Tokyo’s Ptmind to set up shop in Silicon Valley, provide analytics solutions globally



Ptmind is the Tokyo-based startup behind access analytics tool Miapex. The company recently announced that it will expand to serve global customers, and set up an office in Silicon Valley by the end of this year.

The tool allows users to analyze visitor access to websites, as well as better understand their experience on your website, regardless of whether you are on desktop or mobile. In this space, there are already more than a few competitors including Google Analytics, Clicky, clicktale, Crazyegg, and Heatmaps. To differentiate from these services, the company aims to give more visual, more intimate access to real-time analytics by providing traffic heatmaps and compatibility tests for multiple mobile browsers, and click-through heatmap reports.

The company was originally launched back in 2007 by graduates from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It has been trying to acquire users in the Chinese market but was forced to shut down after its investor folded due to the global financial crisis. In 2010, the team revived as PtThink China and founded a Japanese subsidiary in Tokyo as Ptmind.

Ptmind has been generating its main revenue stream in Japan over the last few years. In addition to the recent announcement of its partnership with Softbank BB, Softbank’s internet service provider, the company released an English edition of its tool and plans to set up a Silicon Valley office.