Castor launched "CASTER BIZ" in 2014, and has formed a market of "online assistants" in Japan to enable anyone to work remotely by utilizing their past careers as secretaries, human resources, accountants, translators, website operators, and others. Now in its sixth year of operation, the company has developed a wide range of human resource businesses centered on remote work, with more than 700 Caster members and a cumulative total of more than 1,300 companies using its services.
Since the beginning of this year, the number of companies introducing remote work has been increasing rapidly, and requests for consulting services related to the introduction of remote work have also been increasing.
The funds raised will be invested in a security system, for which needs are increasing due to the spread of remote work, a business management system for remote workers, and the bosyu business operated by an affiliated company.
■Comments from each underwriter (in no particular order)
Yusuke Amano, Managing Partner, STRIVE
There are still many people who have the skills and experience but are unable to work due to geography or time constraints, and companies are unable to find remote workers who meet their requirements. I believe that Castor is addressing such market challenges and has created an indispensable service for its clients and the team that supports it. The new coronavirus is likely to make remote work more widespread in the future, and we will continue to support Caster as it transforms the way work has been done in the past and becomes a pioneer and leader in the remote work industry.
Ms. Michina Moriwaki, Representative Director, Yamaguchi Capital Co.
Remote work, which has been attracting attention in recent years, is a new way of working that expands the possibilities of employment in local communities because it allows work to be conducted anywhere. We believe that Caster, which was one of the first companies to introduce this new work style to all of its members, is a company that is making a very significant effort to realize a sustainable regional society. As a company with a large impact on the community, we look forward to its future growth.
■Caster Representative Director Shota Nakagawa Comments
Since our founding with the mission of "making remote work the norm," we have worked hard to promote remote work both internally and externally.
The importance of promoting our mission is made even more important by the fact that we are now in a situation where remote work is beginning to spread rapidly in order to combat the new coronavirus.
With this fund and the remote work know-how we have cultivated over the years, we will strive to help the world better face remote work.
About Caster Inc.
With the mission of "making remote work the norm," we have been introducing remote work throughout the company since our founding in 2014. We provide new employment opportunities for remote workers and those who are trying to change the way they work, and provide human resource services that will help solve Japan's labor shortage.
Obtained ISMS, Privacy Mark, and received the Special Encouragement Award in the 2019 Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Award for Telework Promotion Companies (Shining Telework Award).
|name of company||Caster Inc.|
|Location||11365-1 Kanoda, Saito City, Miyazaki Prefecture|
|Business Overview||Operation of human resources business, including the online assistant service "CASTER BIZ|
|uniform resouce locator||https://caster.co.jp|
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