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$510K | 8 yrs ago

About Hyper8

Hyper8 is the operator of Mespo (, a loyalty program platform for restaurants and retail stores.

Hyper8 Headquarter Location

Shibuya, Shibuya-ku 2-3-4 star Aoyama Building 5F

Tokyo, 150-0002,



Latest Hyper8 News

Mespo, a Google Analytics for retailers, bridges merchants and customers in Japan

Mar 24, 2014

March 24, 2014 0 Meet Mespo , an in-store customer relations service by Tokyo-based Hyper8 1 that’s essentially like a Google Analytics for retailers. How Mespo works for retailers is simple. Each merchant who signed up with Mespo (980 yen or about US$9.80 per month) will be issued an Android device with internet SIM cards. The device will scan the QR code shown on the customers’ phone who have the Mespo app to enjoy discounts. The device can also send out push notifications to all customers to communicate latest promotions. In the future, Keiji Isogimi, founder and CEO of Hyper8, says that Mespo will be able to understand how many times people come to a store, their purchases, and buying behavior. “In the future our device will become [like] an iBeacon, [and will be] put at the entrance. Customers will automatically receive messages like discounts and recommended menus. We hope to launch it in May 2014,” says Isogimi. CEO and founder Keiji Isogimi (left) and his second in command, Shota Morikawa (right) To date, Mespo is used by over 450 retailers. 380 of them are restaurants and others made up of mainly beauty stores such as spa and hair salons. “Shop owners suffer because they don’t have ways to communicate with customers. With Mespo, they now can and with smartphones, they are getting more comfortable with technology,” says Isogimi. (See: This entrepreneur built a startup to solve his mom’s problem ) Mespo is focused just on the Japanese market for now. But in the future, Isogimi aims to bring Mespo to other countries which have similar cultures and user behavior. Hyper8 raised over half a million from Mid venture capital, Movida Japan, and East Ventures earlier this year. Disclosure: East Ventures invests in Hyper8 and Tech in Asia. Please see our ethics page for more information. ↩ Editing by Terence Lee

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Expert Collections containing Hyper8

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Hyper8 is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Restaurant Tech.


Restaurant Tech

795 items

Hardware and software for restaurant management, bookings, staffing, mobile restaurant payments, inventory management, cloud kitchens, and more. On-demand food delivery services are excluded from this collection.


Loyalty & Rewards Tech

301 items

Startups allowing global brands and local shops alike to offer tech-enabled loyalty and rewards programs to their customers. This collection includes categories across loyalty software, digital loyalty & rewards, AI-powered loyalty, blockchain-powered loyalty, and more.

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