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GREE Ventures rebrands to STRIVE, announces $130M first close of new fund

By Prisca Akhaya T.

GREE Ventures has offices in Tokyo and Singapore, and is led by General Partners Yusuke Amano and Tatsuo Tsutsumi Read More

Founders of 500 Startups Japan launch new VC fund Coral Capital

By Sainul Abudheen K

Coral Capital will focus on seed-stage startups in Japan, and will continue to work with 500 Startups on its existing funds Read More

Genesia Ventures launches US$80M fund for startups in Japan, Southeast Asia

By Sainul Abudheen K

Takahiro Suzuki, previously CEO of Indonesian VC firm CyberAgent Ventures, has joined Genesia as a General Partner Read More

Alibaba's Jumpstarter event to showcase 100 global startups in Hong Kong

By Sainul Abudheen K

Jumpstarter aims to identify promising entrepreneurs and provides them with capital, operational support and networking resources to grow their business Read More

Today's top tech news, Nov 01: Malaysian minister says won't give in to cabbies' demands to ban Grab

By Sainul Abudheen K

"The government is aware of the problems faced by taxi drivers, but that it has to look at the issues not only from the perspective of taxi drivers but also that of passengers" Read More

Animoca Brands acquires stake in company behind AI accelerator Zeroth

By Sainul Abudheen K

Total consideration for the transaction is about US$1.08M, which consists of US$720K in cash earn-in and US$360K in Animoca Brands's shares Read More

AI-based auto-documentation tool startup Cinnamon raises US$9M funding

By Sainul Abudheen K

Cinnamon's Flax Scanner enables users to extract information from application forms, documents, and email, and to create formatted documents Read More

Dating app Paktor is heading towards an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange

By Kevin McSpadden

M17 Entertainment, the company that owns Paktor and live-streaming service 17 Media, is hoping to raise US$115 million Read More

Gree Ventures closes second fund, oversubscribed at US$67M final close

By Anisa Menur A. Maulani

Gree Ventures has been targetting to raise US$60 million for its AT-II Investment Limited Partnership Fund Read More

Despite the fintech boom, robo advisors in Japan have yet to make their mark on the industry

By Alexander Thomsen

Robo-advisors in Japan are facing difficulties in winning clients and are increasingly looking for new ways to increase their managed assets Read More