Misaky Tokyo secures $1M to bring innovative Japanese confectionery to more Americans

Misaky Tokyo secures $1M to bring innovative Japanese confectionery to more Americans

Los Angeles-based Cashi Cake, the startup behind Misaky Tokyo and other D2C-focused Japanese confectionery brands, announced on Wednesday that it has secured 120 million yen (about $1 million) in the first tranche of its seed round. Participating investors include Chiba Dojo Fund, Coconala Skill Partners (CSP), Headline Asia in addition to angel investors including Hiromi […]

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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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