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GREE Ventures closes $50M fund to target Asian startups

GREE Ventures has just announced the initial closing of its second fund. Dubbed the AT-I Investment Limited Partnership, this is a 5 billion yen...

Mixi’s investment firm invests in Taiwanese recruitment site Job178

I Mercury Capital, the investment arm of Japanese internet company Mixi (TSE:2121), announced today that it has invested an undisclosed sum in Taiwan’s Loyal...
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Adways launches its app pre-registration service for the Korean market

See our report in Japanese Adways Korea, the subsidiary of Tokyo-based Adways Inc, has announced the official launch of its Yoyaku Top 10 service...

Japan’s Tabikul helps you arrange travel itineraries for new destinations

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Grood, the startup best known for its crowdsourcing platform for voice actors, announced today that it has launched...
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Kamcord raises $7M in funding, now lets users share game videos to Line, WeChat

San Francisco-based Kamcord announced this morning that it has raised $7.1 million in series A funding, in a round led by Silicon Valley-based TransLink...

Apple’s revenue growth in Japan driven by iPhone sales

Apple's Q2 2014 earnings are out, with the company reporting 26% revenue growth in Japan. It is very true that looking at Apple’s year-on-year...

Japanese social marketing company Allied Architects sets up shop in Singapore

Tokyo-based Allied Architects(TSE:6081) announced yesterday it has set up a subsidiary in Singapore. It’s called Allied Asia Pacific, and it will administrate operations around...

Japanese travel startup Trippiece launches English version and a Singapore subsidiary

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based travel startup Trippiece announced today that it has launched an English version to assist international travelers visiting Japan....

Japan’s Cookpad acquires Indonesia’s Dapur Masak

Tokyo-based recipe sharing service Cookpad (TSE:2193) announced yesterday that it has acquired Indonesian  recipe site Dapur Masak, buying a 60% stake for US$600,000 from...
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Beatrobo raises $1.1M, has ambitions to replace the CD

Beatrobo Inc. has announced today that it has raised $1.1 million from Lawson HMV Entertainment and Genuine Startups, in order to further develop and...