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 around the world. Utilizing this technology, we provide in-destination mobile and big data solution “TravelDoor for Business” to B2B clients across the globe including tourism boards, airlines, hotels, publishers, and financial service institutions.
LCO is a mobile and big data technology company established in August 2012. It is funded by TechCube8 and Singapore’s NRF (National Research Foundation). Based in Singapore’s startup hub One-North, we are expanding our business in the Asian market, primarily focusing on Japan.
LCO provides mobile and backend solutions (MBaaS) for businesses. As an MBaaS provider, we help clients in the areas of geolocation technology, big data analysis, offline map and navigation technology, among others. Our showcase app “TravelDoor”, an offline mobile app that provides travelers with useful information and services while traveling overseas, offers clients a preview of our comprehensive B2B solutions.
Together with partners worldwide, LCO aims to provide solutions to transform outbound and inbound travel experiences. LCO has successfully strengthened its position in the Japanese market through strategic partnerships with public listed companies in Japan. LCO also offers a co-branded app with Skyscanner, one of the leading global travel search sites.
LCO’s core members are a group of diverse individuals who come from various business backgrounds; they include former engineers at large corporations including NTT Communications, DeNA and Baidu, as well as a former startup CTO. Our curiosity makes us strive to think of new techniques and create new business opportunities. We operate in 4 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. Before joining NTT, he was a researcher of a program that aimed to optimize solar power generation which was backed by Ministry of Education. Yuki 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 holds a bachelor's degree in Internatinal Relations from Waseda Univrsity in Japan.
Yang leads technical development centers in Singapore, China and Vietnam. Prior to joining LCO, he was a software engineer at Baidu, and was part of the development team of Baidu’s popular Japanese keyboard app “Simeji.” Yang’s field of expertise includes AI technology. He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Keio University in Japan.
～From mobile development and big data analysis to monetization scheme～
We provide our channels/contents/engineering techniques to corporates as a part of our OEM business. We mainly propose the OEM business partnership to local tour agents and publishing companies.
You can offer loyalty programs and customer support services through a fully rebranded travel app that is under your company’s name. By providing your customers with an informative and convenient travel app, you can further encourage your customers to use your bank’s credit cards while traveling overseas. You can also generate revenue by combining travel search engines with basic travel content.
By creating an offline travel app under your own brand name, you will be able to utilize content and travel information to its fullest potential. Our white label app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Users can access your content and can even use maps and navigation without any network connection. Furthermore, in order to gain more exposure, you can choose to display your content on other white label apps via user sharing. This way, you can promote your destination without extra marketing costs.
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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
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.
June 4, 2018
LCO-Creation is pleased to announce the launch of the new Artificial intelligence-powered personal assistant solutions for OEM clients.
- automatically corresponds with users regarding their travel questions and concerns (questions on travel destinations, recommendations on places to visit etc.)
- trip planning capability tailored to each user
- multilingual function (available in English and Chinese)
This personal assistant function can be integrated to our OEM mobile/ backend solutions as an add-on service. By utilizing our big data solutions and making use of client’s existing data, we will provide clients with a unique AI approach.
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February 5, 2018
Our Co-founder, Saki Kobayashi, will be speaking at the upcoming Disruptive Innovation Summits@Singapore (5th February – 6th February 2018, Singapore).
●1st Session Date/ Time: Monday, 5th February 16:30am - 16:50am
●Venue: One Farrer Hotel and Spa in Singapore
●Disruptive Innovation Summits: Official Site
Innovative Disruption in the Travel and Hospitality sector
●2nd Session Date/ Time: Tuesday, 6th February 13:50am - 15:00am
Becoming The First Smart Nation In A Digitally-Disrupted World
・Saki Kobayashi, Co-Founder&COO, LCO-CREATION Singapore Pte Ltd
・Poh Mui Hoon, Digital Director and Council Member, Singapore Institute of Directors
・Andy Lee, Director, Public Sector, CISCO
・Ajay Sunder, Vice-President, Digital Transformation, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan
・Wong Mei Wai, Founder & Chief Change Catalyst, APAC Global Advisory
・Fang Soong Chou, General Partner, Pix Vine Capital
・Dr. Dirk F. de Korne, Deputy Director, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
・Saumya Jamuar, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Global Gene Corp
・Tan Kim Seng, Chief Operating Officer, Meritus Hotels & Resorts
January 4, 2018
LCO is pleased to announce that our Tokyo office is now open. Headquartered in Singapore, LCO currently has its presence in Vietnam and China. While these two locations focus on technical development, Tokyo office will be providing technical support to our clients in Japan.
6F BIZSMART Kayabacho, 1-3-21, Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0033, Japan
Thank you for your continuous support.
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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