Chief Executive Officer
I am Eiji Kamiya, Chief Executive Officer of ibis inc.
I established ibis in May 2000, when I was 26 years old, and in March 2023 I was able to list the company on the Growth Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Since its establishment, the company has remained focused on feature phones, smartphones, and mobile devices to create highly technical products.
I have been an avid programmer since I was a child and have always had the desire to acquire a high level of skills and build up a company comprising a team of high-level engineers. That is what enables me to continue running the company.
In terms of business, we have two departments: the Mobile Department, which develops and operates our own products, and the Solutions Department, which develops smartphone applications and web applications for our customers. By having these two business units, we can diversify management risk.
Currently, the company’s main in-house product is the mobile painting application, “ibisPaint.” This is an application that boasts an overwhelming number of users among the younger generation, as a product aimed at junior high school students who are purchasing their first smartphone. It is available in 19 languages and is used in 200 countries and regions around the world. Used by people all over the world, with 96% of daily downloads coming from overseas, in terms of business, the ratio of overseas sales of the product is much higher than the ratio of sales in Japan.
Illustrations are a universal communication tool that can move people’s hearts and emotions instantly, regardless of country or language. We would like to spread this “WOW!” Experience far and wide.
Since I was a student, I have been frustrated by the fact that only a few Japanese software products other than games have made it to overseas markets, and have wanted to create products that will also sell overseas. Since starting my own company, I have always been saying, “Japanese software is what should go overseas,” and “We must deliver our technology all the way to the other side of the world.”
We would like to continue developing new products while leveraging the company’s strengths in “mobile + advanced technology.”
Although listing on the stock exchange marks a milestone, we will fulfill our mission of continuing to create the “WOW!” Experience around the world with Mobile Musou.