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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...
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News app developer Smartnews nabs $29M in series E, becomes Japan’s 3rd unicorn

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Smartnews, the developer of curated news app under the same name, announced on Monday that it has raised...

Japanese startup Nature raises $4.7M to grow smart AC control business globally

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup Nature develops an IoT product for smart air-conditioner named Nature Remo. The company announced on Thursday that...

Japan’s Ground, developing AI and robotics for intelligent logistics, secures $16.2M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ground, the Japanese startup developing artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics solutions specifically focused on offering intelligent logistics, announced...

Synspective nabs $100M in 17 months since founding, targets 6 mini-sats launch by 2022

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based aerospace startup Synspective announced today that it has secured 8.67 billion yen (about $80 million US) in a...

Cool Japan Fund invests $10M in LA-based wine club startup to promote sake in...

See the original story in Japanese. Previously known as Club W, Los Angeles-based Winc has been offering wine subscription service for American individuals. Cool Japan...

Startup DB integrated with Crunchbase to help Japanese startups gain global exposure

See the original story in Japanese.Tokyo-based 'For Startups' (previously known as Net Jinzai Bank), the Japanese company offering an executive and talent...

Japan startup offering airport/hotel luggage delivery secures series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Airporter, the Japanese startup offering the same-day travel luggage delivery service to/from selected airports in Japan under the...

Japan’s Wovn announces Dropbox-like online storage for document translation

Tokyo-based Wovn Technologies, the Japanese startup offering a multilingual support platform for websites and other digital resources, announced today that they will launch a...