Symphonyへの出資について/MUIP Announces Investment in Symphony, the Leading Team Collaboration Platform

最終更新: 2019年7月1日

 株式会社三菱 UFJ フィナンシャル・グループ(代表執行役社長 三毛 兼承、以下「MUFG」)の 連結子会社である株式会社三菱UFJイノベーション・パートナーズ(代表取締役 鈴木 伸武 、以下 「MUIP」)は、今般、運営ファンドである三菱 UFJ イノベーション・パートナーズ 1 号投資事業組合(以下「本ファンド」)を通じて、Symphony Communication Services Holdings, LLC(以下 「Symphony社」)への出資(以下「本出資」)を行いました。MUIP および本ファンドは FinTech および関連スタートアップ企業へのより一層の戦略出資を通じて、引き続き、MUFG グループ各社と出資先との協業および事業シナジーを追求してまいります。

TOKYO and PALO ALTO, Calif., June 13, 2019 -- MUFG today announced that MUFG Innovation Partners Co., Ltd. (MUIP), a corporate venture capital fund and wholly owned subsidiary of MUFG, has invested in Symphony Communication Services Holdings, LLC.

1. 本投資の目的

 Symphony 社は、金融機関等が求める高い安全性基準に対応したクラウド型のビジネス・ コミュニケーション・プラットフォームを提供しています。当プラットフォームは、単一の基盤上で複数のアプリケーションと連携し、メッセージ機能やチャットボット機能、電話・ビデオ会議 機能、端末画面やファイルの共有機能等の利用が可能です。ユーザーや他企業が開発したアプリケーションを組み込むこともでき、MUFG グループ各社の多様な業務効率化ニーズに資する ことが期待されます。MUFG グループ各社は、本出資を機にSymphony 社の先進的な技術の活用を検討し、社内外のコミュニケーションをより効率的にすると共に、利便性および安全性においても一層の向上を目指してまいります。 

1.The objective of investment

The Symphony platform provides a full suite of enterprise collaboration features including, messaging, chatbots, audio/video conferencing, secure screen/file sharing, and integrations with third-party applications. Users can also leverage Symphony’s workflow capabilities, expected to contribute diverse productivity and operational efficiencies to MUFG group companies.

With this investment, MUFG and Symphony seek the type of future collaboration that would enable MUFG group companies to operate their internal and external business communications at a higher efficiency while enhancing convenience and information security.

MUIP’s primary focus is to pursue partnerships and business synergies between MUFG group companies and portfolio companies. It plans to continue seeking investment opportunities in the financial technology (fintech) sector.

2. Symphony社について

 Symphony 社は、世界の大手金融機関 15 社の共同出資により設立された、米国カリフォルニア州 に本拠地を置く企業です。同社が提供するビジネス・コミュニケーション・プラットフォーム 『Symphony』 は、その高いセキュリティで信頼を得ており、金融機関をはじめとして世界 400 社 以上で導入されています。

2.About Symphony

Symphony provides a cloud-based, secure team collaboration platform that transforms the way users communicate effectively and securely with a single workflow application. Its secure platform is based on advanced end-to-end encryption technology that meets the high-level security standards sought by global financial institutions, and other industries. Symphony was originally created by a consortium comprised of 15 financial institutions. The Symphony platform is now used by over 400 companies in the world.

Symphony offers a secure team collaboration platform that transforms the way users communicate effectively and securely with a single workflow application. Forging a new path in the industry, Symphony is designed to help individuals, teams, and organizations of all sizes improve productivity while meeting complex data security and regulatory compliance needs. Symphony was founded in October 2014 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sophia-Antipolis, Stockholm and Tokyo. For more information, visit .

About MUFG

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with around 3,000 locations in more than 50 countries. The Group has over 180,000 employees and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group aims to “be the world’s most trusted financial group” through close collaboration among our operating companies and flexibly respond to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York stock exchanges. For more information, visit


商号:Symphony Communication Services Holdings, LLC



その他拠点:香港、ロンドン、ニューヨーク、パリ、シンガポール、ソフィア・ アンティポリス、ストックホルム、東京

最高経営責任者(CEO):David Gurlé(デービッド・ギューレ)


【Corporate Profile】

Name:Symphony Communication Services Holdings, LLC

Date of Establishment:October ,2014

Headquarter:California, United States

Other offices:Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sophia Antipolis, Stockholm, Tokyo

Representative:David Gurlé

Business Description: provides a cloud-based, secure team collaboration platform that transforms the way users communicate effectively and securely with a single workflow application.



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