TOKYO, DECEMBER 10th, 2018 – Info Athletes, Inc., a web development and engineering consultant, today announced it has provided angel investment of an undisclosed sum for Aoiship, Inc., the first Japan-based e-commerce company to source, originate, and distribute designer fashion and apparel direct from Japan to overseas via innovative integration of marketing and technology. Aoiship is led by co-founders Adam Boujida and Kazumasa Ito. The new funding will enable the company to scale up development, obtain desired operational liquidity, and allow execution of its long-term growth and marketing strategy for Japan and the United States. Info Athletes will also provide operational advice, resources, and support in Tokyo as well as development expertise.
“We were impressed with the proposal the individuals presented us, as well as the key connections they have developed with the fashion industry recently in Japan,” said Kenshi Shojaku, CEO at Info Athletes. “Most importantly, I was convinced by their combined communicative abilities to connect Japan with abroad.”
Traditionally, fashion designers in Japan have struggled to expand their brand overseas due to language and communicative barriers. As a result, customers from overseas attracted to their appeal have been limited in their online choices, and could only access these brands in brick and mortar shops only when visiting Japan. Aoiship's "aoiTech" platform and marketing services will overcome the language barriers and provide an easy growth solution for designers who want to expand globally, providing increased online access to e-commerce shoppers.
“We are very excited to participate in the marriage of fashion and technology in Japan. Aoiship's potential for growth and penetration overseas is unlimited, and Japanese appeal on a worldwide level has never been stronger. I think it's only the beginning,” said Adam Boujida, Creator and Owner, Aoiship. "Gaining the financial support and developmental expertise from Info Athletes confirms for me the market opportunity in front of us and invigorates our motivation as a company."
Aoiship, Inc. is the first Japan-based e-commerce company to source, originate, and distribute designer fashion and apparel direct from Japan to overseas via innovative integration of marketing and technology. Founded in September 2018 and incorporated in Tokyo, Japan, aoiShip's mission is to source and originate beautiful designer streetwear and high-fashion apparel directly from Japan, and make available for online purchase and delivery worldwide. Aoiship will begin services for Japan and the United States starting July 2019. More information is available at https://about.aoiship.io/.
Info Athletes, Inc. is a web development and engineering consultant based in Tokyo, Japan. The company started in 2005 providing web development services. Only recently, the company began to enter new ventures as investor and business consultant for innovative ideas and digital solutions in Japan. For more information, please visit https://www.infoathletes.com/.