LeapMind, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based deep learning solution provider for enterprises, raised US$10m in funding.
Akatsuki Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based entertainment company, launch ed a new investment fund focused on entertainment technologies, specializing in Augmented Reality (AR).
360ip Japan, KK, a Tokyo, Japan-based provider of technology commercialization and investment management expertise, has launched a new fund to support the commercialization of seed technologies developed in academic institutes and corporations across a variety of industries.
AppGuard LLC, a Chantilly, VA – based maker of intelligent prevention endpoint protection software, secured a more than $30m Series B financing round.
Infostellar, a Tokyo, Japan-based developer of a satellite antenna sharing platform, raised $7.3m in Series A funding.
Monstar Lab, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based software development firm, raised JPY 700 million (US$6.3M) in a new round of equity financing.
Sansan Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based provider of cloud-based business card management services, raised US$38m (S$52m) in Series D funding.
CerebrEX, an Osaka City, Japan-based fabless semiconductor startup, raised ¥800m in funding.
Anaeropharma Science, a Tokyo, Japan-based biotech company, raised $13.1m in funding.
SanBio, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan, and Mountain View, California-based scientific leader in regenerative medicine for neurological disorders, has been awarded a $20m grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).
Floadia Corporation, a Tokyo, Japan-based developer of embedded flash memory IP, closed its Japanese yen 1.6 billion (approx. US$14.5m) Series B funding.
The Venture Reality Fund (The VR Fund), a global venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in the augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) spaces, and Yahoo! Japan Corporation (Yahoo! Japan, TYO:4689), have teamed up to accelerate growth in the AR and VR industries.
Plug and Play, one the world’s largest accelerators, will launch the first program in Tokyo this fall, partnering with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).
Meditrix, a Tokyo, Japan-based Contract Research Organization (CRO), received an investment from genae, a CRO and service provider for the medical industries.
SoftBank Group held the first major close of the The SoftBank Vision Fund with over U.S.$93 billion of committed capital.