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 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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  • 3 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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  • 4 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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  • 5 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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  • 6 AnyPay Inc.

    URL
    https://anypay.jp/
    Service/Product
    paymo
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    AnyPay provides a remittence service between individuals with smartphones called Paymo. Users can register with arbitrary products and their prices, and are able to bill other users through QR code, email, or a Line app. It can be completed without knowing anything about each other's credit card information, and it can be used to split a bill at a social gathering, as well as for online selling by individuals. As of January 2017, Paymo’s payment fee is currently free.
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  • 7 Authlete, Inc.

    URL
    https://www.authlete.com/
    Service/Product
    Authlete
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Authlete provides BaaS for OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect that creates improved functionalities on the cloud. This enables you to integrate Authlete with any end-user authentication mechanism. It also means that you can add OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect functionalities into your existing web service seamlessly.
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  • 8 BANQ

    URL
    http://banq.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Hobohibaraikun (almost daily salary)
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    BANQ provides a welfare program that enables users to withdrew a partial salary from what you have worked for without waiting for their payday. Whenever necessary, users can access their earnings as needed. Users who are registered employees can easily access the system with a phone. The program is also beneficial in recruiting people.
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  • 9 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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  • 10 BearTail

    URL
    http://beartail.jp/
    Service/Product
    Dr. Wallet, Dr. Expense Settlement
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 0.1 Billion/Seed
    Investor
    Incubate fund, Nissei Capital, SMBC Venture Capital
    Description
    BearTail operates an automated financial management service, Dr. Wallet, and another wholly automated expense report service, Dr. Expense Settlement. Dr. Wallet is a service to track personal finances by taking photos of receipts with smartphones. Since the receipts taken will be entered by operators, the accuracy of the information is extremely high. As it also collaborates with financial institutions, it is possible that a bank statement can be downloaded to the service. Additionally, it has functionality that enables it to calculate fares by entering train station's names. Both services are designed to ensure privacy, as operators for both can not discover any personal information.
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  • 11 Beatrobo, Inc.

    URL
    https://corp.beatrobo.com/
    Service/Product
    PlugAir, Beatrobo
    Total Equity Funding
    Approximately USD 3400000/A
    Investor
    Cyber Agent Ventures, Klab Venture Partners, Movida Japan, Inc., Lawson HMV Entertaiment, Genuine Startups, Credit Saison
    Description
    Beatrobo provides a physical device called PlugAir that enables you to send digital content. In collaboration with Toppan Printing Company, the company is developing a security device for internet banking, PlugAir Secure. The device can send remittence when inserted into the headphone jack of either a smartphone or a computer. The appeal of the device is that is easier than typing an existing one-time password. It is used in the Movida Seed Acceleration Program organized by Movida Japan, Inc.
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  • 12 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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  • 13 BTC Box

    URL
    http://www.btcbox.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    BTC BOX
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 0.2 billion/unknown
    Investor
    J Trust Co Ltd.
    Description
    BTC Box operates a virtual currency exchange for currencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin, and is offering a lending service with Bitcoin. The fee for a loan is 0.1%. In April 2015, the company formed a partnership with J Trust Co Ltd. as a capital business alliance which aims to expand overseas, where they will contract a new Bitcoin business. Their adviser has held the position of executive board member of the Japan Digital Money Association since October 2014.
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  • 14 Capy Inc.

    URL
    https://www.capy.me/jp/
    Service/Product
    Capy Puzzle CAPTCHA, Capy Avatar CAPTCHA, Capy Risk-Based Authentication, Capy Realtime Blacklist
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Capy provides authentication apps that can recognize spam bots from respondents, called Capy Puzzle Capture, and Capy Avatar Capture. Capy Puzzle Capture is able to reveal bots by asking users to complete a pictoral puzzle by choosing the missing puzzle piece. It was adopted at a Microsoft Accelerator held by Microsoft Ventures. Additionally, Puzzle CAPTCHA won the first prize of the IVS LaunchPad in 2013 as well as the MIT E&T Pitch competition. The company partnered with Showcase TV in July 2016, and is planning to develop a new product.
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  • 15 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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  • 16 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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  • 17 d.a.t. Inc.

