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Coworking space WeWork makes headway in Japan, uses government-related activities

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. WeWork, the New York-born coworking...

Japan’s Gumi forms $30M crypto fund, unveils investments in 5 blockchain startups

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese gaming company Gumi recently announced on Thursday the establishment of the Gumi Cryptos fund for investment in cryptocurrency...

Robotics process automation startup Cinnamon secures $8.3M in series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup Cinnamon, developing a document reading engine for “white collar” businesses, announced today that it has secured 800...

Japan’s parking lot sharing platform Akippa raises $7.4M, unveils IoT gate control system

See the original story in Japanese. Akippa, which provides a peer-to-peer sharing and reservation service for car parking, announced that it has successfully raised funds...

Young Japanese investor launches $4.5M seed fund for startups in Sub-Saharan Africa

See the original story in Japanese. Similar to Singapore that has won a place as a startup hub in the entire Southeast Asian region, we...

Japanese telemedicine startup Micin raises $10M series A from Mitsubishi Corp., others

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Micin, the Japanese startup offering the Curon mobile telemedicine app and a medical data business for corporations, announced...

Japan’s influencer marketing startup BitStar expands into Greater China, Southeast Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup BitStar, the company behind influencer support platform under the same name and YouTuber production E-DGE, announced earlier...

AI medical startup Ubie gets estimated $2.7M from Osaka power company’s VC arm

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Ubie, providing AI (Artificial Intelligence)-driven medical services such as AI Monshin Ubie and Dr. Ubie, announced this month...

Japanese smart lock Akerun secures $9M to foray into entrance/exit logging business

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Photosynth, developing and offering  smart lock Akerun as well as SaaS to manage entrances and exits, announced...

Japan’s low-carb food delivery service Nosh gets $2.7M seed round from Nissay Capital

See the original story in Japanese. Osaka-based Miraie, which develops and provides the low carb delivery food service Nosh, revealed last week that it successfully...