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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Equip Raises $58 Million Series B Funding Round to Revolutionize Eating Disorder Treatment

Equip Raises $58 Million Series B Funding Round to Revolutionize Eating Disorder Treatment

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Equip, the leading provider of virtual, evidence-based eating disorder treatment in the U.S., today announced a $58M Series B funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to $75M. The Chernin Group (TCG), an early investor in Headspace, led the round and was joined by Tiger Global and […]

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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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