Japan’s news curation app SmartNews raises $35M from Gree, Atomico, and others



Tokyo-based SmartNews, the company behind the news curation app under the same name, announced today that it has raised about 3.6 billion yen (about $35.4 million) from several companies. This round was led by Gree and Atomico with participation from Mixi, Globis Capital Partners, former Ziff Davis Publishing president William Lohse, DeNA co-founder Shogo Kawada, and other investors.

The company recently invited former Bloomberg tech columnist Rich Jaroslovsky on board as the vice president for content.

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via TechCrunch Japan