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 16Lab Inc.

    URL
    http://16lab.net/
    Service/Product
    OZON
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    Global Brain Corporation
    Description
    16Lab has developed a personal wearable computing ring device called "OZON, Ecreated by world-class-technology engineers from all over the world through open innovation, as well as through joint development with other corporate partners, including Alps Electric. Through hand gestures, it allows one to remotely control home electric appliances, get notifications for email and Facebook, and make online payments. It has become partners with Toyota Motor Corporation and Yamaha Corporation, and was awarded top prizes at the Japan-UK Tech Awards 2015, hosted by UK Trade Investment.
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  • 2 AliveCast Inc.

    URL
    http://www.alivecast.co.jp
    Service/Product
    ExOrder
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    AliveCast provides account-to-account transfers in real time through their application ExOrder, primarily in order to promote regional revitalization by supporting disadvantaged shoppers and local shopping districts, as well as local tourist resorts. By embedding a QR code into brochures, posters, magazines, and TVs, customers are led to a web page where they can purchase products. The benefits that ExOrder offers for financial institutions include a likely increased fee for each transaction, as well as information about consumers when their transactions are processed. Also, the fee for member stores is reasonable, and they receive their profits instantly. For consumers, the purchase could be processed from their bank without a credit card.
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  • 3 BASE, Inc.

    URL
    https://binc.jp/
    Service/Product
    BASE, Pay ID
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY1.95 billion/unknown
    Investor
    Mercari, SBI Investment, SMBC Venture Capital, Suneight
    Description
    BASE operates an e-commerce platform, BASE; an online payment service, PAY.JP; and an ID-based settlement application, PAY ID. The mission of all their services is to make exchanging value simple, and for people throughout the world to optimize their economic activities. In 2014, the company was chosen as a promising developer by Apple Inc. In 2016, the founder and CEO of the company, Mr. Yuta Tsuruoka, was chosen as one of Forbes E30 Under 30 in Asia.
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  • 4 BitFlyer

    URL
    https://bitflyer.jp/
    Service/Product
    bitFlyer Lightning, Blockchain LAB, chainFlyer, BTC News, fundFlyer, BITCOIN DONATIONS, bitWire SHOP, Echo, adFlyer, miyabi
    Total Equity Funding
    Approximately 4 billion/C
    Investor
    Shinji Kumura, Incubate Fund, East Ventures, Digital Currency, Group, RSP, GMO VP, GMO Payment Gateway, Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Venture Labo Investment Co.,Ltd., MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE Venture Capital Co.,Ltd., QUICK, Dentsu Innovation Partners Inc.
    Description
    bitFlyer operates a Bitcoin exchange whose volume of monthly transactions exceeds 13 billion, and whose user base numbers over 150,000. The company consists of a blockchain angel fund that creates blockchain business and provides training support, and is active in the area of developing a new blockchain to enable the operation of payment service between banks, in cooperation with DTT, Miziho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. In April 2016, the company was able to collect a total of 3 billion in funds, the largest amount in Japan. Furthermore, in December 2016, the company announced a private blockchain, miyabi, and is planning to provide Blockchain-as-a-service.
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  • 5 CLIP Inc.

    URL
    http://clip-card.com/
    Service/Product
    CLIP
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 230 million/unknown
    Investor
    Nissei Capital, Murata Manufacturing Co.
    Description
    CLIP developed a card-type device that enables you to combine all magnetic cards, such as credit cards, cash cards, and point cards, into one card. The company raised JPY 230 million in funds on a broad scale from Nissei Capital and Murata Manufacturing Co. in April 2015. For Murata, their investment in hardware with CLIP was their first investment in a venture company in 8 years.
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  • 6 Cloud Payment.Inc.

