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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...

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...
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Cinnamon pitching private photo sharing to the Southeast Asian market

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLcBu9oD_qE&w=560&h=315] At the Startup Asia conference today in Singapore, Cinnamon - a startup led by CEO Miku Hirano - pitched a new photo app...

Six influential business leaders open up studio complex in Tokyo for game changers

See the original story in Japanese. Updated at Noon on April 11: The titles of Masui and Mizuguchi were revised according to the request from...

Japan’s D Free, bowel movement and urination predictor, secures $1 million

See the original story in Japanese. Triple W Japan, developer of wearable bowel movement predictor D Free, recently announced that they have been certified by...

Sumitomo Mitsui launches open innovation space in Tokyo’s most vibrant startup hub

See the original story in Japanese. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG, TSE:8316) earlier this month launched their first open-innovation base named Hoops Link Tokyo in...

Meet the Japanese company looking to change online video by crowdsourcing animation

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E69SeIuFX_Y?rel=0&w=600&h=340] See the original article in Japanese Before reading on, please check out the clip above. The promotion videos introduced in that clip can be...

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...

SmartDrive: Exploring the future of the car through big data

See the original article in Japanese SmartDrive, a Japanese startup developing automobile hardware and providing big-data analytics, announced on February 18th that it...

Recipe suggestion app ‘Me:new’ wins Docomo Ventures’ second demo day

Docomo Ventures, the investment arm of Japan’s leading mobile telecom, held a demo event this week, where they showcased six startups from the second...

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