David Corbin

Japan Tech in Asia

The Japan guy a at techinasia. Looking for startups, entrepreneurs, and root beer.

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a geek since Oct 2014

Internet

Raksul is changing printing in Japan and just scored $33.7M

"No matter how much the web progresses, paper is not going to disappear,” says Raksul CEO Matsumoto. In fact, the conventional wisdom that there is no future in paper [Read More...]
Feb 17, 2015

A combo of Reddit, Quora, and Tumblr, Japan’s Hatena is storming to an anticipated IPO

The site currently has 40 million unique visitors a month with a core of four million registered users and 200 million monthly page views, almost exclusively from the [Read More...]
Dec 02, 2014

GMO buys Finland’s Ubisecure for $12.3M to spur Internet of Everything

Ubisecure was appealing to GMO Global Sign for its Internet of Everything (IoE) applications, where anything connected to the internet will need to be verified for safe [Read More...]
  Oct 02, 2014

This Japanese app tells you which local stores hire hot men

Ikemen Tenin Map (“Ikemen”) is a database of attractive men working at local shops and restaurants - this could actually be useful
Sep 18, 2014

News

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Venture Capital

After a year of stealth, Primal Capital is Japan’s newest VC

For the past year, Hiroshi Sasaki has been very tight lipped about his investment activities. Today, that project, Primal Capital, was unveiled
Jan 20, 2015

Japan’s Incubate Fund reloads, raises $92M for investment

The new fund will be investing multi-million dollars in startups with a focus on IoT
Jan 05, 2015

This new $96M fund backs Japanese startups outside Tokyo

With its five-year mandate ending, the Regional Economy Vitalization Corporation of Japan (REVIC) is changing its mission in order to support startups instead
Nov 23, 2014

Entrepreneurship

13 years of hustle: how Jay Winder built the only company in Japan backed by AngelList

From Ernst & Young rising star to thrower of Ninja stars to entrepreneur stardom
Feb 21, 2015

FinTech

You may now exit. Metaps, Japan’s most-funded startup, is going public in August

Metaps, the company best known for its robust app monetization products and Spike, a fast-growing online payment solution, is going public - here's why they decided to [Read More...]
Jul 26, 2015

13 years of hustle: how Jay Winder built the only company in Japan backed by AngelList

From Ernst & Young rising star to thrower of Ninja stars to entrepreneur stardom
Feb 21, 2015

Greentech

Solar power marketplace gets $2M in funding to help more people go green

IACC’s marketplace, Green Energy Navi, purports to be the largest of its kind in Japan
Mar 06, 2015

This Japanese woman can reduce the price of solar energy around the world

As CEO of Material Concept, she steers the company towards a big breakout in the field
Dec 02, 2014