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"Creating life changing opportunities"

To create "life-changing opportunities" for people and societies
worldwide and to co-create a platform to put this into practice.


In-destination mobile and backend solution provider for travel industry. From mobile development and data analysis to monetization.

About LCO

LCO is a travel 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.

Product / Technology

LCO developed and manages “TravelDoor”, a mobile app that provides travelers with useful information and services while traveling. Utilizing the technology we have developed through Travel Door, we also provide mobile solutions(MBaaS) for businesses.

Global Partners

By partnering up with listed companies in Japan, LCO aims to provide services to transform outbound and inbound travel for Japan. LCO also offers a co-branded app with Skyscanner, one of the leading global travel search sites. LCO’s global partnership includes networks with local publishers in over twenty cities in Asia, Oceania and Europe.

Our Team and Locations

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.


Management Team

Yuki Hiraki

Co-founder & CEO

A passionate backpacker who has traveled to over thirty countries, Yuki has always felt a strong need for a convenient travel guide. 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 Univrsity in Japan.

Saki Kobayashi

Co-founder & COO

Saki, also a passionate backpacker, has always felt that traveling should be a “life-changing” experience for everyone. Prior to co-founding LCO, she helped with the overseas expansion at NTT Communications. Before joining NTT, she led global partnership development at a BOP startup and founded a water and sanitation organization for villages in Cambodia. Saki holds a bachelor's degree in Internatinal Relations from Waseda Univrsity in Japan.

Li Yang


Yang leads development and maintenance. Prior to joining LCO, he was a software engineer for Baidu, and was part of the development team of Baidu’s popular Japanese keyboard app “Simeji.” He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Keio University in Japan.

Mobile and Backend Solutions For Travel Industries

~From mobile development and 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.

<Example 1>
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.

<Example 2>
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.

There are qualifications to be met for OEM partnership.
For more information, please contact


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.

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Available on both iOS and Android devices.

Latest News

What's happening with us

January 15, 2018

Our Co-founder & COO, Saki Kobayashi, will be speaking at Disruptive Innovation Summits

Our Co-founder & COO, 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


October 19, 2017

Our Co-founder & COO, Saki Kobayashi, will be speaking at ITB Asia 2017

Our Co-founder & COO, Saki Kobayashi, will be speaking at the upcoming ITB Asia 2017 (25th October – 27th October 2017, Singapore). She will be giving a talk on B2B in-destination travel marketing and usage of big data.

 ●Date/ Time: Friday, 27th October 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
 ●Venue: MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE | Expo & Convention centre
 ●Topic: Future Travel Talks - Fusing Marketing & Data
 ●ITB Asia:Official Site
 ●List of speakers: Conference Speakers

September 30, 2017

Our Co-founder & COO, Saki Kobayashi, will be speaking at Millennial 20/20 Summits

Our Co-founder & COO, Saki Kobayashi, will be speaking at the upcoming Millennial 20/20 Summits@Singapore (25th October – 26th October 2017, Singapore). She will be moderating a panel discussion on the future of marketing in the Travel & Hospitality industry.

 ●1st Session Date/ Time: Wednesday, 25th October 11:00am - 11:30am
 ●Venue: ArtScience Museum, Singapore
 ●Millennial 20/20 Summits: Official Site
  Blurring of the lines and what this means for the travel industry.

  For some time, technology has provided consumers with greater choice, certainty and value for money through a wider variety of OTA's, Metasearch Engines and an increasing number of information platforms such as Trip Advisor and Google. More recently, there has been blurring of the lines with Metasearch engines being acquired by OTAs such as CTrip's recent acquisition of SkyScanner and meta players building their own booking capabilities. This session will take a look at how travel and hospitality businesses can stay at the forefront of their customer's mind and encourage more direct connections through loyalty programmes and better value propositions.

   TRIPADVISOR, Aaron Hung , Senior Director of Partnerships APAC
   SKYSCANNER , Yara Paoli , Vice President of Growth
   KAYAK , Amy Wei , Senior Director - APAC
  Moderated By:
   LCO-CREATION, Saki Kobayashi , Co-Founder & COO (Travel Door)


 ●2nd Session Date/ Time: Thursday, 26th October 11:00am - 11:30am
 ●Venue: ArtScience Museum, Singapore
 ●Millennial 20/20 Summits: Official Site
  From data to delight. Creating those special moments your customers never forget

  It's no longer just good enough to give rooms for rooms and flights for flights. Reward systems have to  change and experience is the future! Travel and hospitality brands can win in Asia’s changing loyalty  landscape by using data to create more personalized, “premium-ized” experiences for travelers. Often in the service industry, frontline staff deliver these next-generation loyalty experiences. It’s the experience on the ground that truly makes or breaks a traveler’s intention to recommend a brand and be loyal for future trips.

   TAUZIA HOTELS, Irene Janti , Chief of Marketing
   SAUDIA AIRLINES, Azman B. Ahmad , GM Product Management
   NOK AIRLINES PLC, Dr Narudh Cheramakara , Director of Market Development
  Moderated By:
   LCO-CREATION, Saki Kobayashi , Co-Founder & COO (Travel Door)


August 14, 2017

Notice of Office Relocation

We are pleased to inform you that with effect from 14th August 2017, our company has been relocated to new building as follows address for further business expansion:

New address: 2 Science Park Drive, Ascent #2-5, Singapore 118222
Access: 2 minutes from Kent Ridge MRT Station

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