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Japan’s Creww now offering a credit card for startups

The folks over at Tokyo-based startup community Creww.me have announced an interesting new addition to their marketplace, with a new credit card offering in...

Japan New Economy Summit: Recommendations for Japan

This is part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit happening in Tokyo. See previous updates here. Participants in the sixth and final...

Japan’s Nine matchmaking app connects users through best nine Instagram photos

See the original story in Japanese. Did you know that a photo-sharing campaign called #2015bestnine has swept the social media sphere around the world? It...

Japan’s medtech startup CureApp gets $14M to help reduce lifestyle diseases globally

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s digital health startup CureApp announced on Monday that it had fundraised 1.5 billion yen (about $14 million) in...

Digg CEO Gary Liu foresees messaging-driven media taking center stage in business sectors

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. In early October, Digg CEO...

Boasting over 1.3M users, Japan’s Eureka tackles online dating with data-driven approach

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup Eureka has an office in Ebisu, Tokyo. Since its launch in 2008, the company has provided mobile...

Japan’s Base Food raises $880K seed funding to sell nutritionally complete pasta in US

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Base Food, developing a nutritionally complete food product capable of becoming a staple food named Base Pasta, in...

Triple W Japan, developer of DFree urination predictor, secures $4.4M pre-series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Triple W Japan, the startup which developed urination predictor device DFree, announced on Monday that it has raised...
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New Japanese subscription service delivers fresh roasted coffee to your door

It has been interesting to watch the development of many online subscription commerce services over the past few years. Depending on the product, some...

Japan’s Dazzle lands $1.8 million to develop growth hack tool for VR game developers

See the original story in Japanese. Updated on March 6: Dazzle CEO's first name was corrected. Tokyo-based Dazzle, which develops mobile game apps as well as...

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