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Interview / News

In conversation with Acquia’s Dries Buytaert, inventor of Drupal

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fASUNnkzkxc?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. Acquia Labs' establishment was announced just last week, while Dries Buytaert, the man in the spotlight, visited Tokyo....

Base, Japan’s answer to Shopify, snags $14M to strengthen payment solutions unit

See the original story in Japanese. As per some media reports, Tokyo-based Base, the Japanese startup behind an instant e-commerce platform, recently announced it has...

Former exec of Rakuten, Sony, gets $4.1M seed funding for “housing version of Tesla”

See the original story in Japanese. A former student entrepreneur has returned to the startup scene in order to challenge global issues. In 1995 Takeshi TED...

Internet of Things key players from Japan, Taiwan reveal next-gen trends of entrepreneurs

This is a guest post by Sabrina Sasaki, a marketing representative of Kyoto-based hardware startup accelerator Makers Boot Camp. The accelerator holds the Monozukuri...

Creating Japan’s Open Internet – Kaneto Kanemoto

The content of this article first appeared on Disrupting Japan. It has been reproduced by The Bridge with the approval of Disrupting Japan and...

The happiest company in the world – Yuka Fujii

The content of this article first appeared on Disrupting Japan. It has been reproduced by The Bridge with the approval of Disrupting Japan and...

Project Mistletoe launched – Taizo Son becomes mainstay for young entrepreneurs

See the original story in Japanese. There will be a new hub being set up within Tokyo's startup scene. The hub is named Mistletoe and...

US ad agency mogul highlights open innovation to drive startup success

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

Yoyo launches rewards platform in Indonesia, offers free internet access to Android users

Manila-based Yoyo Holdings , the Japanese-led startup known for its mobile rewards platform Candy, announced last week that it has launched a lock screen-based...
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A missed opportunity for Japan’s startup ecosystem

From KPCB’s internet trends report released yesterday, comes an interesting factoid: 60% of the top 25 tech companies founded by 1st and 2nd...