SoftBank Group held the first major close of the The SoftBank Vision Fund with over U.S.$93 billion of committed capital.
UiPath, a robotic process automation software company, raised $30m in Series A funding.
Farmnote Holdings, Inc., a Hokkaido, Japan-based IoT solution provider for dairy and livestock farming, raised 500 million yen in funding.
UniFa, a Japanese maker of an IoT solution for tracking kindergarteners’ physical and mental growth, raised $1m in equity funding.
Moneytree, a Tokyo, Japan-based provider of a personal finance management app, completed a $9m Series B funding.
SB Drive Corp., a Tokyo, Japan-based company aiming to commercialize smart mobility services by utilizing self-driving technologies, received a capital increase through a third-party allocation of shares, with Yahoo! JAPAN making a new investment and SoftBank making an additional investment.
Trillium, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based auto cybersecurity startup, closed its Series A financing round of undisclosed amount.
East Ventures, a South East Asia-based early stage venture capital firm, closed its fifth fund, at $27.5m.
Global early stage venture capital firm 500 Startups has launched its second fund, 500 Durians II for Southeast Asia.
Monstar Lab, Inc., a Meguro, Tokyo, Japan-based mobile & web application development company, raised 250m yen (USD$2.5m) in funding.
SoftBank Group Corp. is to form a private fund for making investments in the technology sector globally.
Money Forward, a Tokyo, Japan-based fintech company, raised approx. $11m in Series D funding.
Stripe, a San Francisco, CA-based fintech startup, received a strategic investment from Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company.
Astellas Pharma, a Tokyo, Japan-based company dedicated to develop pharmaceutical products focusing on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience, has partnered with MPM Capital* to launch DigiTx Partners, a digital health investment company.
SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO:9984), launched a second round for its program that seeks a wide range of innovative solutions and technologies from around the world to consider for commercialization.