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Wassha, power supplier for off-grid Africa, snags $9M from Daikin, Yamaha Motor, others

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Wassha, developing a prepaid solar power delivery service to off-grid areas in rural Africa by networking kiosk vendors...

Japanese accounting startup Freee to go IPO, targets $1B valuation: Nikkei

Nikkei reported earlier this morning that Tokyo-based Freee, a Japanese startup behind a cloud-based accounting platform under the same name, is planning to get...

Smart driving assistant developer Drivemode acquired by Honda R&D

See the original story in Japanese. Honda R&D, the research and development-focused subsidiary of the Japanese automotive giant, announced on Monday that it has acquired...

Japanese AI-powered cancer detection startup raises $43M in series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based AI Medical Service, the Japanese startup developing the AI-powered technology to detect cancerous lesions from endoscopic footage, announced...

Japan’s “flying car” developer SkyDrive snags $14M, expects manned test flight this year

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based SkyDrive, the Japanese drone startup spun off from the Cartivator volunteer group consisting of aircraft, drone and automotive...

Japan’s UniFa, developing AI/IoT-powered kindergartner monitoring, secures $32M series C

See the original story in Japanese. Nagoya-based UniFa, the Japanese startup behind the Lookmee service brand using AI-powered IoT (Internet of solutions) solutions for tracking...

Japanese e-commerce platform Base files for IPO

Tokyo-based Base, the e-commerce platform provider dubbed Japan’s answer to Shopify, announced on Friday that the IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)...

Japanese house construction management SaaS Andpad closes series B with $22.6M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Oct, the Japanese startup developing and providing the Andpad house construction management platform, announced on Thursday that it...

Japan’s end-of-life startup Yoriso secures $18.8 million

Tokyo-based Yoriso, the Japanese startup previously known as Minrebi that connects bereaved families to funeral homes and other end-of-life service providers, announced today that...

Japan’s luxury brand consignment app Reclo raises $34M to boost China expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Active Sonar, the startup behind luxury brand consignment app Reclo, announced on Thursday that it has raised 3.6...