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Japan’s Flect partners with Salesforce Ventures, looking ahead in IoT cloud business

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Flect, a company providing a variety of cloud app integrations, unveiled in early November that they have secured...

Japanese news curation startup Gunosy earns seven-digit dollar figures every month

See the original story in Japanese, part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit Sapporo 2014. Our readers may recall that Japanese news curation...

Monomy: Japanese mobile app that lets you create accessories of your own design

See the original story in Japanese. Monomy is an iOS app that offers an online marketplace for creatives, allowing people to make accessories they like...

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui showcases five finalists from first ever FinTech hackathon

See the original story in Japanese. In October Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) held a demo-day for its first ever the Mirai Hackathon event. The...

Japan’s WOVN.io, multilingual support platform for websites, secures $1.1 million funding

See the original story in Japanese. WOVN.io instantly turns a website into a multilingual environment just by adding a single Javascript code to a website...

Japan’s online coding school startup Progate nabs $880K for Asian expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Progate, offering an online code learning service under the same name, announced on Monday that it has secured...

Tokyo Office Tour: Xenodata Lab. uses AI to help investors analyze financial reports

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwz-m8lx4MQ?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. This is part of our ‘Tokyo Office Tour’ series (RSS), a modest attempt to better understand how folks...

Xenoma’s E-skin, smart body-tracking outfit from Japan, launches Kickstarter campaign

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Xenoma, developing a smart apparel product called E-skin, recently announced that it would start sales targeting individual users....

Sumitomo Mitsui launches open innovation space in Tokyo’s most vibrant startup hub

See the original story in Japanese. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG, TSE:8316) earlier this month launched their first open-innovation base named Hoops Link Tokyo in...

Japan’s Hikakaku, purchase price comparison site for used items, raises $3.8M

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Jiraffe, operating the “Hikakaku!” purchase price comparison website for used items, on Thursday announced it had raised 400...