    URL
    http://www.dat.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    d.a.t. provides consultation and support for operational structures based on data analysis, and operates a business contracting service. In particular, the company provides reviews of member stores, monitoring projects, a credit limit platform, as well as payment and any other financial-related consulting. In particular, the company can provide for the logistic and structural needs of client corporations by using on their own statistical mapping techniques and technical know-how of credit limits to create a cloud-style credit limit model.
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  • 18 deBit

    URL
    http://www.debit.co.jp
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    deBit provides debit and credit card payment services with Bitcoin that clients can use at registered stores. The service is compatible with 6 legal currencies--USD, Euro, JPY, GBP, AUD, and HKD-- transactioned at the most advantageous prices for users at their location whenever they make a payment. Additionally, the service enables exchanging even non-compliant currencies at ideal rates, so that users can conveniently make payments.
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  • 19 eNFC

    URL
    http://enfc.jp/
    Service/Product
    eNFC (electric NFC)
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Distinguishing itself from existing efforts in NFC (Near Field Communication), the company developed a new type of communication technology involving a simple touch control called eNFC. When you wear a specially designated wristband or ring device for eNFC, your body becomes able to authenticate with a single hand touch, since it is communicating data through electrical impulse. The potential market is ample, as users would be able to communicate with the 4 billion existing NFC devices by wearing one of these new wearble devices.
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  • 20 Eyes, JAPAN Co. Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.nowhere.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Eyes, Japan provides a service saving medical information utilizing blockchain technology. The company accurately stores medical information emphasizing 3 major elements of the data: authenticity, visual readability, and conservation. Data from their early cancer diagnosis system, that analyzed cytokines from a patient's saliva using AI technology, was added to, and strengthened, the accuracy of their blockchain. The company also operates substantive experimental blockchains in various fields other than medicine.
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  • 21 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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  • 22 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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  • 23 FP-MYS

    URL
    http://fp-mys.com/
    Service/Product
    YOURS
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    FP-MYS is preparing to provide a will service system on the Cloud. The authority management system is separated between the person who will write a will and her/his family. It is free to access the basic service. However, it also provides a paid service, which guides the client through the process of writing a will while providing examples.
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  • 24 freee K.K.

    URL
    http://www.freee.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Cloud accounting software Freee, Cloud payroll accounting software Freee, Company formation Freee, Opening business Freee, My number management Freee
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 9.6 billion/C
    Investor
    Mirai sousei fund (SPRAX Group), DCM Ventures, SBI Investment, Salesforce Ventures, Nissho Electronics Corporation, Nippon Life Insurance Company, Japan Co-Invest Fund, Recruit Holdings
    Description
    freee K. K. is aiming to create power-saving services for challenging back office operations such as cloud accounting, software for income tax reporting, and a management application for My Number (The Social Security and Tax Number System in Japan), for small and medium businesses. The Cloud accounting system, Freee, was released in March 2013, and currently has over 700,000 account members. Additionally, the software successfully collected total funds of JPY 9.6 billion. Its collaborative services in financial data, including credit card services, number over 3630 cases. The company’s software has been spotted at several business competitions.
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  • 25 GA Technologies

    URL
    https://www.ga-tech.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Renosy
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 135 million/unknown
    Investor
    Investors cloud co.,ltd., Mizuho Capital
    Description
    GA Technologies developed a renovated property simulation service utilizing AI, called Renosy. The service collects users' requests through messages on the app, and then provides appropriate properties based on the requests. Users can see previews of the images on the app.
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  • 26 Global Mobility Service

    URL
    http://global-mobility-service.com/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 510 million/unknown
    Investor
    Hiroshi Komiyama, Katsumori Matsushima, SoichiroFukutake, ShozoKurihara, SBI Investment
    Description
    Global Mobility Service exploits several mobility IoT services relating to motor vehicles such as cars. The IoT service includes vehicle loans, security that can be installed in any type of vehicle, construction machines, agriculture machines, ships, security and safe sensing management functions while driving, and stopping vehicles with their anti-theft systems by remote control. So far, the company has operated a trial with electronic cyclo (tricycle taxi) in Manila, Philippines from September 2014 to January 2015, using a remotely operating vehicle system, an auto financial system, and an anti-theft system, all utilizing their own sensing and IoT technologies.
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  • 27 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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  • 28 HEROZ

    URL
    http://heroz.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 100 million/Venture
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    HEROZ focuses on planning, developing, and operating AI services. The company focuses on intellectual games for smart phones and possesses a unique core AI technology, developed by their top engineers, that has defeated professional Shogi (Japanese chess) players in public matches. The company provides an AI technology using an accumulated mechanical learning algorithm, which includes deep learning, to major financial institutions.
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  • 29 iBeed.Inc.

