SmartHR Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2013

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 238


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series D

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $144M

  • Investors
  • 21

SmartHR General Information


Developer of a cloud human resources software designed to help automate social insurance and employment insurance procedures. The company's software lets users fill out an online form and then generate digital versions of pension, employment insurance, and other related documents that can be submitted to appropriate offices at the click of a button, enabling businesses to manage and streamline their human resources processes.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Business/Productivity Software
Other Industries
Human Capital Services
Corporate Office
  • Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower
  • 3-2-1 Roppongi
  • Tokyo, Minato-ku 106-6217
  • Japan
+81 00-0000-0000

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SmartHR Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
7. Later Stage VC (Series D) 23-May-2021 $144M 00000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Later Stage VC (Series C) 22-Jul-2019 0000 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Later Stage VC (Series B) 23-Jan-2018 000.00 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Early Stage VC (Series A) 30-Aug-2016 00.000 00.000 0000 Completed Startup
3. Seed Round 27-Jan-2016 00.000 00.000 Completed Startup
2. Grant 18-Nov-2015 $8.24K Completed Startup
1. Accelerator/Incubator 02-Apr-2015 Completed Startup
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SmartHR Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
D preferred 00,000 00000.00 00000.00 00 00000.00 0.000
C2 Preferred 0,000 0000.00 0000.00 00 0000.00 0.000
C1 Preferred 00,000 0000.00 0000.00 00 0000.00 00.000
B preferred 42,250 $325.9 $325.9 1x $325.9 14.06%
A preferred 41,670 $110.16 $110.16 1x $110.16 13.87%
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SmartHR Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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SmartHR Competitors (43)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
BambooHR Private Equity-Backed Lindon, UT 0000 0000000 0000
Zenefits Formerly PE-Backed San Francisco, CA 000 00000 0000
Justworks Venture Capital-Backed New York, NY 0000 00000 0000000000 0 00000
Businessolver Private Equity-Backed West Des Moines, IA 0000 00.000 000000000 00.000
Maxwell Health Formerly VC-backed Boston, MA 000 000.00 000000&0 000.00
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SmartHR Patents

SmartHR Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
JP-2024050097-A Information processing method, program, and information processing device Pending 29-Sep-2022
JP-2024047862-A Information processing method, program, and information processing device Pending 27-Sep-2022
JP-2023132617-A Information processing method, information processor, and program Pending 11-Mar-2022 0
JP-2023068840-A Information processing method, information processing device, and program Pending 04-Nov-2021
JP-2022186221-A Information processing method, information processing device, and program Active 04-Jun-2021
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SmartHR Executive Team (8)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Masato Serizawa Co-Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Ryo Tamaki Chief Financial Officer & Director
Takafumi Kurahashi Chief Operating Officer & Director
Kensuke Naito Co-Founder, Chief Information Officer, Vice President & Director
Takashi Adachi CPO
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SmartHR Board Members (2)

Name Representing Role Since
James Riney Self Board Member 000 0000
Toshimichi Namba WiL (World Innovation Lab) Board Member 000 0000
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SmartHR Signals

Growth Rate

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

Size Multiple

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

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SmartHR Investors (21)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Arena Holdings PE/Buyout Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Chiba Dojo Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Greyhound Capital Growth/Expansion Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Light Street Capital Management Hedge Fund Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Sequoia Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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SmartHR FAQs

  • When was SmartHR founded?

    SmartHR was founded in 2013.

  • Who is the founder of SmartHR?

    Kensuke Naito and Shoji Miyata are the founders of SmartHR.

  • Who is the CEO of SmartHR?

    Masato Serizawa is the CEO of SmartHR.

  • Where is SmartHR headquartered?

    SmartHR is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

  • What is the size of SmartHR?

    SmartHR has 238 total employees.

  • What industry is SmartHR in?

    SmartHR’s primary industry is Business/Productivity Software.

  • Is SmartHR a private or public company?

    SmartHR is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of SmartHR?

    The current valuation of SmartHR is 00.000.

  • What is SmartHR’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for SmartHR is 00000.

  • How much funding has SmartHR raised over time?

    SmartHR has raised $219M.

  • Who are SmartHR’s investors?

    Arena Holdings, Chiba Dojo, Greyhound Capital, Light Street Capital Management, and Sequoia Capital are 5 of 21 investors who have invested in SmartHR.

  • Who are SmartHR’s competitors?

    BambooHR, Zenefits, Justworks, Businessolver, and Maxwell Health are some of the 43 competitors of SmartHR.

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