Interviews

Interviews

Boasting over 1.3M users, Japan’s Eureka tackles online dating with data-driven approach

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup Eureka has an office in Ebisu, Tokyo. Since its launch in 2008, the company has provided mobile...

Japanese news curation startup Gunosy earns seven-digit dollar figures every month

See the original story in Japanese, part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit Sapporo 2014. Our readers may recall that Japanese news curation...

Cerevo to set up $20M fund to accelerate Japan’s hardware startup ecosystem

See the original story in Japanese, part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit Sapporo 2014. Tokyo-based Cerevo, the Japanese startup best known for...

Leap Motion CEO on expected Asia business expansion

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9fqY7OAAj0?rel=0] At the Global Mobile Internet Conference 2014 in Beijing this week, we had a chance to speak with Leap Motion co-founder & CEO...

Young entrepreneur develops an app to support Muslims living in Japan

See the original article, written in Japanese With Tokyo chosen as host for the 2020 Olympics, the city is likely to get more...

In conversation with Whill, the Japanese personal mobility startup on a roll in Silicon...

Based on the original article, written in Japanese Whill is a Japanese startup developing next-generation personal mobility vehicles. Currently they’re based in Silicon Valley having...

New Japanese travel curation site achieves 600K pageviews just 10 days after launch

Based on the original article in Japanese We’ve been seeing many flavors of curation media here in Japan recently, including Iemo, focused on interior design,...

Tokyo Office Tour: Japan’s Sansan wants to evolve how the world does contact management

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMFf3o2SELY?rel=0] Our readers may recall we have featured Tokyo-based Sansan more than a few times in the past. Since the company’s launch back in...

How Japan’s online social restaurant guide Retty doubled its monthly visitors

Based on the original article in Japanese Online social restaurant guide Retty achieved 1 million unique visitors in the...
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Explosive potential: Nitrous puts pre-configured development environments in the cloud

As someone who has been trying to learn programming over the past few years, one of the biggest issues that I continue to run...