The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards was held this year on February 6 in San Francisco, California. Organized yearly by IT news media outlets Tech Crunch and VentureBeat, the Crunchies Awards congratulate the startups that achieved the most buzz that year and praise the latest IT innovations.

Many promising services that have gone on to become international successes have received Crunchies Awards, such as Facebook and Twitter.

LINE is proud to be selected as the winner of the Best International Startup at this prestigious ceremony.

We would like to thank our users for voting for us in the user vote and helping us achieve this honor. Among the other nominees for the same award were music streaming service Spotify, messenger service Kik, and many other global favorites.

We are extremely happy that LINE could take home this award amidst the competition. Thank you for voting for us, and for always supporting LINE!

View the moment we received the award here.

We will continue to work towards enriching the communication life of our users, and look forward to your continued support.