The following startup list was provided by "Nikkei FinTech database 2017-2018 publication (Nikkei BP company)" and translated by Fintech Association of Japan(FAJ). Some members of Fintech Association of Japan(FAJ) are included. (These information are as of the end of March 2017.)
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  • 1 AFG Inc. (Axiom Financial Group)

    URL
    http://afginc.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Value Optima, Simulize, Rakutoku
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    AFG provides a solution system called ValueOptima, which provides risk and business management for enterprises, and Simulize, a useful financial services for individual life plans.
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  • 2 MFS, Inc.

    URL
    http://www.mortgagefss.jp/
    Service/Product
    MOGE CHECK, Moge Check Plaza
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 290 million/unknown
    Investor
    Monex Ventures, Information Services Int'l -Dentsu, Ltd., Dentsu Digital Holdings, Globis Capital Partners
    Description
    MFS provides a mortgage loan app, MOGE CHECK, which can find the best deal from 120 banks, by searching over 1000 deals. The app is basically aiming to be a conversion loan, and the number of users exceeded 20,000 people. Additionally, the company has partnerships with Rakuten Bank, SBI Sumishin Netbank, Sonny Bank, Aeon Bank, and Risona Bank. In November 2016, the app was awarded the first prize in the Startup Product to Change Our Daily Life, organized by Nikkei Style. In April 2016, the company launched a new type of a mortgage loan consulting service, Moge Check Plaza. The contract sum has already exceeded JPY 3 billion and the number of reservers is over 300 after half a year since the service began.
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  • 3 Relic

    URL
    http://relic.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    ENjiNE, ignition, Booster
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 40,000,000/unknown
    Investor
    Japan Finance Corporation
    Description
    Relic supports a range of startup companies in spreading their wings around the world, in order for them to create new projects and services. The company provides a crowdfunding platform, EnjiNE, in which business owners who want to sell new products and their supporters meet, and an open innovation support service, called ignition. In addition, the company operates an incubation support service and offers start-up creation consultation.
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  • 4 Zenport Inc. (Sendee)

    URL
    http://sendee.jp/
    Service/Product
    Zenport, Chainfy, Smart Contract News
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Sendee provides a series of software services on the Cloud for traders (importers and exporters) called Zenport, which explains the concepts of trade regulations, fills out necessary documents through online forms, explains bureaucratic procedures, and gets automated estimates from delivery companies. Additionally, the company provides an electronic certification service utilizing blockchain called Chainfy, a media-related service called Smart Contract News, consulting about blockchains, and operates contracted development of blockchain.
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  • 5 Unitedly Co., LTD.

    URL
    http://unitedly.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Unitedly manages financial infrastructure that fills in business information gaps between localities, with the aim toward revitalizing local economies. The company mainly provides services for local banks, including providing platforms for sales consultants, and for their clients' business alliances and M&A.
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  • 6 WhatzMoney Inc.

    URL
    https://whatzmoney.com/
    Service/Product
    WhatzMoney mortgage loan
    Total Equity Funding
    45 million/unknown
    Investor
    Genuine Startups, Slogan Coent LLP, Hitotoki Incubator
    Description
    Whatzmoney provides a mortgage loan service called WhatzMoney, where clients can find the most suitable loan among 7000 deals from 763 banks. The total number of deals found on the service is the largest in Japan. First, the service adds the existing debt amount, calculates the reimbursement period and the property location, then chooses the best option based on interest rate, initial payment, monthly payment, and the total reimbursement price. The service targets both new borrowers and people who are switching to new home loans. The company is planning to provide services for financial institutions such as campaign information, advertisements, a call button to the call center for their clients, and a service allowing users to pre-apply for loans. In December, 2016, the company made a business alliance with I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd., who provide the website Rehome Navi, which gives a comparison between home renovation companies.
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  • 7 ZUU Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://zuu.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    ZUU online, ZUU Signal
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 455 million/Venture
    Investor
    Fenox Venture Capital, Angel Investors, etc.
    Description
    ZUU operates a financial media portal, ZUU online, and developed an investment judgment tool, ZUU Signal, which was recognized with awards at several major pitch contests in the Fintech industry. Also, the company supports Fintech promotional consulting and digital marketing for financial institutions, in order to promote the ITization of retail finance.
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  • 8 Ikkatsu Inc.

    URL
    http://www.ikkatsu-data.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Card loan Ikkatsu comparison service, Mortgage Ikkatsu loan application service, Kurekon, Ikkatsu, Start, Fire Insurance Ikkatsu quote, Jibun no Hoken (Insurance for Yourself), Oh! Ya, Mochi Ie Keikaku (My home plan)
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Ikkatsu operates a reusable point service, Ikkatsu, in which previously registered personal information can be reused, and operates a website providing collective mortgage loan services. Ikkatsu is a point service allowing users to save points when they receive brochures for products and services, and converting the points into e-money. The collective mortgage loan service lets people apply multiple applications to several loans in order to find the most suitable one. Once users register, the service automatically fills out other applications, saving time. The company also provides a collective credit card loan.
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  • 9 Otani&Co. Inc.

