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Meet 4 startups that pitched at Global Brain annual portfolio showcase in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese VC firm Global Brain held the its annual event called Global Brain Alliance Forum 2018 last month in...

Japan Airlines launches $70M fund for business collaboration with startups

See the orignal story in Japanese. Japan Airlines (JAL) announced on Thursday that it is forming a new fund focused on investing in startups in...

Japan’s Grooves raises $920K from Halal fund to expand recruiting business in Malaysia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Grooves, the company best known for its engineer recruiting platform called Forkwell, announced today that it has fundraised...

Japan’s Morning Pitch reveals 7 outstanding teams from presentations throughout 2018

See the original story in Japanese. Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support and Nomura Securities conducted the first special event of the year for their Morning Pitch...

Back pain management app Pocket Therapist wins Health 2.0 Asia-Japan pitch competition

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MedPeer, the Japanese company behind an online community for medics under the same name, held the Health 2.0...

Japanese crowdsourced translation startup Gengo acquired by Lionbridge

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based crowdsourced translation startup Gengo announced on Thursday that it has been acquired by Lionbridge Technologies. Financial terms on...

American Express buys Japanese restaurant reservation startup Pocket Concierge

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Pocket Concierge, the Japanese startup offering an online restaurant reservation platform under the same name, has been fully...

Japanese investment firm aSTART launches $46M space tech fund

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese investment firm aSTART announced on Monday it has formed the Space aSTART new fund specializing in space tech...

Kamereo raises $500K to help restaurants in Vietnam manage suppliers, food orders

See the original story in Japanese. Ho Chi Minh City-based Kamereo, the startup behind a B2B food marketplace for restaurants in Vietnam under the same...

Japan’s Code Republic accelerator debuts 4 startups at Winter 2018 Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Code Republic, the startup accelerator jointly operated by YJ Capital and East Ventures, hosted the Demo Day of...

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