LINE Overview

  • Founded
  • 2013
Founded
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Employees
  • 8,992
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A
  • Financing Rounds
  • 3
  • Investments
  • 23

LINE General Information

Description

Line is the leading mobile messaging app in Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, and also has a strong following in Indonesia. As at the end of 2018, the company had 166 million monthly active users in four major countries, and in particular, it had established a dominant position in Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand. The company is focusing on adding new applications and advertising services to increase monetization, in order to leverage its established user base. Approximately 72% of revenue is from the domestic market.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
NHN Japan Corporation
Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Corporate Backed or Acquired
Primary Industry
Communication Software
Other Industries
Social/Platform Software
Parent Company
Primary Office
  • 23th Floor JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower
  • 4-1-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
  • Tokyo, 160-0022
  • Japan
+81 00-0000-0000
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LINE Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
EBITDA
Post-Val Status Debt

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LINE Comparisons

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Industry
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Employees
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Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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LINE Competitors (3)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
KaKao Formerly VC-backed Seongnam, South Korea 0000 00000 000000000 00000
0000 Venture Capital-Backed Seongnam-si, South Korea 000 0000 0000000000 0 0000
00000 00000 Corporate Backed or Acquired Katholiki, Cyprus 000 000000&0
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LINE Patents

LINE Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20210294895-A1 Method and system for detecting malware using memory map Pending 20-Mar-2020 0000000000
US-20210295277-A1 Method, system, and non-transitory computer readable record medium for payment link Pending 20-Mar-2020 000000000
US-20210279729-A1 Method and system for detecting fraudulent financial transaction Pending 09-Mar-2020 00000000000
US-20210209578-A1 Electronic device, method and computer readable recording medium for electronic transaction Pending 02-Jan-2020 0000000000
US-20210133759-A1 Method, system, and non-transitory computer-readable record medium for prior authorization of transaction in shared account Pending 01-Nov-2019 G06Q40/02

LINE Executive Team (13)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Takeshi Idezawa Chief Executive Officer, President & Representative Director
Euivin Park Chief Technology Officer & Director
Jun Masuda Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer and Board Member
Cecilia Tang Senior Director of Corporate Strategy
Jungho Shin Representative Director and Chief WOW Officer
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LINE Board Members (5)

Name Representing Role Since
000 000 LINE Board Member 000 0000
000 000000 LINE Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer and Board Member 000 0000
000000 0000 LINE Representative Director and Chief WOW Officer 000 0000
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0000000 0000000 LINE Chief Executive Officer, President & Representative Director 000 0000
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LINE Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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LINE Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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LINE Investments & Acquisitions (23)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
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00000 000 19-Sep-2019 000000000000000000 Business/Productivity Software 000000 0000
000000000 19-Sep-2019 000000000000000000 Financial Software 000000 0000
0000000 20-Mar-2019 00000 00000 00 000 Business/Productivity Software
Kasikorn Line 12-Dec-2018 Joint Venture Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
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LINE Subsidiaries (6)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Five (Media and Information Services) Media and Information Services (B2B) Tokyo, Japan 2014
0000 00000000 Corporate Venture Capital Tokyo, Japan 0000
00000000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Bangkok, Thailand 0000
0000 00000 Entertainment Software Seoul, South Korea 0000
000000000 (0000000 Entertainment Software Bristol, TN
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LINE Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
000000 20-Dec-2017 00000 00000 00 Completed
  • 2 buyers
0000 24-Feb-2017 000000000 000.00 Completed
  • 0000
0000 29-Sep-2016 000000000 0000 Completed
  • 0000
WebPay 11-Feb-2015 Merger/Acquisition Completed
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