Lionbridge, a Waltham, Mass.-based global communications platform, acquired Gengo, a Tokyo, Japan-based edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers.
SunBridge Partners, a venture capital firm targeting investments in global leaders in enterprise software in the US and Japan, sold its holdings in Marketo KK (“Marketo Japan”), the Japan Joint Venture between Marketo, an Adobe company, and SunBridge, to Adobe as part of Adobe’s acquisition of Marketo for $4.75B.
NapaJen Pharma, Inc., a Burlingame, CA-based biotherapeutics company leveraging its proprietary immune cell-targeted oligonucleotide delivery technology to develop novel immunotherapeutic agents, closed a $12.4m Series C financing.
NEC Corporation (NEC)(TOKYO:6701), a Minato, Tokyo, Japan-based leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, acquired KMD Holding ApS, the holding company of KMD A/S (KMD), the largest Danish IT company, for approximately 8 billion Danish Kroner (DKK).
The Hardware Club, a hardware focused investment firm, closed its $50m first fund.
Sansan, a Tokyo, Japan- and Singapore-based provider of a cloud-based contact management service for businesses, raised JPY 3 billion (US$26.43 million) in Series E funding.
Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce (NYSE: CRM)’s global corporate investment arm, has launched new $100m fund focused on Japanese startups working in the Salesforce ecosystem.
NTT Venture Capital, the corporate venture capital arm of Japanese telecom company NTT Communications, closed its first fund, at $500m.
Ricoh Company, Ltd., a Tokyo, Japan-based provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems, is to acquire Hannover, Germany-based industrial printing software company ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH.
SuperReturn will host its annual Private Credit and Venture Capital Japan Conference at the Conrad, Tokyo, in early December.
Toyoda Gosei Co., a Kiyosu, Japan-based specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts, will establish a corporate venture capital department in January 2019.
Taiho Ventures, the strategic corporate venture capital arm of Taiho Pharmaceutical, Co., Ltd., increased its investment pool by US$250m from the initial US$50m to US$300m.
Inkonova AB, a Swedish aerial robotics for underground mining startup, received a significant stake investment from Japan-based commercial drone technology company Terra Drone.
Trende, a Tokyo, Japan-based online renewable energy retailer selling electricity to residential customers in Japan, closed a JPY 730m Series A funding.
Whill, Inc., a Yokohama, Japan-based company behind Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs), raised $45m in funding.