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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 Tech Bureau raises $14.7M to boost blockchain apps, cryptocurrency exchange

See the original story in Japanese. Tech Bureau, the Japanese startup offering cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, announced today that it has fundraissed 1.6 billion yen...

WAmazing, offering free SIM cards for foreign visitors to Japan, secures $9.2 million

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based WAmazing, the Japanese startup offering free SIM cards and tourism services to foreign...

Japan’s Anri launches $56M third fund

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Anri, the startup-focused investment fund led by Anri Samata, revealed on Thursday that it has formed Anri Investment...

Sapeet brings avatar-based 3D try-on tool using only web browser for online shoppers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Sapeet, the Japanese fashion-tech startup spun of from the University of Tokyo, recently announced the launch of an...

Wantedly, Japan’s social recruiting startup, files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Wantedly, Japan's social recruiting startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has...

Deep learning startup Preferred Networks raises $95M from Toyota for self-driving tech

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Preferred Networks (PFN), the Japanese startup offering deep learning technologies for Internet of Things (IoT), announced today that...

Japanese marketplace app Mercari launches own fund to invest in C2C startups

See the original story in Japanese. In January of 2016 Japanese C2C (consumer-to-consumer) marketplace app Mercari announced a 450 million yen (about $4.1M US dollars)...

Japan’s crowdfunding site Campfire breaking away into cryptocurrency, P2P payments

See the original story in Japanese. Campfire, one of leading crowdfunding sites in Japan, announced earlier this month that it has fundraised 600 million yen...

Japan’s One Visa helps companies better manage visa applications of foreign workers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Residence recently unveiled the open beta version of One Visa, the online visa applications management platform. It allows...

Smart stethoscope startup AMI wins KDDI’s Mugen Labo accelerator 11th Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese leading telco KDDI (TSE:9433) held a Demo Day for its incubation program KDDI Mugendai Labo last week. Among...

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