TOKYO, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced that it was recipient of "The 2015 Crunchies Award for Best International Startup" at the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony organized by Tech Crunch and VentureBeat.
The Annual Crunchies Awards is an annual ceremony to congratulate the startups that achieved the most buzz that year, as well as praise the latest IT innovations. The 8th hosting of the event brought together the hottest startups at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on February 5, 2015, with LINE sending Jeanie Han of LINE USA as its representative.
As a startup active on the global stage, LINE was nominated for Best International Startup from among 20 categories, beating out other nominated favorites like Kik, Spotify, Citymapper, EyeEm and more for the title of "The 2015 Crunchies Award for Best International Startup."
Comment from Takeshi Idezawa, COO of LINE:
"We are extremely proud to receive such an illustrious award, and would like to express our deepest gratitude to all users and everyone else supporting LINE who voted for us. I look forward to sharing the joy of this award with all our employees, users, and fans. We hope to take this success and use it to provide an even more revolutionary and superior service in the future, and look forward to your continued support."
Those who wish to view the moment LINE received The 2015 Crunchies Award for Best International Startup can do so by following the link below.
About LINE Corporation
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. Since launching in June 2011, the LINE app has grown into a global service used in 230 countries, ranking first in the free app category in 60 countries. LINE offers free one-to-one and group messaging, as well as free domestic and international voice and video calls. LINE also includes a wide array of social elements such as fun and expressive stickers, a personal Home, a Timeline, and numerous LINE family apps, including LINE games and LINE camera. For more information about LINE, please visit http://linecorp.com/en/
SOURCE LINE Corporation