi (President), Takaaki Kamio
Communication platform with pictures "snapeee"
4 Birdman Inc. (
Shingo Hisakawa (President)
Preschool Education Application for Smartphone and tablets
5 GK Jipanglish (
Tomoya Nagasawa (President)
English learning platform

Leveraging the experience and knowhow of CA group, CyberAgent Ventures has invested start-ups in the Internet market, and supported their business operation and development. From the next year, "Startups" project will be held twice a year in spring and fall. CAV will continuously provide opportunity for entrepreneurs to create new services in the Internet industry. The next "Startups2011 – spring -" will be held in March 2011.
For more information, please visit the following website.

Official Site

# Information on CyberAgent Ventures:
Company Name
CyberAgent Ventures, Inc. 
Office CyberAgent Building 10F, 2-11-1 Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Established April 3, 2006
Capital JPY150,000,000
President & CEO Soichi Tajima

# Information on this release:
CyberAgent Ventures, Inc.
Tel:03-5459-0597 Mr. Ebihara,Ms. Sato