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What Japanese computer vision startup Edison.ai takes away from Techstars Music

See the original story in Japanese. Brand Pit-- the company that analyzes images posted on social media and provides brand companies with marketing data acquired...

Japanese government unveils action plan to create more global startups, unicorns

See the original story in Japanese. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced last week that it has launched the startup support...

Japan’s Monstar Lab sets up coworking space in Bangkok to engage with startups

Tokyo-based Monstar Lab, the company providing crowdsourced offshore app development service under the same name, announced today that it is foraying into a coworking...

Japanese mobile tutor app Manabo acquired by prep school major Sundai Group

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Manabo, providing the mobile tutor app under the same name, announced on Wednesday that it has been acquired...

Transform Africa Summit: How Japan can get involved in Rwandan startup ecosystem

See the original story in Japanese. This article is a part of series of covering Transform Africa Summit 2018 Transform Africa Summit (TAS) 2018 was held...

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...

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...