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    Plug and Play partners with Japan’s biggest bank to launch Tokyo accelerator

Plug and Play partners with Japan’s biggest bank to launch Tokyo accelerator

Representatives of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Plug and Play Japan at the signing of their collaboration agreement. Photo credit: PRNewsfoto/Plug and Play Tech Center. Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play

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    The difficult job of being Line’s CTO

The difficult job of being Line’s CTO

Line CTO Park Euivin. Photo credit: Tech in Asia. “I didn’t exactly apply for the position,” says Park Euivin, CTO of Line, a massive messaging app company that’s branching out

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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

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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

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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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