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1997-2000

1997
Cybozu is founded in a two-bedroom apartment in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan
1997
Cybozu Office is released. It’s available to be downloaded by small to mid-sized companies
1998
Cybozu Office is translated into English
1998
Headquarters are relocated to Osaka
2000
Headquarters are relocated to Tokyo
2000
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

2001-2010

2001
Established Cybozu Corporation, a subsidiary in the US
2002
Launch of Garoon, a portal-type groupware suitable for large-scale enterprises
2003
Launch of Mailwise, an email sharing system for teams
2005
Cybozu celebrates over 20,000 client companies
2005
Liquidation of Cybozu Corporation
2005
Established Cybozu Labs, a technology research institute to spearhead research and development
2006
Established an R&D center in Vietnam
2006
Opened a regional office in Osaka
2006
Designated as part of the “first section” of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
2007
Established Cybozu IT Shanghai Inc.
2008
Established Cybozu Vietnam
2008
Opened a domestic office in Matsuyama
2009
Launch of “Kantan SaaS,” a service to facilitate SaaS adoption for SMEs
2010
General release of Cybozu Live, a free collaboration toolkit for teams of all kinds

2011-

2011
Release of Kintone, Cybozu’s cloud service platform and flagship product
2011
Established a new US subsidiary, which will become Kintone Corp.
2012
Opened an office in Shenzhen
2013
Release of the tenth version of Cybozu Office
2013
Opened domestic offices in Fukuoka and Nagoya
2014
First appearance on Great Place to Work® Japan’s official ranking
2015
Tokyo office relocated to its current headquarters in Nihombashi
2015
Opened a domestic office in Sendai
2016
Established Kintone Australia
2016
Established a Teamwork Research Institute to promote methods for better teamwork
2017
Designated Great Place to Work® Japan’s best workplace for women
2018
Cybozu Office passes 60,000 client companies, and Kintone passes 10,000
2019
Opened an office in Taiwan
2019
Cybozu Live ends
2020
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, all employees are asked to work remotely
2021
Kintone tops 20,000 client companies worldwide
2022
Opened offices in Hiroshima and Omiya
2022
Established a subsidiary in Malaysia
2022
Acceded to the Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime Market