Android App Monetization Platform "metaps" Secures JPY 1 Billion Funding, Accelerating Asian Expansion

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ:Tokyo, Japan, President and CEO:Katsuaki Sato, hereafter "Metaps") has secured JPY 1 billion (approx. $11MM USD) in Series B private equity financing from Fidelity Growth Partners Japan (Japan Head:David Milstein, hereafter "Fidelity") along with existing investors. Metaps is pleased to partner with Fidelity, bringing their global investment expertise to springboard the company's strategy to the next level. Metaps is an Android monetization platform that supports developers by providing them with the necessary tools to attract customers, activate users, and monetize traffic. Metaps enables developers to free themselves of traditional SNS development platforms. Since its launch in August 2011, Metaps has been focusing on Asian markets to consult developers mainly in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, and additionally North America. As of February 2013, participating Android apps using the Metaps platform have achieved an amazing 62 million downloads, making this the largest network in Asia. Since the summer of 2012, sales of Android smartphones increased globally at a staggering rate, which fueled Metaps' 60% 

Android Apps Utilizing 'metaps' App Monetization Platform Surpass 30 Million Downloads Globally

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (hereafter "Metaps") developer of 'metaps' - a monetization platform for Android announces that participating Android apps have achieved over 30 million downloads. This is a result of strong increases in the amount of downloads of partner's apps in the Asian market, particularly in Korea. metaps is a developer platform that supports Android application developers in their monetization efforts by providing them with a one-stop solution for features needed to monetize Android apps such as 'attracting customers', 'user activation', and 'monetization'. In the Korean smartphone market, although Android devices have permeated an impressively large share of the market, apps have been mainly used through a proprietary app store established by Korea's telecom carrier. However, due to the recent influence of game platforms which got their start on communication/chat apps, a dramatic increase in the number of users of 'Google Play' is expected. Google Play is the official Android app market, provided by Google.

Android Apps Utilizing 'metaps' App Monetization Platform Surpass 10 Million Downloads in One Year

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (hereafter "Metaps"), developer of 'metaps' - a monetization platform for Android announces that participating Android apps have achieved over 10 million downloads in one year. An increasing number of apps using metaps, particularly by global game developers, has fuelled the rapid expansion of downloads.Metaps provides Android developers with the ability to attract customers through low-risk reward-based ads, generate revenue from free users through advertisements, increase user activity rates and maximize lifetime user value. Monetization of smartphone apps is a problem for developers worldwide, and a particularly challenging in the Android world.

App Monetization Platform "metaps" Establishes Offices in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong to Strengthen Alliances with Local App Developers

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (hereafter "Metaps") announces the establishment of branch offices in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong to support the expansion of their global platform. 'metaps' is an advertising network for smartphones; providing a platform for developers to simultaneously achieve both low-risk CPI-based (Cost Per Install-based) promotion and continuous revenue generated by incentivized ads. Currently, the Chinese and U.S. markets are driving the world's smartphone markets, with even further growth expected in the future. Yet for local app developers, billing and monetization have become issues, as many developers are not able to recover their development costs. The objective in establishing these branch offices is to strengthen alliances with local app developers. Via the metaps platform, Metaps assists app developers with their global expansion and monetization activities.

Smartphone App Monetization Platform "metaps" Has Raised Additional US$1.3 Million Totalling US$5.5 Million Funding - Accelerating Its Global Expansion

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (hereafter "Metaps") has secured additional US$1.3 million of financing through a third-party allocation to two VCs. Metaps reports that this completes a series A financing round with a total amount of US$5.5 million, including the US$4.2 million raised as of December 2011. The proceeds raised from this private placement is planned to be allocated for expanding the manpower at the Singapore subsidiary, and expanding the market share of the "metaps" platform in the global market, focusing on Asia.

Smartphone Monetization Platform "Metaps" Secures US$4.2 Million Funding, Accelerating Its Asian Expansion from Singapore

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan, President and CEO: Katsuaki Sato), is proud to announce that they have arranged a private placement financing to raise proceeds of US$4.2 million from five venture capitals. The proceeds from this private placement is planned to be used for securing human resources of the Singapore-based, wholly owned subsidiary "Metaps Pte. Ltd.", and also to advance the company's Asia-focused platform business "metaps".

Metaps Pte. Ltd. Announces the Global Simultaneous Release of "Metaps," an Achievement-based Reward Advertising Platform for Android Developers

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metaps Pte. Ltd., a developer of application platforms for Android devices, began offering achievement-based reward advertising services for Android developers, including features for 'attracting customers, posting, measuring, and improvement' all in one package. SERVICE OVERVIEW: Metaps released its reward advertising platform free of charge to support application developers in creating revenue streams from smart phones. Metaps intends to expand the number of distributed applications and networks on a global scale by networking their previously released media platforms, such as "AppBonus", with various apps provided by other developers. Currently, improving the profitability of apps is a challenge for developers due to the incredible amount of apps that are being released globally. Seizing the popularization of Android devices in the global market as a large opportunity, Metaps is dispatching developer content not just in Japan, but overseas as well, focusing on Asia. Metaps will continue to maximize profit for app developers while striving to make risk-free advertising a reality.