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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Robo Advisor(10)

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  • 1 Alpaca DB

    URL
    http://www.alpaca.ai
    Service/Product
    AlpacaScan, AlpacaAlgo
    Total Equity Funding
    Approximately USD 2750,000
    Investor
    Individuals, NEC Capital Solutions, SMBC Venture Capital, Archetype Corporation, Bip Systems, Genuine Startups, IDEO, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, D4V, Monex Ventures,
    Description
    AlpacaDB developed a trading platform utilizing deep learning technology. The AlpacaAlgo plays a role as a trader in the financial market, providing automatic trading ideas that are especially useful for non-programmers. Additionally, it automatically analyzes price fluctuations based on past trades. The AlpacaAlgo trading process takes only 15 seconds to complete. After being on the market for 6 months, the user-base of the algorithm has reached 10,000.
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  • 2 Finatext

    URL
    http://www.finatext.com/
    Service/Product
    Asukabu, Karu FX, FX Clue, FUNDECT
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Finatext is a Fintech venture company launched by the University of Tokyo. The company began with the aim of making retail investment platforms more easily accessible across the world. With an ample knowledge of finance and a solid foundation of experience, the company has technical capabilities to develop and install UI/UX in a remarkably short length of time, in order to make platforms comprehensible to anyone. The company developed and provided several products, including an app, Asukabu, where users practice forecasting stock price changes in a risk-free environment; an FX app, Karu FX; and an app to select appropriate investment funds called FUNDECT. Their business is expanding globally, with newly-establishing offices in Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh, and most recently, London.
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  • 3 FOLIO

    URL
    https://folio-sec.com/
    Service/Product
    FOLIO
    Total Equity Funding
    Approximatelly JPY 1.8 billion/A
    Investor
    DCM Ventures, Draper Nexus, JAFCO, Monex Ventures, Inc., Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital Co.,Ltd., Rakuten Fin Tech Fund
    Description
    FOLIO developed an asset management platform, FOLIO. It provides future trends for various areas that are coming into fashion or are a growth industry in which to invest, just like a regular shopping app. The service began in the spring of 2017. In 2016, the company participated in Startup Battle at Techcrunch Tokyo and was awarded the AWS prize.
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  • 4 Good Moneyger

    URL
    https://goodmoneyger.com/
    Service/Product
    Vesta, Asset Allocation, Consulting
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Good Moneyger is an Investment Trust that utilizes AI and provides an asset operational support robot adviser. In December 2016, the company contracted with Rakuten Securities as an operational commissioner and released a free asset management app for individuals, called VESTA. The average annual yield is about 7.77%. The company created an innovative financial educational app that uses gamification called Asset Allocation, in which users can learn about finance while playing the game.
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  • 5 MYDC Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://mydc.life/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    Itochu Corporation, Benefit One, Money Design
    Description
    MYDC offers a service for individuals that supports a series of investments involving a defined-contribution pension, iDeCo. Based on the prospect that people may not be able to support themselves with only their pension alone, iDeCo supports the financial management of their post-retirement years. The support robot, THEO, carefully manages a user's application process and helps choose investment products so that you can have a better financial future after retirement.
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  • 6 xenodata lab.

    URL
    https://www.xenodata-lab.com/
    Service/Product
    xenoFLASH
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 60 million/unknown
    Investor
    Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, TEIKOKU DATABANK, Kabu.com, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital
    Description
    Zenodate provides a reporting service on small and medium-sized stock settlement information for individual investors who find doing so to be too time-consuming. XenoFLESH can create automated small and medium sized stock reports utilizing an analytic AI algorithm within one minute. The company is planning to provide not only for stock analysts and investors, but also for institutional investors. They are also aiming to make all stock settlement analysis automated.
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  • 7 Indepa

    URL
    http://indepa.net/
    Service/Product
    Mirror Trader, Trade Station, MetaTrader, Mutichart, Trade Wiki
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Indepa developed a trading robot adviser to enable automated buying-selling. The company is also an authorized agency of the Israeli company, Tradency, which sells Mirror Trader. Unlike existing technology that is influenced by discretional human psychology, the service promotes the automation of trading, focusing on the calculations of computers, speed, and a ration retrieval algorithm. It mimics the techniques of professional traders from around the world, enabling users to purchase and sell financial products through the account while trading. Currently, the service provides about 5000 strategies across the globe for Mirror Trader, and constantly provides the 15 most suitable strategies to its users.
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  • 8 WealthNavi Inc.

    URL
    http://www.wealthnavi.com/
    Service/Product
    WealthNavi
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 2.1 billion/B
    Investor
    Infinity Venture Partners, GREE Ventures, Mizuho Capital, MUFJ Capital, SBI Investment, SMBC Capital, DBJ Capital
    Description
    WealthNavi provides a financial robot adviser for international decentralized investment, utilizing its asset management algorithm that targets those who are affluent and in their 30s or 40s. After asking a few simple questions on first use, such as age and purpose for using the service, it categorizes the investment risk range into 5 levels. The operational portfolio has 6-7 different kinds of ETF, and operates over 11,000 deals in 50 countries in which the chosen investment plan is possible. It also provides customized services for SBI Securities and Sumishin SBI Net Bank.
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  • 9 8 Securities

    URL
    https://www.8securities.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Chloe
    Total Equity Funding
    $30M USD
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    In 2017, 8 Securities announced the launch of Chloe, its new goal based robo-advisor, in both Hong Kong and Japan. Chloe monitors each customer’s goals and optimizes the investment portfolio by partnering with world-class advisors. Machine learning improves goal prediction and its values over time. 8 Securities Japan is the first and only robo-advisor which builds its portfolio utilizing TSE listed ETFs.
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  • 10 MONEY DESIGN Co., LTD.

    URL
    http://www.money-design.com
    Service/Product
    THEO
    Total Equity Funding
    Approximately JPY 3.3 billion/Venture
    Investor
    Individual Investors, East Ventures, Miyako Capital, Tokyo Universal Edge Capital, Globis Capital Partners, Itochu Technology Ventures, Dentsu Digital, YJ Capital, Itochu Corporation, Environmental Energy Investment, GMO Venture Partners, Money Forward, Chibagin Capital, Shizuoka Capital, Fukuoka Technology Partners, Marui Group, Benefit One, Tokyo Tanshi
    Description
    Money Design started providing the first ETE-featured robot advisor in Japan, THEO, from February 2016. After answering only 9 questions, the robot can provide a personalized portfolio based on 6000 deals throughout the world. Customers start from JPY 10,0000, and pay only 1% of the asset investment discretion price. In 2016, the company made a capital business alliance with Money Forward, with plans to provide a new service. In January 2016, the company also made a business alliance with GMO Click Securities and is aiming to provide their services to GMO's clients. In July 2016, the company created a welfare program, Benefit One, and in January 2017 is planning to begin an individual fixed defined-contributions plan service in light of recent legal reforms.
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