Japanese mobile app developer TriFort raises $3.9 million from WiL fund

From the left: TriFort CEO Shintaro Otake and CTO Taimei Omata (From their Facebook page)

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Tokyo-based startup TriFort announced today it has raised about $400 million yen (about $3.9 million) from WiL (World Innovation Lab), a fund recently formed by Japanese venture capitalist Gen Isayama.

Since its launch back in August of 2012, the company has been working on contract-based software development for social gaming and smartphone app developers. They have rapidly grown to 100-person team in just 1.5 years. The company will use the new funds to start developing and marketing its own mobile apps globally.

Our readers may recall that this investment fund was formed back late December, raising over $300 million from a number of Japanese companies. It aims to promote Open Innovation activities and to nurture Japanese entrepreneurs who can lead Japan into the next generation.