Japan Venture Research Report said [J] that the venture capital funds for start-ups are established 17 from January to September 2011, which is already more than 2010’s 15. The funds investing IT are 8 in 2011(by September), whilst 4 in 2010. The report tells that in 2011, there have been more small sized funds observed,… Continue reading No. Of Japanese Startup Funds Exceeds Last Year In 9 Months
Having raised $585,000 in angel investments this summer, Tokyo-based human translation start-up myGengo has set aside $45,000 to support third-party developers with their new API Lab. The API Lab is a place for developers to experiment with the myGengo API, build plug-ins for third-party platforms, and win cash prizes. While myGengo has offered crowd-sourced translation through their homepage – the… Continue reading myGengo Opens $45,000 API Lab To Support Third Party Developers
After the panel of three key persons in Japanese social networks, there were 15 presenters demo, 10 from organizers’ choice and 5 fans’ vote out of 32 nominees. TwiTraq A Twitter analysis tool by UserLocal, who provides web traffic analysis services (Nakanohito for PC, Ugokuhito for Japanese feature phone and UserInsight for enterprise). (from fan’s… Continue reading WISH2010 Event Report – 15 Presenters And The Winner
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has compiled a list of the 50 fastest-growing tech firms in Japan [JP, PDF], and it’s quite interesting. The so-called Nippon Technology FAST50 was released yesterday by the company’s Tokyo subsidiary, and I took the liberty to fully translate the list. Deloitte says the ranking is based on sales growth over the… Continue reading Top 50 Of Japan’s Most Rapidly Growing Tech Startups. GREE Is No. 1.
An unique web startup founded and run by a successful Japanese entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon, declared its end of services this month. Notice LUNARR will be discontinuing our Elements and Themes services as of Sunday, May 10th, 2009. You may continue to use both services until that date, at which time your LUNARR Terms of… Continue reading Lunarr Closes Company With Its Two Unique Web Services
A web based chat service Lingr announced its closing down at the end of May 2009. We’re sad to announce that Lingr will be shutting down on May 31, 2009. It’s been great pleasure that so many wonderful people have joined and gotten to know each other here at Lingr. We want to give our… Continue reading Web Chat Service Lingr Shutting Down
Executives of SUN, a Tokyo-based “Second Life”-related startup company, have been arrested under suspicion of facilitating the escape of another man wanted by police. The suspect, a lawyer and ex-member of Osaka’s prefectural assembly, was allegedly involved in tax evasion , and has since been captured in Manila. The CEO of the company was prosecuted… Continue reading Executives of Tokyo startup SUN arrested