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Cinnamon Co., Ltd. provides three functional AI engines (DX), ” image recognition , voice recognition , and natural language processing “, mainly to major Japanese companies, with the theme of “innovating core operations and promoting DX” . It’s a company.

Since its establishment in 2016, it has provided and partnered with a number of major companies, and the president Mirai Hirano was Forbes JAPAN “Entrepreneur Ranking 2020” BEST 10, Woman of the Year 2019 Innovative Entrepreneur Award. It is a venture company that is currently attracting attention.

The company has about 100 highly skilled AI personnel, but by having laboratories in Vietnam and Taiwan and hiring only high-level personnel, it boasts overwhelming AI development technology.

This time, while introducing the outline and business contents of Cinnamon Co., Ltd., we will explain the company’s strengths and trends.

Table of Contents

  • About Cinnamon Co., Ltd.
    •  Company overview
    •  Vision
    •  History
  •  Business contents of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.
    • “Flax Scanner”
    • “Rossa Voice”
    • “Aurora Clipper”
  • Characteristics of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.
    • Introduced to core operations by combining a wide range of technologies
    • Possessing AI research laboratories in Vietnam and Taiwan and many AI researchers
    • President Mirai Hirano, winner of the Woman of the Year award, and Chairman Yoshimitsu Kaji, who has a wealth of experience and achievements
  • The latest trends of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.
  • The future of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.
  • Recruitment information of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.
    • Recruitment type
    •  Application overview
  • Summary

About Cinnamon Co., Ltd.

 Company overview

company name Cinnamon Co., Ltd.
Established October 5, 2016
location Spirit Building 6F, 3-19-13 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
representative President and CEO Mirai Hirano
number of employees 200 people
capital 90 million yen (as of September 1, 2021)

 Vision

”A world full of creativity with AI”

Cinnamon aims to realize a world where humans can concentrate on creative work by providing solutions that utilize artificial intelligence.

Specifically, we have a Vietnam lab, and we provide products and consulting development that lead to operational efficiency improvement, mainly for major Japanese companies, with the theme of improving white-collar productivity and improving operational efficiency in indirect departments.

 History

October 2016 Established Cinnamon Co., Ltd.
March 2018 Selected for Nomura Accelerator Program “VOYAGER”
July 2018 Started joint development of technical document utilization system using artificial intelligence (AI) with Showa Denko K.K.
August 2018 Announced the opening of an AI R&D center in Taiwan
March 2019 Announcing “Flax Scanner order processing efficiency improvement service” utilizing AI-OCR
January 2020 Decided to provide Flax Scanner ordering service efficiency service to major confectionery maker BourbonStarted providing AI contract extraction and search system to Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions
March 2020 Collaboration with Yusen Logistics to Improve Logistics Operations-Starting System Development Using AI
May 2020 Started providing AI-OCR “Flax Scanner” to major Japanese company Alps Alpine
June 2020 Cinnamon AI, PFU, Fuji Xerox, Fujitsu, jointlyIntroduced AI-OCR platform to Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
September 2020 Joined the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)Basic agreement with Rosetta to provide services for speech recognition and AI-OCR development
December 2020 Venture capital “D4V” and design firm “IDED”Joint development of a workshop on AI model development
January 2021 To promote DX in the anime industry,Started providing “Automatic Animation Coloring AI” to Geek Pictures
May 2021 Joint project with Geek Pictures “Animation automatic coloring AI”Toei Animation participates
June 2021 Strategically DX Trusco Nakayama and the distribution industryAnnounced a capital and business alliance to promote “Trusco DX2.0”
August 2021 Started preparations for implementing AI in NN Life’s underwriting assessment business
September 2021 Procured funds from Suntory Holdings through third-party allotmentStarted providing AI-OCR to improve transfer operations at Fukuoka Financial Group
November 2021 Started providing AI-OCR to E.Design General Insurance’s new automobile insurance “&e (Andy)”
January 2022 Started providing AI-OCR “Flax Scanner” to Sumitomo Life’s Sumisei Direct Service

 Business contents of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.

We will introduce an overview of the three functional AIs, which are the main products of Cinnamon AI.

“Flax Scanner”

Source: Cinnamon AI (cinnamon.ai)

Cinnamon’s main product “Flax Scanner” is an AI-OCR that can handle documents (non-standard forms) in various file formats such as PDF, Word files, paper documents such as printed and handwritten documents, and does not require pre-registration. can be read automatically. It is suitable for tasks such as digitizing data collected in a large amount of paper documents and extracting important parts.

“Rossa Voice”

Source: Cinnamon AI (cinnamon.ai)

“Rossa Voice” trains a voice recognition engine specifically for customers to recognize technical terms and company terms with high accuracy, and uses natural language processing to extract, summarize, and analyze information. , It can cover not only simple voice recognition but also subsequent work. It is suitable for tasks such as automatic creation of meeting minutes, transcription and classification of call center information, and summarization.

“Aurora Clipper”

Source: Cinnamon AI (cinnamon.ai)

Aurora Clipper uses natural language processing to analyze the content of long documents and extract and classify the necessary information. This can significantly reduce the time it takes to review large numbers of documents. It is suitable for tasks such as extracting key points and confirmation items from contracts, and summarizing long documents.

Characteristics of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.

