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Japan’s Sora raises $710K to help hotels set competitive but profitable prices using AI

See the original story in Japanese. MagicPrice and Hotel Banzuke are both AI-powered pricing strategy support platforms for hotels, helping find them the optimal price,...

Japan’s LaFabric, shirt and suit tailor startup, gets $6.6M to enrich original product lineup

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 for men, announced...

Japan’s Spectee, news video aggregator for press, snags $2.3M series B for global push

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Spectee, the startup behind the artificial intelligence(AI)-powered platform offering news materials based on social media analytics, announced today...

Japan’s Skydisc raises $6.5M to bring one-stop AI and IoT solution to various industries

See the original story in Japanese. Fukuoka-based Skydisc, a Japanese startup focused on developing and offering a one-stop solution from artificial intelligence to IoT (Internet...

Japan’s Nulab gets first cash injection in 13-year history, poised for exponential growth

See the original story in Japanese. In an interview with The Bridge back in September of 2015, Nulab CEO Masanori Hashimoto told us that the...

Japan’s Xenoma, body-tracking outfit maker, lands $1.8M after big success on Kickstarter

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Xenoma, developing a smart apparel product called E-skin, announced today that it has fundraised 200 million yen (about...

Japan’s Firebug wants to redefine TV viewing experience for mobile-addicted millennials

See the original story in Japanese. Shogo Sato is known for having experience as a manager of famous Japanese comedian groups such as Ninety Nine...

Japan’s Oneteam, collaborative business communication tool for Asia, raises $3.4M

See the original story in Japanese. Updated: Some part describing Profile Book has been deleted because the company says it has no longer intention to...

AirX officially launches ‘Uber for helicopters’ service in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based AirX announced last week that it had officially launched a helicopter ridesharing service called CodeShare, enabling cheap use...

Japan’s Creww foraying into coworking space business

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Creww, the Japanese startup behind a community platform offering open innovation opportunities to startups, announced on Wednesday that...