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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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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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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