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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.

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...

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

  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....

Medication SaaS for pharmacists Musubi wins B Dash Camp’s pitch arena in Fukuoka

This is part of our coverage of B Dash Camp 2018 Spring in Fukuoka. 18 companies passed the initial screening for the Pitch Arena competition...

Ethereum Community Fund’s launch event in Tokyo unveils 5 grantees from first batch

See the original story in Japanese. Six projects supporting Ethereum – Cosmos, Omisego, Golem, Maker, Global Brain Blockchain Labs (GBBL), and Raiden – recently announced...

Omise, Global Brain to build global network of co-working spaces for blockchain startups

See the original story in Japanese. OmiseGo (abbreviated as OMG), the token economy-centric initiative by Bangkok-headquartered payment startup Omise and Tokyo-based VC firm Global Brain,...