SmartNews, Inc., a global news discovery company, is completing its $92m Series E funding round.
Aspirant Group, a Japanese middle-market buyout firm, closed a ¥50 Billion fund.
Paidy Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based payment provider offering instantly-issued credit, raised $143m in equity and debt funding.
Cyfirma, a Singapore and Tokyo, Japan-based predictive cyber threat visibility and intelligence analytics platform company, separated from Antuit Group, and received additional funding.
Unilever, the transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, recently made two acquisitions.
AI Medical Service Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based real-time endoscopic artificial intelligence (AI) developer, raised approximately $42.9m in Series B funding.
Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., a Tokyo, Japan-based specialty pharma company with a focus on oncology, is to invest up to US$30m in Remiges Biopharma Fund II, LP, a biopharma venture capital fund formed by Remiges Ventures, Inc.
Atonarp, a Tokyo, Japan-based hi-tech molecular diagnostics company, raised $33m in Series C funding.
Idein, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based IoT company, secured $7.8m in its latest funding.
SmartNews, Inc., a global news discovery company, secured $28m in Series E funding.
Unilever completed the acquisition of Tatcha, a Japanese inspired skincare brand.
NEC Corporation (NEC; TOKYO: 6701) acquired OncoImmunity AS, a Norway-based bioinformatics company that develops proprietary machine learning software to support the fight against cancer.
Synspective Inc., a Japanese startup which provides satellite data solutions using small sized SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites, raised $100m in funding.
Connected Robotics, a Tokyo, Japan-based developer of specialized robot solutions for cooking, raised 850m yen in Series A funding.
Tier IV, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based open-source self-driving startup, raised over $100m in Series A funding.