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Japan’s SmartDrive, car telematics startup, nabs $9M series B to ramp up big data...

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Smart Drive, offering the DriveOps vehicle management platform utilizing big data, announced last week that it has fundraised...

Japan’s Jiraffe launches “honesty” app Peing – QuestionBox for global audience

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Jiraffe announced today that it had launched a so-called “honesty” app for 40 English-speaking markets. The app, dubbed...

Japan’s Dely secures $27M to beat Cookpad for online recipe market dominance

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. As reported earlier this morning, Tokyo-based Dely, the Japanese video-centric culinary media startup offering...
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Selected startups move on from Orange Fab Tokyo to demo in Paris

Back in February we briefly introduced the eight startups joining Orange Fab Tokyo, one of the regional accelerator programs from the French telecom Orange....

Triple W Japan, developer of urination predictor, wins $610K grant for clinical research

  See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Triple W Japan, the Japanese startup developing developer of urination predictor device DFree, announced last week that it...

Japan’s Makuake ties up with Korea’s Wadiz for more cross-border crowdfunding deals

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Makuake, the Japanese company behind crowdfunding platform under the same name, announced on Thursday that it has partnered...

Japan’s Candee secures $21.5 million to expand into sports livestreaming business

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based Candee, a livestreaming startup focused on millennials such as producing the "Live Shop!"...

Japan’s Ookami behind sports-centric social network app Player! raises series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ookami, the Japanese startup behind sports entertainment app “Player!”, earlier this month announced that it has raised an...

Buzzreach raises $450K to help Japanese pharma firms ease clinical trials for drugs

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MedTech startup Buzzreach announced today that it has fundraised 50 million yen (about $450,000 US) in a seed...

Japan’s VRize, 360-degree VR ad network, secures six-digit funding from B Dash, Speee

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based VRize, the company developing ad network business in the virtual reality (VR) space,...