    URL
    http://ibeed.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    iBeed has developed software and services in the IoT industry, as well as blockchain-based software. Its service utilizes a P2P autonomous-decentralized network. In the future, the company is planning to profit from sales, support, and consulting businesses.
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  • 30 JP Links

    URL
    http://www.jplinks.com/
    Service/Product
    Bankur
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 550 million/unknown
    Investor
    1 Institutional investor
    Description
    JP Links operates a cut-down service for domestic remittance for corporate and one-person businesses, called Bankur. By automating remittance, the company can provides a fixed rate, JPY 280 yen, for the service. The company began providing a 4 times-a-day remittance system, as well as a remittance change of ownership system in January 2017. Clients receive liability insurance money in case fraud occurs. The company acquired ISO27001 for the Bankur service.
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  • 31 Keychain Pte. Ltd.

    URL
    http://keychain.jp/
    Service/Product
    Keychain
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Keychain provides a PKI Decentralized Authentication Platform (tm) called Keychain, that allows clients to solve concrete business problems related to authentication and access control. The platform enhances and cleanly integrates into existing systems and processes by adding a small bit of code. It provides secure transaction messaging over varied networks, audit procedures and regulations, and simplified compliance check through their company's intranet authoritative management.
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  • 32 Kyash

    URL
    https://kyash.co/
    Service/Product
    Kyash
    Total Equity Funding
    Over JPY 1 billion/A
    Investor
    JAFCO, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, ITOCHU Corporation, Dentsu Digital Holdings, Mizuho Capital, SMBC Venture Capital
    Description
    Kyash recently began providing a free remittance service app for transfers between individuals in April 2017, called Kyash. When users charge to a Visa card issued by Kyash, they can use that Visa card at all registered stores from home and abroad, including shopping online. From December 24th 2016, the company has provided an invitation-only closed beta version of the app, and released it on iOS in Spring 2017. In December 2016, the company formed a capital and business alliance with MitsuiSumitomo Financial Group, Dentsu Corporation, and Itochu Corporation.
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  • 33 LastRoots

    URL
    http://www.lastroots.com/
    Service/Product
    c0ban, c0ban advertisement, c0ban exchange
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    LastRoots developed their own virtual currency, cOban. The company is planing to provide a new advertisement business integrating their blockchain/VC. When users see advertisements on the site, they automatically receive cOban. Additionally, the company is planning to provide additional cOban based on users' location. The intriguing part of the system for clients is that the advertising fees/cOban will be covered when users purchased their advertisement products with cOban. The company has been collecting user's data and is planning to utilize it for their clients.
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  • 34 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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  • 35 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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  • 36 maneo market Inc.

    URL
    https://www.maneo.jp/
    Service/Product
    maneo, Maneo Market
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclousre
    Investor
    non-disclousre
    Description
    maneo is an IT platform that links Japanese retail investors with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) online, the first of its kind in Japan. It is also the biggest platform of its kind in Japan, with a gross of completed loans exceeding JPY 60 billion, and a user base of over 40,000. The company has over half of the social lending share in the market. maneo started as a P2P company, but since 2011, it shifted to only lend to real estate businesses. After that, the service expanded to SMEs as well as real-estate security loans. In October 2015, the company made a capital business alliance with GMO Click Shares, gaining benefit from the leverage of an investor base more than 10 times the size of its own, as well as an open crowdfunding platform. With this alliance, it is planning to develop high yield in the market for individuals.
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  • 37 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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  • 38 Misoca Inc.

    URL
    https://www.misoca.jp/
    Service/Product
    Misoca
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 70 million/(Subsidiary of Yayoi)
    Investor
    SMBC Venture Capital, Incubate Fund
    Description
    Misoca operates a billing management service on the Cloud, Misoca. The service provides not only billing, it also creates estimates, orders, invoices, and receipts. It is expanding in use among small and medium businesses, since it enables them to link with other accounting software, and provides billing sent automatically. The basic fee is free, it only charges for additional services, such as sending a bill and for quotes by fax. It provides an additional service allowing the collecting of accounts receivable insurance for billing. In February 2016, a major accounting software company, Yoyai, acquired Misoca.
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  • 39 Momentum

