Japan's news app war is starting to spill out globally. Why are startups leading the charge?
SmartNews, now number one in both US app stores for the news category, is making it look easy for Japanese startups to expand into the US - it's usually not.
Yahoo Japan might be a powerhouse but it is feeling pressure from SmartNews and Gunosy.
The SmartNews founders and chief journalist talk about the company’s past and future.
Despite relatively small funding amounts, experts agree that Japan is on the cusp of a startup bubble
The CEOs of two hot young startups and the VCs that funded them unanimously agree that a bubble is forming - but don't believe everything you hear.
Keisuke Miyoshi of JAFCO’s investment division is optimistic about local startups. JAFCO spends an average of $80M every year searching for the best.
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 reports.
Goodpatch, a young design firm in Tokyo, is becoming the company of choice for many in the tech community. Its CEO, Naofumi Tsuchiya, dropped out of college to become an entrepreneur.
KDDI is betting on the success of news curation app Gunosy after leading a second $12 million round of funding in just four months.
Popular Japanese news reader app Gunosy has closed a funding round led by local telco KDDI, according to The Bridge. The amount was not disclosed, but The Bridge estimates somewhere between US$12 mill...