Posts Tagged: JAFCO

Capy arena

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.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:36 pm
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Why leading VC firm JAFCO is not giving up on Japan

Keisuke Miyoshi of JAFCO’s investment division is optimistic about local startups. JAFCO spends an average of $80M every year searching f...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Akippa can reserve less than 1% of Japan’s parking spaces, secures funding from DeNA anyway

DeNA leads investment in parking space reservation service Akippa for undisclosed amount. Akippa can reserve less than 1 percent of Japan’...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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Japan’s Flash Sales Frenzy Continues with Series B Funding for Luxa

Selling everything from pricey sake to quality skincare products,, as its name might suggest, is a luxury-oriented e-commerce site. ...

  • March 21, 2013
  • at 8:59 pm
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Singapore’s Bubble Motion wraps up USD 5M funding round from Japan’s largest VC, JAFCO

Bubble Motion, a Singapore-based startup known for its Bubbly app, best described as ‘Twitter with a voice’, has picked up USD 5M in fu...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 12:00 am
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Singapore Game Studio Nubee Raises $13 Million From Japanese VC

Singapore-based game development studio Nubee has announced the completion of a round of funding worth one billion yen (about US$13 million)...

  • October 12, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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Japanese market research startup gets $2.2 million in fresh funding

The funding shows VC interest in O20.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 6:22 pm
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Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination

Tokyo-based mobile game developer Gumi today secured a JPY5 billion fundraising round led by Silicon Valley VC World Innovation Lab and Sega...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm
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Japanese news app Gunosy lands second $12M investment from KDDI in just 4 months

KDDI is betting on the success of news curation app Gunosy after leading a second $12 million round of funding in just four months.

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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19 Million Users Strong, Bubble Motion Raises $5 Million from JAFCO

Bubble Motion is a voice message social network, or as it describes itself, a Twitter for voice networks. It has just raised $5 million from...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 1:03 am
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Japan’s Gumi Raises $25 million, Wants to Beat Zynga

A couple of weeks back we had a chance to speak with Hironao Kunimitsu, the founder and president of social game maker Gumi, about the devel...

  • December 5, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Consilium Software Raises Series A Funding from JAFCO Asia

Unified Communications (UC) solutions company, Consilium Software has just raised an undisclosed round of Series A funding from JAFCO Asia. ...

  • July 27, 2010
  • at 9:52 pm
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