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EastMeetEast, dating app for Asian Americans, gets funds from Japanese investors

See the original story in Japanese. New York City in the US is this nation's largest urban area and Mecca for IT startups in which...

Japan’s online coding school startup Progate launches English beta for global 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 launched...

Japanese Raspberry Pi robot reaches Kickstarter goal in 2 days

Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer, capable of many of the same functions as your desktop PC. And Tokyo-based gadget creator Kiluck has...

Buzzreach raises $450K to help Japanese pharma firms ease clinical trials for drugs

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MedTech startup Buzzreach announced today that it has fundraised 50 million yen (about $450,000 US) in a seed...

Japan’s Netprice.com raises $7.7M from Digital Garage, intensifies ties for global business

Japan-based internet giant Netprice.com (TSE:3328) recently announced that it has raised about 790 million yen (approximately $7.67 million) from fellow Japanese web conglomerate Digital...

San Francisco-based Kamcord wants Asia to record and share more mobile gaming videos

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6BtVCYVjdY&w=560&h=315] While this week's Infinity Ventures Summit in Kyoto was largely a domestic affair, there were a number of out-of-towners in attendance looking to...

Japan’s Dentsu Ventures invests in SF-based cloud-first phone developer Nextbit

See the original story in Japanese. Dentsu Ventures, a corporate venture capital of the Japanese ad agency Dentsu (TSE:4324), announced today that it has invested...

Mamorio, major Japanese pharma tie up for dementia sufferer support

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Eisai (TSE:4523)  - a Japanese...

Osaka University promoting photonics startup activities

Tokyo-based “Tex” Pomeroy and Kyoto-based Taijiro Takeda contributed to this story. See the original story in Japanese. Osaka University Photonics Center, which conducts advanced R&D on...

12 finalists from around the world compete at B Dash Camp pitch arena in...

This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Fukuoka 2015.This is a combined abridged version of the first article and the...

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