The Evolution of Shadow
Originally Keruba International, Renraku changed its name after the Crash of ‘29 when a corporate hotshot named Inazo Aneki bought it and completely restructured it. The company became a key player in rebuilding the information network after the Crash, and made wagonloads of money. But it overreached when it began dabbling in the creation of semi-autonomous knowbots (SKs) in 2049. Although this research launched Renraku further ahead of the tech curve and increased its market share, it also laid the groundwork for the insane AI, Deus, and its part in the second Crash.
Renraku, under their subsidiary “Biotech”, has been blending their expertise in robotics with the new field of genetic manipulation in attempts at making robots with some human parts: brains, skin, eyes, noses. Like all the other corps, success so far has been tenuous. Still, progress is being made and some primitive models may be found around some of their HQ buildings.