Hachi Tama Inc., a Kanagawa, Japan-based pet-tech startup, completed its $4m ($1=¥100) Pre-Series A funding.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) completed the acquisition of the robotic SI business mainly operated by JR Automation Technologies, LLC , from funds managed by Crestview Partners.
ChatBook, a Tokyo, Japan-based marketing automation startup, raised $1m in funding.
Phybbit, Ltd., a Tokyo, Japan-based provider of a fraud protection tool, raised 320m yen (USD $2.9m) in Series A funding.
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.