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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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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