Posts Tagged: Japan


Flea market app 10sec gets funding ahead of launch

Flea market app 10sec gets funding ahead of launch

10sec hasn’t even launched yet, but the startup behind the social flea market app has just wrapped up its second funding round.

  • May 9, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Highlights from day 2 morning sessions at Startup Asia Singapore 2014

Summaries of fireside chats with Viki, MyRepublic, Gumi, and Redmart

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 2:37 pm
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Intel invests in self-driving car technology startup from Japan

Though the terms were not disclosed, Intel Capital confirmed today that it invested in ZMP, an automated driving technology firm based in To...

  • May 7, 2014
  • at 1:32 pm
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Waygo’s point-and-shoot translation app hits Android; next stop Google Glass?

Rogowski eventually wants to put Waygo on Google Glass - just look at text in a different language and the translation will pop up in front ...

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Thai women crave Japanese cosmetics, and BuzzCommerce wants to satisfy them

Thai women love Japanese and international cosmetics. BuzzCommerce will make it easy for clients to sell beauty and health products to them.

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 12:01 am
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Celebrities as tour guides? Locaruu makes it possible

Locaruu wants to give travelers a more immersive and personal experience by providing local guides.

  • May 5, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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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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This startup pays you to study – but not meeting your weekly goals will cost you

Money motivates us to do a variety of things, but can as little as one dollar a week motivate people to buckle down and study? Tobias Hoenis...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm
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Japanese mobile game company Gumi will file for IPO by end of this year

Founder and CEO of Gumi, Hironao Kunimitsu, revealed his big plan to take his company to an initial public offering by the end of this year....

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 1:01 pm
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This Japanese startup makes a killer video conferencing service that aims to replace Skype

Fukuoka-based Glue believes that its new in-browser video chat service, 1meeting, could someday take on the likes of Skype.

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Startup Asia says konnichiwa to Tokyo

Make September 3 and 4 available because Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 is on.

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures expands into Thailand with new office in Bangkok

Japan's CyberAgent Ventures, which already invests in 23 companies across Southeast Asia (including Priceza), has expanded into Thailand.

  • May 5, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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For this startup, dominance of Japan’s $3.7 trillion personal finance market is not enough

Are people obsessed with money? No. People are obsessed with disposable income. Disposable income is the cash in your pocket after all legal...

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 5:48 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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