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Raise awareness about ecosystems using AI and AR technologies to make the natural environment more sustainable.

Record data before they are lost and conserve them.

According to WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), the number of individual vertebrates has dropped by 58 percent from 1970 to 2012, and it will further drop by 67 percent on average by 2020. This means that, at the current rate, a third of all species on this planet, and in some taxa like the amphibians half of the species, are feared to go extinct by the end of this century. There may not be many things that individuals, enterprises, or even governments can do to solve this global issue. Yet, we believe that grasping the current situation will help change the world, leading to improvements in areas where improvements can be measured. As the first step toward finding a sustainable path into the future, we are building an AI-based system for instantly recognizing all animal and plant species in the world and a mobile AR-based system that helps people understand the world correctly.


For Consumer

An app that instantly recognizes all animal and plant species in the world, helping all users to interpret the richness of the world like experts.

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Scannable AI encyclopedia

For Professional

A video analysis system for automatically monitoring animal health, breeding, and population at a low cost.

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Research and development in progress.
(We are looking for partners for collaboration.)


LINNÉ LENS for iOS and Android will be released globally in near future.


2019.03.01 LINNÉ LENS Received "the Exellence Award at the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival"
2019.01.29 LINNÉ LENS Received "iF DESIGN AWARD 2019"
2018.12.01 LINNÉ LENS Double prize won "Digital Teaching Material Award Grand Prix" and "Jury Special Award" at the 6th Digital Eco Award
2018.11.04 LINNÉ LENS Received "Startup Grand Prize to Change the World" at the Nikkei Trendy December 2018
2018.09.19 LINNÉ LENS Introduced at The Japan Times


Origin of the name

We named our company after Carl von Linné, an 18th-century swedish naturalist known as the father of modern taxonomy that established the current binomial nomenclature, the godfather of us “Homo sapiens.”


Name Linne Corporation
Address 5-13-18, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Business Research and development of AI programs and planning, development, and management of Mobile AI/AR systems.
Directors Managing Director Kenichi Sugimoto
Managing Director Heechan Yang


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    Co-Founder & CEO

    Kenichi Sugimoto

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    Co-Founder & CTO

    Heechan Yang

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    Design Partner

    Misawa Design Institute
    Nippon Design Center, Inc.


We are looking for partners that can share with us their abilities, knowledge, and time in order to solve global issues. We look forward to hearing from you if you sympathize with our mission, technology, and products.

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