Taiwan’s GliaCloud, AI video creation startup, gets $500K seed funding for...

See the original story in Japanese. Taiwan-based AI startup GliaCloud told The Bridge today that it has secured $500,000 in a seed round. This round...

Wantedly, Japan’s social recruiting startup, files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Wantedly, Japan's social recruiting startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has...

Japan’s Sekai Lab buys Danish agency Nodes to scale up outsourced...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Monstar Lab, the company providing crowdsourced offshore app development service Sekai Lab, announced on Tuesday that it has...

First-ever Startupbootcamp Fintech accelerator demo tour winds up in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. The Fintech Accelerator program run...

Xenoma’s E-skin, smart body-tracking outfit from Japan, launches Kickstarter campaign

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Xenoma, developing a smart apparel E-skin, recently announced that it would start sales targeting individual users. E-skin has...

Loftwork, Cafe Company and Panasonic set up collaboration site for startups in Shibuya

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. In view of Panasonic celebrating...

Nomura’s Voyager accelerator Demo Day showcases collaboration with five startups

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. The Voyager accelerator program Demo...

Japan’s KDDI to buy IoT-optimized mobile data startup Soracom for $180 million

The Nikkei reported early this morning that Japan's second largest telco KDDI will acquire a full stake in Tokyo-based Soracom, a mobile virtual network...