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Takeshi Hirano

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Takeshi is a Japanese tech blogger and a co-founder of The Bridge, and is also the CEO for bootupAsia, Inc. He started his career as a web designer.

Japan’s Laboratik secures $745K seed round to help companies visualize teamwork

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Laboratik -- the Japanese startup providing insight to optimize team work through a smart bot platform called A;...

Japan’s Sukedachi raises $5M to help match workpeople with construction jobs

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Sukedachi, providing on-demand matching service between construction jobs and workers under the same name, announced on Thursday 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...

Delighted gets $1.1M series A, notifies office workers of visitor arrivals in smarter way

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Delighted, the Japanese startup offering an iPad-powered unmanned reception system called Receptionist, announced on Wednesday that it had...

Japan’s online fashion giant Start Today sets up R&D arm, pursues best user experience

See the original story in Japanese. Start Today (TSE:3092), the Japanese company behind online fashion marketplace Zozotown, announced in January that it has set up...

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...

Japan’s MiddleField secures $2.2M to drive customer traffic to autoparts makers, shops

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MiddleField, operating the auto parts database website Garage, announced back in December that it had raised 250 million...

Japanese e-commerce platform Base raises $13M, launches payments service subsidiary

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Base, the e-commerce platform provider dubbed Japan’s answer to Shopify, announced on Thursday that it has fundraised 1.5...

Japanese fashion commerce giant Zozotown acquires fashion coordination startup Vasilly

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Vasily, which runs online fashion coordination service iQON, announced on Thursday that it has been acquired by...