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Masaru Ikeda

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Masaru started his career as a programmer/engineer, and previously co-founded several system integration companies and consulting firms. He’s been traveling around Silicon Valley and Asia exploring the IT industry, and he also curates event updates for the Tokyo edition of Startup Digest.

Japan’s Morning Pitch reveals 7 outstanding teams from presentations throughout 2018

See the original story in Japanese. Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support and Nomura Securities conducted the first special event of the year for their Morning Pitch...

Back pain management app Pocket Therapist wins Health 2.0 Asia-Japan pitch competition

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MedPeer, the Japanese company behind an online community for medics under the same name, held the Health 2.0...

Japanese investment firm aSTART launches $46M space tech fund

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese investment firm aSTART announced on Monday it has formed the Space aSTART new fund specializing in space tech...

Kamereo raises $500K to help restaurants in Vietnam manage suppliers, food orders

See the original story in Japanese. Ho Chi Minh City-based Kamereo, the startup behind a B2B food marketplace for restaurants in Vietnam under the same...

CyberAgent rebrands investment arm, looks at synergies between core biz and portfolio

See the original story in Japanese. CyberAgent (CA) announced today that CyberAgent Ventures (CAV), a consolidated subsidiary of the company to develop its VC business,...

Japan’s Code Republic accelerator debuts 4 startups at Winter 2018 Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Code Republic, the startup accelerator jointly operated by YJ Capital and East Ventures, hosted the Demo Day of...

Japan port city of Kobe, 500 startups showcase 18 teams at 3rd batch Demo...

See the original story in Japanese. Kobe City along with 500 Startups held a Demo Day for the 3rd batch of the 500 Kobe Accelerator...

Crowdsourced manga translation app wins entertainment firm’s incubator Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Earlier this month, Culture Convenience Club (CCC for short, TSE:4756), the Japanese company well known for its CD/video rental...

Japan’s Farmnote, developer of wearables and SaaS for dairy cows, raises $3.5M

See the original story in Japanese. Hokkaido-based Farmnote, developing the cloud-based herd management system under the same name, has raised 400 million yen (about $3.5...

Duo aims to attract inbound visitors with new experience to let them visit Japan...

See the original story in Japanese. The two guys from the Israel-based consulting firm Aniwo, who had given some posts about the recent Israeli tech...