    URL
    http://otani.co/
    Service/Product
    GEEO Pro, GEEO Free, GEEO Analytics
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Otani provides an estimated contract amount for real estate companies throughout Japan with one click on a map, through their service, GEEO. One account on GEEO Pro. is JPY 5400 per month. The company entered into a business alliance with Liaison Architects that provides total support for real estate investment. It launched research into optimized technology for calculating the most efficient real estate investment portfolio, and providing a visualization of yield per building for individual investors. In July 2016, the company released an estimated official land price with 92% accuracy. The company was awarded the 2015 design prize and the Open Data App prize by the Minister of Public Management.
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  • 10 Currency Port

    URL
    http://www.ccyport.com/
    Service/Product
    Deals4
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Currency Port provides a blockchain business back-end API, called Deal 4, and another API which can be used for several types of payments, developing electronic wallets, consulting services, and the experimental operation of blockchain. From Feburary 2016, the company partnered with Information Services Int'l -Dentsu, Ltd., and Microsoft Corporation in order to improve efficiency in desk work syndicated loans.
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  • 11 Crowd Port

    URL
    http://crowdport.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    CROWDPORT
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Crowd Port provides a collective searching service of funds from social lending companies. Users can search yield, operational period, and perform cross-searching of operational companies based on their purpose.
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  • 12 ZAISAN Net, Inc.

    URL
    https://zaisan.net
    Service/Product
    Shisan no Madoguchi (The Window to Your Assets)
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Zaisan Net provides an asset management app, Shisan no Madoguchi (The Window to Your Assets), which enables customers to perform self-asset-analysis in order for them to achieve their next big step in life. The company also exploits a system called Kabuto Forecast that utilizes trader know-how. Additionally, the company sells big data analysis with a financial engineering-based AI engine to institutional investors.
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  • 13 Navigator Platform

    URL
    https://www.longine.jp/
    Service/Product
    Logine, Kabu1, Toshin1
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Navigator Platform provides an analytic report of top-class securities for individual investors at a reasonable price called Longine, an information website about equity investment for beginners called Kabu 1, and another informational website about investment trust for those at beginner to intermediate level, called Toshin 1. One Logine article is JPY 216 yen each, and the monthly contract is JPY 1080 yen. Also, the company provides articles to securities companies, has a tie-in with NewsPicks to create content and to support companies EPR. The founder is a former analyst of an asset operation company and investment bank. In his former position, the question arose in his mind, "why is there not any detailed information for retail investors?" which spurred him to establish the company.
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  • 14 FINANCIAL JAPAN CO., LTD.

    URL
    http://financialjapan.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Financial Japan aims to innovate the transaction of financial products, as a representative office in Japan. The company provides a wide variety of services, including an independent asset building adviser as part of their one-stop financial consulting business for both individuals and enterprises. The company promotes the philosophy of serving a lifetime customer.
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  • 15 Blockchain Hub Inc.

    URL
    https://www.blockchainhub.co.jp/en/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Based on the mission of forming a community of engineers and business people to offer related information, education, and consultation, and to encourage entrepreneurship, Blockchain Hub operates an open information platform based on blockchain technology, and promotes commercial use of the technology. The company offers a wide range of services, from blockchain basics to introducing use cases of it, high quality technical lectures, and hands-on assistance. Because there are a variety of blockchain engineers in the community participating, the company is able to operate a different type of consultation, providing operational experience in the utilization of blockchain.
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  • 16 Hoken Mammoth

    URL
    www.hoken-mammoth.jp/
    Service/Product
    Family Finances & Insurance "Mammoth"
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Hoken Mammoth provides services introducing financial advisers, delivering information to support housekeeping books, and insurance analysis, based on their vision of supporting a society where no one needs to be concerned about money. In particular, the company operates an information websites on household accounts and insurance analysis, Mammoth, and provides a free consultation service with a financial planner.
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  • 17 Minkabu, Inc.

    URL
    https://minkabu.global/?lang=en
    Service/Product
    Minnanokabushiki, Kabutan, Mikabu news, UPDOWN, KLUG FX, Sharewise Equity Snapshot, mSaaf, Minkabu corporation, Sharewise, Zaiko
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Minkabu operates a SNS service focused on investment news, "Minkabu." It posts estimated buying and selling prices from individual investors, and shares it with others. Also, the price estimated by user investors is provided as part of Minkabu's own stock price analysis. The company has 39,000,000 public viewings and growth exceeded 5,410,000 users per month. The company actively collaborates with FINANTEC Co. on investment-related media, providing "Corporations Online Powered by Quants Research ONLINE," (5,500,000 PV/month, 700,000 users,) to Toyo Keizai Newspapers, and "TOKYO IPO," (200,000 PV/month, 20,000 users). In January 2017, the company established an investor training school, called Minkabu Academy.
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  • 18 Uzabase Inc.

    URL
    http://www.uzabase.com/
    Service/Product
    NewPicks, SPEEDA
    Total Equity Funding
    (Listed on The TSE Mothers)
    Investor
    GMO Venture Partners, Monex Securities, Revamp Corporation, JAFCO Co., Ltd., GLOBIS Capital Partners, Itochu Technology Ventures, YJ Capital Inc., Kodansha, SMBC Venture Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Shinsei Bank, Monex Ventures
    Description
    Usabase provides an information platform comprising a comprehensive cloud company and industry analysis system, "SPEEDA," and a personalized business news curation service, "NewsPicks." With a monthly user fee of JPY 120,000, clients have access to reports with information on 3,000,000 corporations in 180 countries around the world, over 2,000 industrial trends, statistical data, economic news, and reports from Asian experts. NewsPicks also features economic media that enables readers to see comments from notable people. As of January 2017, the number of users exceeded 2,000,000, while the number of paying users was over 30,000. The company has locations in not only Tokyo, but also in Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
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