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Masaru Ikeda

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Masaru started his career as a programmer/engineer, and previously co-founded several system integration companies and consulting firms. He’s been traveling around Silicon Valley and Asia exploring the IT industry, and he also curates event updates for the Tokyo edition of Startup Digest.

Japan’s influencer marketing startup BitStar expands into Greater China, Southeast Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup BitStar, the company behind influencer support platform under the same name and YouTuber production E-DGE, announced earlier...

Japan’s low-carb food delivery service Nosh gets $2.7M seed round from Nissay Capital

See the original story in Japanese. Osaka-based Miraie, which develops and provides the low carb delivery food service Nosh, revealed last week that it successfully...

Good Luck 3 to launch Ethereum game app Crypto-Oink, Japan’s answer to CryptoKitties

See the original story in Japanese. Fukuoka, Japan-based Good Luck 3, jointly with Tokyo-based internet marketing company Ceres (TSE:3696), held a press conference on Friday...

Raksul, Japanese online printing and on-demand logistics startup, files for IPO

Tokyo-based Raksul, an online printing and delivery startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has been approved. The...

Dr. Fellow wins OnLab Demo Day in Tokyo with clinical case sharing tool for...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup incubator Open Network Lab last week held Demo Day for its Seed Accelerator Program 16th batch. From...

Japan’s promising SaaS startup Nulab to set up community space in Singapore

The Japanese startup Nulab, offering various SaaS (software as a service) such as BackLog, Cacoo and Typetalk, announced today that it will set up...

Yamap, mountaineers community app from Japan, secures $11M in series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Fukuoka-based Yamap, which operates a community platform for mountaineers, announced on Friday at a press conference held in Tokyo...

Meet 4 startups from Slush Tokyo 2018 pitch competition finals

See the original story in Japanese. This is part of our coverage of Slush Tokyo 2018. This year’s Slush Tokyo took place in late March at...

Six influential business leaders open up studio complex in Tokyo for game changers

See the original story in Japanese. Updated at Noon on April 11: The titles of Masui and Mizuguchi were revised according to the request from...

Japan’s Zpeer launches pet merchandise review portal Vet’s Eye

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Zpeer, offering veterinary services for pharmaceutical companies or veterinarians who care for pet animals / livestock animals, on...