Japanese printing startup Raksul secures $20.2M to strengthen global expansion
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Raksul team photo. Photo credit: PR

Raksul team photo. Photo credit: PR

It has now become one of the most funded startups in Japan

The Bridge

Raksul, a Tokyo-based startup providing online printing services, today announced that it has raised 2.05 billion yen (about $20.2 million) from Fidelity Investments and Development Bank of Japan as well as existing investors including Opt, Global Brain,GMO Venture Partners and Global Catalyst Partners.

This follows their $33.7 million funding in a series C round back in February 2015, raising the company’s total funding to 7.9 billion yen (about $78.1 million) from investors to date. It has now become one of the most funded startups in Japan, following biotech startup Spiber and C2C e-commerce startup Mercari.

The company claims that the funds will be used to enhance human resources and marketing for its online printing services in addition to a new business called Hacobell, an on-demand delivery service for individual users. Raksul also said it had recently invested in India’s online printing marketplace Inkmonk following their previous investment in Indonesia’s Prinzio back in November 2015.

Founded in 2009, Raksul is a fabless company that provides printing services in partnership with printing facilities across Japan. Users can place printing orders at affordable rates because the company takes advantage of downtime at participating printers to complete those orders. Additionally, the company provides the aforementioned Hacobell on-demand delivery service as well as a flyer delivery service for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Masaru Ikeda

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Masaru started his career as a programmer/engineer, and previously co-founded several system integration companies and consulting firms. He’s been traveling around Silicon Valley and Asia exploring the IT industry, and he also curates event updates for the Tokyo edition of Startup Digest.

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