TAG: Japan

Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million

By geektime | Jan 26, 2016

The acquisition gives Sony a massive outpost in Israel as Altair was in a 'no choice but to sell' situation Read More

[Podcast] 500 Startups' James Riney wants a hustler with authenticity

By Bernard Leong | Jan 19, 2016

The Tokyo-based VC shares his story, talks about traits he looks for in an entrepreneur, discusses Japan' startup ecosystem and more... Read More

The Bridge raises funding from Fuji Startup Ventures, PR Times

By Elaine Huang | Jan 04, 2016

The Japanese startup news media company will put its best foot forward as it plans The Bridge Fes, a startup festival set for February 2016 Read More

Japan/US startup Fresvii raises US$4M from Nissay Capital

By Iris Leung | Dec 18, 2015

After launching in beta late 2014, Fresvii raised US$1.8 million to launch its cloud-based social engagement tool platform AppSteroid Read More

Watch out! This robot could just steal your job

By Kai Kiat Ong | Dec 14, 2015

The author breaks down rising trends in robotics in Singapore, China and Japan and the impact these trends will have over the labour markets of the region Read More

[Podcast] A crazy idea for self-education from Approach's Lisa Enckell

By Bernard Leong | Dec 10, 2015

Lisa Enckell gives Bernard Leong her impressions on various countries across Asia — including the impact WeChat is making in Silicon Valley Read More

Victorious helps celebs like Ryan Higa create communities -- and cash

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 09, 2015

This US company has moved into Asia, and hopes to be the go-to place for Asia's online celebrities to monetise their brands Read More

Sega dumps millions into Singapore mobile gaming distribution startup

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 04, 2015

Sega Networks could have opened an office in Singapore, but instead put its brand in the hands of David Ng and his company goGame Read More

Echelon Central Asia: Adrian Vanzyl's 7 e-commerce trends to watch

By Elaine Huang | Dec 02, 2015

From going mobile-first to using messaging for e-commerce and more, the CEO of venture firm Ardent Capital shares insights in his keynote address Read More

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

[Updated] Vanitee secures US$3M from Ivan Lee and Japan’s @Cosme

By Anisa Menur | Oct 15, 2015

Singapore’s online marketplace for beauticians plans to step up hiring with investment from a serial entrepreneur and 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


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