Company Profile / History

Company Profile

Company Name Linkers Corporation
CEO Yoshihiro Maeda
Foundation April 2012
Scope of Business Operation of the Linkers, manufacturer matchmaking platform
Partners Tohoku Economic Federation, Chubu Economic Federation, other universities and local industrial support organizations
Capital JPY 196,000,000
Principal Shareholders Linkers 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 Employees Approx. 50 (as of March 2019)
TEL +81-3-6262-3014


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


Linkers Corporation

Apr 2015 Received 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 2016 Received a Judges’ Special Award of the French Business Awards organized by CCI France Japon
Apr 2017 Received the Grand Prize of the 4th Business Model Award organized by Business Model Association

Yoshihiro Maeda, CEO

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