Geodesic Capital, a San Francisco, CA- and Tokyo, Japan-based independent growth stage venture capital firm investing in U.S.-based consumer and enterprise technology companies, closed its first fund, at $335m.
Xenoma, Inc., a Japan, Tokyo- and Worcester, MA-based wearable electronics apparel startup, secured 185 M Yen ($1.7M) in funding.
bitFlyer, a Tokyo, Japan-based bitcoin exchange, raised ¥3bn (approx. $27m) in Series C funding.
Kyulux, Inc., a Fukuoka, Japan-based advanced materials startup that is commercializing the next generation of OLED display and lighting technology known as TADF (Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence), raised $13.5m (¥1.5 Billion Japanese Yen) in Series A venture capital funding.
Global early stage venture capital firm 500 Startups is seeking to raise a new fund dedicated to Japan. According to a regulatory filing with the S.E.C., the fund has a final target of $10m. It lists founding partners David McClure, Chistine Tsai and venture partner James Riney as people related to the offering. 500 Startups […]
Rakuten Ventures, Rakuten‘s early stage corporate venture capital firm, has launched a new fund dedicated to Japan. The 10 billion yen (approx. US$84m) Rakuten Ventures Japan Fund will focus on making investments in and empowering the community of Japanese startups with advanced technology and business models. The fund, which will be led by Managing Partner […]
Kii, a San Mateo, CA- and Tokyo, Japan-based platform that enables mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for global customers, received an equity funding from Cisco Investments, Cisco‘s corporate venture capital arm.
A chat platform changing the world of business building a creative working culture. This is the mission of ChatWork, the Japanese company ready to disrupt the team collaboration process, which too often still relies on paper and email. Following the close of the Series B round, we spoke with CEO Toshi Yamamoto about the opportunity they […]
ChatWork, an Osaka, Japan-based provider of a business chat platform, secured $12.5m in Series B funding.
Cue Inc., a San Diego, CA-based at-home device for tracking health information at the molecular level, received an investment from Dentsu Ventures Global Fund I, Dentsu (TOKYO: 4324; ISIN: JP3551520004)’s corporate venture capital fund.
Fresvii Inc., the Redwood City, California- and Tokyo, Japan-based maker of AppSteroid, the platform that creates social networks in mobile games and apps, raised $4m in funding.
Kabuku, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based 3D printing startup, raised $750m JPY (approx. $6.1m) in Series A funding.
Tokyo, Japan-based Internet services company Rakuten, Inc. (TOKYO:4755) officially launched a new US$100m global fintech fund.
Venture capital firm Fenox Venture Capital has launched a new fund with Sunnyhealth, a Japanese provider of weight loss and health and beauty products.
MoneyForward, a Japan-based accounting startup, raised JPY 1.6 billion in a Series C funding round.