Posts Tagged: startups in japan



Tomoko Namba believes Japan’s DeNA is far from done (#StartupAsia preview)

Business icon Tomoko Namba will be discussing Japan’s future and the state Japan’s startups during her much anticipated keynote speech.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Tesla rival? Japan’s coolest electric sports car is ready to roll

Japanese startup GLM partners with racing car manufacturer TommyKaira to create electronic sports cars.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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[Exclusive] Japanese businessmen started a $10M fund to be the next Andreessen/Horowitz… in Singapore

Shuhei Morofuji and Hideki Fujita are moving to Singapore. Their $10M fund will mostly target seed and Series A cross-border startups in Sou...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:29 am
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The story behind Japan’s largest online property portal (#StartupAsia preview)

“I was frustrated by the information gap between property developers and the end consumers. Even when I’m part of the real estate indust...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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Japanese-American entrepreneur William Saito: I only bet on those who have failed

William Saito discusses the state of Japan’s startup ecosystem, what’s holding it back, and how it can eventually thrive.

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm
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Japanese telco giant KDDI puts $8M into four American startups, launches new $50M fund

After making $8M of investment in the US, KDDI is reloaded with $50 million. The new fund is for companies that are able to bridge the digit...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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Personal finance app Moneytree adds point card tracking

Japan-based Moneytree will add point tracking support to its personal finance app, alerting users before their free money expires.

  • July 13, 2014
  • at 9:15 am
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19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners – here’s our top five favorites

19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners for Startup Alliance Korea. Here are the top five from t...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 5:30 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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Mitsubishi SVP: Our next fund will target American startups

Yoshihiko Kawamura lent his perspective on the challenges facing Japan’s startups in a frank, wide-ranging interview with Tech in Asia.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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B Dash Ventures preparing new fund, will triple size to $60 million

Hiroyuki Watanabe found enough success with the first B Dash Ventures fund that he is trying triple the size of the new one according to rep...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Where do companies like Rakuten, Alibaba, and Youtube find translators? Gengo. (#StartupAsia preview)

Founder Robert Laing will be on stage for a fireside chat, where we'll warmly welcome him with burning questions like, "Why can't I just use...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Android apps connected to Japan’s Metaps have been downloaded 1 billion times – find out what the firm is working on now

Metaps is taking its online payment solution to the US and EU. Afterwards, it wants to create an ecommerce system that does not require conv...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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KDDI Labo introduces five new startups in its 6th Demo Day

Filme won the audience award and MistCDN won the prize for best startup. Take a look to see which of the companies are worth watching.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Japan’s Netprice.com to rebrand as BEENOS – pivots to venture capital with “Inception Program”

Japan’s BEENOS creates “Inception” program - requires 70% equity to join. Idea created by Open Network Lab co-founder Hiro Maeda.

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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This bootstrapped Japanese startup is proof that you don’t need to be in Tokyo to go global

Nulab, a collaborative software startup from Fukuoka, went global without traditional marketing or investors.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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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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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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