    URL
    http://www.m0mentum.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Black Swan, Black Heron
    Total Equity Funding
    Approximately JPY 70 million/unknown
    Investor
    GMO Venture, GMO Todoroki, SMBC Venture Capital, Mizuho Capital, VOYAGE VENTURES
    Description
    Momentum provides an Ad ROI improvement tool with comprehensive solutions for Ad Fraud and Ad Verification called Black Swan, and a "Performance-specific" Ad Fraud Blocking Plugin for Ad Networks and DSPs, Black Heron. Black Swan is a service to help companies avoid posting ads on innapropriate, illegal downloading sites or on any negative locations which could degrade the company's brand image. Black Heron starts by checking IPs, and uses over 90 metrics, providing their original “Fraud Score Eby integrating the results of those metrics, then providing the “Fraud Score Eto networks. In November 2016, Fringe81 and the company started providing Transparency Management, the first ad placement inspector package in Japan, in order to improve ad transparency.
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  • 40 Money Smart

    URL
    http://www.moneysmart.jp/
    Service/Product
    MoneySmart, Monry Yront, omamori
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    NTT Docomo Ventures
    Description
    MoneySmart provides a free asset management tool for individuals, Money Smart, and a paid version called Money Tron+. No other financial institution provides an account aggregation that can automatically collect settlement data. A notable feature of Money Smart is that it can display the context of expenses, in particular, who the user is paying. While using Money Smart, users can experience using money in a fun way. The company made a business alliance with Mizuho Bank and Nomura Research Institute, and developed an application for Apple Watch called Mizuho Direct. By touching the icons, users can choose to receive notifications for the account balance, bank transfers, and money transfers. The company was chosen for the third cohort of the Docomo Innovation Village, held by Docomo Ventures, as well as awarded the Tokyo Marine & Nichido System Co., Ltd. special prize at the NRI Hackathon @CEATEC JAPAN 2015 in October 2015.
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  • 41 muevo Inc.

    URL
    http://www.muevo.jp
    Service/Product
    muevo
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    muevo designs and operates a crowdfunding platform targeting musicians and their fans. By connecting them to each other, the company supports music promotions. The company provides supporters with unique rewards that are not, in general, sold through typical music promotions and sales.
    Category
  • 42 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.
    Category
  • 43 Nayuta Inc.

    URL
    http://nayuta.co/
    Service/Product
    HAWKER, Project IoM
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Nayuta is currently developing a web display system, HAWKER, which can analyze people-flow and objects in space, in real time, using BLE. The company is aiming to design products combining IoT technologies and IoM. In January 2016, the company invented a power socket prototype utilizing blockchain that can control user rights. With this, usage hours and total use can be limited, as even if the outlets are set up in an open space, they enable operating the pay-to-use power socket. Additionally, the company participates in various operational experiments and has core blockchain skills.
    Category
  • 44 NSHC PTE. LTD.

    URL
    http://www.nshc.net/jp/
    Service/Product
    DxShield, Droid-X
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Originally, NSHC Pte. Ltd. provided a security solution app for games on smartphones. It now, additionally, provides a solution focused on Fintech applications derived from its original product. With it, users can choose policy options, and monitor from a web console.
    Category
  • 45 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.
    Category
  • 46 One Tap BUY

    URL
    http://www.onetapbuy.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    One Tap BUY
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 3,8 billion/Venture
    Investor
    Softbank, Mobile Internet capital, Opt Ventures, DBJ Capital, Sansei Capital Investment, Mizuho Capital, Mizuho Securities
    Description
    One Tap BUY is the first securities company specializing in smartphones in Japan. Based on the motto that "investment can be a part of our daily life," the company provides an app where people can buy equity, starting from JPY 1000, with just 3 taps. The app is time-difference free, allowing users to purchase without worrying about local market hours. Users are able to buy issues among 30 companies listed on the NASDAQ and NYSE. In October 2016, the company began providing a service that was the first in the industry, Ginko ni Oitamama Kaitsuke (Purchasing Without Remittence). This service, made in collaboration with Mizuho Bank, provides users immediate account transfer payments without remittence when they purchase. The company was awarded both a Jury's Special Award and the AWS at TechCrunch’s Startup Battle Tokyo 2015.
    Category
  • 47 One&Only

