We are a Singapore-based Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) company and the creator of TravelDoor - one of the leading travel apps for Japanese tourists that contains offline city guides for over 50 cities worldwide. Utilizing this technology, we offer OEM mobile apps and Big Data solutions to enterprises including tourism boards, Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), financial services institutions (credit card companies/ banks), airlines and publishers.
Founded by two Japanese entrepreneurs in August 2012, LCO is a technology company specializing in B2B mobile and big data solutions. The company received investment from Singapore’s NRF (National Research Foundation) and a Singapore-based VC in 2012. In 2015, LCO received a strategic investment from a Japanese public listed company. Focusing on MBaas solutions, LCO has been expanding its business in the Asia-Pacific region.
LCO provides mobile and backend solutions (MBaaS) for enterprises. As an MBaaS provider, our technology covers a wide range of solutions such as geolocation technology, big data analysis, offline map and navigation technology, among others. Our showcase product “TravelDoor”, an offline mobile app that provides travelers with useful in-destination content and services, offers clients a preview of our comprehensive B2B solutions.
Since its inception, LCO has been providing innovative technologies to transform travelers' experiences. LCO has successfully strengthened its position in Asia through strategic partnerships with public listed companies in Japan. LCO also work with partners and clients in the ASEAN region and Europe.
LCO’s core members are a group of diverse individuals from various business and engineering backgrounds; former engineers at multinational corporations such as Baidu, ST Electronics, and Fujitsu, as well as a former startup CTO, to name a few. It is this unique mix of talent and expertise that drive our innovations. We operate in four locations: Singapore headquarters, Taiyuan/ China (Development), Ho Chi Minh/ Vietnam (Development), and Tokyo/ Japan.
Co-founder & CEO
Prior to co-founding LCO, Yuki was a project manager at NTT Communications where he led VPN development projects for multinational corporations. Before joining NTT, he was a research member of Japan's Smart City Initiative (solar power optimization) backed by the Ministry of Education. Yuki has been named a member of SBF Young Business Leaders Network. He holds a master's degree in Science and Engineering from Chuo University in Japan.
Co-founder & COO
Prior to co-founding LCO, Saki helped with the overseas expansion at NTT Communications. Before joining NTT, she led global partnership development at a consulting firm specializing in BOP (Bottom of the Pyramid) and emerging markets. She also founded a water and sanitation organization for villages in Cambodia. Saki has been named a member of SBF Young Business Leaders Network. She holds a bachelor's degree in School of International Liberal Studies from Waseda University in Japan.
A former Baidu engineer, Yang led various AI projects in Beijing and Shenzhen. He was also a development manager for Baidu’s popular Japanese keyboard app “Simeji.” After joining LCO as a full-stack engineer, Yang now leads and manages development teams in China and Vietnam. He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Keio University in Japan.
～Our all-in-one enterprise solution includes mobile applications, CMS integration, Big Data analytics, content creation & management, and data-driven marketing～
Leveraging our strengths in mobile & backend technology, high-quality content as well as distribution channels, our list of enterprise OEM solutions is extensive. Over the past years, we have worked with a wide array of clients including credit card companies, airlines, tourism boards, Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), publishers, and hotels & resorts.
- Clients: Financial services institutions (banks/ credit card issuers)
- Needs: Boosting overseas credit card usage by outbound travelers
By creating a custom mobile travel app under your corporate brand, LCO enables you to reach out directly to credit card holders. You will have the flexibility to manage your travel content as well as credit card offerings through our easy-to-navigate cloud-based CMS. With functions such as loyalty programs and customer care services incorporated into the app, your team can maximize customers' overseas spending. Additionally, you can collect user and geolocation data to track and analyze “in-destination” travel patterns and spending habits. These real customer data will help you send targeted push notifications and geofencing alerts to increase user engagement.
- Clients: Tourism Boards/ Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs)
- Needs: Increase inbound visitors
Tourism Boards and DMOs in various regions are using LCO's offline in-destination mobile app as well as cloud-based backend system. Through a custom branded offline travel app, you can utilize your travel content and time-sensitive event information to its fullest potential. One of the key features you can benefit from is our comprehensive heatmap where app users’ travel patterns are mapped out and visualized. With the help of LCO’s Big Data Analytics, your organization will be able to keep up with the ever-changing trends and strategize when to launch seasonal campaigns, send personalized notifications/ geo-fencing alerts, and select partnering restaurants and shops from emerging hotspots.
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An offline travel app which brings you life changing opportunities.
LCO’s mobile app “Travel Door” helps travelers gather local travel information and enables them to navigate themselves around the city without having to access the internet. We also offer coupons, tour packages, and other helpful features for travelers. Our app has been widely recognized as a useful tool for travelers. We are also currently developing additional features such as a concierge service and loyalty system.
What's happening with us
July 1, 2019
In this age of ever-evolving technology and business landscape, at LCO, we are committed to cultivating a diverse and future-ready workplace. To deepen the understanding of Singapore’s employment scheme and business environment for tomorrow, LCO has joined a Dialogue with Minister in Prime Minister’s Office and NTUC.
April 26, 2019
We are pleased to announce that our co-founders, Saki Kobayashi, and Yuki Hiraki, have been named members of SBF Young Business Leaders Network, a platform aimed to facilitate business leaders of tomorrow to connect and work with each other to spearhead Singapore’s external economic development and shape its business future.
(About SBF Young Business Leaders Network)
The YBLN brings together Singapore’s young entrepreneurs, next-generation business owners and leading corporate leaders below 45 years of age to network, grow and inspire its community. It is a platform that facilitates young business leaders to connect and work with each other to spearhead Singapore’s external economic development and shape its business future. Positioned as a unifying platform, YBLN will offer invaluable opportunities to meet peers, share experiences, explore partnerships and hone leadership and management capabilities. Members of the Network are envisioned to lead transformation and development as they grow to become business leaders of tomorrow.
February 13, 2019
LCO is pleased to announce that tailored “OSM (OpenStreetMap) map API for Web” joins our extensive list of enterprise OEM solutions. Our custom map solutions can now be integrated into clients’ web services in addition to iOS and Android platforms. Customizable with our Data Solution offerings, location-based marketing will be more personalized and accurate.
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November 5, 2018
Our Co-founder, Saki Kobayashi, will be joining as a judge at NTU Business School – SBF business contest. The 10 shortlisted team selected from across Southeast Asia, including Singapore, will present their pitch in front of the judging panel. The top 3 teams will be awarded with special prizes.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are seeking an opportunity to learn and work in a fast paced, expanding organization. The opening positions are: (1) Business Development Manager (Singapore/ Japan) (2) Engineer (Singapore/ Taiyuan, China/ Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam) (3) Administrative Manager (Singapore). Please see below for positions that are currently open.
The ideal candidate must display excellent written and oral skills with demonstrated interpersonal and organisation abilities. The candidate must be enthusiastic about technology and constantly looking at the next innovation. A candidate for this position must be able to work in fast paced environment. Flexibility and tolerance is a necessity.
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