Did we tell you our latest news? In case you would like to visit us, it’s important you know that we have now officially moved to the new premises in Montpellier. Our new cutting-edge office has been named Rakuten Crimson House Montpellier and is located in Parc Club Millénaire.
Our journey so far
A quick reminder of our story. We were created 12 years ago and are one of the most successful startups in the Occitanie region. Everything started with the development of desktop apps, followed by digital comic books and press. Our main focus today is to help companies go on a digital and mobile journey by providing them with tools ranging from innovative apps to content creation and management platforms.
Goodbye startup incubators – new chapter with the Rakuten Crimson House Montpellier
Our previous offices were based in Cap Omega, then the Montpellier International Business Incubator for Startups. Today the Rakuten Crimson House Montpellier marks the beginning of a new chapter for us and the coming to life of a workspace designed to put people and ideas at the forefront of our everyday activities.
“Adjustable desks without dividers, open meeting spaces, a video conference system that lets us interact with colleagues around the world as if we’re all in the same room all empowering spontaneous collaboration. This is our vision of the cutting-edge work environment come to life and the Montpellier office deserves the prestigious internal label of «Rakuten Crimson House»” Yasufumi Hirai, Executive Vice Président, CIO & CISO Rakuten Group, President of Rakuten Aquafadas.
Cutting edge technology mixed with symbolic decor
The freshly renovated office has been designed to improve daily work experience and wellbeing of all of us. It has been painted crimson colour, decorated with the FC Barcelona jerseys and a new wall art created by one of the oldest Aquafadas’ employees: Julien Besnard. This new colourful poster shows the history of Aquafadas, the company’s official mascot nutty fish Aqua as well as the japanese and french flags and other landmarks from Tokyo and Montpellier.
Official inauguration – 2nd of March
To celebrate, all of the Rakuten Aquafadas employees and the Rakuten Group senior management gathered and welcomed region representatives from BIC Montpellier, French South Digital and the Occitanie region for the ceremony.
“FrenchSouth.digital represents 200 companies in the regional digital sector. Rakuten’s installation in Montpellier is an important signal for us and builds on the existing partnership with Japan. The story of Rakuten and Aquafadas strengthens these links and opens up many possibilities for development.“, Pierre Deniset, FrenchSouth.Digital President
“Today we’re celebrating success of a Montpellier start-up that throughout the years achieved international recognition. Rakuten Aquafadas is a precursor when it comes to the Occitanie Region efforts to develop closer relations with Japan. Since 2017 business leaders and academics have been pursuing researching and prospecting in this market“, Hussein Bourgi, Occitanie Regional representative.
Olivier Alluis, CEO, Rakuten Aquafadas : “We’re pleased to see the region representatives joining us for such a significant moment. We’re proud to take the name Rakuten Crimson House Montpellier – the fourth Crimson House in the world after Japan, USA and Singapore. This is a sign of Rakuten’s trust in our innovative technology and their will to build a long-term vision, leveraging the entrepreneurship dynamics in southern Europe. From our new office, we want to be a bridge between Japan and France, two very strong and complementary cultures. “
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Our new address
And in case you want to visit us here is our new address:
1025 rue Henri Becquerel
Parc Club Millénaire Bâtiment 3