Plaid, Inc., the Japanese company that provides the CX platform KARTE for digital marketers, raised 2.7 billion JPY in funding.
Trigence Semiconductor, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based audio IC design and solution provider, offering pure digital audio products for the consumer and IT markets, closed its Series C funding.
GetMyBoat, a San Francisco, CA-based boat rental and water experience marketplace, secured up to $10M in funding.
Aisin Group, a Japan-based automotive components and systems manufacturer, is launching a $50m venture fund with US Silicon Valley-based Fenox Venture Capital.
Japan is a technological and economic powerhouse whose industries reverberate across the world, as events in the Japanese industry have the power to affect other global economies in a major way.
Panasonic Corporation (TOKYO:6752) is teaming up with Scrum Ventures, a San Francisco based early-stage venture capital firm, to launch a new initiative aimed at enabling a new generation of products.
Genesis Healthcare Co., a Tokyo, Japan-based genetic testing and research company, raised 1.65 Billion Yen.
Authlete Co., Ltd., a Tokyo, Japan-based OAuth 2.0 server & OpenID Connect provider, closed a US$3m Pre-Series A funding round.
KKday, an Asian travel-experience platform, raised US$10.5m in funding.
SmartHR, a Tokyo, Japan-based HR management platform provider, secured US$13.3m in series B funding.
Eyeota, a global audience data company, raised $12.5m in Series B funding.
Section Eight Co Ltd., a Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo, Japan-based company that operates bars, nightclubs and restaurants, received a majority investment from J-Star Co.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has launched Alliance Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1 billion to support open innovation over the next five years.
Kaizen Platform, Inc., a Minato Ward, Tokyo-based provider of optimization technology platform and services, secured $4.6m in Series C funding.
ispace, a Tokyo, Japan-based private lunar exploration company, raised $90.2m in Series A funding.