Posts Tagged: Japan



A primer on sealing the deal with Japanese investors (Tech in Asia Meetup Singapore)

Japanese investors have been investing more in Southeast Asia. That is why we are inviting Saemin Ahn, managing partner at Rakuten Ventures,...

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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Accounting SaaS startup freee nets $8 million in funding, aims for one million SMBs in Japan

Japan's top accounting SaaS startup, freee, has netted US$8 million in series B funding from DCM and Infinity Venture Partners (IVP).

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Wary of regulatory hurdles, Uber is registered as a travel agency in Japan

Tak Shiohama, president of Uber Japan, led a well-attended talk at the 9th Samurai Venture Summit this past weekend. At the event, organized...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Here’s a mix of the most popular tech news, features, and lists from the site this week.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 12:20 pm
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Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore

Anime fan-site turned ecommerce portal Tokyo Otaku Mode has got its hands on series A funding worth JPY 270 million - that’s US$2.64 milli...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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China has 10 times more people, but Japan still outspends on iOS apps

In Q1 2014, China's revenue growth was stronger than download growth for the first time. Games accounted for the majority of that rise.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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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 impressions per month.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Etsy looks to get crafty in Asia with job posting for Japan country manager

Etsy, the popular Brooklyn-based DIY crafts marketplace, appears to have its sights on Asia as its next frontier. According to the company&#...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S5 joins new smartwatches and fitness tracker in today’s global launch

It’s not just Samsung’s newest flagship phone that’s debuting today – the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Samsung...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 2:05 pm
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Cracking Japan’s insular consumer tech and startup scene (Startup Asia Preview)

The Japan tech and startup scene has a reputation for being insular, but that doesn’t mean it’s a market worth shying away from. Not onl...

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Another Indonesian startup eats dessert as Japan’s Cookpad acquires DapurMasak

Japanese recipe site Cookpad has announced the acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Indonesia’s recipe sharing site DapurMasak for US$600,...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:17 pm
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Music startup Beatrobo gets $1.1 million funding to reinvent the mixtape

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson will announce its US$1.1 million series A investment in Tokyo-based startup Beatrobo.

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 11:24 pm
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Alibaba’s Alipay payment service says konichiwa to Japan as it inks deal with Rakuten

Alipay, China’s popular third-party payment service from tech giant Alibaba, will now be integrated onto Rakuten Global Market, the in...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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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 quick and easy.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation

Mt. Gox gives up on plan to revive bitcoin exchange, files for liquidation: report

The troubled Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange was hoping to revive and restart business. But all that ends today with Mt. Gox filing for liquidation...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 2:14 pm
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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 million pageviews every month.

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 7:29 pm
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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, founder of Raksul.com thought.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Oracle’s Larry Ellison talks about Edward Snowden, isn’t a big fan

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was in Tokyo to deliver a speech at the New Economy Summit 2014. He spoke about data privacy and his experience wor...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
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