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.
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Origami, one of Japan's most-funded startups, is leveraging its successful online-to-offline shopping app to provide in-store payments.
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.
Tokyo-based startup Beatrobo made a splash at this year’s Tokyo Game Show with a playable demo for its plug-in physical game cartridges.
Axelspace's GRUS satellites weigh less than 80 kilograms and will be used to monitor farms, disaster areas, and business activity.
Japanese startup Beatrobo is using its PlugAir technology to bring physical video game cartridges up to speed with the smartphone era.
Langrich, a one-on-one English tutoring service that uses teachers in the Philippines, has been acquired in a share-swap agreement.
Skyland Ventures and East Ventures welcomed startups and VC to the opening of their new space in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward.
Shenzhen is two times the size of Silicon Valley. It is the electronics capital of the world and more recently it is seeing a surge in startup activity, accordi...
Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, is disrupting Japan’s entrenched cram school industry with on-demand lessons on a student’s smartphone.
The Japanese startup makes it easier for students and tutors to work together.
Ray Grieselhuber and Matthew Romaine speak about their entrepreneurial journey so far.
Yukai Engineering’s Bocco robot offers a screen-free way for families to communicate. It could also become a hands-free controller for future smart homes.
All you have to do is view advertisements directly on your smartphone’s lock screen. Then go wild.
The product is a do-it-yourself app building solution and offers a number of customizable options.
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Economist Jesper Koll outlines how it's actually a very good idea to build a company in Japan right now.