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B2B marketplace for deadstock apparel wins Starburst accelerator 5th Demoday in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese. StarBurst is the Tokyo-based seed accelerator managed by ProtoStar. The accelerator held its 5th Demo Day in Tokyo in...

Payke mobile shopping assistant for foreign visitors in Japan raises $9 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- and Okinawa-based Payke, the Japanese startup behind a mobile shopping assistant app ( iOS / Android ) for...

Japan’s HiNative Q&A app for language learning hits 3.4M registered users, raises $6M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Lang-8, the company behind a Q&A app for language learning called HiNative, announced on Wednesday that it has...

Japanese personal data storage startup Datasign launches password manager app

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based DataSign, a startup offering a service for managing and using personal data, officially launched the Paspit personal data...

Senri, sales optimization tool for FMCG firms in Africa, raises $7.2M from Japanese VCs

See the original story in Japanese. Nairobi-based Africa Incubator (Afri-inc), the Kenyan startup offering the Senri sales optimization platform for manufacturing and distribution businesses in...

Activ8 raises $5.4M from Gumi, Makers Fund; expands ‘Virtual YouTuber’ business

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Activ8 (pronounced 'activate'), the Japanese startup behind the Upd8 (pronounced 'update') 'Virtual YouTuber' supporting project, announced on Tuesday...

Japan’s Leapfrog Ventures invests in Kenya-based sales bot and SaaS startup Biashara

See the original story in Japanese. Three months have passed since we first covered Leapfrog Ventures which started invested in the Sub-Saharan African market, but...

Japan’s influencer marketing startup BitStar secures $12M series C led by Global Brain

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based BitStar, develoing the BitStar influencer support platform and the E-DGE YouTuber production, announced on Monday that it has...

Japan’s Metro Engines raises $6.3M, offers hotels with AI-powered pricing optimization

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Metro Engines, the Japanese startup offering Dynamic Pricing functions for hotels leveraging Deep Learning-powered demand forecast, announced today...

Ex-Tech in Asia editor launches his startup, aims to attract more people with craft...

See the original story in Japanese. Entrepreneurs are often eccentric, and that may be a kind of honorable title worthy of praise but there must...

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