1999~2010
1999
  • Oct.Established in Minami-Aoyama, Minato Ward, Tokyo, with capital of ¥12.05 million, as a technology company to support Internet-based marketing
2000
  • Jun.Began affiliate-related services with the launch of the affiliate program operation agency service “A8.net”
  • Nov.Moved head office to Jingu-mae, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
2002
  • Jul.Began own media development, starting with “Zubaken.net,” a search service for commercial sites
2003
  • Jun.Acquired business model patent related to affiliate programs (Pat. No. 3440040)
2004
  • Feb.Moved head office to Shibuya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
  • Oct.Number of A8.net partner sites exceeds 100,000
2005
  • Nov.Listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange
2006
  • Mar.Launch of “Moba8.net” affiliate service for mobile phones
2007
  • Aug.Number of A8.net partner sites exceeds 500,000
2008
  • Dec.A8.net receives “ASP of the Year 2008” award
2009
  • Oct.F@N Communications celebrates 10-year anniversary
2010
  • Jan.Number of Moba8.net partner sites exceeds 100,000
  • Jun.A8.net service celebrates 10-year anniversary
  • Jul.Launch of “nend” ad distribution service for smartphones
  • Dec.A8.net is awarded first place in 2010 survey of affiliate ASP satisfaction
    Number of A8.net partner sites exceeds one million
2011~2015
2011
  • Aug.Establishment of Realus, Ltd. as a subsidiary through acquisition of all shares
  • Establishment of 8crops Inc. as a subsidiary
  • Nov.Establishment of Ad-vocacy, Inc. as a subsidiary
2012
  • Jan.Release of programs allowing donation of affiliates’ results (A8 Charity, Moba8 Charity)
  • Mar.Establishment of Ad Japon, Inc. as a subsidiary
  • Establishment of Self Employed, Inc. as a subsidiary
  • A8.net is awarded first place in survey of affiliate satisfaction for second consecutive year
  • Jul.Establishment of K.K. Meet-Labo (originally BCMedia Corporation) as a subsidiary through acquisition of all shares from bestcreate corp.
2013
  • Mar.A8.net is awarded first place in survey of affiliate satisfaction for third consecutive year
  • Oct.Number of media sites affiliated with nend exceeds 100,000
2014
  • Mar.Changed market from Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ (Standard) to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • Apr.Launch of targeting advertising platform “nex8” service
  • May.A8.net is awarded first place in survey of affiliate satisfaction for fourth consecutive year
2015
  • Apr.A8.net and Moba8.net are awarded first place in survey of affiliate satisfaction for fifth consecutive year
2016
  • Mar.Number of A8.net partner sites exceeds two million
  • May.A8.net is awarded first place in survey of affiliate satisfaction for sixth consecutive year
2017
  • Apr.Launch of Video ad platform “viidle” service
  • Jul.Establishment of Seesaa Inc. as a subsidiary through acquisition of all shares
  • A8.net is awarded first place in survey of affiliate satisfaction for seventh consecutive year