With nearly half a billion dollars invested in Japanese startups last year, 2014 was a banner year for the country’s burgeoning entrepreneurs.
Gunosy was first to the IPO finish-line, but SmartNews has the higher valuation now.
Gunosy is the first startup in the news app war to the IPO finish line.
Japan's news app war is starting to spill out globally. Why are startups leading the charge?
The news curation app is starting to become a real challenger to market leaders like Flipboard.
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.
The hiring shows that SmartNews wants to be more than just another news app.
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.
Gree not saying sayonara to games, looks for the ‘next big trend’ with diverse investments (#StartupAsia)
It might seem random to most, but naturally Tanaka has his reasons.
There are tons of mobile news reader apps out there, though Flipboard gets most of the attention. To stand out in the crowd, an app needs to specialize or localize well. That’s the case with SmartNews...