Company Overview / Who We Are
'Updating the World Through an Improved Consumption Lifestyle' With 1,000 corporate clients and 15,000 individual users, UPDATER provides SaaS (SX) specialized in the field of sustainability, based on one of the largest renewable energy platforms in Japan. "Minna Denryoku," a product in the decarbonization field, is the world's first commercialized electricity tracker that uses proprietary patented blockchain technology. It has received numerous awards, including the Prime Minister's Prize at the Japan SDGs Awards and the NIKKEI Decarbonization Award Grand Prize. Additionally, UPDATER is developing new businesses in various fields through the joint development with many partners, updating every aspect of people's lives and creating behavioral changes in society.
8F Sun Towers Center Building, 2-11-22 Sangenjaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
as for March 31, 2023
1,304.9 million JPY
32,290 million JPY
Our Vision / Mission
UPDATER has no mission or vision. We have only one principle of action: Let's do something interesting and profitable! Through unconventional and unrestrained ideas, we are all looking for ways to update society in the most interesting way possible.
Our Services / Products
Minna Denryoku: ・Decarbonization Domain and Renewable Energy Business Minna Air: ・The world's first business for creating well-being by specializing in the "visualization of air" ・Data collection of air quality at up to 2,300 locations in Japan using cloud-based high-functional air sensors ・Operation of "Air Lab Journal", one of the largest media specializing in air and wellbeing in Japan Tadori: ・Traceable lifestyle business, etc. Others: Minna Daichi: ・Traceable organic farming at about 50 locations in Japan ・Solar sharing sales and O&M business ・Sales of organic food products Minna Living: ・Business that make domestic timber traceable
Skills Used in the Company
Q. What projects/services is your engineering team working on?
UPDATER develops various services. You may be involved in the following products. Minna Air: Our goal is to provide a safe living environment by improving the quality of the air we cannot see. By visualizing air quality and maintaining optimal air quality in both public and private spaces, Minna Air continues to protect people's daily lives. Minna Daichi: We aim to revitalize sustainable agriculture and local communities through soil restoration. By promoting organic agriculture, local production for local consumption, and renewable energy, we contribute to the global environment and healthy lifestyles. TADORi: An owned media and e-commerce site that allows consumers to experience purchasing with the face of the producer by sharing the stories behind the products that are a part of our daily lives. Part of the products sold is also used for social contribution activities. Minna Living: Contributing to forest conservation through home building. By using domestically produced timber, we provide houses that help preserve the forest cycle and protect the environment. We support our customers to live in harmony with nature. Minna Denryoku: We provide a system in which electricity consumption directly contributes to society. A portion of electricity charges are used to support local power generation and solve social issues, and consumers can make a positive impact on society by choosing Minna Denryoku.
Q. What technologies are you using?
Q. What type of engineers work at your company? What is their job content?
There are multiple roles within the company, each with specific responsibilities. ・System Modifications: Responsible for performing modifications to existing systems, which may include fixing bugs, adding new features, or improving the performance of existing functionality. ・New business launches: Involved in the development of new services and products, responsible for the entire process from initial ideation to implementation and market launch. ・Data Infrastructure Development: Building the infrastructure for integrating data across different systems and using them. This work requires designing systems to efficiently process and analyze vast amounts of data. ・Full stack engineers: They must be familiar with the full range of technical areas of the system, from the front end to the back end, and even the infrastructure. They design the architecture of the system and select design patterns to ensure that each part of the system functions seamlessly. These positions are essential for UPDATER to achieve the company's vision of "updating the world for a better place" by enhancing the quality of services offered and contributing to the development of new technologies.
Q. Do you plan on using any new technologies in the future?
Q. If you do, please tell us the details!
At UPDATER, we are committed to developing services using cutting-edge technologies to change our daily lives for the better. Our "Visible Electricity" service, launched with the deregulation of electricity in 2016, utilizes electricity from renewable energy power plants across Japan and sells it wholesale to new regional electric power companies and supply to households and businesses. Through this service, we have promoted renewable energy. Currently, we are also actively engaged in the development of new technologies for the future, including the development of an AI-based power generation forecasting model in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, wireless power identification technology, and research into soil carbon sequestration at solar sharing power plants. These technologies are important steps toward realizing our "easy, fun, and bold" sustainability transformation (SX). Our goal is to contribute to solving social problems through a "traceable lifestyle" based on decarbonization, wellbeing, and ethical procurement. For this purpose, we plan to seize the business opportunity of the expanding renewable energy market, and will implement a series of initiatives that utilize new technologies.
Our Corporate Culture
- Team Work
UPDATER is a group that takes on social issues in its own interesting way. We are a group of people with various backgrounds who are committed on what we think is interesting to us and to society!