TAG: Japan

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

LINE and LongTu Korea jointly venture to start Lantu Games Limited

By Elaine Huang | Aug 06, 2015

With this US$20 million deal, the two companies will leverage each other's user base and experience in the games business Read More

India’s OYO Rooms grabs US$100M led by SoftBank

By Twishy Shahi | Aug 03, 2015

This funding will be used to increase the size of the network to 50,000 rooms across 100 cities by the end of this year Read More

Japan meets Israel: 3 startups to know from Samurai Demo Day

By geektime | Jul 21, 2015

The incubator has invested in 16 Israeli startups, with the goal to invest in 100 by 2019 Read More

SoftBank to shut down venture capital arm

By Twishy Shahi | Jul 20, 2015

The way to preserve long-term sustainability of SoftBank is to be large, minority shareholders of many assets, says President Nikesh Arora Read More

Shanghai represents consumer tech future: CES Asia Show Director

By Rahil Bhagat | Jul 09, 2015

The worlds of consumer tech and startups are melding like never before. e27 sat down with John Kelley to find out the trends and more Read More

Monk's Hill Ventures now backed by Yahoo Japan -- and Samurais?

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 18, 2015

Japanese venture capital leaving the country to travel south is nothing new. Going as far back as 2013, reports have commented on the surge of Japanese investments into Southeast Asia Read More

Echelon 2015: "APAC has an unhealthy obsession with unicorns"

By Twishy Shahi | Jun 17, 2015

Rakuten Ventures’ Saemin Ahn, and a speaker at the upcoming Echelon Asia Summit, says startups should rather focus on building a robust product Read More

Here's how SoftBank is hunting for the next unicorn

By Twishy Shahi | Jun 15, 2015

The company has invested US$1.12 billion across six deals in 2015 so far Read More

Japan's Cookpad buys Indian recipe-sharing startup Cucumbertown

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jun 15, 2015

The acquisition will enable Cucumbertown to scale to international markets and monetise the platform Read More

LINE amps up offerings in Japan with music streaming service

By Donna Louisse | Jun 11, 2015

Can LINE raise the bar for Japan's music streaming, when streaming subscriptions accounted for only 3 per cent of the US$2.48 billion industry? Read More

Rakuten looks to raise US$1.5B to gobble up more companies

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 04, 2015

This is not the first time Rakuten has made public offerings of new shares, having done so a handful of times previously in 2006, 2004, 2003 and 2000 Read More

Funding Bytes: Daily tech funding news updates, May/15

By e27 Editorial Staff | May 15, 2015

Welcome to our daily compilation of tech funding news in Asia. We’ll be updating this post as news comes in, so watch this space Read More

SoftBank names Nikesh Arora as President & Son’s potential successor

By Twishy Shahi | May 12, 2015

The overseas market will be a major focus area for SoftBank, announces Son Read More

How about an app that can send earthquake warnings

By Twishy Shahi | May 08, 2015

GPS in smartphones can detect earthquakes and trigger warnings before the strongest waves begin, say researchers Read More

Japan’s VRG acquires tour packages marketplace Flocations

By Sainul Abudheen K | Apr 30, 2015

With this acquisition, VRG plans to expand its tour packages business to Southeast Asia Read More

Japan’s love for India's consumer Internet continues as Mitsui backs Naaptol

By Sainul Abudheen K | Apr 28, 2015

The business conglomerate participated in US$21 million funding round in e-commerce firm Naaptol, along with NEA, Canaan and SVB Read More

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