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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...

Japanese business chat tool developer Chatwork files for IPO

Kobe-headquartered Chatwork, the startup behind a cloud-based business chat tool under the same name, announced on Thursday that its IPO application to the Tokyo...

Japanese mobile analytics startup Repro sets up shop in Singapore for SEA expansion

See the original story in Japan. Tokyo-based Repro, the provider of mobile analytics tool under the same name, announced today that it has established a...
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News app developer Smartnews nabs $29M in series E, becomes Japan’s 3rd unicorn

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Smartnews, the developer of curated news app under the same name, announced on Monday that it has raised...

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