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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Crowdfunding(18)

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  • 1 AIP Securities

    URL
    https://smartequity.jp/
    Service/Product
    SMART EQUITY
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    AIP provides investment bank operational services and an investment crowdfunding platform called "SMART EQUITY, Esince May 2015. The lowest amount for investment starts from JPY 100, 000, and the goal yield is 5-10%. AIP has offered a fixed deposit for the Asian Development Bank of Sri Lanka, offering factoring funds for small and medium sized enterprises, mortgage collateral loans, and a loan for solar photovoltaic generators. AIP was registered as a Type I and Type II Financial Instruments Business from the Ministry of Finance Service Agency.
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  • 2 LC lending

    URL
    https://www.lclending.jp/
    Service/Product
    LC Lending
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    LC Lending provides a social lending matching platform on the internet where borrower/capital consumers and lenders/capital providers can meet, called LC Lending. Since the company has ample real estate investment cases, it can introduce not only institutional investment, but can also encourage individuals to invest, from very small amounts to very large, instead of simply putting money in savings.
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  • 3 READYFOR

    URL
    https://readyfor.jp/
    Service/Product
    READY FOR
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    READYFOR INC. provides a crowdfunding service, READY FOR. Since opening in March 2011, the company has been able to collect a total of 3.3 billion in funds for 55000 projects from 230000 people. The service is All or Nothing, whereby only projects that reach their goal receive funding. The fee for performance-based funding is 17%. In June 2016, the company was awarded the Nihon Service Award, hosted by SPRING, which is Japan’s first award scheme recognizing outstanding service, and features a prize conferred by the Prime Minister. The company made a business alliance with local banks such as The Daisan Bank, Ltd., Hokuto Bank, and Hokuriku Bank in order to promote regional revitalization.
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  • 4 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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  • 5 SMILABLE Inc.

    URL
    http://smilable.jp/
    Service/Product
    Im in
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Smilable provides a crowdfunding platform, Im in, which allows people to collectively split bills from events or while purchasing small gifts. Many purchases are relatively small, starting from a few thousand yen. The projects can be either open or closed. In March 2016, the company attended the Financial Innovation Business Conference 2016, hosted by Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. (ISID), and received an iSiD special award.
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  • 6 WESYM Co., Ltd

    URL
    https://wesym.com/ja
    Service/Product
    WESYM
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    WESYM provides a crowdfunding project platform for talented people who are pursuing their dreams, connecting them with their fans or potential supporters through SNS in order to make their projects come to fruition. Unlike existing crowdfunding platforms, their supporters can support them with Rakuten Super Points, T-points, and other currency instead of funds or money.
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  • 7 academist, Inc.

    URL
    https://academist-cf.com/
    Service/Product
    academist
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    academist operates a crowdfunding platform for research budgets, academist. The fee is 20% of the total goal, which is paid only when users achieve it, in the platform's all or nothing system. So far, academists has been able to achieve funding for 28 total projects, including one on classification research of deep-sea creatures called Basket Star, and research on space weather forecasting and the mechanisms of solar flares. The success rate so far is over 80%.
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  • 8 Exchange Corporation K.K.

    URL
    http://www.exchange.co.jp/en
    Service/Product
    AQUSH, Paidy
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 1.5 Billion/A
    Investor
    RSP, Cyber Agent Ventures, Arbor Bentures, SIG Asia Investmens, 500Startups, SBI Holdings, ITOCHU COrporation, Eight Roads Ventures Japan
    Description
    Echange Corporation provides a social loan lending platform, AQUSH, and a payment service called Paidy. AQUSH is a social loan lending service for real estate mortgage investment conduit and P2P lending. Real estate mortgage Investment conduit provides guarantees by Asax Co., Ltd. and Nihon Hoshou Co., Ltd. Paidy enables customers to make e-commerce payments by simply registering a cellphone number and email address. Also, the payment type can be not only a single payment, but can also be made in up to 36 installments. Paidy pays to stores first and then collects the amount later. Over 60,0000 shops have installed the service in Japan.
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  • 9 Emerada

    URL
    http://emeradaco.com/
    Service/Product
    Emerada
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Emerada is planning to establish a social lending platform to provide the most suitable financial arrangements for unquoted SMEs and emerging companies. The company is currently preparing to open the service.
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  • 10 Campfire inc.

    URL
    http://camp-fire.jp/
    Service/Product
    Campfire, Closs, Good morning, Campfire Local
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 3.3 billion/Seed
    Investor
    D4V1 Investment Business Limited Liability Profolio, GMO Internet, SMBC Venture Capital, East Ventures, iSGS Investment Works, Suneight Investment, Septeni Holdings, DNAF FreakOut Holdings, 3 other individual investors
    Description
    Campfire provides several crowdfunding platforms, CAMPFIRE, the largest crowdfunding platform in Japan; GOOD MORNING, the platform created for social good; a platform focused on fashion called GLOSS; and another focused on local projects, CAMPFIRE x LOCAL. The fee for Campire is 5%, which is the cheapest in Japan. There are many culturally-related projects, and projects can start from JPY 500. The company has operated over 2400 campaigns, and collected a total of over 1 billion from 10,0000 people. Based on the 0.3 billion the company collected in 2017, it is planning to enter into the lending business and do R&D for education in mechanics.
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  • 11 Jitsugen

    URL
    https://jitsugen.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Jitsugen, Investment Partner
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Crowd Funding provides an investment type of crowdfunding, Jitsugen, and an investment partner website, where customers can choose a professional advisor for their investment for free. One of the major campaigns on Jitsugen involved a Bento (lunch box) project by a three-star restaurant chef which succeeded in raising JPY 35,000,000. The company posts new projects and creates an open discussion environment where eveyone can comment on the projects. It is certified as a Type II Financial Instruments Business in Japan.
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  • 12 Crowd Realty, Inc.

