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Bangkok’s ad-wrapping startup Flare secures seed round from Japan’s KLab and Framgia

See the original story in Japanese. Bangkok-based Flare, offering an ad-wrapping service for car owners under the same name, announced today that it has secured...

“New Space” confab gathers in Tokyo to mull private sector activities

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Until recently, space industry around...

Meet top 4 startups with decentralized apps from d10e blockchain conference in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. d10e -- dubbed “The Leading...

The Bridge announces acquisition by PR Times

The Bridge announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by Tokyo-based PR Times (TSE:3922), the Japanese promotion agency focused on distributing press...

Makuake, Fukuoka City join forces to help startups expand into Japan via crowdfunding

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese major crowdfunding platform Makuake and Fukuoka, the western Japanese city known for having been designated as a special...

By selling IoT subsidiary, Cerevo wants to help Panasonic boost digital transformation

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese smart consumer electronics startup Cerevo announced on Monday that it has set up a subsidiary specialized in agile...

Japan’s Cyber Security Cloud is expanding cloud firewall solution into Southeast Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cyber Security Cloud (CSC), the Japanese startup behind a cloud-based web application firewall (WAF) called Shadankun (originally called...

Airporter, luggage delivery startup for Tokyo visitors, secures seed funding round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Airporter (previously known as Willer), the Japanese startup offering the same-day travel luggage delivery service to/from Tokyo airports...

Ascent Robotics raises $10.3M to accelerate AI development for autonomous driving

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ascent Robotics, the Japanese startup developing AI (Artificial Intelligence) training software for autonomous driving, announced on Monday that...

Japan’s Lips raises $5.2M to enhance word-of-mouth based cosmetics review app

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Appbrew, the Japanese startup behind a community and word-of-mouth marketing app focused on cosmetic and beauty products called...

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