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Takeshi Hirano

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Takeshi is a Japanese tech blogger and a co-founder of The Bridge, and is also the CEO for bootupAsia, Inc. He started his career as a web designer.

Japanese crowdsourcing startup Lancers files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Lancers, the Japanese startup providing a major crowdsourcing platform under the same name, announced on Wednesday that the...

Japan’s luxury brand consignment app Reclo raises $34M to boost China expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Active Sonar, the startup behind luxury brand consignment app Reclo, announced on Thursday that it has raised 3.6...

Japan’s social gifting and e-voucher rewards platform Giftee files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Giftee, the Japanese startup behind the platform allowing users to send friends an e-voucher which they can then...

Japanese mobile analytics startup Repro sets up shop in Singapore for SEA expansion

See the original story in Japan. Tokyo-based Repro, the provider of mobile analytics tool under the same name, announced today that it has established a...

Pixie Dust Technologies, phased array and digital fabrication startup, secures $44M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Pixie Dust Technologies, the Japanese startup developing digital fabrication and AI-based solutions, announced on Thursday that it has...

NTT DoCoMo secures 40% stake in Japanese restaurant reservation platform Toreta

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese mobile telco NTT DoCoMo (TSE:9437) has secured a capital and business tie-up with Toreta, the Japanese startup offering...

Japanese AR sports platform provider Meleap raises $6.6M to cultivate viewership

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Meleap, the Japanese startup developing the Hado augmented reality(AR)-powerd sports game series and expanding a franchise of arcade...

Open Network Lab showcases 6 teams from 17th batch Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Digital Garage hosted the Demo Day for its Open Network Lab acceleration program earlier this month. The program celebrated...

Japanese gourmet media startup Favy raises $9M, with 67M MAU closing in on big...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Favy, the Japanese startup behind a comprehensive food marketing service including gourmet media, has just announced that it...

Japan’s Open8 raises $13M, launches AI-powered video creation tool for business

  See the original story in Japanese. There are many “seeing is believing” cases in reality; children smiling while participating in a social activity, a small...