Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan – April 17, 2017 – Today Pubcen Inc. (CEO & Co-Founder: Takao Sato) launched its flagship cloud service, “Pubcen.” People throughout the world perpetually create digital content for their online lives via SNS and cloud services. Pubcen gathers the digital content of our online lives (photos, articles, etc.) all in one place, and further allows us to edit and even add new value to it, preventing the disarray of content and our lives as a result.
▶︎Pubcen’s official site: https://pubcen.com
In recent years, multiple online services have allowed for efficient schedule management, frequent communication, and rapid information sharing. However, a range of issues have emerged in parallel with these benefits, including the inability to organize and manage mass uploads of photographs, the loss of posts that can no longer be located, as well as a lack of time to review past memories and add new value to them. Pubcen addresses all these issues by providing an irreplaceable platform for our digital lives.
When you connect Pubcen to your SNS and cloud services, it automatically curates all your scattered data into one place, organizing it according to time, location, and tags. Moreover, you can review and edit your past data, then republish it to your connected SNS and cloud services.
As a result, you can do just about anything with your digital life, be it cataloging your daily life, ranking the year’s top ten news stories, curating your childhood years from the first day of elementary school to graduation, aligning photos to your schedule for a business trip report, or even compiling your life’s history. Simply put, you can create a life log to catalog both your personal and business endeavors.
Pubcen Ver. 1.0, released today, is able to connect to 2 SNS services, facebook and Google Calendar / Google Photos.
The global surcharges for the service are 5 USD per month, or 50 USD per year for a yearly subscription paid in advance. Pubcen aims to garner a userbase of 60,000 users, 5,000 of which are to be users of the paid service.
Users can use all functions of Pubcen free of charge for the first 30 days after initial registration.
Pubcen Ver. 1.0 is being promoted primarily toward users between 30 and 60 years of age who use smartphones, digital cameras, and PCs to record family events or personal hobbies, and also to those who wish to use SNS to share both their personal and work lives with the world.
The Pubcen service is being sold as a Web application. However, all functions have been optimized for use on smartphones and tablets to provide the best possible user experience and interface. Pubcen plans to release both iOS and Android applications in the coming year.
On September 18th, 2017, Pubcen opened a demo at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, and the startup has another demo booth set up at today’s TechCrunch Tokyo 2017. Feel free to come by to learn more about the service.
Pubcen will also be participating in the startup event Slush, held in Helsinki, Finland on November 30 and December 1, followed by Disrupt Berlin in Germany on December 4 and 5.
The Company is sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and will showcase its service as part of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) booth at these events. The Company wants users from around the world to make use of its groundbreaking digital lifelog platform.
▶︎About METI’s Next Enterprise program: https://www.hiyaku.go.jp/en/course.php
- February 2017 Patent obtained for “Life Weaving Technology (patent no. 6083546; in the application process for American patent)
■ Awards and Recognitions
- Selected for Hiyaku Next Enterprise’s Helsinki/Berlin Dispatch (Oct. 20, 2017, hosted by METI)Course
- Awarded Promotion Prize for Gungin Business Support Grand Prix 2015 (April 8, 2016, hosted by Gunma Bank)
- Awarded Special Prize in “Start-up Division” of the 3rd Gunma Innovation Awards 2015 (Dec. 5, 2015, hosted by Jomo Newspaper)
- Awarded 2nd Prize at the 3rd Gunma Venture Summit Preliminary Grand Prix (July 25, 2017, hosted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
■ About Pubcen Inc.
Company Name: Pubcen Inc.
Incorporated: July 2015
Headquarters Location: Maebashi Business Incubation Center #202
2-7-10 Chiyoda-machi, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan 371-0022
CEO & Co-Founder: Takao Sato
Capital: 37 million yen
Facebook Page:： https://www.facebook.com/pubcen
■ About CEO & Co-Founder Takao Sato
Prior to Pubcen, CEO and Co-Founder Takao Sato headed sales in the Japanese market at FatWire and Oracle (FatWire acquired by Oracle), contributing to the global expansion and web marketing of the multinational enterprise. He not only gained experience as a scalable contents database systems professional, he also achieved a formidable track record while simultaneously building a comprehensive work network.
However, he actually gained his first managerial experience during university. While studying in the Faculty of Economics at Keio University, he launched his first venture as a student entrepreneur in July 1985. It was then that he created a software development and Internet provider enterprise called Gunma Database System, Inc. in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture.
Making the most of his diverse experiences, in July 2015, Sato renamed his company Pubcen Inc. and is now taking a second stab at entrepreneurship.
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