Rakuten

Rakuten is an e-commerce company that provides eReading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, eMoney and online marketing services. Read more

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Rakuten

Rakuten is an e-commerce company that provides eReading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, eMoney and online marketing services. Read more

Hiroshi Mikitani's photo - Chairman & CEO of Rakuten

Chairman & CEO

Hiroshi Mikitani

CEO Approval Rating

63/100

Founded:

1997

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyTokyo Stock Exchange4755

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Amazon is Rakuten's #1 competitor. Amazon is a Public company that was founded in 1994 in Seattle, Washington. Amazon is in the Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors industry. Compared to Rakuten, Amazon has 1,274,656 more employees.

eBay is seen as one of Rakuten's biggest rivals. eBay was founded in San Jose, California} in 1995. eBay is in the E-commerce field. Compared to Rakuten, eBay generates $3.2B less revenue.

Alibaba Group is one of Rakuten's top competitors. Alibaba Group is headquartered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, and was founded in 1999. Alibaba Group competes in the Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors industry. Alibaba Group generates 664% the revenue of Rakuten.

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Rakuten Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$14.1B

Rakuten's revenue is the ranked 7th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 96.6B. Over the last three quarters, Rakuten's revenue has grown by 35%. Specifically, in Q4 2020's revenue was $4.4B; in Q3 2020, it was $3.4B; in Q2 2020, it was $3.2B.

Rakuten Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Fillr

Dec 2020

Source »
undisclosed
Fillr is an API that provides forms and credentials autofilling solutions for E-commerce and fintech platforms.
InnoEye Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

May 2020

Source »
undisclosed
Innoeye is a provider of product engineering and data consulting services for telecommunication and finance sectors.
LOB Inc.

Jul 2018

Source »
undisclosed
LOB is a developer and provider of advertising products for online businesses.
Curbside, Inc.

Jun 2018

Source »
undisclosed
Curbside is a mobile application that allows users to find, buy and pick up products at nearby stores.

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Jan 2018

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undisclosed
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These are all the companies that Rakuten has acquired. Rakuten has acquired 22 companies and its latest acquisition was Fillr in Dec 2020. Fillr is an API that provides forms and credentials autofilling solutions for E-commerce and fintech platforms.

Rakuten Funding History

Since Rakuten was founded in 1997, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total Rakuten has raised $153.0M. Rakuten's last funding round was on Mar 2021 for a total of $153.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Corporate Round
Mar 2021
$153M

Walmart

IPO
Apr 2000
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Since Rakuten was founded in 1997, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total Rakuten has raised $153.0M. Rakuten's last funding round was on Mar 2021 for a total of $153.0M

Rakuten Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

AST&Science is a Texas-based company that designs and develops space-based cellular broadband network solutions for telecommunication businesses.
$79M
Mar 02, 2020
Series B
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Qianfang QFPay is a web-based platform that offers QR-code-based mobile payment and customer loyalty programs for merchants.
$20M
Aug 12, 2019
Equity
-
OneSignal is a California-based customer engagement platform that provides mobile and web push notifications, SMS, email, in-app messaging and related solutions.
$25M
Jul 30, 2019
Series B
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Fever is a mobile-based application that allows users to view schedules and book tickets for concerts, exhibitions, comedy shows and parties.
$35M
Jun 20, 2019
Equity
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Base Food is a manufacturer and retailer of packaged foods such as bread, pasta and olive oil.
$3.7M
May 27, 2019
Series A
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These are all the companies that Rakuten has invested in. Rakuten has invested 22 companies and its latest investment was Fillr in Dec 2020. Fillr is an API that provides forms and credentials autofilling solutions for E-commerce and fintech platforms.

