Japan’s sticker character production Quan to merge with cartoonist agency Wwwaap

Tokyo-based Quan, the Japanese startup producing characters like Betakkuma and Business Fish for messaging stickers, has announced that it will merge with Wwwaap (pronounced ‘warp’), an agency of cartoonists and influencers. The two companies will be merged by January of 2022 to establish a new company called Minto. Quan’s CEO Kazuhiro Mizuno will be appointed […]

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Japan’s Flatt Security nabs $1.8M to help developers fix security issues in codes

Tokyo-based cybersecurity startup Flatt Security announced on Monday that it has secured about 200 million yen (about $1.8 million US) in equity and loans from B Dash Ventures, FinTech Global, and an unnamed business company. For the startup, this follows their $2 million funding back in July of 2019. The latest round brought their total […]

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Mitsubishi Power, El Paso Electric to develop roadmap toward carbon-free energy mix by 2045

Mitsubishi Power, El Paso Electric to develop roadmap toward carbon-free energy mix by 2045

Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc and El Paso Electric have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) creating a collaboration framework to jointly develop projects that will enable EPE to achieve its clean energy goals. The JDA extends EPE’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions by replacing carbon-intensive assets with a combination of renewables, storage and power generation […]

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