    URL
    https://www.cloudpayment.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Cloud Payment/Keirinomikata
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    Vector, Aucfan Co.Ltd., JAFCO Co., Ltd., AMIBITION
    Description
    Cloud Payment provides a payment agency system, Cloud Payment, and an automation billing service solution, Keiri no Mikata (On Behalf of Accounting). Cloud Payment mainly works with e-commerce websites that accept credit card payments, convenience store payments, and account transfer payments. Additionally, as a basic function, it is compatible with continuous charging and pay-as-you-go charging. Keiri no Mikata is the first automated financial system in Japan that can be utilized throughout the entire capital flow, including payment, bill collection, reconciliation, and reminder. In December 2016, the company started a business alliance with JP Links, operating a remittance service utilizing Fintech.
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  • 7 Liquid, Inc.

    URL
    https://liquidinc.asia/
    Service/Product
    Liquid pay, Liquid markting
    Total Equity Funding
    unknown
    Investor
    The University of Tokyo Edge Capital, NTT Docomo Ventures, Credit Saizon, Exontext Asia, Itochu corporation, Information Services Int'l -Dentsu, Ltd., KDDI
    Description
    Liquid provides a biometric authentication payment system, Liquid Pay. It enables users to make payments with their fingerprints by connecting a fingerprint reader and a USB cable to a cash register. The fee, 1.5%, is quite low. In 2015, the company demonstrated the system in collaboration with a theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki, utilizing the theme park money, called Ten Bosch. Additionally, the company operated with community money in Otaru, Hokkaido, for a theme targeting foreign tourists. It also operates an individual authentication system with the Ministry of Public Management. The company was chosen to be the third cohort at the Docomo Innovation Village, organized by NTT DocomoVentures in 2014, and selected at I-Challenge! by the Ministry of Public Management.
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  • 8 Omise Holdings

    URL
    http://www.omise.co/
    Service/Product
    Omise
    Total Equity Funding
    USD over $25,000,000/B
    Investor
    SBI Investment, SMBC Venture Capital, East Ventures, Siar Mas Digital Ventures, 500 Startups, Tuk Tuk, True Group, Golden Gate Ventures
    Description
    Omise Holdings provides a payment management platform, Omise. Utilizing an API, it can be installed on e-commerce sites by adding a small amount code to the website. It has expanded from Japan to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Whether providing a service for someone across town, or selling an item to a customer overseas, with Links, users can request payment from anyone, anytime. They simply need to copy and paste the generated link to their preferred platform, then email, SMS, Line, Messenger, or WhatsApp the payment link of their product and send it to their customers. It was installed as a platform by over 3000 companies, including a major e-commerce corporation, and an airline company in Thailand. Currently, the company is planning to develop services utilizing blockchain. In 2016, the company was chosen as one of the most remarkable startup companies by TechCrunch.
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  • 9 Remmo

    URL
    http://remmo.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Remmo provides a solution that cuts down on waiting time for the cash register by utilizing an IoT shopping cart. Users can login with a tablet onboard a shopping cart, and scan products when they put them in the cart. The payment can be done in the aisle and the receipt delivered to a smartphone.
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  • 10 Showcase Gig

    URL
    https://www.showcase-gig.com/
    Service/Product
    O:der, O:der Cogins, O:der Connect, O:der in time, Counter's
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Showcase Gig provides a mobile wallet, O:der; an IoT platform, O:der Connect; and a media integrated HR service for restaurants, Counter's. O:der provides a mobile payment platform where people can order and make payments by registering credit card information after they download it. Also, they can save points and use them to make purchases with special O:der offers. In June 2014, the company made a capital business alliance with Loyalty Marketing, Inc. which operates mutual points called Ponta, allowing users to save Ponta Points, while playing its Ponta Game, using what is called Gamified Consumption. The companies collectively developed the app Delivery Planet to enable to ordering products and Ponta Time.
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  • 11 SPIKE Inc.

