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Japan’s wearable smart toy Moff gets $2.7M to make entry into healthcare business

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Moff, developing wearable sensor devices / services, last week announced that it has succeeded in fundraising in order...

Japan’s Withfluence ties up with Thai telco True to boost influencer marketing in Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- / Bangkok- / Singapore-based Withfluence, the Japanese company providing an influencer marketing management platform for Asian markets under...

IMJ Investment Partners gets rebranded to Spiral Ventures as independent VC firm

See the original story in Japanese. IMJ Investment Partners (IMJ-IP), a Japanese startup-focused vc firm based in Singapore and Tokyo, last week announced that it...

Funderbeam, stock exchange for startups, teams up with Taizo Son for Asia expansion

See the original story in Japanese. This is a part of our on-site coverage of Slush Tokyo 2017. Funderbeam, originally from Estonia, offers a blockchain-based stock...

Japanese VR startup Paneo gets $820,000 to create avatar-based social network platform

See the original story in Japanese. Among the several demo day events held from the end of last year over the beginning of this year,...

Japan’s Dely secures $27M to beat Cookpad for online recipe market dominance

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. As reported earlier this morning, Tokyo-based Dely, the Japanese video-centric culinary media startup offering...

Japan’s Leomo unveils motion analysis wearable technology for cycling athletes

See the original story in Japanese. “Raise your foot up a bit more, good, keep it up” – some of you who ever had played...

Japan’s Cerevo makes Ghost in the Shell’s Tachikoma AI combat vehicle a reality

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qTbwqGqZtQ?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. It’s not the first time a product inspired by anime has been brought to life in the real...

Chinese cancer therapeutics startup reveals global expansion plan at BIOAsia in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Dr. Jingsong Wang (王劲松), CEO...

Eight potential AgriTech startups gain places for May Tokyo AG/SUM event

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. The Japanese/Asian edition of AG/SUM,...