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    How Japan turbocharges tech across Southeast Asia

How Japan turbocharges tech across Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s homegrown ride-hailing app has taken in a lot of Japanese cash. Photo credit: Grab. When you think of Asia’s tech industry, you’re likely envisioning that it’s fuelled largely

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    They want to bring cryptocoins to the ‘unbanked’

They want to bring cryptocoins to the ‘unbanked’

Claude Eguienta (left) with fellow co-founder Paul Neuner. Photo credit: Telcoin. A few years ago when we were all first getting used to the idea of bitcoin, many of us

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    Space entrepreneur taps into satellite boom

Space entrepreneur taps into satellite boom

Naomi Kurahara. Photo credit: Infostellar. “In the next 20 years, I predict […] more than 10,000 operational satellites in orbit,” says Naomi Kurahara. That’s a bold claim seeing as there

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Looking to enter Japan? TIA Tokyo 2017’s got the tools for you

  Looking to enter Japan? TIA Tokyo 2017’s got the tools for you

The Land of the Rising Sun has long been a notoriously challenging market for international companies to break into. Even

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Japanese VC firm Global Brain to start investing in ICOs

  Japanese VC firm Global Brain to start investing in ICOs

Image credit Tiger Pixel. Global Brain, one of Japan’s largest venture capital firms, is doubling down on the blockchain industry with

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‘Airbnb for satellite antennae’ lifts off with $7.3m funding from Airbus and Sony

  ‘Airbnb for satellite antennae’ lifts off with $7.3m funding from Airbus and Sony

Infostellar’s co-founders – COO Kazuo Ishigame (L), CEO Naomi Kurahara (M), and Toshio Totsuka (R). Photo credit: Infostellar. Japanese commercial

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Brief: Japanese tech giant GMO will start mining bitcoin

  Brief: Japanese tech giant GMO will start mining bitcoin

Photo credit: Pixabay. The news (extracted from Quartz): Japanese internet giant GMO just announced its cryptocurrency mining plan. The Tokyo-based

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Ahead of Tokyo Olympics travel boom, startup wants to give tourists ‘free’ SIM cards

  Ahead of Tokyo Olympics travel boom, startup wants to give tourists ‘free’ SIM cards

Photo credit: Dmitri Popov / Unsplash. There’s plenty to look forward to in 2020: President Trump could be out of

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Platform for ICOs raises $15m from prominent Japanese VC

  Platform for ICOs raises $15m from prominent Japanese VC

An online platform for ICOs, which ran its own ICO, has just raised US$15 million from JAFCO, an established Japanese

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