To support the further strengthening of existing AI services and the development of new products to foster business growth.
BSMO Co., Ltd. (HQ: Minato, Tokyo. CEO: Tadashi Shimizu. Hereinafter “BSMO”, our company) and ROX Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. CEO: Tatsuo Nakagawa. Hereinafter “ROX”) developer of the demand forecasting AI tool for physical stores “AI Hawk”, have completed a share transfer agreement making ROX a wholly owned subsidiary and member of the BSMO Group.
About BSMO Group
Since its establishment, BSMO has been a pioneer in the SNS marketing field, offering one-stop growth hack services to major companies wishing to attract inbound customers and sell products from Japan to the World.
In April 2020, BSMO implemented a third-party capital increase allotment agreement with Risa Partners Inc. as the underwriter, strengthening our financial and management capabilities, allowing the launch of new D2C businesses, mergers and acquisitions, etc. We have consolidated our global management infrastructure to materialize our dream of bringing the best “from Japan to the World”, and continue to grow into a company that can play an active role internationally.
Since its founding, ROX has grown as a data science company that specializes in AI development that flexibly responds to customer needs, with the mission of “democratizing AI and improving operational efficiency through its tools.”
Utilizing AI technology, other than streamlining operations, reducing unnecessary overtime work and contributing to the reduction of food waste, ROX also improves sales in order to contribute to a society where people can work and live happily. Its portfolio includes data services such as big data analysis, AI algorithm development and implementation, provision of AI applications, etc. Among them, the demand forecast AI service that is the current focus of development has been used by more than 50 stores, from major companies to small retail stores such as local bakeries.
Additionally, in response to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), ROX is providing a “congestion forecast calendar” that visualizes projected traffic at supermarkets and alike by forecasting the number of customers. ROX is also developing a solution to avoid customer agglomerations and promotes the adoption of new lifestyles by encouraging users to change their behaviors.
Background of ROX’s Integration
BSMO Group aims to further grow by providing clients with cutting-edge data-driven marketing strategies under the theme of “Marketing x AI” amid the rapid expansion of demand for big data solutions that utilize artificial intelligence (AI). We have made ROX, a group of data scientists with abundant experience in AI / data analysis projects, a wholly owned subsidiary.
By adding BSMO’s financial, marketing, and sales capabilities to ROX’s data analysis and product development experience, growth speed will increase, capabilities will be strengthened, and the fulfillment of our mission of “democratizing AI” will be accelerated. Going forward, we will focus on new product development and the generation of platform tools that analyze big data related to people’s consumption and business behavior, striving to provide even more value to our clients.
Company Name: BSMO Co., Ltd.
Representative: Tadashi Shimizu, CEO.
Address: Toranomon Hills Business Tower 14F, 1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo.
Company name: ROX Co., Ltd.
Representative: Tatsuo Nakagawa, CEO.
Address: Venture Max, Room 209. 2-10-3 Kizuki, Kagasaki-shi, Kanagawa.
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