Japanese gourmet media startup Favy raises $9M, with 67M MAU closing...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Favy, the Japanese startup behind a comprehensive food marketing service including gourmet media, has just announced that it...

Japan’s Open8 raises $13M, launches AI-powered video creation tool for business

  See the original story in Japanese. There are many “seeing is believing” cases in reality; children smiling while participating in a social activity, a small...

Japan’s Cluster secures $3.6M series B to develop own VR live show content

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cluster, the Japanese startup behind the social VR (virtual reality) app under the same name supporting thousands-scale events...

Japanese personal data storage startup Datasign launches password manager app

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based DataSign, a startup offering a service for managing and using personal data, officially launched the Paspit personal data...

Senri, sales optimization tool for FMCG firms in Africa, raises $7.2M from Japanese VCs

See the original story in Japanese. Nairobi-based Africa Incubator (Afri-inc), the Kenyan startup offering the Senri sales optimization platform for manufacturing and distribution businesses in...

Activ8 raises $5.4M from Gumi, Makers Fund; expands ‘Virtual YouTuber’ business

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Activ8 (pronounced 'activate'), the Japanese startup behind the Upd8 (pronounced 'update') 'Virtual YouTuber' supporting project, announced on Tuesday...

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...