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Japan’s SmartDrive, car telematics startup, nabs $9M series B to ramp up big data...

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Smart Drive, offering the DriveOps vehicle management platform utilizing big data, announced last week that it has fundraised...

Japan’s Recruit holds Tech Lab Paak Demo Day, teams from 7th batch present results

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Recruit Holdings (TSE:6098, hereafter called Recruit) this month held a Demo Day for the 7th batch of its...

Japan’s Cluster to launch social VR hangout rooms for live events and gatherings

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cluster is developing a virtual reality (VR) platform under the same name capable of holding events on a...

Japan’s estate startup Renoveru gets $11.8M from Mitsui to bring smart tech into homes

Tokyo-based real estate startup Renoveru helps consumers to choose and buy existing homes or a second-hand flats while proposing renovation plans both online and...

Japan’s Emerada lands $1.8M seed round to create financing marketplace for SMEs and startups

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based FinTech startup Emerada revealed on Wednesday that they have raised 200 million yen (around $1.8 million US) in...

Japan’s Seak gets $2.7M series A, turning more people into farmers with all-in-one platform

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Seak, the Japanese startup behind the Leap farming support platform, announced this week that they have received funding...

Minrevi, end-of-life startup, secures $9M series C to disrupt Japanese funeral industry

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Minrevi, a Japanese startup that connects bereaved families to funeral homes and other end-of-life service providers, announced on...

Korea’s Dot, Braille smartwatch and tablet startup, wins Slush Tokyo 2017 pitch finals

See the original story in Japanese. This is a part of our on-site coverage of Slush Tokyo 2017. Slush Tokyo 2017, one of the largest startup...

AI-powered fashion coordination app ties up with Japanese leading clothing store chain

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Colorful Board, the Japanese startup offering a fashion coordination app leveraging artificial intelligence called Sensy, announced today that...

Japan’s food delivery startup for restaurants secures $2.2M to strengthen logistics

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Hachimenroppi, the Japanese startup operating a food delivery service for restaurants, announced on Friday that it has fundraised...