Japanese AI solutions provider Abeja files for IPO

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Tokyo-based Abeja, the Japanese startup offering a variety of AI-based solutions to help companies transform their workflows into digital, announced on Tuesday that its initial listing application on the Tokyo Stock Exchange had been approved.

The company will be listed on the TSE Growth Market on June 13 with plans to offer 700,000 shares for public subscription and to sell 187,500 shares in over-allotment options for a total of 550,000 shares. The underwriting will be led by Nomura Securities while Abeja’s ticker code will be 5574.

Founded in September of 2012, Abeja provides more than 200 clients with AI-based business solutions such as ABEJA Platform and ABEJA Insight for Retail. In April of 2021, the company formed a capital and business alliance with SOMPO Holdings (TSE: 8630, SOMPO HD) and became an affiliate of the insurance conglomerate.

According to its consolidated statement as of August of 2022, the company posted revenue of 1.978 billion yen ($14.6 million) with an ordinary loss of 181.757 million yen ($1.3 million). Their sales is mainly composed of two categories from a revenue stream perspective: Transformational (one-time-fee business model) and Operational (subscription business model). The transformational services account for 83.6% of their total sales.

Led by founder and CEO Yosuke Okada (17.76%), the company’s main shareholders include SOMPO Light Vortex (17.61%, digital business-focused subsidiary of Sompo HD), SBI (7.22% through two funds), Hulic (4.5%), Inspire Investment (4.47%), Executive Officer and CEO Office’s head Naoki Tonogi (3.69%), co-founder Keisuke Tomimatsu (3.68%), stock options trustee Kotaeru Trust (3.45%), and NTT Docomo (3.39%).

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