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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...

Japan’s Gitai, developing robots replacing astronauts, secures $4.1M series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Gitai, the Japanese telexistannce robotics startup for the space industry, announced on Tuesday that it has secured $4.1...

Boasting 300M+ consumer reach in Asia, Yoyo launches Popstar influencer platform

See the original story in Japanese. Manila-based Yoyo Holdings, the startup known for its PopSlide mobile rewards platform, announced on Monday that it has officially...

Japan’s social gifting and e-voucher rewards platform Giftee files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Giftee, the Japanese startup behind the platform allowing users to send friends an e-voucher which they can then...