Posts Tagged: startups in japan

This Steve Aoki-endorsed Q&A service helps Japanese fans and western musicians understand each other

AsQme allows Japanese audiophiles to pose questions in their native tongue and receive subtitled video replies from their favorite foreign a...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 11:27 am
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Shufti lands $5.75M to help Japanese housewives work from home

From data entry to audio transcription, Shufti allows housewives to earn additional income by completing simple, crowdsourced tasks.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Circuit board printing startup AgIC wins JapanNight VII pitch contest

Fourteen of Japan's most ambitious startups battled it out on stage for a chance to attend the finals in San Francisco.

  • September 28, 2014
  • at 7:47 am
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Accounting startup Freee adds $6 million in funding

This latest funding round for the Japanese startup comes on the heels of an $8 million input in April.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 1:47 pm
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Crowdworks nabs two big time advisors as Joi Ito and Jeff Howe join the team

The crowdsourcing firm is preparing for a global push.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Former Huffington Post editor-in-chief joins Japan’s SmartNews

The hiring shows that SmartNews wants to be more than just another news app.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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This Japanese app tells you which local stores hire hot men

When selecting which restaurant or store to visit, you need as many data points as possible.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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This woman left a corporate job to bootstrap a babysitting service in Japan

The babysitting website addresses a critical issue but it has a major rival in Gree.

  • September 16, 2014
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11 options for Japanese online shopping that aren’t Rakuten or Yahoo

There are many more options than just Rakuten and Yahoo.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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Co-founders Toru Nishikawa (L) and Daisuke Okanohara (R)

How big is a zettabyte? This startup got funding from Japan’s biggest telco to find out.

The company is gearing up for its biggest challege yet.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Japan’s DeNA makes rare double acquisition for $50M in an effort to diversify

The tech company continues to diversify, branching out into lifestyle curation.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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Pop culture heaven Tokyo Otaku Mode nabs up to $13.7 million in new funds

Tokyo Otaku Mode is planning strengthen its overseas operations.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 6:46 pm
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Fablic, the maker of women-focused flea-market app Fril, raises $9M

Fablic joins Mercari as flea market services raising hefty rounds.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture launches $2.9M fund for local startups

Unlike other government initiatives, this fund will provide thorough support to local firms.

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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The Oculus Rift roller coaster, and other sights from Ad:Tech Tokyo

The annual advertising event attracted a lot of big names but also some exciting startups.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Education startup company Mana.bo nets $3.07M to enter B2C sales

The cash will be used for marketing and tech development as well.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 am
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Make a $2,000 purchase using only your name and email address with this Japanese startup

Paidy is diving into the risky side of payments by vouching for customer purchases.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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