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2004

Feb.
Established in Ninato-ku, Tokyo, to operate shopping community website.

2005

Feb.
Launched Global Shopping Community Website, “BUYMA”.
May.
Allocated new shares to JAFCO, Net Age Capital Partners (Current: United, Inc.) and ORIX Capital Corporation.
Jun.
Allocated new shares to New Frontier Partners.

Dec.
Launched buzz-marketing promotion system “pressbrog”.

2006

Mar.
Allocated new shares to So-Net Entertainment Corporation (100% subsidiary of Sony Corporation).
 
Relocated Head Office to Higashi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

2007

Jan.
Launched consumer generated advertising networking service “filmo”.
Jul.
Relocated Head Office to Shibuya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Oct.
Allocated new shares to Development Bank of Japan and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

2009

Jul.
Granted to use “Privacy Mark” from JIPDEC.

2010

May.
Relocated Head Office to Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Nov.
Renewed “BUYMA” from “Global Shopping Community” to “Social Fashion E-Commerce Website”.

2011

Aug.
Retreated from all the advertising businesses to concentrate on BUYMA.

2012

Jul.
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers.

Aug.
Number of registered BUYMA users in excess of 1 million.

Dec.
Concluded capital and business alliance with Image Network (US company operates AVENUE K; US version of BUYMA).

2013

Jul.
Number of registered BUYMA users in excess of 1.5 million.

2014

Feb.
Launched i-Phone application of “BUYMA”.
Apr.
So-Net Entertainment Corporation transferred their ownership to Sony Corporation (Sony Corporation became the largest shareholder).
 
Launched Cloud Sourcing Publishing Business, “BUYMA Books”.
Aug.
Number of registered BUYMA users in excess of 2 million.

2015

Feb.
Released STYLE HAUS the curation site for female which transmits the latest fashion trends.
 
Acquired “Rocket Venture Co., Ltd.”, the operator of curation media,”4 meee!” and “4 yuuu!”.
 
10th Anniversary of “BUYMA”.
Oct.
Launch of the English version of “BUYMA” (overseas mail order website).
Dec.
Launched Android application of “BUYMA”.

2016

Feb.
Number of registered BUYMA users in excess of 3 million.
Mar.
BUYMA application downloading in excess of 1 million.
  
Acquired “Enigmo Korea Inc.”, operation of the social shopping site, “BUYMA KOREA”.

2017

Feb.
BUYMA application downloading in excess of 2 million.
  
Number of registered BUYMA users in excess of 4 million.
May.
Relocated Head Office to Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo.
  
Number of registered BUYMA users of men in excess of1 1 million.
Oct.
“BUYMA KOREA” is unified in October to English version “BUYMA”.

2018

Jan.
100% of “Rocket Venture Co., Ltd.” share sold to “Interspace Co.,Ltd. ”.
Feb.
BUYMA application downloading in excess of 3 million.
  
Number of registered BUYMA users in excess of 5 million.
Jul.
Launch of “BUYMA TRAVEL”.

2019

Jan.
Number of registered BUYMA users in excess of 6 million.
Apr.
Listing changes to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange market.

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