Rakuten, the Japanese ecommerce giant, is (and has been) active in both investments and acquiring startups. It’s also no stranger to being called “Japan’s Amazo...
Japanese startup Standing Ovation received $1.1 million in its second round of funding to grow its app, XZ Closet, a social media platform for women's fashion.
The visual tech is included in the Indian ecommerce company’s mobile app, aimed at fashion shoppers.
Rakuten paid more than US$3.48 million for the tour marketplace. Expect more of such deals in the online travel space in the future.
After a year in stealth, the Silicon Valley payment service opens its doors to Japan’s businesses.
Japanese ecommerce titan Rakuten this morning announced that it’s taken a less than 10 percent stake in Chinese online shopping discounts site Fanli.
US-based startup OneSignal (formerly GameThrive) just got a big boost with funding from the VC arm of Rakuten.
Ecommerce titan Rakuten is doubling down on its struggling Kobo ereaders by acquiring an ebook marketplace called OverDrive.
Rakuten inches closer and closer to accepting Bitcoin in Japan.
Another big bet for Hiroshi Mikitani.
Working women, young mothers, and retail outlets all benefit from AirCloset's wear-and-return model.
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11street boasts an annual gross merchandise value - which is the total number of transactions made in a year - of US$6 billion.
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Razmig Hovaghimian, founder of Viki, is leaving his role as CEO. He will stay on as a senior executive in Rakuten to guide the firm's global video strategy.
After a seven-month wait following regulatory approval, the card service finally arrives. Rakuten is trying to export the winning service for the first time.
Takehito Yamada was given the reigns to the company at 27. Then he had to figure out a way to save it from foreclosure.
Following big funding for some of Japan's online flea market services, ecommerce giant Rakuten enters the fold with a (mostly) commission-free service.
Beauty Collection is the latest in a flurry of acquisitions by the Japanese ecommerce giant this year as it seeks to expand influence both at home and abroad.