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This Japanese entrepreneur is freeing small businesses from their accounting nightmares

Founded by Daisuke Sasaki and Ryu Yokoji in July 2012, freee aims to make bookkeeping and accounting...

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  • April 17, 2014
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This Japanese startup handles over 1 trillion bid requests every month

Geniee is a real-time bidding (RTB) ad network startup that serves up to 20 to 30 billion impression...

By Willis Wee

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  • April 15, 2014
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Meet Kensuke Furukawa, the serial entrepreneur who founded Japan’s hottest lifehacking site

Nanapi is Japan’s largest lifehack media site that has 28 million visitors and generates over 60 m...

By Willis Wee

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  • April 14, 2014
  • at 7:29 pm
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Ujjwal Anurag doesn’t work for us and we never accept money for coverage

If someone tells you that you need to pay them to get covered on Tech in Asia, they are lying to you...

By Willis Wee

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  • April 14, 2014
  • at 10:26 am
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From salaryman to entrepreneur: the man who made it easier to print stuff in Japan

“Why can’t small printing companies get printing orders in a more efficient manner?” Matsumoto...

By Willis Wee

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  • April 11, 2014
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Hugo Barra and Xiaomi, the $10 billion startup (Startup Asia preview)

Hugo Barra, VP at Xiaomi Global, will take the stage at Startup Asia Singapore 2014 this coming May ...

By Willis Wee

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  • April 11, 2014
  • at 10:23 am
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How 2 bankers and an engineer built a startup to overthrow the Bloomberg Terminal

Founded in April 2008, Uzabase’s first product is Speeda, a company database information platform ...

By Willis Wee

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  • April 10, 2014
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Jerry Yang: Urgency drives innovation

“It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur,” says Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, at the New Ec...

By Willis Wee

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  • April 10, 2014
  • at 10:26 am

Innovation Weekend: More awesomeness lined up after Startup Asia Singapore

On behalf of Sunbridge Global Ventures’ Ikuo Hiraishi and his team, Tech in Asia invites you to In...

By Willis Wee

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  • April 8, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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Despite the naysayers, Pixta became Japan’s biggest stock photo marketplace

Founded in 2005 by Daisuke Komata, Pixta is Japan’s largest stock photo marketplace for both amate...

By Willis Wee

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  • April 4, 2014
  • at 6:15 pm
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Crowdsourced A/B testing platform Kaizen raises $5 million

Kaizen, the Japanese company behind planBCD, a growth hacking crowdsourcing platform, has raised US$...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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Mercari raises $14 million, plans to open U.S office next month

Tokyo-based mobile C2C shopping app, Mercari, has raised $14 million from Global Brain, Globis Capit...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:52 am
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How a musician-turned-entrepreneur built a company that generates over $400 million per year

In Japan, people in the IT industry will have heard of Koki Sato, CEO & President at Septeni Holding...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 28, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Reprimanded by his manager, frustrated real estate agent left to start Japan’s largest property portal

Takashi Inoue, founder and CEO of NEXT, is responsible for HOME’S, one of Japan’s largest real e...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 27, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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Top 5 coolest demos at Wearable Tech Japan

Organized by Asahi Shimbun, there are a number of products that demo-ed at Wearable Tech Japan confe...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 27, 2014
  • at 10:08 am

How a high school dropout became a multi-millionaire entrepreneur

Haruhisa Okamura founder and CEO of Adways is one of the youngest founders to bring a company from z...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 25, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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ClassDo is a complete virtual classroom that gets out of the way

"ClassDo believes that technology cannot replace teachers, technology has to empower teachers instea...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 25, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Mespo, a Google Analytics for retailers, bridges merchants and customers in Japan

Meet Mespo, an in-store customer relations service by Tokyo-based Hyper8 that’s essentially like a...

By Willis Wee

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  • March 24, 2014
  • at 10:32 am