The huge growth potential of tech startups as vast swathes of Indians get online is persuading Japanese investors to overcome their instinctive reluctance to enter a chaotic market like India.
KDDI splits its latest investment between the US and Japan as it exercises the fund it made last summer.
Using technology eight years in the making IzumoBase is ready to take its cutting edge storage software on the road.
Following several smart ring disasters, Japan's OZON skipped crowdfunding and went straight for VC dollars with its functional prototype.
Global Brain's local partnerships and expertise are vital to the success of an international entrant to the Japanese market, AdNear founder Anil Mathews tells us.
Far greater companies have tried and failed.
There are many more options than just Rakuten and Yahoo.
Snapeee will use the funds to expand its business to 10 million registered accounts by the end of the year. Key markets will be Indonesia and Thailand.
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 digital and real worlds.
Rainbow.dot lets game developers select different genres of artwork ranging from characters, items, to backgrounds.
Social Recruiting, a Tokyo-based startup that claims to be Japan’s number one social recruiting service, received more than $2 million in series A funding.
Singapore-based online beauty store Luxola today announced that it has raised over $3 million in additional funding, adding on to their oversubscribed series C round.
Tokyo-based startup BASE, a company that aims to help users to create an ecommerce website within 30 seconds has raised $3 million from Global Brain.
Between, the South Korean app for couples, will launch an ecommerce store today. It also hit 1M users in Japan and attracted two new investors.
“Why can’t small printing companies get printing orders in a more efficient manner?” Matsumoto, founder of Raksul.com thought.
The startup has experienced entrepreneurs on board as well as some familiar names in Asia as investors.
Tokyo-based Shiroyagi Corporation recently launched a news curation app called Kamelio. Just last week the startup announced that it has raised about JPY 50 million ($490,000) from Japanese investment...
Japanese VC company Global Brain had their seventh annual Global Brain Alliance Forum (GBAF) in Roppongi Hills, a startup-centric affair with insightful discussion panels and a showcase of startups th...