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Japan’s Abeja, Google Analytics for retail stores, secures $5M in series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Abeja, the company offering solutions for retail stores to improve customer path or traffic based on image analysis...

Japan’s LeapMind snags $3.4M to encourage deep learning use for IoT and robotics

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based LeapMind, providing business solutions with deep learning technologies for enterprise users, has secured a total of 340 million...

Wassha, power supplier for off-grid Africa, secures $3M series B from Japan aid agency

Tokyo-based Digital Grid, developing a prepaid solar power delivery service to off-grid areas in rural Africa by networking kiosk vendors (or rather, perhaps better...

Japan’s language learning startup Polyglots secures series A funding from US investors

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Polyglots has been developing a English-language learning app for Japanese under the same name as well as Mondo,...

Japan’s Dazzle lands $1.8 million to develop growth hack tool for VR game developers

See the original story in Japanese. Updated on March 6: Dazzle CEO's first name was corrected. Tokyo-based Dazzle, which develops mobile game apps as well as...
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CNet Japan Startup Award nominees: Travel startups Asoview and Trippiece

This is part four of our CNET Japan Startup Awards nominee rundown. The rest can be found here. In the past few years, there...

Japan’s Warrantee foraying into on-demand insurance in partnership with industry giants

See the original story in Japanese. Warrantee, the Japanese startup offering a cloud-based warranty management service, announced in early July during a joint press conference...

Japan’s Oneteam, collaborative business communication tool for Asia, raises $3.4M

See the original story in Japanese. Updated: Some part describing Profile Book has been deleted because the company says it has no longer intention to...

Finance data analytics startup Xenodata Lab. raises $2.2M from Japan megabanks, others

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Xenodata Lab., the Japanese startup developing an AI-powered finance data analytics leveraging Natural Language Processing (NLP), announced today...

ST Booking gains $200K in seed funding to bring more students from Asia to...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- / Taipei-based ST Booking (previously known as Hakodate Ventures), the startup offering an education services marketplace under the...