Tag: Japan

Folio grabs $16m for theme-based investing

Japanese online asset management platform Folio has picked up $16m in a Series A round of investment.

Japanese payments app Kyash picks up $8.5m

Japanese payments and remittance startup Kyash has raised more than ?1bn ($8.5m) in a Series A round.

WealthNavi picks up $15m for robo-asset management

Tokyo-based asset management service WealthNavi has raised $15m in a Series B round of funding. The investment comes from SBI Holdings and other backers.

Money Forward looks globally with $11m round

Money Forward has raised $11m in a Series D round led by Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings and Mizuho Capital’s FinTech fund.

TransferWise enters Asian market with Japanese launch

London-based remittances startup TransferWise is entering the Asian market and launching in Japan. It follows news that the company saw its revenues triple last year but increased it losses.

Kufu Takes $4.9m for automated HR platform

Kufu, a Japanese company developing HR automation platform SmartHR, has raised ?500m ($4.9m) in a new round of funding led by WiL (World Innovation Lab).

Japan’s SBI Holdings launches blockchain consortium

Japanese financial services firm SBI Holdings is launching a consortium to explore the usage of blockchain in domestic and foreign exchange services.

Bitcoin booms in Japanese market

Bitcoin trading is picking up pace in Japan after legislation passed by the government sees public trust improve.

Mizuho Bank looks to Facebook and Amazon for FinTech boost

Japan Mizuho Bank has teamed up with Amazon and Facebook to experiment with artificial intelligence (AI) and chat bot interfaces.

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