Most Common Early-Stage Startup Mistakes

The 28 Most Common Early-Stage Startup Mistakes

Business is common sense. You’d be surprised how successful you can become just by expertly avoiding big blunders. To help you achieve this, we’ve compiled an exhaustive list of the most common early-stage startup mistakes: Table of Contents: . Startup Team Mistakes . Startup Product Mistakes . Startup Marketing Mistakes . Startup Tech Mistakes . […]

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Japanese Startup Ecosystem

25 Japanese Startups Founded in 2020 to Invest in

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories: Innovation Innovative ideas Innovative route to market Innovative product Growth Exceptional growth Exceptional growth strategy Management Societal impact   1. I’mbesideyou The idea behind this startup: Saas,movies,AI,Edtech Headquarters: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Education, Information Technology, SaaS Founders: Shozo Kamiya   2. […]

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Japanese sneaker marketplace reaches $340M valuation after raising funds from SoftBank

Japanese sneaker marketplace reaches $340M valuation after raising funds from SoftBank

Tokyo-based Soda, the Japanese startup behind a marketplace specializing in sneakers and streetwear called SNKRDUNK (pronounced as Sneaker Dunk), announced today that it has secured an undisclosed sum in a series D round from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 (SBVF2), which brought the company’s valuation up to 38 billion yen or $340 million US. This follows […]

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Japan music marketplace Audiostock secures $5.8M for global subscription service

Japan music marketplace Audiostock secures $5.8M for global subscription service

Okayama, Japan-based Audiostock, the Japanese startup behind a marketplace for music composers and sound creators under the same name, has secured 670 million yen (about $5.8 million) in its latest round, according to Nikkei’s report on Wednesday. Participating investors include Susquehanna International Group, Ceres (TSE:3696), and HBCC Technology Investment. This follows the company’s series B […]

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Japan’s space debris remover Astroscale secures $109M, brings valuation to $295M

Japan’s space debris remover Astroscale secures $109M, brings valuation to $295M

Tokyo-based Astroscale Holdings, the Japanese startup offering space debris removal services, has secured approximately 12.4 billion yen (about $109 million) in a Series F round, which brought the startup’s valuation to 33.4 billion yen (about $295 million). This follows their series E round back in October of last year. Investors participating in the latest round […]

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Japanese Startup Ecosystem

How To Start A Business In Japan: A Step-By-Step Guide

Japan is an ever-growing market, and it’s a hugely popular choice for foreign individuals and businesses who want to take the challenge of opening or expanding their business abroad. We have talked in our blog about entering the Japanese market , but in this article, we will be diving deep into the technicality of registering […]

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