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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.

Japan’s Gumi forms $30M crypto fund, unveils investments in 5 blockchain startups

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese gaming company Gumi recently announced on Thursday the establishment of the Gumi Cryptos fund for investment in cryptocurrency...

Japan’s parking lot sharing platform Akippa raises $7.4M, unveils IoT gate control system

See the original story in Japanese. Akippa, which provides a peer-to-peer sharing and reservation service for car parking, announced that it has successfully raised funds...

Japanese smart lock Akerun secures $9M to foray into entrance/exit logging business

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Photosynth, developing and offering  smart lock Akerun as well as SaaS to manage entrances and exits, announced...

Japan’s analytics startup Plaid snags $25M to help companies refine customer experience

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Plaid, the Japanese startup offering a real-time data analysis of website visitors called Karte, announced last week that...

Japan’s Laboratik secures $745K seed round to help companies visualize teamwork

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Laboratik -- the Japanese startup providing insight to optimize team work through a smart bot platform called A;...

Japan’s Sukedachi raises $5M to help match workpeople with construction jobs

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Sukedachi, providing on-demand matching service between construction jobs and workers under the same name, announced on Thursday that...

Japan’s cloud-based house construction management platform Andpad raises $3.8M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Oct, the Japanese startup developing and providing the Andpad house construction management platform, announced earlier this month that...

Japan’s Coinboard, app for managing multiple crypto portfolios, secures $940K

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Logica, the Japanese startup behind the Coinboard multiple crypto portfolio management tool, announced on Wednesday that it has...

Delighted gets $1.1M series A, notifies office workers of visitor arrivals in smarter way

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Delighted, the Japanese startup offering an iPad-powered unmanned reception system called Receptionist, announced on Wednesday that it had...

Japan’s online fashion giant Start Today sets up R&D arm, pursues best user experience

See the original story in Japanese. Start Today (TSE:3092), the Japanese company behind online fashion marketplace Zozotown, announced in January that it has set up...

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