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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 Cerevo makes Ghost in the Shell’s Tachikoma AI combat vehicle a reality

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qTbwqGqZtQ?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. It’s not the first time a product inspired by anime has been brought to life in the real...

Moneytree, Japanese personal finance app, raises $9M to better serve corporate users

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Moneytree, the Japanese startup offering an asset managing app / cloud-based accounting soutions, announced on Tuesday that it...

Triple W Japan, developer of urination predictor, wins $610K grant for clinical research

  See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Triple W Japan, the Japanese startup developing developer of urination predictor device DFree, announced last week that it...

Japan’s Ookami, offering social network app for sports fans, secures series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ookami, the Japanese startup developing the "Player!" sports entertainment app, announced on Friday that the company raised an...

Kyoto’s Makers Boot Camp accelerator launches $17.5M fund to back IoT startups

See the original story in Japanese. Kyoto-based Darma Tech Labs, which runs the Makers Boot Camp (MBC) hardware startup-focused accelerator, announced in Kyoto on Tuesday...

Wantedly, Japan’s social recruiting startup, officially expands into Singapore

See the original story in Japanese. It has been five years since I first wrote a piece about Wantedly on Penn Olson (now known as...

Japan’s Dazzle lands $1.8 million to develop growth hack tool for VR game developers

See the original story in Japanese. Updated on March 6: Dazzle CEO's first name was corrected. Tokyo-based Dazzle, which develops mobile game apps as well as...

Zeroth, Asia’s AI accelerator, ties up with Mind Fund startup studio for Japan expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Hong Kong-based Zeroth.ai, the accelerator focused on nurturing startups from Asia in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning...

Fukuoka City to launch integrated startup support hub to create future unicorns

See the original story in Japanese. Fukuoka City Government and three companies, namely Fukuoka Jisho, Sakura Internet and Apamanshop Holdings (TSE:8889) announced on Monday that...

Japanese geo-analytics startup Nightley secures $1.1M funding in series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Nightley, the Japanese startup developing geo-analytics solutions, announced on Monday that they raised a total of 130 million...