Digital Garage, Inc. engages in the development of Internet context for real and cyber spaces. The company operates through the following segments: Incubation Technology, Marketing Technology, Financial Technology, and Long-Term Incubation. The Incubation Technology segment invests in prospective start-ups and develops media business. The Marketing Technology segment supports advertisements and promotions of business partners through their original marketing planning theories and cutting-edge technologies. The Financial Technology segment provides online payment services since the dawn of EC (Electronic Commerce). The Long-Term Incubation segment is aiming to create a new business foundation to follow Kakaku.com to support Digital Garage's growth across the current three segments with new value-adds. It specializes in the integration of three core technologies, namely IT (Information Technology), MT (Marketing Technology), and FT (Financial Technology). The company was founded by Joichi Ito and Kaoru Hayashi on August 17, 1995 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.