Introduced to core operations by combining a wide range of technologies

Cinnamon Co., Ltd. has strengths in combining a wide range of technologies such as natural language processing, image recognition , voice recognition , and data analysis, and is able to provide advanced support for a wide variety of work for each company, so there is a lot of tacit knowledge and outsourcing is common. It can be introduced into difficult core operations.

Possessing AI research laboratories in Vietnam and Taiwan and many AI researchers

Source: The keyword is “coexistence and co-creation.” Startup, cinnamon AI why it is active overseas | Business Insider Japan

Cinnamon has over 100 AI researchers and also has AI research labs in Vietnam and Taiwan. With this system, it is possible to conduct trial and error one after another for each diverse and subdivided area and develop new algorithms.

President Mirai Hirano, winner of the Woman of the Year award, and Chairman Yoshimitsu Kaji, who has a wealth of experience and achievements

“Serial Entrepreneur” refers to entrepreneurs who launch ventures in succession. Completed the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo, St.Gallen Symposium Leaders of Tomorrow, Forbes JAPAN “Entrepreneur Ranking 2020” BEST 10, Woman of the Year. Founded by CEO Mirai Hirano, who has won various domestic and international awards such as the 2019 Innovative Entrepreneur Award and the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2019 New Generation Award.

He has a wealth of experience in leading various global projects in the public and private sectors, such as the Olympics. At his previous job at Accenture, Inc., he was the Chief Marketing Innovator, where he was involved in branding, open innovation, cutting-edge technology marketing, and SDGs integration programs. , Chairman Yoshimitsu Kaji, who was greatly involved in promoting work style reform, and other members with abundant experience in the AI ​​business and management that you wouldn’t expect from a start-up company.

The latest trends of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.

In January 2021, we launched a joint project “Animation Automatic Coloring AI” with Geek Pictures Inc.

In May of the same year, “Animation Automatic Coloring AI” received learning materials for AI development from Toei Animation, accelerating deep learning by AI and promoting DX in the anime industry. In addition, we plan to introduce it on a trial basis in Toei animation works in the future.

The animation industry is an important industry that strengthens Japan’s soft power and plays a role in the Cool Japan strategy.

“Automatic Animation Coloring AI” aims to improve the productivity of animation creators by introducing AI for coloring work, which has a heavy workload. By utilizing AI technology in each flow from pre-processing to coloring, it is possible to color with an extremely high level of accuracy of 96% in pixel value units, and the coloring work for cels is greatly improved. The time can be reduced to 1/10, and the cost can be reduced by more than 50%.

As a result, we succeeded in shortening the work that used to take 2 hours to 10 minutes.

The future of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.

Cinnamon Co., Ltd. has a wide range of technologies such as natural language processing, image recognition , voice recognition , and data analysis, and can combine them. Among the so-called AI companies, there are few companies in the world that can handle such a wide range of technologies all at once, and it has already been introduced to many major companies such as Nippon Life, Dai-ichi Life, TOSHIBA, TOYOTA, and Suntory. Cinnamon Co., Ltd. can be expected to be introduced to a wide variety of industries in the future.

In addition, Cinnamon Co., Ltd. is conducting joint development with many companies, including the joint project “Animation Automatic Coloring AI” with Geek Pictures. There is also a lot of sexuality.

Cinnamon Co., Ltd. will continue to push forward toward the realization of CEO Mr. Hirano’s goal of “a world where AI can reduce working hours by doing simple tasks and humans can concentrate on creative things.”

Recruitment information of Cinnamon Co., Ltd.

Cinnamon Co., Ltd. is currently hiring for the following industries and occupations.

Recruitment type

  • AI Solution Architect (Researcher/R&D)

AI Solution Architect (Senior/NLP field)

AI Solution Architect (Data Science Field)

(Junior to Senior)

AI Solution Architect (Frontier Business)

  • AI solution delivery (PM system)

AI Solution Delivery (Project Manager) *AI-OCR/Natural Language Processing Area

AI Solution Delivery (Project Manager) * Voice Recognition / Image Recognition /Data Science Area

CS team member

System operation and maintenance engineer

  • Business Development (Sales)

Business Development Manager (New Sector)

Business Development (for major manufacturing industries)

Business development (SCM team)

Business development data analysis x business system team

Business Development Manager (Insurance Sector)

  • Corporate

human resources

legal affairs

accounting manager candidate

  • open position

 Application overview

  • test period

6 months after joining the company (same conditions as regular employment)

  • Welfare

Commuting transportation expenses (up to 30,000 yen per month)

Full social insurance

Joined IT software health insurance association

  • holiday

2 days off per week (Saturday and Sunday)

national holiday

Annual paid leave (3 days at the time of joining the company, 10 days after working for 6 months)

Maternity leave before and after childbirth, childcare and nursing care leave (as required by law)

In addition, congratulatory or condolence leave, year-end and New Year holidays, etc.

* Annual holidays: 122 days

  • Recruitment flow

(Casual interview) → Document screening → Interview (2~3 times) → Final interview →

Job offer/offer interview

Summary

This time, I introduced “Cinnamon Co., Ltd.”.

Cinnamon Co., Ltd.’s mission is to “eliminate all the troublesome jobs in the world and improve the productivity of white-collar workers in the truest sense . ” We mainly provide AI engines by function.

Keep an eye on Cinnamon Co., Ltd., which promotes DX across domains with overwhelming AI development technology as a weapon.

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