From on-demand home cleaning to smart door locks, these SparkLabs-incubated startups are eyeing expansion to Japan and beyond.
Startups are Tech in Asia’s bread and butter. As Asia’s startup ecosystems grow, we’ll be here to document both their successes and failures. From seed-stage bootstrappers to multimillion-dollar exits, every startup worth its salt deserves a chance to be heard.
The very existence of JKMorning points to larger problems stemming from Japan's schoolgirl obsession.
With US$25 million in the bank, this Silicon Valley startup is eyeing Asia's lucrative mobile gaming markets.
How many hours have you wasted standing in line at the local city office to file paperwork? This startup lets you do it all from home.
Raksul, one of Japan’s most-funded startups, enters Southeast Asia with a $400k seed investment in Jakarta-based Prinzio.
From private beaches to baseball stadiums, Spacemarket connects you to the event space of your dreams.
Evolable Asia runs 3 travel websites of its own, but its search technology powers another 600 in Japan. It’s also a leading outsourcer of Vietnamese engineers.
If you want your kids to rediscover their love for coloring, Quiver is your best bet.
Japanese drug companies have 29 sales reps for every doctor. As policy changes force them to thin the ranks, EnTouch will support the remaining troops.
Tokyo-based Monstar Lab today announced that it has raised JPY 400 million (US$3.3 million) for its offshore app, web, and game development crowdsourcing servic...
Shunsuke Nakamura wants to create a new genre of music with Kagura, a hands-free musical instrument. He's impressed audiences, but not investors.
Every year more and more foreigners are coming to Japan and starting companies here, but Jason is an old hand at it. He first came to Japan from Australia over ...
Japanese startup MoneyForward today revealed to Tech in Asia that it has secured JPY 1.6 billion (US$13.3 million) in series C funding.
Moneytree is all about helping people manage their spending.
Unlike its predecessor, the new company is a fully-owned subsidiary of social media and mobile gaming company KLab.
A dozen up-and-coming Japanese startups battled it out in Tokyo for a chance to pitch in front of American VCs and media outlets in San Francisco next month.
SoftBank invests in a US$1 billion round of funding for San Francisco-based SoFi.
Allstocker, a heavy machinery ecommerce marketplace, has attracted US$832,000 in funding from GMO Venture Partners and angels.
Frustrated with the daily grind as a banker, Kazumasa Tomita left to build a financial news site. Less than three years later, it’s one of the biggest in Japan.