Posts Tagged: Japan

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Social wealth management startup 8 Securities builds trust in Japan, sets eyes on China (#StartupAsia Arena)

8 Securities took the stage at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 to pitch in the Startup Arena competition.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 3:48 pm
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This is where the Saito brothers invest their money in Japan (#StartupAsia)

While they agreed with much of each others’ advice during a fireside chat on stage at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014, their preferred sectors rar...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 11:49 am
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Highlights from day 1 afternoon sessions at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

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

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 5:54 pm
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We’re finding the next billion dollar startup at Arena Tokyo (#StartupAsia preview)

Eight startups will take the stage to present to a panel of judges at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 10:04 am
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Japan is finally opening up to the rest of the tech world

Will Japan be able to marry its strong history of hardware innovation and build mass appeal for the next generation of software-based techno...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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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 reinvent the mixtape for our digital era.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Discussion: Is it time for Japanese corporations to get involved in the startup scene? (#StartupAsia preview)

Where is Japan’s startup ecosystem heading? Find out here!

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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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 event planning.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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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 ShootingStar to go abroad.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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Taizo Son: “We are at the start of a new paradigm shift in technology, to the Internet of Things” (#StartupAsia)

Son believes that the Internet of Things is the next big revolution following the smartphone.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 1:14 pm
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10 ways Japanese entrepreneurs are different from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs (#StartupAsia)

Panelists at Startup Asia Tokyo from Beenos, Movida Japan, Y Combinator, and 500Startups dig into ten key ways that Japan’s startup ecosys...

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 11:15 am
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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 "entity linking."

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 1:51 pm
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Adways’ first global push stalled. Its second one is catching fire.

Japan’s Adways did not let a setback slow it down. Now it is in 11 countries.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 5:32 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 roughly 600,000 unlisted companies with an A...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 12:04 pm
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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 Tokyo.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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Why BizReach, the job placement service for executives, is not slowing down

Japan’s traditionally placid job market is heating up and BizReach is ready for a new wave of job-seekers.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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