Notices 2024

Business Transfer of “e-kakashi”
AI-powered Brain for Agriculture

May 27, 2024
SoftBank Corp.

SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced it reached an agreement with Greein Inc. (“Greein”) whereby it will the transfer the “e-kakashi” AI-powered brain for agriculture business to Greein.

1. Purpose of business transfer

e-kakashi is a service that supports agricultural workers by using IoT sensors to collect environmental data from places such as fields and greenhouses, both indoors and outdoors. This data is then analyzed using AI to incorporate insights from plant science to propose optimal cultivation methods. Since the e-kakashi service was launched in 2015*, it has been utilized by many agricultural organizations and workers. To enable the further growth of e-kakashi, SoftBank will transfer the e-kakashi business to Greein, a company established independently by SoftBank employees responsible for the development and operation of e-kakashi. After the e-kakashi business is transferred from SoftBank to Greein on July 1, 2024, Greein will continue to provide e-kakashi. SoftBank has no plans to hold Greein shares.

2. Date of business transfer

July 1, 2024

3. Business transferee

Company name Greein Inc.
Address Taiyo Seimei Shinagawa Building 28F, 2-16-2 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Date of establishment April 18, 2024
Representative Takashi Togami, Representative Director, President & CEO
Capital 20 million JPY
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    For customers with inquiries about service continuity, please refer to the contact information listed after “4. Service continuity after business transfer” below.

4. Service continuity after business transfer

Customers currently using e-kakashi will be contacted individually about procedures related to service continuity following the business transfer. Customer with any questions and concerns are encouraged to contact the address given below for customer inquiries.

Customer inquiries

e-kakashi Customer Support Center
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    SoftBank's subsidiary PS Solutions Corp. was the company that provided e-kakashi at the time in 2015. In 2019 the e-kakashi business was transferred to SoftBank.