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Japan’s IssueHunt funding platform can get contributors paid for open source work

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup BoostIO (formerly Maisin & Co.) has launched a platform called IssueHunt, which allows project owners to request...

Aquatech startup Umitron secures $8.4M to help improve and sustain fisheries industry

See the original story in Japanese. Singapore- and Tokyo-based aquatech startup Umiton announced on Friday that it has raised from 920 million yen (about $8.4...

What Japanese computer vision startup Edison.ai takes away from Techstars Music

See the original story in Japanese. Brand Pit-- the company that analyzes images posted on social media and provides brand companies with marketing data acquired...

Japan has its successful Unicorn. Next it needs its first Unicorpse.

This guest post is authored by Mark Bivens. Mark is a Silicon Valley native and former entrepreneur, having started three companies before “turning to...

Japanese government unveils action plan to create more global startups, unicorns

See the original story in Japanese. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced last week that it has launched the startup support...

Japan’s Crooz launches VC arm, appoints 25-year-old up-and-coming investor as head

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Crooz (TSE:2138), the Japanese company operating online fashion e-commerce site Shoplist and other internet services, announced earlier this...

Japan’s Monstar Lab sets up coworking space in Bangkok to engage with startups

Tokyo-based Monstar Lab, the company providing crowdsourced offshore app development service under the same name, announced today that it is foraying into a coworking...

Japanese mobile tutor app Manabo acquired by prep school major Sundai Group

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Manabo, providing the mobile tutor app under the same name, announced on Wednesday that it has been acquired...

Transform Africa Summit: How Japan can get involved in Rwandan startup ecosystem

See the original story in Japanese. This article is a part of series of covering Transform Africa Summit 2018 Transform Africa Summit (TAS) 2018 was held...

Loopin’ for more — Upon attending “Startup Mantra” recitals in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Startups, Startups Everywhere Tokyo I daresay...