    URL
    http://mirror-manager.com/index.html
    Service/Product
    Mirror Manager
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Mirror Manager enables users to make trade deals in the same way as skilled traders. The service operates both automated buying-selling and signal wire reports. Traders can order and settle on their own, and can change trading volume as well.
    Category
  • 48 Orb

    URL
    https://imagine-orb.com/
    Service/Product
    Orb 1, SmartCoin
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 274 million/Seed
    Investor
    Cyber Agent Ventures, SBI Investment, Ceres, United, Adways Co., Monex Ventures
    Description
    By utilizing the decentralized cloud computing system Orb, developed by the company of the same name, users can build their own virtual currencies and associated payment networks. Through Orb, the company provides SDKs and web APIs through Smart Coin, which lets users develop their own e-money easily. In February 2016, the company paired up with NTT Docomo Ventures, Orix, ORIX Bank Corporation, and Shizuoka Bank, with the aim of procuring overseas remittance, along with a payment system. The company collaborates with several local financial institutions, and was featured as one of the 10 up-and-coming ventures in "Great Predictions for 2017" by Toyo Keizai.
    Category
  • 49 Payward Japan

    URL
    http://kraken.com/
    Service/Product
    Kraken
    Investor
    SBI Holdings
    Description
    Payward Japan operates a virtual currency exchange, Kraken, which is the largest Bitcoin exchange, by volume and liquidity, in the world. Kraken was the first Bitcoin exchange to have trading price and volume displayed on the Bloomberg Terminal, the first to pass a cryptographically verifiable proof-of-reserves audit, and is a partner in the first cryptocurrency bank with the German bank, Fidor. Additionally, the company is in process of developing a payment system utilizing blockchain.
    Category
  • 50 QUOINE Pte. Ltd.

    URL
    https://www.quoine.com/
    Service/Product
    QUOINE EXCHANGE
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 1.94 billion/unknown
    Investor
    Angel Investors, JAFCO Fund, VC
    Description
    QUOINE Japan operates a virtual currency exchange, QUOINE EXCHANGE, and also provides a virtual currency exchange platform based on blockchain. The company conducts the exchange across Asian countries, making it safe through security that is strengthed by compliance methods such as KYC/AML, and maintained by engineers from financial institutions throughout the world.
    Category
  • 51 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.
    Category
  • 52 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.
    Category
  • 53 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.
    Category
  • 54 S&J Corp.

    URL
    http://www.sandj.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Security Analysis
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    S&J provides a security assessment service that can diagnose conditions of a system or network to determine whether it is infected with malware. It can suggest methods of elimination, as well as preventive solutions to clients.
    Category
  • 55 Sasuke Financial Lab

    URL
    https://wealthcare.jp/company/
    Service/Product
    wealthcare
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Sasuke Financial Lab is planning to provide online financial services through Wealthcare, including creating reports for the analysis of housekeeping books, and financial coaching.
    Category
  • 56 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.
    Category
  • 57 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.
    Category
  • 58 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.
    Category
  • 59 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.
    Category
  • 60 Tranzax Co., Ltd

    URL
    http://tranzax.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Supplier Finance, PO Finance
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Tranzax Co., Ltd entered the Electronically Recorded Monetary Claims business in Japan in order to operate smooth financial arrangements, predominately for SME. Their subsidiary company, Densai Service, provides Electronically Recorded Monetary Claims by SMEs for primary makers who have accounts receivable. By assigning the accounts receivable to a Special Purpose Company (SPC), the company is able to promptly collect their funds, due to the credit capability of the primary makers, with a low interest of 0.7-1.2%.
    Category
  • 61 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.
    Category
  • 62 Warrantee, Inc.

    URL
    https://www.warrantee.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Warrantee
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Warrantee provides a warranty management app on smartphones. The service lets users know when the term period for a warranty is coming to an end. Additionally, it enables users to reference an electronic version of the terms of the warranty, to send a repair request for the product, and to view estimates for the market price of used products through the app.
    Category
  • 63 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.
    Category
  • 64 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.
    Category
  • 65 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.
    Category
  • 66 Zaim Inc.

    URL
    https://zaim.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Zaim
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 42 million/unknown
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Zaim provides a household account book app, which is the most downloaded app of its type in Japan, having been installed by 6.5 million users. It has a receipt reading function where users simply take photos of receipts, which are automatically read in the app, distinguishing it from existing household account book apps. From January 2016, the company started providing, “Watashi no Kyufukin (My benefit plan), Efinding potential benefits by registering residence and household structure for premium members. In the same year, the company added new services for loans and an insurance simulation to the app.
    Category
  • 67 Zerobillbank Japan Inc.

