Posts Tagged: startups in japan


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Discussion: Is it time for Japanese corporations to get involved in the startup scene? (#StartupAsia preview)

Where is Japan’s startup ecosystem heading? Find out here!

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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EventRegist’s founder didn’t let a successful career stop him from starting up

EventRegist - co-founded by former Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google employees - is a one-stop-shop for event planning.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Curazy, Japan’s BuzzFeed is going viral. You won’t believe its exit plan.

After a 9gag clone showed promise, the team decided to become Japan’s BuzzFeed.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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The future of Gree as told by its founder and CEO (#StartupAsia preview)

The company’s future is cloudy but CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka is ready to light the way.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Terra Motors wants to help Iran curb air pollution with ebikes

Japanese electric two and three-wheeler startup pushes into West Asia with distribution partnership in Iran.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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Here’s what Docomo and KDDI are doing to promote startups in Asia (#StartupAsia preview)

Japan's top two wireless carriers have venture capital arms, big funds, and incubators to give Asian startups that first push.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 7:42 pm
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Born in Vietnam and raised in Y Combinator, Kimono wants to API-ify the entire Internet

Kimono puts the power of data analysis into the hands of anyone. No coding required.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 11:32 am
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After helping Skype and Box, Itochu Technology Ventures wants your startup to win in Japan

ITV is earmarking 30% of it’s next fund for Southeast Asia. The firm says its ability to bring foreign firms into Japan is the key.

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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How the crazy talented Saito brothers are giving back to Japan’s startup scene (#StartupAsia preview)

Daniel and William Saito, venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs, will speak at Startup Asia Tokyo.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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Why BizReach, the job placement service for executives, is not slowing down

Japan’s traditionally placid job market is heating up and BizReach is ready for a new wave of job-seekers.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Masatoshi Kumagai saw the future and built a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs

GMO Internet Group is the Japan leader for online payments, web hosting, cloud storage, online security, and domain names.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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Japanese market research startup gets $2.2 million in fresh funding

The funding shows VC interest in O20.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 6:22 pm
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$12M in sales for user-generated stickers on LINE

Sales for Line’s user-created stickers are showing healthy growth.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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Sekai Labs saves Japanese corporations from their lack of engineers

The firm acts as a gateway to Japanese speaking developers around Asia.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Japanese gaming giant Gree continues to diversify with launch of new babysitting app

In its ongoing search for new revenue, Gree turns to the childcare industry.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
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Master anything from songwriting to Swahili with ClassDo – now in more than 100 countries

The platform's all-in-one interface offers a collaborative whiteboard, video, and text chat - without downloads or installs.

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 9:17 pm
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Gree leads $36M investment in Japan’s SmartNews

The investment will diversify Gree's mobile holdings as it looks to supplement lost gaming revenue.

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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