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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...

Funderbeam, stock exchange for startups, teams up with Taizo Son for Asia expansion

See the original story in Japanese. This is a part of our on-site coverage of Slush Tokyo 2017. Funderbeam, originally from Estonia, offers a blockchain-based stock...

Smart stethoscope startup AMI wins KDDI’s Mugen Labo accelerator 11th Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese leading telco KDDI (TSE:9433) held a Demo Day for its incubation program KDDI Mugendai Labo last week. Among...

Money Forward, Japan’s SaaS accounting startup, files for IPO

Tokyo-based Money Forward, Japan's leading SaaS (software as a service) accounting startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)...

Famione wins Open Network Lab Demo Day with app that helps couples get pregnant

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup incubator Open Network Lab earlier this month held Demo Day for its Seed Accelerator Program 15th batch....

Japanese startup unveils AI-powered rule sets solution to secure AWS-hosted websites

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cyber Security Cloud, the Japanese startup behind a cloud-based web application firewall (WAF) called Kogeki Shadan-kun, unveiled a...