    URL
    http://www.zerobillbank.com/
    Service/Product
    ZEROBILL-CORE, Z-WALLET
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    Samurai Incubator, Several Angel Investors
    Description
    ZEROBILLBANK developed a cloud digital asset management service API that creates a coin economic area utilizing blockchain, with one click. The company operates ZEROBILL CORE, issuing the coin and setting up the coin ownership conditions, and Z-WALLET, which gathers information about people's behaviors, and exchanges the coins. The service analyzes connections between human actions and several factors, such as weather, time, and location, helping owners manage their businesses by, for example, giving extra coins on rainy days to customers when they come to the store, or to employees working an earlier shift.
    Category
  • 68 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.
    Category
  • 69 IT Realize Co., Ltd.

    URL
    https://www.itrealize.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    CRECO, Bank App with CRECO
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 0.2 billion/A
    Investor
    Ceres inc., MIZUHO FinTech Fund, MS & Consulting Co., Ltd., VOYAGE VENTURES, Inc., YAMANAHI CHUGIN Regional Revitalization Fund, SV-FINTECH Fund
    Description
    IT Realize provides credit card detail management apps, CRECO and
    Bank App with CRECO. Users can view all the details of their credit cards in one screen
    of CRECO. Also, users can receive CRECO points by utilizing personalized CLOs issued
    on the basis of credit card usage history. Currently the service supports 272 different
    kinds of credit cards in Japan. In July 2016, the company became a business partner
    with Mizuho bank, and started the "Mizuho Calendar by CRECO." Furthermore,
    Yamanashi Chuo Bank and Ashikaga Bank determined to introduce Bank App with
    CRECO in 2017.
    Category
  • 70 Accounting SaaS Japan Co., LTD.

    URL
    http://www.a-saas.com/
    Service/Product
    A-SaaS Accounting System, A-SaaS Cloud Tax system, A-SaaS Cloud payroll system, A-SaaS cloud depreciation system, Maina Security, Maina Drive
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 192.5 million/B
    Investor
    Ventures, Salesforce.com, GREE Ventures, Mobile Internet Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, OPT Holding, Inc., i-mercury Capital, Inc.
    Description
    Accounting Saas operates an accounting service on the cloud for accounting offices. One feature of the service is that there is no charge for their clients, since the service was created at the initiative of accounting firms. As of July 2016, A-SaaS provided service to over 21,000 accounting offices. Over 120,000 projects have been registered, and the number of registered employees tops 400,000. In July 2015, the company made a business partnership with Cloud Payment, and started linking Keiri no Mikata (On Behalf of Accounting, in Japanese) and A-Saas. In November 2015, the company made a business affiliation with Kakko, and started developing a management analytic service. In January 2016, the company became a business partner with a PFM company, Moneytree.
    Category
  • 71 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%.
    Category
  • 72 Ayonix

    URL
    http://ayonix.com/ja/
    Service/Product
    Ayonix Facelogin, Ayca Ver 5.0, Ayonix FaceMatcher, Ayonix Digital Signage, Ayonix Media Inspector, Ayonix Face-ID SDK5.3, Ayonix Face-FD SDK, Ayonix E-gate
    Total Equity Funding
    unknown
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Ayonix developed the world's fastest face authentication engine that utilizes three-dimensional face recognition technology. The prime feature of the engine is its authentication speed. The facial recognition engine can accurately identify over 1,700,000 faces in less than 1 second by utilizing a special algorithm that works even if people have a beard or wear glasses. The product is equipped with an ultra-fine function, which is able to perform gender recognition, age recognition, and smile and sunglasses detection, making it usable in various different kinds of situations for entrance and exit management, a monitering system, or in a bank. The system was ranked as number two in the evaluation test of the NIST 2014 face recognition vendor tests, providing definitive proof of the superiority of Ayonix's face recognition technology.
    Category
  • 73 Arara

