Makuake, Fukuoka City join forces to help startups expand into Japan...

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese major crowdfunding platform Makuake and Fukuoka, the western Japanese city known for having been designated as a special...

Hachitama smart cat toilet wins Hardware Cup in Osaka, advances to...

  See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Monozukuri Hardware Startup Consortium held Monozukuri Hardware Cup 2018 as a part of Hack Osaka 2018 last month....

By selling IoT subsidiary, Cerevo wants to help Panasonic boost digital...

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese smart consumer electronics startup Cerevo announced on Monday that it has set up a subsidiary specialized in agile...

Airporter, luggage delivery startup for Tokyo visitors, secures seed funding round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Airporter (previously known as Willer), the Japanese startup offering the same-day travel luggage delivery service to/from Tokyo airports...

Ascent Robotics raises $10.3M to accelerate AI development for autonomous driving

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ascent Robotics, the Japanese startup developing AI (Artificial Intelligence) training software for autonomous driving, announced on Monday that...

Japan’s cloud-based house construction management platform Andpad raises $3.8M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Oct, the Japanese startup developing and providing the Andpad house construction management platform, announced earlier this month that...

Japan’s Coinboard, app for managing multiple crypto portfolios, secures $940K

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Logica, the Japanese startup behind the Coinboard multiple crypto portfolio management tool, announced on Wednesday that it has...

Japan’s EXest, inbound travel promoting startup, secures $470K in pre-series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based inbound travel promotion startup EXest announced on Tuesday that it has raised 50 million yen (about $470K US)...