Payke mobile shopping assistant for foreign visitors in Japan raises $9...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- and Okinawa-based Payke, the Japanese startup behind a mobile shopping assistant app ( iOS / Android ) for...

Japan’s HiNative Q&A app for language learning hits 3.4M registered users,...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Lang-8, the company behind a Q&A app for language learning called HiNative, announced on Wednesday that it has...

Japan’s Leapfrog Ventures invests in Kenya-based sales bot and SaaS startup Biashara

See the original story in Japanese. Three months have passed since we first covered Leapfrog Ventures which started invested in the Sub-Saharan African market, but...

Japan’s influencer marketing startup BitStar secures $12M series C led by Global Brain

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based BitStar, develoing the BitStar influencer support platform and the E-DGE YouTuber production, announced on Monday that it has...

Japan’s Metro Engines raises $6.3M, offers hotels with AI-powered pricing optimization

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Metro Engines, the Japanese startup offering Dynamic Pricing functions for hotels leveraging Deep Learning-powered demand forecast, announced today...

Ex-Tech in Asia editor launches his startup, aims to attract more people with craft...

See the original story in Japanese. Entrepreneurs are often eccentric, and that may be a kind of honorable title worthy of praise but there must...

Drone Fund announces $27M second fund; Japan soccer star Honda joins as investor

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Drone Fund, the fund led by the Japanese angel investor Kotaro Chiba focusing on investment into drone startups, last...