Kyoto’s Ship&co raises $920K to help more e-retailers easily ship and...

See the original story in Japanese. Kyoto-based Bertland, offering a SaaS (Software as a Service) based shipping and invoice issuing platform named Ship&co, announced ealier...

Spiral Ventures Japan closes oversubscribed 1st fund with $64M in partner...

See the original story in Japanese. Spiral Ventures Japan announced the final closing of Spiral Ventures Japan Fund 1 with 7 billion yen (about $64...

Japan’s Lancers raises $9M from HR giant and bank, offers loans to freelance workers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Lancers, the Japanese startup providing a major crowdsourcing platform under the same name, announced last month that it...

Japanese HRTech startup SmartHR secures $13M series B from Tokio Marine, Nissen

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based SmartHR, the Japanese startup offering a cloud-based personnel management service under the same name, announced today that it...

Japanese video recipe app Kurashiru secures $30M in funding from Softbank, others

The Japanese startup Dely, which runs video-centric culinary media Kurashiru, announced today that it has raised 3.35 billion yen (about $30 million US) from...

Japanese asset management startup Folio raises $63M in series A2, partners with Line

Tokyo-based Folio, the Japanese startup offering an online asset management platform, announced today that it has raised 7 billion yen (about $63 million US)...

Japan’s Boostnote secures funding to boost global expansion of GitHub alternative

This guest post is authored by Masanori Hashimoto, co-founder and CEO of Nulab, the Fukuoka-based startup behind SaaS (software as a service) platforms like...