    URL
    https://www.crowd-realty.com/en/
    Service/Product
    Crowd Reality
    Total Equity Funding
    Several tens of million yen
    Investor
    Global Brain
    Description
    Crowd Realty is an equity crowdfunding marketplace specializing in real estate. The company is planning to support capital funds for new real estate developments and renovations for a wide range of new projects. Crowd Realty is enabling cross-border, small-scale investments in European real estate. Beta testers of Crowd Realty have opportunities to invest in offshore real estate deals sourced by EstateGuru, a real estate broker and P2P lending platform based in Estonia that covers various European countries around Estonia. In partnership with EstateGuru, the company will also offer investment opportunities for institutional investors in the future.
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  • 13 CyberAgent Crowd Funding, Inc.

    URL
    http://www.ca-crowdfunding.com/
    Service/Product
    Makuake
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    The subsidiary of Cyber Agent
    Description
    CyberAgent Crowd Funding was launched as the subsidiary company of Cyber Agent in 2013, operating a buy-out type of crowdfunding, Makuake. The company provides 2 types of crowdfunding, an all or nothing style where funding is provided only when people reach their goal, and an immediate help style where people can the choose time period as well as the goal amount. The fee is 20% of the fund investment. It has been 3 years since the service began, and the sum total fund investment is over 1.5 billion, with the number of projects being the largest in the industry. There are 15 affiliated banks, including Chiba Bank and Mizuho bank. The largest amount for a successful projects so far is JPY 53,040,000, which is the largest successful crowdfunding project in Japan.
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  • 14 Japan Cloud Capital, Inc.

    URL
    http://www.cloud-capital.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    FUNDNNO
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Japan Cloud Capital, Inc. provides an equity investment crowdfunding service, FUNSINNO, in order to invest in SME and help grow startups. By connecting the dormant JPY 1.7 trillion in individual assets in Japan, it supports companies who are looking for funding in order to support startups, creating growth to help revitalize the Japanese economy.
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  • 15 Crowd Securities Japan, Inc.

    URL
    http://crowdbank.jp/
    Service/Product
    Crowd Bank, Crowd Equity, Crowd Bank Magazine, Manesetsu, Crowd Bank Financial Service
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Crowd Bank provides the first loan crowdfunding in Japan by securities, as well as Crowd Equity, where people can invest equity in unlisted companies. The Crowd Bank platform succeeded in securing over 9.9 billion in funding for over 444 cases. The service sells loans for SME, solar loans, and mortgage loans, with the desired investment return being over 5%.
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  • 16 Music Securities, Inc.

    URL
    http://www.musicsecurities.com/
    Service/Product
    Security
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Music Securities provides an investment crowdfunding platform. The feature of the service is that it allows investors to choose business enterprises from various areas and regions by investing with a small sum, starting from a few JPY 10,000. There are several amenities, such as limited product tours for investors. Currently, the company has 596 funding campaigns, with the total primary offering exceeding JPY 6.4 Billion. The service is now able to accept Visa and Mastercard when investors pay funds.
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  • 17 Lucky Bank Investment

    URL
    http://www.lucky-bank.jp/
    Service/Product
    Lucky Bank
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Lucky Bank provides the first crowdfunding platform in Japan featuring a real estate mortgage loan, "Lucky Bank." The number of operating campaigns is 304, with total funds having exceeded over JPY 7,000,000,000. The aimed yield for the investment fund is 6-10%. The company is already registered as a money lender, and is registered as a Type II financial instruments firm.
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  • 18 Loadstar Capital K.K.

    URL
    http://www.ownersbook.jp
    Service/Product
    OwnersBook
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Ownersbook is real estate crowdfunding platform, currently focusing on mortgage loan investments. At OwnersBook, an investment can be made from an amount as small as JPY 10,000, providing yields of 4.5-6%. The number of users has exceeded 9,000 in the 3 years since the service started, and the investment total sum topped JPY 2,000,000,000. Loadstar Capital K.K., the operator of OwnersBook, also participates in corporate funding business (principal investment), consulting, and asset management. The company is funded by Renren, an active investor in Fintech and Real Estate Tech companies in China and the US, and Kakaku.com, Japan’s leading portal website operator. In August 2017, the company received an approval from Tokyo Stock Exchange to go public. The founding members previously worked in the real-estate sector of the Goldman Sachs Group.
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