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Japan’s Laboratik secures $745K seed round to help companies visualize teamwork

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Laboratik -- the Japanese startup providing insight to optimize team work through a smart bot platform called A;...

Makuake, Fukuoka City join forces to help startups expand into Japan via crowdfunding

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese major crowdfunding platform Makuake and Fukuoka, the western Japanese city known for having been designated as a special...

Meet 4 startups from Slush Tokyo 2018 pitch competition finals

See the original story in Japanese. This is part of our coverage of Slush Tokyo 2018. This year’s Slush Tokyo took place in late March at...

Six influential business leaders open up studio complex in Tokyo for game changers

See the original story in Japanese. Updated at Noon on April 11: The titles of Masui and Mizuguchi were revised according to the request from...

Japan’s Sukedachi raises $5M to help match workpeople with construction jobs

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Sukedachi, providing on-demand matching service between construction jobs and workers under the same name, announced on Thursday that...

Japan’s Zpeer launches pet merchandise review portal Vet’s Eye

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Zpeer, offering veterinary services for pharmaceutical companies or veterinarians who care for pet animals / livestock animals, on...

Hachitama smart cat toilet wins Hardware Cup in Osaka, advances to Pittsburgh finals

  See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Monozukuri Hardware Startup Consortium held Monozukuri Hardware Cup 2018 as a part of Hack Osaka 2018 last month....

By selling IoT subsidiary, Cerevo wants to help Panasonic boost digital transformation

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese smart consumer electronics startup Cerevo announced on Monday that it has set up a subsidiary specialized in agile...

Medication SaaS for pharmacists Musubi wins B Dash Camp’s pitch arena in Fukuoka

This is part of our coverage of B Dash Camp 2018 Spring in Fukuoka. 18 companies passed the initial screening for the Pitch Arena competition...

Ethereum Community Fund’s launch event in Tokyo unveils 5 grantees from first batch

See the original story in Japanese. Six projects supporting Ethereum – Cosmos, Omisego, Golem, Maker, Global Brain Blockchain Labs (GBBL), and Raiden – recently announced...