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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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Latest LINE Corporation News

14:15 EDT Crisis Text Line Releases Third Annual Data Report on Mental Health in America

May 31, 2022

News provided by Share this article Self-harm and grief rise among young adults in the aftermath of COVID-19 NEW YORK CITY, May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Crisis Text Line, a not-for-profit organization that provides free, 24/7 text-based mental health support, released its third annual national data report, "United in Empathy: What 1.3 Million Conversations Say About The State of Mental Health In America" identifying the top issues for texters in 2021. Anyone can text HELLO to 741741 to be connected to a live, trained crisis counselor. Source: "United in Empathy: What 1.3 Million Conversations Say About The State of Mental Health In America," Crisis Text Line, May 2022 Data from the national report paints a picture of a generation of young adults experiencing a mental health crisis. In 2021, over 20,000 people donated their time to connect with strangers as volunteer Crisis Counselors at Crisis Text Line. During the second year of the pandemic, these volunteer counselors had 1.3 million conversations with people in crisis. Over seventy percent of conversations were with texters under age 25, providing a unique snapshot of the mental health issues for young Americans. Data from the national report paints a picture of a generation of young adults experiencing a collective mental health crisis. Exploring these 40 million anonymized and de-identified messages through natural language processing helped paint a picture of the most prominent emotions on our texters' minds last year. The words that soared in popularity compared to 2020 were Trauma, Triggered, Therapist, Plans, and Exhausting. "Gen Z is in crisis. Through our conversations with texters, we are seeing the impact of the pandemic, particularly on the mental health of teens who experienced significant disruptions in their school and social lives." said Dena Trujillo, CEO of Crisis Text Line. "While we can't eliminate the root causes of anxiety, grief, and eating disorders, together, we can provide support and hope through empathetic conversations between volunteers and texters that help texters in crisis find healthy ways to cope. By training volunteers to empathize with strangers via text, we are helping young people in their moments of need and building a more empathetic world." Key findings of the report include: High anxiety: In 2020, Crisis Text Line reported that anxiety reached record highs in our conversations – especially in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, anxiety levels among texters dropped slightly, but overall, they have yet to return to 2019 levels. This is consistent with the findings of the American Psychological Association (APA), which reported that the range of anxiety for U.S. adults was four times higher between March 2020 and August 2021 than in 2019. Rising rates of grief: Texters were 13% more likely to bring up grief and bereavement in 2021 compared to 2019, and this topic kept creeping up throughout the past two years, from 4.3% to 4.8% of conversations. This increase in Crisis Text Line conversations about grief is a stark reminder that the mental health effects of the pandemic are going to last long after infection rates and hospitalizations taper off. Eating and body image issues: The rise in eating and body image issues in our conversations was sharper than the rising rates of grief. Texters were 17% more likely to bring up these issues in 2021 compared to before the pandemic (going from 3.1% to 3.7% of conversations). Crisis Text Line is actively recruiting for volunteers who would like to train to become a volunteer Crisis Counselor. During the free 30-hour training, volunteers learn how to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Applicants must be 18 or older, and have access to reliable Internet access and a personal computer. Information on volunteering can be found at crisistextline.org/become-a-volunteer. The full report is available online at www.crisistextline.com/states    About Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line provides free, 24-7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need. Text HELLO to 741741 to be connected to a live, trained volunteer Crisis Counselor. Crisis Counselors complete a 30-hour training and have 24/7 supervision by full-time Crisis Text Line mental health professionals. www.crisistextline.org . SOURCE Crisis Text Line

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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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.

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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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$99M

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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

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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 Taboola on October 10, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

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

Thai streamer LINE TV launches on ZEASN smart TVs

We believe that LINE has great potential in the Southeast Asian OTT market , through the collaboration , ZEASN will dedicate to help them increase the scale of its Smart TV footprint and expand its audience base , making it easier for Asian users to embrace top tier streaming contents that LINE has to offer . ''

2

10/21/2020

Partner

Thailand

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10

8/20/2020

Vendor

United States

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Date

10/6/2021

1/11/2021

1/11/2021

10/21/2020

8/20/2020

Type

Vendor

Licensee

Licensee

Partner

Vendor

Business Partner

Country

United States

China

China

Thailand

United States

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 .

Thai streamer LINE TV launches on ZEASN smart TVs

We believe that LINE has great potential in the Southeast Asian OTT market , through the collaboration , ZEASN will dedicate to help them increase the scale of its Smart TV footprint and expand its audience base , making it easier for Asian users to embrace top tier streaming contents that LINE has to offer . ''

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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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