Nulab is a team of fun-spirited creators dedicated to creating software the improves team collaboration. With each application and feature we release, we aim to make the lives of teams better.

Since its founding in Fukuoka, Japan in 2004, Nulab has developed three collaborative apps — Backlog, Cacoo, and Typetalk. We’ve also expanded across the globe with offices in Amsterdam, New York City, Kyoto, Singapore, and Tokyo.

The name ‘Nulab’ is a hybrid of the words ‘null’ and ‘laboratory.’ In computer programming, null is an undefined value. We believe that great ideas can be built from scratch.

NULL + LAB = NULAB

NU History

Masanori Hashimoto, CEO, and Shinsuke Tabata, CMO, met in 2002 through a java community called Mobster. Through the community, they would develop a number of open-source software including a wiki engine, a bug tracking system — the initial framework for Backlog — an application launcher, and a code generator.

Inspired by how seeing the positive effects great collaboration can have on a product and team, they decided to start Nulab to create products that would make team’s lives easier.

Over 4 million users across 190+ countries.

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NU Values

Forward Thinking

Be forward-thinking

Always look for “nu” stuff to create.

Make users happy

Make users happy

Listen. Improve. Repeat.

Collaborate to the core

Collaborate to the core

We use our products around the clock.

Trust the team

Trust the team

The Nulaber next to you will always do their best.

Milestones & Achievements

  • 2004
  • now

Offices

Nulab is a global company with six offices across Japan, the US, Singapore, and the Netherlands.

Fukuoka Icon Fukuoka (HQ)
1-8-6 Daimyo, Chuo-ku,
Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan
New York Icon New York
262 Bowery,
New York, NY 10012
Tokyo Icon Tokyo
Daiwa Jinbocho Building 2F,
3-2-3 Jimbocho Kanda
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kyoto Icon Kyoto
2-360, Tsukinuke, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
Amsterdam Icon Amsterdam
Weesperstraat 61-105
Amsterdam 1018VN
Singapore Icon Singapore
51, Changi Business Park Central 2,
#02-06, The Signature,
Singapore 486066
Fukuoka Icon Fukuoka (HQ)
Fukuoka (HQ)
1-8-6 Daimyo, Chuo-ku,
Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan
New York Icon New York
New York
262 Bowery,
New York, NY 10012
Tokyo Icon Tokyo
Tokyo
Daiwa Jinbocho Building 2F,
3-2-3 Jimbocho Kanda
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kyoto Icon Kyoto
Kyoto
2-360, Tsukinuke, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
Amsterdam Icon Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Weesperstraat 61-105
Amsterdam 1018VN
Singapore Icon Singapore
Singapore
51, Changi Business Park Central 2,
#02-06, The Signature,
Singapore 486066
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NuSpace

Singapore is the home of NuSpace—a unique community space that offers startups and developers a place where they can come together to work on digital projects, attend tech events, enroll in seminars, and get questions answered about Nulab apps—for free.

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