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Startups spring into action to secure apex access

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. It was in 2015 that...

Japanese blockchain startup Nayuta raises $1.3M round for “Lightning Network for IoT”

See the original story in Japanese. Based in the western Japanese city of Fukuoka, Nayuta has been offering new technologies that combine IoT (Internet of...

Sekai Lab secures $6.4M in 4th round led by Yahoo Japan’s VC to boost...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Monstar Lab, the company providing crowdsourced offshore app development service Sekai Lab, announced on Thursday that it has...

Taiwan’s GliaCloud, AI video creation startup, gets $500K seed funding for Asia expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Taiwan-based AI startup GliaCloud told The Bridge today that it has secured $500,000 in a seed round. This round...

Phil Libin sets up AI startup studio in SF, adding bases in Tokyo and...

See the original story in Japanese. Phil Libin, the Russian-born tech entrepreneur raised in the US, left Evernote which he nurtured into one of the...

SaaS Startups take center stage at Tokyo conference

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. A Venture Conference the Second,...

Neon launches unlimited nightclub-hopping pass for Tokyo visitors

Japanese startup 3.0 has been offering a subscription-based unlimited pass to nightclubs and discotheques in central Tokyo, called Neon. The company announced on Thursday...

Wantedly, Japan’s social recruiting startup, files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Wantedly, Japan's social recruiting startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has...

Japan’s Sekai Lab buys Danish agency Nodes to scale up outsourced app devs in...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Monstar Lab, the company providing crowdsourced offshore app development service Sekai Lab, announced on Tuesday that it has...

Japan’s Comp launches meal replacement gummies with help from candy-making giant

See the original story in Japanese. While Japan has seen the birth of various FoodTech startups, the majority of them have aimed to solve problems...