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Japan’s Veldt secures seed round funding to boost production of analogue smartwatches

See the original story in Japanese. As is well known, smart watch is one of the wearable devices gathering much public attention. Even in Japan,...

Japan’s Pulit gets $500K to disrupt streaming industry with ‘super-distribution system’

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Pulit, the Japanese startup developing distribution technologies for digital image and video content, this week announced that it...

Misoca, Japan’s invoicing startup, reportedly to be acquired by software giant Yayoi

See the original story in Japanese. Yayoi, a Japanese major accounting software developer and a subsidiary of leading Japanese financial services company Orix (TSE:8591), is...

Japan’s microbiome startup Cykinso gets $2.3M to launch gut health advice service

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cykinso, who develop and sell “Mykinso” or a test kit for intestinal flora, revealed that it has secured...

Triple W Japan, developer of urination predictor, wins $610K grant for clinical research

  See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Triple W Japan, the Japanese startup developing developer of urination predictor device DFree, announced last week that it...

Japan’s Shippio secures seed round funding to offer streamlined freight forwarding

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Circle-in, developing the total support tool for international logistics works named Shippio, announced on Monday that it has...

HomeAway ties up with Rakuten to better serve hosts and guests in Japan

  See the original story in Japanese. Rakuten Lifull Stay, a Rakuten Group company offering vacation rental services, and Expedia Group’s HomeAway jointly announced their partnership...

Facy, mobile app that drives customers to fashion retailers, looking at Asia expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Styler, the Japanese startup offering an O2O (offline to online) support service for fashion and apparel stores under...

Japan’s Lute, Instagram Stories-based video media startup, secures $710K seed funding

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Lute, which operates the Instagram Stories-based video media Lute, announced last week that it has raised 80 million...

Japan’s Zeals secures $3.9M series B round, offering conversational marketing bots

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Zeals, providing messenger-driven interactive ad service Fanp, announced on Monday that it had raised 420 million yen (about...