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Singapore’s micro-survey startup Happi now going global

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Singapore-based micro-survey firm Happi is...

Award For Academic Startups ceremony held at Innovation Japan gathering in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. The Award for Academic Startups,...

Japan’s Anri launches $56M third fund

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Anri, the startup-focused investment fund lead by Anri Samata, revealed on Thursday that it has formed Anri Investment...

Money Forward, Japan’s SaaS accounting startup, files for IPO

Tokyo-based Money Forward, Japan's leading SaaS (software as a service) accounting startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)...

Bangkok-based Flare pays drivers in the heavy traffic city to wrap their car in...

See the original story in Japanese. In Bangkok, Thailand, there is a community made up of Japanese serial entrepreneurs. While being enthusiastic about their own...

Sapeet brings avatar-based 3D try-on tool using only web browser for online shoppers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Sapeet, the Japanese fashion-tech startup spun of from the University of Tokyo, recently announced the launch of an...

Japanese startup snags $1.7M to develop drones for underwater maintenance work

See the original story in Japanese. Ambient Intelligence Technology, a Japanese startup developing and manufacturing underwater drones, announced on Monday that it has fundraised 190...

Japan’s Awakens gets seed funding to allow users to manage entire genome in the...

See the original story in Japanese. Silicon Valley-based Awakens, the startup run by Japanese founders developing services and research platforms leveraging full genome data, announced...

Japanese blockchain startup Nayuta raises $1.3M round for “Lightning Network for IoT”

See the original story in Japanese. Based in the western Japanese city of Fukuoka, Nayuta has been offering new technologies that combine IoT (Internet of...

Sekai Lab secures $6.4M in 4th round led by Yahoo Japan’s VC to boost...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Monstar Lab, the company providing crowdsourced offshore app development service Sekai Lab, announced on Thursday that it has...