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Japan’s curated news app SmartNews secures $38 million in series D...

Tokyo-based SmartNews, the startup offering curated news apps both in Japan and the US, announced today that it has fundraised 3.8 billion yen (about...

I’m bullish on Fintech investment in Japan. So are a bunch...

This guest post is authored by Mark Bivens. Mark is a Silicon Valley native and former entrepreneur, having started three companies before “turning to...

Asia-focused handmade marketplace app Envie gets qualified for MaGIC accelerator

See the original story in Japanese. Have you ever heard of a Japanese startup called Commune, which had been helping fashion e-commerce companies expand into...

Japan’s in-car security startup Trillium secures series A funding from Global Brain

See the original story in Japanese. Nagoya-based Trillium, the Japanese startup providing security solutions for connected cars and autonomous motives, announced today that it has...

Japan’s Infinity Venture Partners raises $20M from Taiwan government for its third fund

See the original story in Japanese. Infinity Venture Partners (aka IVP), an investment fund focused on early-stage startups in Japan, China and Taiwan as well...

How up-and-coming Japanese FinTech/cloud startups are aiming at global market

See the original story in Japanese. This article is part of our coverage of Microsoft Innovation Day in Tokyo. A couple of months ago, I had...

How Japanese energy startup Wassha delivers prepaid solar power to rural Africa

See the original story in Japanese. The percentage of households owning a landline phone once used to be considered the measure of industrialization for that...