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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...

Japanese startup Nature raises $4.7M to grow smart AC control business globally

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup Nature develops an IoT product for smart air-conditioner named Nature Remo. The company announced on Thursday that...

Japan’s Ground, developing AI and robotics for intelligent logistics, secures $16.2M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ground, the Japanese startup developing artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics solutions specifically focused on offering intelligent logistics, announced...

Cool Japan Fund invests $10M in LA-based wine club startup to promote sake in...

See the original story in Japanese. Previously known as Club W, Los Angeles-based Winc has been offering wine subscription service for American individuals. Cool Japan...

Makuake, Citiesocial join forces to help Japan crowdfunded products reach Asian markets

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Makuake, the Japanese company behind the leading crowdfunding site under the same name, announced...

Digital Base Capital launches proptech fund, raising from Japanese real estate gurus

See the original story in Japanese. Digital Base Capital, Japan's first VC firm focused on the PropTech (property technology) vertical, announced it launch on Friday....

Japan startup offering airport/hotel luggage delivery secures series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Airporter, the Japanese startup offering the same-day travel luggage delivery service to/from selected airports in Japan under the...

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