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Japan’s biotech firm Spiber secured $240M to build polymer production facility in US

Japan’s biotech firm Spiber secured $240M to build polymer production facility in US

Spiber has been developing plant-based artificial protein fiber material called Brewed Protein. The Japanese startup announced on Wednesday that it has secured 25 billion yen (about $240 million) utilizing a value securitization structure. This funding …

Motivation

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How a Homeless High School Dropout Became CEO of a $1 Billion Company

Homeless High School Dropout to CEO of ¥100 billion Japan startup

Taihei Kobayashi has gone from sleeping on the streets of Tokyo to heading a technology startup with a market value over ¥100 billion ($1 billion). His rags-to-riches story is among …

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Business

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Japan venture fund Global Brain eyes China and India for growth

Japan venture fund Global Brain eyes China and India for growth

TOKYO – Global Brain, one of Japan’s largest venture capital companies, plans to invest more in startups in China and India as it looks to take advantage of geopolitical tensions …

Sports

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Gov't to let foreign athletes enter Japan under certain conditions

Olympic athletes won’t be forced to get COVID-19 vaccinations, says Bach

TOKYO International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that athletes would not be forced to get COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, but he said they should …