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MOBILE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS | Mobile Software & Services / Conferencing & Communication
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Investments

25

Portfolio Exits

8

Funds

1

Partners & Customers

10

About LINE Corporation

LINE Corporation operates a mobile application for instant communications on electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets. LINE users can exchange texts, images, video, and audio, and conduct free VoIP conversations and video conferences. LINE Corporation is active in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, USA, and Spain.On March 1st, 2021, LINE Corporation merged with Z Holdings. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

LINE Corporation Headquarter Location

4-1-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower 23F

Tokyo, 160-0022,

Japan

+81 3-5155-1008

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Expert Collections containing LINE Corporation

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Find LINE Corporation in 2 Expert Collections, including Digital Health.

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Digital Health

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Telehealth

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Latest LINE Corporation News

Line Pay Taiwan transactions soar 70% year-on-year

Aug 10, 2022

Line Pay Taiwan transactions soar 70% year-on-year MARKETING DRIVE: The company attributed the growth to its close work with insurers and banks, and more merchants accepting Line Pay By Kao Shih-ching / Staff reporter Line Pay Taiwan Ltd (連加網路商業) yesterday reported that the number of transactions and the total value of transactions each rose 70 percent year-on-year to 160 million and NT$74.6 billion (US$2.47 billion) respectively in the first half of this year. The number of transactions included those from the company’s mobile payment product Line Pay, which links customers’ credit cards with the electronic payment service, and its iPass Money service, which connects with customers’ bank accounts. Line Pay did not disclose a breakdown of the transactions differentiating the two products, both of which can be accessed through the messaging app of its affiliate Line Taiwan Ltd (台灣連線). A person holds a mobile phone displaying Line Pay’s mobile application in an undated photograph. Photo courtesy of Line Pay Taiwan Ltd The company attributed the growth in transactions to more merchants accepting Line Pay as well as the company’s close collaboration with banks and insurers. A series of marketing activities in the first half of the year also helped boost the services’ profile, the company said in a statement. From breakfast vendors to restaurants in local night markets, more than 400,000 merchants accept Line Pay, the company said. Meanwhile, by partnering with 14 insurance companies and 15 banks, the company said that consumers are able to buy insurance policies directly through its mobile payment tool and apply for loans through its banking platform. Comments will be moderated. Keep comments relevant to the article. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned. Final decision will be at the discretion of the Taipei Times.

LINE Corporation Investments

25 Investments

LINE Corporation has made 25 investments. Their latest investment was in LINE Bank Taiwan as part of their Corporate Minority on May 5, 2022.

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LINE Corporation Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/20/2022

Corporate Minority

LINE Bank Taiwan

$169M

Yes

1

5/27/2020

Corporate Minority

Sproot

Yes

4

12/5/2019

Corporate Minority

LINE Taxi

Yes

1

10/30/2018

Corporate Minority

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10

8/7/2018

Series E

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$99M

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10

Date

5/20/2022

5/27/2020

12/5/2019

10/30/2018

8/7/2018

Round

Corporate Minority

Corporate Minority

Corporate Minority

Corporate Minority

Series E

Company

LINE Bank Taiwan

Sproot

LINE Taxi

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Amount

$169M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

4

1

10

10

LINE Corporation Portfolio Exits

8 Portfolio Exits

LINE Corporation has 8 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SoundHound on April 28, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/28/2022

Reverse Merger

$99M

8

8/30/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

3/30/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

12/17/2019

IPO

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$99M

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10

1/15/2019

Acquired

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10

Date

4/28/2022

8/30/2021

3/30/2021

12/17/2019

1/15/2019

Exit

Reverse Merger

Acquired

IPO

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

8

10

10

10

10

LINE Corporation Acquisitions

12 Acquisitions

LINE Corporation acquired 12 companies. Their latest acquisition was Demae-Can on March 26, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

3/26/2020

$99M

Corporate Majority - P2P

6

12/19/2018

Seed / Angel

$99M

$0.02M

Acquired

2

12/12/2018

$99M

Acquired

6

5/25/2018

Other

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10

12/4/2017

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$99M

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10

Date

3/26/2020

12/19/2018

12/12/2018

5/25/2018

12/4/2017

Investment Stage

Seed / Angel

Other

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$0.02M

Note

Corporate Majority - P2P

Acquired

Acquired

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Sources

6

2

6

10

10

LINE Corporation Fund History

1 Fund History

LINE Corporation has 1 fund, including LINE Life Global Gateway.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/9/2015

LINE Life Global Gateway

$42M

1

Closing Date

2/9/2015

Fund

LINE Life Global Gateway

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$42M

Sources

1

LINE Corporation Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

LINE Corporation has 10 strategic partners and customers. LINE Corporation recently partnered with Yoshimoto Kogyo on April 4, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/15/2022

Partner

Japan

2

10/6/2021

Vendor

United States

Taboola Selected as Exclusive Content Recommendations Provider by LINE

Taboola has long-term partnerships with some of the top digital properties in the world , including CNBC , BBC , NBC News , Business Insider , The Independent and El Mundo .

2

1/11/2021

Licensee

China

ZEASN AND LINE TV PARTNER TO BRING ITS TRENDING CONTENTS TO SMART TVS.

The partnership with ZEASN now brings LINE 's high-quality video content with a variety of categories such as TV dramas , entertainment shows , movies , Y-series , music videos including best in class original contents to millions of ZEASN-supported Smart devices across Thailand .

1

1/11/2021

Licensee

China

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10

10/21/2020

Partner

Thailand

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10

Date

4/15/2022

10/6/2021

1/11/2021

1/11/2021

10/21/2020

Type

Partner

Vendor

Licensee

Licensee

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Japan

United States

China

China

Thailand

News Snippet

Taboola Selected as Exclusive Content Recommendations Provider by LINE

Taboola has long-term partnerships with some of the top digital properties in the world , including CNBC , BBC , NBC News , Business Insider , The Independent and El Mundo .

ZEASN AND LINE TV PARTNER TO BRING ITS TRENDING CONTENTS TO SMART TVS.

The partnership with ZEASN now brings LINE 's high-quality video content with a variety of categories such as TV dramas , entertainment shows , movies , Y-series , music videos including best in class original contents to millions of ZEASN-supported Smart devices across Thailand .

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LINE Corporation Team

2 Team Members

LINE Corporation has 2 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Miyuki Masaki.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Miyuki Masaki

Chief Executive Officer

Current

In Joon Hwang

NAVER, Woori Investment, Samsung Securities, Credit Suisse, and Samsung Electronics

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Name

Miyuki Masaki

In Joon Hwang

Work History

NAVER, Woori Investment, Samsung Securities, Credit Suisse, and Samsung Electronics

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

Current

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