Company Profile / History

Company Profile

Company NameLinkers Corporation
CEOYoshihiro Maeda 
FoundationApril 2012
Scope of BusinessOperation of the Linkers, manufacturer matchmaking platform
PartnersTohoku Economic Federation, Chubu Economic Federation, other universities and local industrial support organizations
CapitalJPY 196,000,000
Principal ShareholdersLinkers Board of Directors, JAFCO, DBJ Capital (a subsidiary of Development Bank of Japan Inc.)
Tokyo headquarters
Nihonbashihoncho YS Bld., 2-2-2, Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo-ku,Tokyo, 103-0023 Tokyo, Japan
Sendai Branch
N-oval Bld. 2F, 1-5-1, Nishikicho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi, 980-0012, Japan
Number of EmployeesApprox. 50 (as of March 2019)


Tokyo headquarters

Nihonbashihoncho YS Bld., 2-2-2 Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 103-0023
* The reception desk is on the 2nd floor
Phone : +81-3-6262-3014
Nearest station of the office
Sōbuhonsen Line Shin'nihonbashi Station Exit 5 (South side) , Walk 1 min.

Sendai office

N-oval Bld. 2F, 1-5-1 Nishiki-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, 980-0012


Apr 2012Distty Corporation (currently Linkers) was founded in Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture
Jul 2012Begun business partnership with Tohoku Economic Federation
Sep 2012Launched an online exhibition system, eEXPO, catering to advertisement for small and medium sized businesses for their own technologies and products
Apr 2013Relocated headquarters to Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo
Oct 2013Launched a manufacturing matching service, Linkers
Oct 2013Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry became an eEXPO supporter
Nov 2013Begun business partnership with Chubu Economic Federation
Dec 2013Relocated headquarters to Nagata-cho, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo
Sep 2014Released the Linkers automation system
Apr 2015Changed its company name to Linkers Corporation
Apr 2015Relocated headquarters for business expansion to Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo
Mar 2017Relocated headquarters for business expansion to Nihonbashi, Chuo ward, Tokyo


Linkers Corporation

Apr 2015Received an Excellent Award of Social Business of the 2nd BTMU Business Support Program "Rise Up Festa" organized by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU)
Feb 2016Received a Judges' Special Award of the French Business Awards organized by CCI France Japon
Apr 2017Received the Grand Prize of the 4th Business Model Award organized by Business Model Association

Yoshihiro Maeda, CEO

Oct 2015Received an Excellence Award of the 14th Japan Innovator Award organized by the Nikkei BP
Feb 2016Received the Grand Prize of the 1st Nippon Project Design Award organized by the Graduate School of Project Design