Tokyo-based Sansan digitizes all those business cards you pick up at meetings and conferences, turning them into a cloud-hosted contact database.
How it compares to competitors: Sansan has a diversified product range, tailoring its business card management platform to the needs of both individual professionals, and organizations.
- More than 1.5 million registered individual users
- Over 6,000 premium corporate users
- Client organizations include Intel, Japan Post, Mizuho Bank, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, SAP, Seven & I Holdings, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Tokyo Gas, Toyota, and the Japanese government’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
- Offices throughout Japan and overseas in Singapore
Amount raised: US$38 million
Funding stage: Series D
Investors: Future Creation Fund (backed by Sparx Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Toyota), DCM Ventures, Salesforce
Investment type: Equity
Purpose: To expand into new markets – most notably India – and to fund further development of its corporate-focused products
Total disclosed funding to date: US$79 million
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