Posts Tagged: Japan

Hybrid cloud storage firm Cloudian receives $24 million funding fueled by Japanese investors

Cloudian, a US-based cloud service firm with a major Japanese presence announced a $24 million funding round for expanding global sales

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 8:49 pm
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Crowdfunding in Japan: waterproof coating, stackable circuit boards, and ‘good smelling balls’

Tech in Asia rounded up six Japanese crowdfunding projects, ranging from interesting to absurd, with time still remaining. Things get weird ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:42 am
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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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Report: Japanese stealth investor ANRI announces new fund for young entrepreneurs, targets $20M

Report: Japanese stealth fund ANRI announces new fund for young entrepreneurs, targets $20M. Will focus on seed and series A investments.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 4:46 pm
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New Japanese VC Femto invests $1.5M in real-time web analytics firm

Japanese VC Femto invests $1.5M in real-time web analytics firm, Plaid. The company is still in private beta, targeting a fall release.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 9:28 pm
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Japanese chat app Line appears to be blocked in mainland China [UPDATED]

Have Chinese authorities added Japanese chat app Line to its internet blacklist? [See bottom for updates] Today our colleagues in mainland ...

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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Rakuten confirms acquisition of minority stake in AirAsia Japan

Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten (4755:Tokyo) today announced that it has purchased an 18 percent stake in AirAsia Japan, a new carrier laun...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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Terra Motors’ new $4,000 electric motorcycle can deliver a pizza from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji on a single charge

The Tokyo-based EV startup will start selling a commercial motorcycle tomorrow, dubbed the BIZMO II, with a 150-kilometer range and 30kg loa...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 5:27 pm
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Guitarists can play with pedals before buying them with the help of this Japanese startup

PedalForge is a site for musicians to virtually test guitar pedals that also recommends the best price for buying them new or used.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 9:22 pm
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Japan’s Viibar wants to turn underappreciated video producers into well-paid freelancers

Viibar, a Tokyo-based startup, is on a mission to liberate technical professionals from the stifling world of industrial video production. F...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Before it comes to San Francisco, meet the fresh face of Japanese digital design

Goodpatch, a young design firm in Tokyo, is becoming the company of choice for many in the tech community. It's CEO, Naofumi Tsuchiya, drop...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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After conquering Japan, Facebook dating service Pairs sets its sights on the rest of Asia

Tokyo-based startup Eureka announced today that its Facebook-connected dating service Pairs has acquired more than one million registered us...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 5:07 pm
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After sacrificing his car and all his assets, will the Crowdworks CEO be rewarded with a $100 million funding round?

After sacrificing his car and all his assets; will Koichiro Yoshida, the Crowdworks CEO, be rewarded with a $100 million funding round?

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Cute or just creepy? 5 of Japan’s most human-like talking robots

From Gundam to ASIMO, Japan is a country obsessed with robots - especially those with a humanoid aesthetic.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 6:26 pm
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Why global consulting firm Deloitte is the trusted godfather to 2,000 Japanese startups

Deloitte offers free consulting services to Japanese startups in order to kickstart the Japanese economy.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Japanese big data startup could be worth $200M – here’s why the founder won’t sell

Preferred Infrastructure, is a Japanese SaaS company focused on big data and natural language processing. The bootstrapped firm could be wor...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Rakuten Ventures managing partner Saemin Ahn: “No one should tell you what your vision is about.”

Rakuten just launched a $100M fund for startups. Here’s why the company is more than just “Japan’s Amazon”

As Alibaba prepares for its IPO and Tencent aggressively pushes its WeChat messenger all over the world, it’s easy for folks in the we...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
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This Japanese startup has 14 million reasons why the business card isn’t dead

Sansan isn’t attempting to replace the business card - it is simply bringing the 400-year-old paper rectangles up to speed with our digita...

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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