TAG: Japan

Japan’s Mitsui invests US$52M more in India's Naaptol

By Sainul Abudheen K | Nov 24, 2015

In April this year, the tele-shopping portal had raised US$21 million led by the Japanese business giant Read More

How brands like Alibaba, Xiaomi came by their names

By Branding in Asia | Nov 02, 2015

These 10 Asian brand origin stories range from the profound to the simple to the whimsical Read More

Japan's startup scene: Centuries-old craft and new tech

By Guest Contributor | Nov 02, 2015

From the traditional 'keiretsu' way of doing business to starting up, Japan has come a long way. Here is what we can learn from its entrepreneurs Read More

We are lovin' these 8 startups

By Kevin McSpadden | Oct 30, 2015

From the ultimate concierge app to the coolest 'bookmark' in Asia, these eight startups are especially tickling our fancy Read More

Flying paper cranes are the next evolution in drone technology

By Yon Heong Tung | Oct 22, 2015

Japan is incorporating technology into the ancient craft of Origami Read More

No more boring chores! Get a robot to fold your clothes

By Yon Heong Tung | Oct 21, 2015

With Laundroid, the future of laundry may be completely automated Read More

Can this company solve Earth’s space trash problem?

By geektime | Oct 20, 2015

Astroscale is sick of satellite and rocket refuse polluting the skies, so it’s doing something about it Read More

Vanitee secures undisclosed funding from Japan’s @Cosme

By Anisa Menur | Oct 15, 2015

Singapore’s online marketplace for beauticians plans to step up hiring with investment from Japan’s top beauty portal Read More

176K Japanese stores will soon support Alipay

By geektime | Oct 08, 2015

Chinese tourists will soon be able to make offline payments with their Alipay Wallet while travelling in Japan Read More

Startup in Spotlight: Spottly lets you collect the places you adore

By Elaine Huang | Oct 02, 2015

It's all about user curation through content, says Edwyn Chan, Founder and CEO of the Hong Kong-based travel app company, in a chat with e27 Read More

Japanese fintech startup Orb launches new cryptocurrency management platform

By geektime | Oct 02, 2015

The Tokyo-based startup has also introduced a decentralised cloud computing system leveraging blockchain-based authentication technology, raised US$2.3 million in funding Read More

I like founders who can sell: 500 Startups Japan's James Riney

By Elaine Huang | Sep 28, 2015

e27 catches up with the Head of 500 Startups Japan on the country's viability for startups, his go-to list for potential CEOs and more Read More

WearYouWant bags Series B round from Japan’s Start Today

By Elaine Huang | Sep 25, 2015

In August 2014, WearYouWant secured a Series A investment round of US$1.5 million led by Digital Media Partners Read More

Korea-based Shakr inks content partnership with Yahoo! Japan, eyes US market

By Kevin McSpadden | Sep 17, 2015

The root of the deal stemmed from an introduction at a 500 Startups demo day Read More

500 Startups continues Asia expansion with US$30M microfund for Japan

By Yon Heong Tung | Sep 08, 2015

The fund will be headed by former VC at DeNA James Riney and an undisclosed partner; to be focussed on enabling startups in the country Read More

Japan’s wearable smart toy startup Moff raises US$1.3M

By geektime | Sep 08, 2015

Moff will use the funds to strengthen its structure, to focus on developing the gaming platform, users’ action and activity-based analysis technologies Read More

Japan’s agriculture tech company Farmnote raises US$1.7M

By geektime | Aug 28, 2015

Farmnote wants to integrate wearable technology into Japan's agriculture industry Read More

Japan’s weight loss advisory startup FiNC raises US$5.3M

By geektime | Aug 26, 2015

The former head coach of the Japanese national soccer team is amongst a group of angel investors Read More

Toyko's cloud accounting service freee bags US$30M Series C funding

By Kevin McSpadden | Aug 24, 2015

The recent round means the fintech company has raised a total of US$43 million since its founding in July 2012 Read More

Stripe Co-Founder John Collison shares his product-focused vision for Asia

By Iris Leung | Aug 07, 2015

Now worth US$5 billion, the five-year-old Stripe is operating in 21 countries with betas in Europe and Asia including Singapore Read More

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