Rakuten News

May 10, 2021Adobo Magazine

Rakuten's Cyprus Malinao on connected TV and what separates Viki from other OTT platforms

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - With cinemas in the Philippines being closed for more than a year now because o... See more »
April 29, 2021Bdaily

Digital restaurant platform raises $37m in plans to open 10,000 online venues by 2025

A London digital restaurant company has announced that it has raised $37m of funding as it aims to ha... See more »
April 29, 2021Channel NewsAsia

Japan business leaders suggest ways for government to speed up COVID-19 vaccination rate

Japanese business leaders and a Nobel Prize-winning biologist called upon the government to reform it... See more »
April 29, 2021TechCrunch

Taster grabs $37 million for its native online restaurants

French startup Taster has raised a $37 million Series B funding round from Octopus Venture, Battery V... See more »
April 28, 2021MarketScreener

Japan Post Group and Rakuten Group Business Alliance:Progress Update

(marketscreener.com) April 28, 2021 Company name Rakuten Group, Inc. ...https://www.marketscreener.co... See more »
April 27, 2021TBI Vision

Rakuten TV preps more than 90 pan-European FAST channels

Streaming service Rakuten TV is ramping up its presence across Europe by launching more than 90 new a... See more »
April 27, 2021BroadBand TV News

Rakuten signals major European expansion

Rakuten has expanded its AVOD offering with the launch of over 90 free linear channels in 42 European... See more »

Rakuten Press Releases

August 14, 2020PR Newswire

Rakuten Launches Drop 40 in Celebration of 2020 NBA Playoffs

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten launches Drop 40, a special campaign tipping... See more »
August 3, 2020PR Newswire

Dance2Fit Continues Their E-Commerce Expansion with Products Now Available Through Rakuten

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitness nutrition brand, Dance2Fit, has been expa... See more »
September 18, 2019Business Wire

Nissan Seek to Sell Its Trading Unit for $1 Billion Says Saitama Rakuten International

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saitama Rakuten International comment on Nissan as they seek to sell i... See more »
July 19, 2019streetinsider

Rakuten Teams Up with Stephen & Ayesha Curry's Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation to Improve Children's Lives

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten is partnering with Stephen and Ayesha Curry'... See more »
July 18, 2019PR Newswire

Rakuten Americas Appoints Amit Patel as Chief Executive Officer

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten, Inc. is aligning its family of Americas-bas... See more »
June 24, 2019PRWeb

Content Guru and Rakuten Showcasing Better Customer Engagement at CCW Las Vegas 2019

Content Guru, a global leader in large-scale cloud-based contact center technology, is joining forces... See more »
July 18, 2018Business Wire

75 Percent of American Parents Say Back-to-School Shopping Will Cause Tension Between Them and Their Teens

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brand name versus budget: in the battle of back to school, who will w... See more »

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Rakuten Headquarters

Rakuten Crimson House 1-14-1 Tamagawa

Setagaya-ku, Tōkyō Prefecture158-0094

81-50-5581-6910

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Rakuten Summary

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Overview

Rakuten, Inc. (TYO: 4755) provides eCommerce, eReading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, eMoney and online marketing services. Hiroshi Mikitani founded the company in 1997 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Formerly known as MDM, Inc., it ...

CEO

Rakuten's Chairman & CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani, currently has an approval rating of 63%. Rakuten's primary competitors are Amazon, eBay & Alibaba Group.

Website

rakuten.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Rakuten

  1. When was Rakuten founded?

    Rakuten was founded in 1997
  2. Who is Rakuten's CEO?

    Rakuten's CEO is Hiroshi Mikitani
  3. How much revenue does Rakuten generate?

    Rakuten generates $14.1B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Rakuten have?

    Rakuten has historically raised $153M in funding
  5. Where is Rakuten's headquarters?

    Rakuten's headquarters is in Setagaya-ku Tōkyō Prefecture, JP
  1. How many employees does Rakuten have?

    Rakuten has 23,344 employees
  2. What sector does Rakuten operate in?

    Rakuten is in E-commerce, Digital Marketing
  3. Who are Rakuten's competitors?

    Rakuten's top competitors are Amazon, eBay, Alibaba Group
  4. Who has Rakuten invested in?

    Rakuten's has invested in companies such as AST & Science, Qianfang QFPay, OneSignal