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AI medical startup Ubie gets estimated $2.7M from Osaka power company’s VC arm

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Ubie, providing AI (Artificial Intelligence)-driven medical services such as AI Monshin Ubie and Dr. Ubie, announced this month...

Japanese smart lock Akerun secures $9M to foray into entrance/exit logging business

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Photosynth, developing and offering  smart lock Akerun as well as SaaS to manage entrances and exits, announced...

Japan’s low-carb food delivery service Nosh gets $2.7M seed round from Nissay Capital

See the original story in Japanese. Osaka-based Miraie, which develops and provides the low carb delivery food service Nosh, revealed last week that it successfully...

Japanese C2C marketplace app unicorn Mercari files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-headquartered Mercari announced on Monday that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has been approved. The...

Japanese native ad platform startup Logly files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Logly, a startup running an internet ad platform and recommendation service, announced on Thursday that its IPO application...

Bangkok’s ad-wrapping startup Flare secures seed round from Japan’s KLab and Framgia

See the original story in Japanese. Bangkok-based Flare, offering an ad-wrapping service for car owners under the same name, announced today that it has secured...

Meet top 4 startups with decentralized apps from d10e blockchain conference in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. d10e -- dubbed “The Leading...

Good Luck 3 to launch Ethereum game app Crypto-Oink, Japan’s answer to CryptoKitties

See the original story in Japanese. Fukuoka, Japan-based Good Luck 3, jointly with Tokyo-based internet marketing company Ceres (TSE:3696), held a press conference on Friday...

Raksul, Japanese online printing and on-demand logistics startup, files for IPO

Tokyo-based Raksul, an online printing and delivery startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has been approved. The...

Japan’s analytics startup Plaid snags $25M to help companies refine customer experience

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Plaid, the Japanese startup offering a real-time data analysis of website visitors called Karte, announced last week that...