Posted by J.T. Quigley

Despite relatively small funding amounts, experts agree that Japan is on the cusp of a startup bubble

The CEOs of two hot young startups and the VCs that funded them unanimously agree that a bubble is f...

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  • September 8, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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EZTable wins Tech in Asia’s Startup Arena at #StartupAsia Tokyo 2014

Taiwan's EZTable gets the Startup Arena trophy for its restaurant reservation app.

By J.T. Quigley

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  • September 4, 2014
  • at 5:27 pm
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Moneytree wants to help ‘appwardly mobile consumers’ wrangle their personal finances (#StartupAsia Arena)

Moneytree is already pre-installed on all of the iPhones in Apple Japan's retail stores - but will t...

By J.T. Quigley

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  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:54 pm
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Capy replaces Captcha gibberish with puzzles that any human can solve – but computers can’t (#StartupAsia Arena)

Capy took the stage at Startup Arena Tokyo to pitch its safer, easier version of Captcha.

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  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:36 pm

Startup Arena alumni Studio Ousia lands $1M in new funding

The company behind Phroni, Linkify, and Linkplaza will use the new funds for deeper research into "e...

By J.T. Quigley

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  • September 3, 2014
  • at 1:51 pm

Highlights from day 1 morning sessions at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Here’s a recap of the first half of the first day of Tech in Asia’s inaugural event in ...

By J.T. Quigley

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  • September 3, 2014
  • at 12:18 pm

Rovio exec quits to help a Japanese music startup go global

Rovio’s top man in Japan gambles on new role at Beatrobo, a tiny hardware startup that hopes to re...

By J.T. Quigley

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  • September 1, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Uzabase lands extra $4.5M to speed up and simplify corporate data digging

Uzabase's SPEEDA database boasts 100 percent coverage of listed companies in Asia, plus info on roug...

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  • September 1, 2014
  • at 12:04 pm
Saito Bros

How the crazy talented Saito brothers are giving back to Japan’s startup scene (#StartupAsia preview)

Daniel and William Saito, venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs, will speak at Startup Asia T...

By J.T. Quigley

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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EventRegist’s founder didn’t let a successful career stop him from starting up

EventRegist - co-founded by former Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google employees - is a one-stop-shop for e...

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm

This Japanese politician is crowdfunding a personal trip to the US to study Bitcoin

To avoid spending taxpayer money, Mineyuki Fukuda is using domestic crowdfunding platform ShootingSt...

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  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
Exilim EX-FR10

Casio’s new camera is a GoPro for selfie lovers

The Exilim FR10 is a splash, dust, and shock-proof action camera that was designed with selfie-lovin...

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  • August 26, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm

GungHo and Gumi extend their reach – to opposite sides of the globe

The companies behind Puzzle and Dragons and Brave Frontier are looking to attract ...

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  • August 22, 2014
  • at 5:14 pm

Terra Motors wants to help Iran curb air pollution with ebikes

Japanese electric two and three-wheeler startup pushes into West Asia with distribution partnership ...

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm

Only one of Japan’s top executives is female – and she’s not even Japanese

Gender equality continues to be a point of contention in Japan, where only seven percent of women ma...

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  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm

Here’s what Docomo and KDDI are doing to promote startups in Asia (#StartupAsia preview)

Japan's top two wireless carriers have venture capital arms, big funds, and incubators to give Asian...

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  • August 14, 2014
  • at 7:42 pm

With over 700 classes, LessonsGoWhere sets its sights on Singapore’s online-to-offline education market

Edutech startups across the globe allow us to take virtual lessons online, but LessonsGoWhere brings...

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:36 pm
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Master anything from songwriting to Swahili with ClassDo – now in more than 100 countries

The platform's all-in-one interface offers a collaborative whiteboard, video, and text chat - withou...

By J.T. Quigley

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  • August 11, 2014
  • at 9:17 pm