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Japan’s BitStar, matchmaking engine for YouTuber stars and brands, secures $2.7M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Bizcast, the Japanese startup behind a matchmaking platform for YouTuber marketing called BitStar, announced on Monday that it...

Japan’s Pulit gets million US dollars to help publishers stream content on own channels

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Pulit, the Japanese startup developing distribution technologies for digital image and video content, announced on Wednesday that it...

Japan’s Vaqso secures $600,000 in seed round to add smells to VR experiences

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Vaqso revealed at a press conference held on Thursday that they have raised around $600,000 in a...

Japan’s One Visa helps companies better manage visa applications of foreign workers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Residence recently unveiled the open beta version of One Visa, the online visa applications management platform. It allows...

Japan’s Z-Works secures $3.6M series A to assist elderly caregivers by IoT monitoring

See the original story in Japanese. Several news websites reported on Friday that Tokyo-based Z-Works, the Japanese startup developing IoT (Internet of Things) healthcare monitoring...

From Monozukuri Hub Meetup in Kyoto: Online platforms for Startups

This is a guest post by Takumi Ishii, an intern of Kyoto-based hardware startup accelerator Makers Boot Camp. The accelerator holds the Monozukuri Hub...

Japanese renowned investor launches $9M fund to nurture drone startup ecosystem

See the original story in Japanese. Kamakura Investment Management along with Japanese renowned investor Kotaro Chiba announced DroneFund, an investment fund focused on investing in...

Japan’s Cluster secures $1.8M series A to put VR hangout concept into showbiz industry

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cluster, the Japanese startup behind the social VR (virtual reality) app under the same name supporting several thousand people-scale...

Smart stethoscope startup AMI wins KDDI’s Mugen Labo accelerator 11th Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese leading telco KDDI (TSE:9433) held a Demo Day for its incubation program KDDI Mugendai Labo last week. Among...

Meet ‘On The Trip’, multilingual audio guide app for travel destinations in Japan

See the original story in Japanese. Serial entrepreneur, traveling entrepreneur, Yukimaru (to reference the Japanese anime series Naruto) -- Yuki Naruse is a man of...

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