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Rakuten Kobo

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Operator of an eBooks, magazines, and newspapers retailing company. The company offers books in the categories of fiction and literature, biography and memoir, romance, mystery and suspense, business and finance, religion and spirituality, history, health and well being, social and cultural studies, art and architecture, children's books, computers, entertainment, family and relationships, food and drink, home and garden, reference and language, Sci Fi and fantasy, science and nature, sports, and travel. It enables users to read eBooks, magazines, and newspapers on smart phones and laptops.

Formerly Known As
Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Internet Retail
Primary Office
  • 135 Liberty Street
  • Suite 101
  • Toronto, Ontario M6K 1A7
  • Canada
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Rakuten Kobo Valuation and Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
4. Merger/Acquisition 13-Jan-2012 $315M 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Later Stage VC (Series C) 19-Apr-2011 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC (Series B) 01-Dec-2010 $15.9M $30.9M Completed Generating Revenue
1. Early Stage VC (Series A) 01-Nov-2009 $15.1M $15.1M Completed Product Development
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Rakuten Kobo Acquisitions (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000000 05-Apr-2017 000000000000000000 Application Software 0000000 0000000
000000 00000 31-Jan-2017 000000000000000000 Publishing 0000000 0000000
Aquafadas 10-Oct-2012 Merger/Acquisition Publishing 0000000 0000000
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Rakuten Kobo Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Tolino Media Publishing Munich, Germany 2009
000000000 Publishing Montpellier, France 0000
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Rakuten Kobo Former Investors (5)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Board
Borders Group Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Cheung Kong Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Fidelity Investments Mutual Fund Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Indigo Books & Music Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
REDgroup Retail Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0

Rakuten Kobo Executive Team (7)

Name Title Board
Michael Tamblyn President & Chief Executive Officer
Philip Cheng Chief Financial Officer
Alan Macnevin Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President
Takahito Aiki Chairman

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Rakuten Kobo Board Members (2)

Name Representing Role Since Contact
Takahito Aiki Self Chairman 000 0000

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