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Photo sharing app Snapeee raises US$4M in Series C funding

Photo sharing app Snapeee raises US$4M in Series C funding

Mind Palette, the Tokyo-based startup behind Snapeee, has secured the investment from Global Brain and Kodansha
29, Jul 2014
Bitcoin exchange Bitflyer raises US$1.6M; aims to fill Mt Gox void

Bitcoin exchange Bitflyer raises US$1.6M; aims to fill Mt Gox void

A former Goldman Sachs trader, Yuzo Kano of Japanese Bitcoin firm Bitflyer, has raised US$1.6 million and aims to fill the Mt Gox void
24, Jul 2014
Global Brain and KDDI team up to invest US$8M in four startups

Global Brain and KDDI team up to invest US$8M in four startups

Both companies' funding programme has US$49M fund size; startups being funded include VentureBeat and Issuu
17, Jul 2014
LINE to file for IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange

LINE to file for IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange

The chat app player is going the initial public offering route that may be worth US$9.85 billion
15, Jul 2014
Can Japan's contact sharing app Sansan ace it in the US?

Can Japan’s contact sharing app Sansan ace it in the US?

The name card-scanning service expanded to the US recently. How is it doing there?
11, Jul 2014
GREE leads US$4.5M Series A-1 investment in HotelQuickly

GREE leads US$4.5M Series A-1 investment in HotelQuickly

Why would GREE, with its recently launched last-minute booking app Tonight, invest in a potential competitor?
10, Jul 2014
Global Brain invests in Korea's matchmaking art site

Global Brain invests in Korea’s matchmaking art site

The venture capital company is putting money in Mbite, creators of Rainbow.dot, so that it can spread its services beyond South Korea and Japan
8, Jul 2014
Take your website global with WOVN.io

Take your website global with WOVN.io

New service from Japan-based Minimal Technologies lets you translate your website in nearly 10 languages with a single, simple-to-use API
News 91
8, Jul 2014
12 things you didn't know about King, the Candy Crush Saga makers

12 things you didn’t know about King, the Candy Crush Saga makers

What do you know about the fine folks behind today's most 'celebrated' time-waster? Here's a bit of trivia in case you're wondering
News 56
7, Jul 2014
The accidents that put Mad Catz on the fighting game map

The accidents that put Mad Catz on the fighting game map

Community and Sponsorship Manager Mark 'Markman23' Julio explains how its stint in Japan put the company where it is today
News 41
2, Jul 2014
LINE's adorable Disney-themed puzzle game may be out in SEA next week

LINE’s adorable Disney-themed puzzle game may be out in SEA next week

[Update] The puzzle game will be available in English in SEA; has become quite a rage in Japan with more than 14 million downloads since the launch
News 25
2, Jul 2014
Why is Rakuten acquiring stakes in AirAsia Japan?

Why is Rakuten acquiring stakes in AirAsia Japan?

The partnership with AirAsia plans to net US$68M for Japan branch; complements well with Rakuten Travel business
News 19
1, Jul 2014
Capcom Founder puts earnings into wine business

Capcom Founder puts earnings into wine business

Capcom CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto does not wish to form an M&A deal following a rejected takeover proposal in mid-June
30, Jun 2014
Rarejob now listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Rarejob now listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Japan's English educational platform Rarejob is now listed on TSE Mothers market. Congratulations!
Business 481
27, Jun 2014
Japan can now sing

Japan can now sing “But first, let me take a selfie”

Selfie messenger React launches beta in Japan. How will this app do in a country, where stickers, emoticons and messaging is celebrated?
News 43
27, Jun 2014
Google Play's revenue growth big in Japan thanks to games

Google Play’s revenue growth big in Japan thanks to games

Recent stats show that quarterly app revenue more than doubled last year; free-to-play games help bump revenue numbers
News 15
24, Jun 2014

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