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Japan’s influencer marketing startup BitStar expands into Greater China, Southeast Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup BitStar, the company behind influencer support platform under the same name and YouTuber production E-DGE, announced earlier...

WOVN unveils iOS SDK, helps developers support multilingual features in mobile apps

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Wovn Technologies launched last week the beta version of Wovn.app, an SDK (software developer kit) that allows mobile...

Next-gen drone startup Aeronext wins pitch arena at B Dash Camp Fall 2018 in...

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese outstanding VC firm B Dash Ventures held its flagship semi-annual conference B Dash Camp 2018 Fall in Fukuoka...

Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies makes successful space rocket launch

Japanese space startup Intersteller Technologies announced earlier today that it has successfully launched a small rocket in Hokkaido this morning. The company is well...
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Japan’s Pocket Concierge fills cancelled restaurant reservations with eager customers

Read this story in Japanese. When you go for a night out on the town, how do you find the best restaurant? In Japan, most...

Capitalico, forex algo-trading platform, wins FinTech startups gathered at FIBC in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese. Financial Innovation Business Conference (FIBC) is an annual FinTech startup event which has been offered by Information Services International-Dentsu...

Japanese IoT-focused MVNO Soracom snags additional $5.8M funding for series B round

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Japan’s MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) Soracom, which offers mobile data communication over its...

Japan’s social news aggregator for press Spectee announces Asian, US expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Spectee, the startup behind the artificial intelligence(AI)-powered platform offering news materials based on social media analytics, announced today...

Base, Japan’s answer to Shopify, snags $14M to strengthen payment solutions unit

See the original story in Japanese. As per some media reports, Tokyo-based Base, the Japanese startup behind an instant e-commerce platform, recently announced it has...

Cloud management platform Mobingi wins Draper Nexus’ B2B Summit in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by Daiki Suzuki, consultant of Tokyo-based incubation consultancy / startup-focused investment firm Archetype. See the original story in Japanese. Draper...

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