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    Gobi Partners sells stake in Malaysian startup Hermo to Tokyo-listed Istyle

Gobi Partners sells stake in Malaysian startup Hermo to Tokyo-listed Istyle

The Hermo team. Photo credit: Gobi Partners. Venture capital firm Gobi Partners has sold its stake in Malaysian ecommerce startup Hermo to Japanese company Istyle, it announced in a statement.

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    Malaysian payments startup Soft Space gears up for Japan launch with $5m investment

Malaysian payments startup Soft Space gears up for Japan launch with $5m investment

Kuala Lumpur. Photo credit: Sean Pavone / 123RF. Malaysian payments startup Soft Space has raised US$5 million in its series A funding round. Japanese ecommerce service provider Transcosmos was the

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    Kickstarter set to launch in Japan, where hardware startups are finding it hard

Kickstarter set to launch in Japan, where hardware startups are finding it hard

A Japanese startup shows off its VR headset. Photo credit: Fove. Nearly one year after Kickstarter first began opening up to Asia, the popular crowdfunding store is set to venture

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Gree Ventures closes $67m second fund, expands scope to India

  Gree Ventures closes $67m second fund, expands scope to India

(L-R): Gree Venture’s Yusuke Amano (CEO/Partner) and Tatsuo Tsutsumi (Partner). Japanese VC firm Gree Ventures closed a new fund at

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API security startup Authlete raises $1.2m in seed funding

  API security startup Authlete raises $1.2m in seed funding

Photo credit: Taro Tokyo. Japanese online security company Authlete today announced the closing of its US$1.2 million seed round after attracting

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Brief: Sharp commits $1b to SoftBank’s $90b-plus fund in IoT push

  Brief: Sharp commits $1b to SoftBank’s $90b-plus fund in IoT push

Sharp’s corporate headquarters in Osaka, Japan. Photo credit: Otsu4. The news: Sharp has committed US$1 billion over a five-year period

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SoftBank takes a $1.4b hit from loss in value of its investments in Snapdeal, Ola

  SoftBank takes a $1.4b hit from loss in value of its investments in Snapdeal, Ola

A SoftBank store in Japan. Photo credit: Wikipedia. Japan’s SoftBank has posted a US$1.41 billion loss on its financial investments

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Billionaire Taizo Son wants to fund your crazy startup. No biz plan needed.

  Billionaire Taizo Son wants to fund your crazy startup. No biz plan needed.

Taizo Son onstage at Tech in Asia’s Startup Asia conference 2014. Southeast Asia has a new billionaire, and he wants

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Your VR workspace arrives soon

  Your VR workspace arrives soon

Kay Yoshimura is convinced that virtual reality will “supersede the PC and smartphone” – and not in some distant scenario,

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