LegalForce secures $100M+ in series D

LegalForce-AI-powered contract management startup raises $100M+ in series D

Tokyo-based LegalForce announced on Thursday that it has secured approximately 13.7 billion yen (over $101.6 million US) in a Series D round. The round is led by by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from Sequoia China, Goldman Sachs, WiL (World Innovaion Lab, Mizuho Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and others. WiL, Mizuho Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ […]

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Wassha raises $8.2M to diversify business

Wassha raises $8.2M in new Round to diversify business beyond power supply in off-grid Africa

Tokyo-based Wassha, building a retail platform by networking local kiosks in rural Africa, announced on Friday that it has raised $1.14 billion yen (about $8.2 million US) in a series C round. Dai-ichi Life Insurance, Daikin Industries (TSE: 6367), Mistletoe Japan, Yamaha Motor (TSE: 7272), and the University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC) participated […]

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High blood pressure in youth may have an impact on brain health and cognitive function later in life

High blood pressure in youth may have an impact on brain health and cognitive function later in life

If you experience high blood pressure from youth, it could significantly affect your brain health in middle age and beyond. Dimensions/Getty Images High blood pressure in youth may have an impact on brain health and cognitive function later in life, new research suggests. The study followed 853 Black and white participants for 30 years, and […]

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7 Japanese entrepreneurs raise $10M to launch new Web3 accelerator

7 Japanese entrepreneurs raise $10M to launch new Web3 accelerator

Seven Japanese Web3 entrepreneurs, including Astar Network founder Sota Watanabe, have now joined forces to raise $10 million for their new venture ‘Next Web Capital (NeW)’. Strategic Investors in the round included crypto exchange Bitbank and venture capital firm WiL. According to the press release issued, Next Web Capital is a blockchain and web3 accelerator […]

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