    URL
    https://spike.cc/
    Service/Product
    SPIKE
    Total Equity Funding
    unknown
    Investor
    The subsidiary of Metaps
    Description
    SPIKE Inc. provides a fee-based online payment service, SPIKE, which everyone can use. Up until now, there have been few options to easily process eCommerce transactions, often limited to large shopping sites or the installation of complicated software. SPIKE allows anyone to create a simple eCommerce page, complete with photos and a checkout form. Clients can simply share the link to their page and let SPIKE handle the rest.
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  • 12 infcurion, Inc.

    URL
    http://infcurion.com/
    Service/Product
    Anywhere (provided by the subsidiary of the Infcurion group, Processing Co.) / Consulting
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 600 million/unknown
    Investor
    NIPPON CARD COMPANY, UC Card, NTT Docomo, JCB
    Description
    Anywhere is a service jointly provided by an individual consulting firm, Infcurion Group, and Link Processing Co., Ltd. established by Japan Card Corporation. It provides credit card payment solutions on a smartphone. For shopping, sellers can use a card reader to read credit card information, and customers can conduct the final payment on their app. It enables providing additional services like bank card payment, revolving payments, installment payments, and bonus payments. The company has made business alliances with NTT Docomo, Jacks, UC card, and JCB in order to promote Anywhere.
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  • 13 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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  • 14 Empathy Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.empathy.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    EM10, EM08, SaaS
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Empathy provides a professional-use payment device as a one-stop service. The company invented their own tablet-type device that is equipped to operate with a magnet strip, touch IC, and untouch IC reader. Also, the device can be used for business management purposes such as acting as a cash register, POS system, and order ledger for restaurants, or as a fare charger and driving recorder for taxi drivers.
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  • 15 Cacco Inc.

    URL
    http://cacco.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    O-PLUX, 2visualize, O-motion, Fraud Finder
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 520 million
    Investor
    SMB Venture Capital, Mizuho Capital, MSIVC
    Description
    Cacco provides e-commerce services ranging from consultation for payment tools to fraud order detection, and is aiming to serve both customers and registered websites. The company has installed their service in over 7000 websites. It analyzes Big Data by using order information, and judges suspicious orders within a few seconds, reporting them to internet mail order business operators. The company has, additionally, another business in statistical analysis operations. This product, called 2Visualize, provides visualization services of market prices, income collected through a company’s internal and external information, and governmental statistics and SNS. The company aims to expand its fraud detection technology into the financial field, in order to prevent fraudulent log-ins and fraudulent remittance at banks and through online banking accounts.
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  • 16 Coiney, Inc.

    URL
    http://coiney.com
    Service/Product
    Coiney Paige, Coiney Terminal
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 21 billion/C
    Investor
    Cyber Agent Ventures, East Ventures, ANRI, Credit Saison, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ)
    Description
    Coiney provides a payment service called Coiney, and another credit card payment service through smartphone or tablet device, Coiney Terminal. Previously known standing card readers were too expensive for SME, and were not handy enough. On the other hand, Coiney’s device is light, handy, and comes at an affordable price. As a result, it is very popular among those who were not able to purchase a card reader before.
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  • 17 Digital Wallet Corporation

    URL
    http://www.digitalwallet.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Digital Wallet
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Digital Wallet's mission is to enrich and cultivate the daily lives of people all over the globe with their e-wallet technology and services. The company provides a service called Digital Wallet. It was established by Mr. Miyakawa, who originally worked at Sony on the Mobile NFC.
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  • 18 Doreming

    URL
    http://www.doreming.com
    Service/Product
    Payming, HR Attendance Payroll Management
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Doreming is spun-off from Kizunajapan Co., Ltd. The company, based in Fukuoka, aims to increase the income of workers around the world, and to reduce poverty and inequality in society. The company provides solutions for real time payroll, payment, big data marketing, and business matching services. Within 3 months of establishing the company, they opened a location in San Fransisco, and in October 2016, they opened a London office. Viewing the HR system as crucial, the company provides a payment service, Payming. The system allows workers to receive pro-rata payments based on the hours they have worked, and enables them to use the payments in members' stores. The service is free for workers, but there is a fee for payment and a contract fee. In November 2015, the company participated in the EY Venture Conference, and was awarded the EY Japan prize. Also, in 2016, the company was chosen as the first company in Japan to be a Fintech 100 emerging star.
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  • 19 Metaps Inc.

