TAG: Japan

99designs raises US$10 million in Series B to expand to Asia

By Donna Louisse | Apr 15, 2015

The round was led by Recruit Strategic Partners, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm of Japan’s Recruit Holdings Read More

Meet the 12 startups that impressed judges with their pitches at B Dash Camp

By Rahil Bhagat | Apr 15, 2015

Twelve startups from seven countries, chosen from a total pool of 54, brought their A game to the pitching competition. Read on to know who took home the prize Read More

Starting up is so painful, I will never want to do it again: GREE Founder

By Rahil Bhagat | Apr 13, 2015

In front of a packed house in Fukuoka, Japan, Yoshikazu Tanaka talks about challenges, secret of GREE's success and what lies ahead Read More

Your weekly Echelon roundup: Crazy Bird ticket packs sold out

By Jin Yao Kwan | Apr 10, 2015

Crazy Bird ticket packs for Echelon Indonesia and the Echelon Asia Summit are all sold out, and the Early Bird tickets will sell out soon with these exciting updates Read More

What country was too challenging for Waze and WhatsApp?

By geektime | Apr 08, 2015

Japan, where consumers demand near perfection, is one of the trickiest markets for a startup. Here are a few tips for those who dare to try Read More

Your weekly Echelon roundup

By Jin Yao Kwan | Apr 02, 2015

The search for the TOP100 Startups arrives in East Asia, and growth barriers will be smashed in Jakarta at Echelon Indonesia in two weeks! Read More

Hosting an investor-centric conference in Tokyo: VentureCon

By Iris Leung | Mar 31, 2015

How can the Asian investment community benefit from VentureCon, an investor-centric conference hosted in Tokyo? Hiroshi Shimazu of Tokyo VC Global Brain weighs in Read More

The search for the TOP100 Startups comes to East Asia

By Jin Yao Kwan | Mar 27, 2015

After Qualifiers in Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia, e27 arrives in East Asia – Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan – in search of TOP100 Startups across Asia Pacific Read More

4 reasons to venture into VentureCon Japan

By Jin Yao Kwan | Mar 26, 2015

Here are four reasons to attend VentureCon Japan: Asia’s premier tech and startup conference for investors. Read More


By e27 Editorial Staff | Mar 20, 2015

SLUSH ASIA brings big thinking and a global community to Asia Read More

Showcase your talent as tech stalwarts host developer workshops in your city

By Jin Yao Kwan | Mar 17, 2015

e27 hosts exciting developer workshops – organised by the top tech companies – in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. Read More

Ticketing platform Peatix bags US$5M in Series B funding

By Twishy Shahi | Mar 17, 2015

Peatix, a global online ticketing platform, has raised US$5 million funding led by DG Incubation, the investment subsidiary of Digital Garage Read More

Japan’s social hiring platform Wantedly enters Indonesia

By Maneka Tanwani | Mar 09, 2015

It is going to launch an Android-based mobile app soon Read More

Japan’s Recruit buys Germany’s Quandoo for US$219M

By geektime | Mar 06, 2015

The acquisition is part of Recruit's strategy of acquiring other lifestyle companies including travel, dining and beauty Read More

Astroscale raises US$7.7 million in Series A funding

By Donna Louisse | Feb 23, 2015

Singapore-based private commercial space venture Astroscale raises US$7.7 million in Series A funding Read More

B Dash Camp invites Southeast Asian founders and investors

By Rahil Bhagat | Feb 18, 2015

B Dash Ventures is opening the doors to its normally invite-only B Dash Camp. The conference will be held in Fukuoka on April 9 and 10, 2015 Read More

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