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Japan’s Boostnote secures funding to boost global expansion of GitHub alternative

This guest post is authored by Masanori Hashimoto, co-founder and CEO of Nulab, the Fukuoka-based startup behind SaaS (software as a service) platforms like...

Korea’s braille smartwatch developer Dot wins HackOsaka 2018 pitch competition

See the original story in Japanese. Osaka City held the annual startup conference HackOsaka 2018 last month, having about 100 participants including investors, entrepreneurs and...

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...

Japan’s Leapfrog Ventures invests in Kenya-based sales bot and SaaS startup Biashara

See the original story in Japanese. Three months have passed since we first covered Leapfrog Ventures which started invested in the Sub-Saharan African market, but...

Japan’s biotech firm Spiber raises $44M to set up synthetic spider silk plant in...

See the original story in Japanese. Considering that the spider’s silk is the toughest biological material ever studied, Japanese startup Spiber has researched and succeeded...

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,...

Cotobe, Japan’s answer to CrunchBase, aims to improve work environment at startups

See the original story in Japanese. Net Jinzai Bank is a new business team within Japanese staff-dispatching and outsourcing company Saint Media, primarily offering an...

vKirirom, resort and school developer for Cambodia, gets $2.9M from angel investors

See the original story in Japanese. Singapore-based vKirirom, the startup developing and operating a resort as well as a boarding-style university on a Cambodian plateau,...

Japanese geo-analytics startup Nightley introduces alternative ‘Pokémon Go’ tracker

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based geo-analytics startup Nightley recently launched a web-based Pokémon Go tracking tool called Pokémon Go Insight, which shows Pokémon...

Rebright Partners forms $20M fund, focused on investing in mobile startups in India

See the original story in Japanese. Rebright Partners, a startup fund backed by leading Japanese internet companies and focused on investing in startups in Southeast...