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  • 1993September

    Founded Raccoon Trade Service (sole proprietor) in Komae, Tokyo.

  • 1995September

    Established Raccoon Trade Service as a private limited company (capital: 5 million yen).

  • 1996May

    Restructured and changed name to Raccoon Co., Ltd. (capital: 10 million yen)

  • 1998August

    Launched “Online Gekiyasu Donya” website offering BtoB services handling surplus inventory.

  • 2000April

    Moved the main office to Shibuya, Tokyo.
    Received investments from the CEO of Singapore Telecom (later CEO of Singapore Airlines) Koh Boon Hwee, Nikkei Venture Capital and others.

  • 2000October

    Received the "Nikkei Internet Award 2000", sponsored by Nihon Keizai Shinbun, Business sector, Nihon Keizai Shinbun prize.

  • 2001November

    Moved the main office to the building next to the warehouse in Chuo Ward, Tokyo. This allowed the company to begin the in-house inspection and shipment of the products.

  • 2002November

    Launched “SUPER DELIVERY” website offering BtoB services handling new and standard products.

  • 2004July

    Moved the head office in Chuo Ward, Tokyo. At the same time, established the ECR center, the hub of Logistics Customer Support.

  • 2006February

    Received a special award of 2005 New Business Award.

  • 2006April

    Listed on TSE Mothers market.

  • 2006October

    Became a semi-finalist of The Entrepreneur of the Year.

  • 2007April

    Moved the head office in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, and made the correspondence to personnel increase and office operations more efficient.

  • 2007June

    Established the Osaka branch office, strengthening the support infrastructure to the exhibiting companies in Western Japan.

  • 2008September

    Launched "Buyer's Navi" website offering BtoB services handling the hottest products.

  • 2009May

    Integrated the service of “Buyer’s Navi” to “SUPER DELIVERY”, into one website.

  • 2010November

    Acquired 100% stake in Trust & Growth Co., Ltd., making it a wholly-owned subsidiary.

  • 2011October

    Launched “Paid” payment services handling BtoB payments.

  • 2014March

    Launched “COREC” cloud-based ordering tools.

  • 2015August

    Launched cross-border EC export sales service "SD export" though "SUPER DELIVERY" website.

  • 2015Nobember

    Launched matching service connecting Japanese sewing factories with apparel brands, "SD factory".

  • 2016Feburaly

    Started "SD selection", a new service for ordering items from select foreign brands.

  • 2016March

    Listed on First Section of TSE.

  • 2016June

    Received the Minister of State for Regional Revitalization's Prize in the first Nihon Service Award.

  • 2016August

    Launched online accounts receivables guarantee service for SMEs, "URIHO".

  • 2017Feburaly

    Awarded as the Best Company in GPTW’s 2017 Best Workplaces Japan.

  • 2017March

    Received the Grand Prize for Women Empowerment at the 2nd Good-standing Company Award.

  • 2018February

    Awarded as the Best Company in GPTW’s 2018 Best Workplaces Japan.

  • 2018November

    Restructure into a holding company.
    The company name is changed to "RACCOON HOLDINGS, Inc."
    The company name of "T&G Guarantee" is changed to "RACCOON FINANCIAL, Inc."
    The "RACCOON COMMERCE, Inc." is newly established.