    URL
    http://www.metaps.com
    Service/Product
    SPIKE, metaps, PAYDESIGN, DIGITAL SCIENCE LAB, FilmStory, Become B
    Total Equity Funding
    (Listed on The TSE Mothers)
    Investor
    United, NEOSTELLA CAPITAL, Japan Venture Capital, Intec IT Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, SANSEI CAPITAL INVESTMENT CO., LTD., MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Fenox Venture Capital, Transcosmos Inc., Sega Games, gumi, SHINSEI CORPORATE INVESTMENT, Other individual investors
    Description
    Metaps provides an online payment platform, "SPIKE, Ethat allows anyone to create a simple eCommerce page and start selling with no initial fee and a 0% transaction rate. For developers, there is an EC business site where it provides an API that allows the use of card payments by implementing a few lines of code. Furthermore, it provides a Web concierge service, "SPIKE Automation," used by AI, prepaid e-money that yields 1% annually if you simply own it, and a special service for SPIKE members, called SPIKE Market. Since January 2016, the company began providing a payment platform with SPIKE called "SPIKE Fintech Platform."
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  • 20 Mozambique New Bank Preparation

    Service/Product
    E-money service_BIT
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Mozambique New Bank Preparation aims to provide financial services utilizing e-money in a village with no electronic power in Mozambique. Currently, the company is in process of getting a banking license, as well as deposit services, in order to exploit e-money.
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  • 21 Link Processing Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.linkprocessing.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Anywhere, JET-Smart, Payment ASP
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    NTT Docomo, Japan Card, UC Card, JCB
    Description
    Link Processing provides a settlement service for smartphones, "Anywhere," and another settlement service, "JET-Smart." With Anywhere, users can make a credit card settlement by connecting a card reader-cum-pin pad via Bluetooth. JET-Smart is a settlement service utilizing the network service, CARDNET, provided by Japan Card Network. The service is affiliated with major card companies, including UC Card, JCB, and JACCS, and is aiming to further expand. Since January 2017, the company started providing a new collaborative preferential coupon service with Anywhere for tourists in Japan, in collaboration with Unionpay.
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  • 22 Remise Corporation

    URL
    http://www.remise.jp/
    Service/Product
    remise, pCAT, SSL Coupon Authentication Issue Service, Zeijyakusei Analysis Service (Hackable vulnerability analysis service)
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Remise provides a representative service for EC settlement related operations, “remise E a payment service, "pCAT E an SSL coupon certification issuing system; and a service providing a diagnosis of vulnerabililty to hacking for companies' servers and websites. remise can be implemented within 10 days, and has advanced features, including continuously automated charges, customized payment screens, support in multiple language, and smartphone support. pCAT is a settlement service for brick-and-mortar shops enabling credit card payment by installing pCAT into smartphones or tablets, and attaching a card reader. The settlement fee starts from 3.2%.
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  • 23 Royal Gate Inc.

    URL
    http://www.royalgate.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    PAYGATE, COdeGATE
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 1.48 billion/Seed
    Investor
    Mizuho Capital, NTT Docomo Ventures, Credit Saison, GMO Payment Gateaway, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Toyota Finance, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital
    Description
    Royal Gate provides a smart phone style credit card reader, "PAYGATE," that enables users to make payments, and "COdeGATE," which allows charging in various ways. PAYGATE can be connected with a smartphone or tablet through Bluetooth, and by using the company’s technology THALES, which connects it with payment companies, clients can make a payment. COdeGATE can charge by utilizing a billing email and an exclusively assigned number, called a Code.
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