News

News

Japanese geo-analytics startup Nightley secures $1.1M funding in series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Nightley, the Japanese startup developing geo-analytics solutions, announced on Monday that they raised a total of 130 million...

3 Southeast Asian AI startups that could work well in Europe

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

Japan’s Mixi acquires Compath.me, Tokyo startup behind family photo service Kiddy

Tokyo-based Compath.me, the startup behind family photo service Kiddy, announced on Monday that it had been recently acquired by Japanese internet company Mixi (TSE:2121)....

Japanese C2C marketplace app Mercari to acquire Asia-focused auction site Smaoku

Japanese C2C(consumer-to-consumer) marketplace app producer Mercari announced today that it will acquire Zawatt, the startup behind a Japan-based online auction site catering in brand...

Cities of Japan’s Fukuoka, Taiwan’s Taipei agree on mutual startup support initiatives

See the original story in Japanese. Municipal governments of Japan’s Fukuoka and Taiwan’s Taipei earlier this month signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on mutual...

Japan’s One Tap Buy, mobile-only trading brokerage, secures $13.3M from Mizuho, Softbank, others

Previously known as MyBanker, Tokyo-based One Tap Buy has been focused on developing a mobile app that specifically helps people manage their savings and...

Meet Symmetry Alpha, 3D CAD model browser from Japan that lets you jump into...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Dverse, the Japanese startup focused on developing virtual reality (VR) authoring tools, this Tuesday unveiled its VR browser...

Japan’s online coding school startup Progate nabs $880K for Asian expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Progate, offering an online code learning service under the same name, announced on Monday that it has secured...

Agribuddy snags $730K to help farmers in emerging countries make more money

See the original story in Japanese. Agribuddy, a startup that offers a mobile app to farmers in Cambodia and other emerging countries to provide them...

Japan’s CureApp gets $3.4 million for lifestyle diseases treatment using mobile apps

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s digital health startup CureApp announced on Monday that it has fundraised 380 million yen (about $3.4 million) from...