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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...

The Bridge’s guide to VR hotspots in Tokyo (2017 new year edition)

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo's Shibuya, aka Bit Valley, has long been the home of Japanese startups, with FinTech stationed in Otemachi, hardware...

Japanese mobile payments startup Coiney raises $7.1 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Coiney, the Japanese mobile payments startup, announced today that it has completed a 800 million yen funding as...

Finolab 2.0: Tokyo’s FinTech startup hub steps into its second phase at new location

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0ruQcu9w4?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. One year ago FinTech startup hub Finolab opened in the Tokyo Bankers Association Building in Otemachi of Tokyo...

Japan’s LaFabric, e-tailor for made-to-measure shirts and custom suits, gets $3.5M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Lifestyle Design, running the LaFabric online store focused on made-to-measure shirts and custom business suits, based on pre-obtained...

Japan’s Xtreme Design raises $620K to go beyond virtual supercomputer on-demand

See the original story in Japanese. Correction: In the first paragraph, there was an error in the number of digits of the funding amount in...

Japan’s Credit Engine closes $970K seed round for data-driven small business loans

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based FinTech startup Credit Engine announced on Monday that it raised 110 million yen (about $970,000 US) in total...

Tokyo Government opens own ‘Startup Cafe’ to help turn more people into entrepreneurs

See the original story in Japanese. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) opened the Tokyo Startup Station as a base to promote entrepreneurship in Marunouchi, Tokyo...