    URL
    https://www.arara.com/
    Service/Product
    Point+plus, repica mail solution, P-pointer, Arappli, everi
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Arara provides both stable stock-style businesses, such as e-money and CRM messaging, data security, and a smartphone-related business utilizing AR technologies. Its group corporation, VARCHAR, supports the technology department of Arara by operating the development of commissioned companies, SES, and system consulting.
    Category
  • 74 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.
    Category
  • 75 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.
    Category
  • 76 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.
    Category
  • 77 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.
    Category
  • 78 Walt

    URL
    http://bankwalt.xyz/
    Service/Product
    Walt, Walt Card
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Walt provides the public β type of Bitcoin wallet service called WALT, which can send remittence with messages to its targeted consumer base of light internet users. The aim of the service is to make it is simpler for users to exchange Bitcoin. Additionally, users can now use Bitcoin at many more places with a newly added prepaid service, WALT CARD, which people can use at Bitcoin exchanges and at some stores.
    Category
  • 79 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.
    Category
  • 80 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.
    Category
  • 81 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.
    Category
  • 82 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.
    Category
  • 83 AutomaticTrade Co, Ltd.

    URL
    http://225.autore.jp/
    Service/Product
    Autore Unicorn, Autore 225, Autore Kabushi, Autore FX, Mail de Order, Signal de Order
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    Akinai Research Institute, Individual Investors
    Description
    The company invented an automated investment transaction tool, and provides OEM for a Mirror Trade service used by Securities and investment consulting companies, called Autore Unicorn, as well as an automated Nikkei 225 stock tool for individual investors, Autore 225. With Autore Unicorn, users can order at the same time as professional traders. Autore 225 enables setting up loss-cut, order time, and investment indices by one’s self, and automates investment buying-selling. The tool provide two types of payment methods, fixed and pay-as-you-go, depending on the volume and number of trading rules.
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  • 84 Ostiaries

    URL
    http://ostiaries.co.jp/ja/
    Service/Product
    Incoming call authentication
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Ostiaries provides a personal authentication service that receives information through phone numbers for varied authentication services such as e-commerce and online net banking, called Incoming Call Authentication. In the past, there existed a number of security issues with personal authentication using an ID and password over a general internet line. By using your phone line for incoming call authentication, the service can provide high quality security as long as users are in physically proximity to their phone.
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  • 85 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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  • 86 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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  • 87 Gardenssi

    URL
    http://www.gardenssi.com/
    Service/Product
    Insurance for dogs and cats
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Gardenssi provides petty-sum health insurance for dogs and cats, called Inu and Neko no Hoken (Insurance for dogs and cats). The company provides 3 plans launched in Japan for the first time: a Gold plan which covers only veterinary visits, a Pearl Plan that covers surgery, and a Platinum plan for veterinary visits, surgery, and the cost of commuting to the hospital. Customers can choose their preferred plan based on their pet's needs.
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  • 88 Caulis

    URL
    https://caulis.jp/
    Service/Product
    Fraud Alert
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Caulis provides a fraud access detector service on the cloud for corporations, called Fraud Alert. The service’s AI detects fraudulent remittance. Because of the cloud-based system, the annual fee for the service is reasonable, starting from a few thousand yen. The blacklist collected by Fraud Alert is provided to all users, so that the service can prevent potential fraud coming from outside of the existing known fraud, creating a better system compared to existing fraud detectors. The system has been installed for over 50 million users, including major communication companies, banks, and EC websites.
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  • 89 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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  • 90 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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  • 91 Kanmu, Inc.

    URL
    https://kanmu.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    KanmuCardLincked Offer, SezonCLO, CLO+DSP, Kanmu Payment Analytics, Vandle
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 125 million/Seed
    Investor
    East Ventures, ANRI, Kronos Fund, Credit Saison, Adways Co., Ltd., iSGS Investment Works, FreakOut Holdings,inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Capital
    Description
    Kanmu provide an amenity that operates with shops based on credit card records called CLO. The company is affiliated with Credit Saison, one of the major credit card companies in Japan, with whom they provide Saison CLO. Since March 2015, the company has provided CLO+DSP, an advertisement service utilizing coupon dates from CLO, and Kanmu Payment Analytics, a marketing tool where shops without on-us transaction contracts are provided demographic and attribute information with Kanmu's algorithm. There are over 100 registered shops in Japan. In 2016, the company began providing Vandle, a visa prepaid card.
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  • 92 giftee Inc.

    URL
    https://giftee.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    giftee
    Total Equity Funding
    over JPY 50 million/Venture
    Investor
    Degital Garage Group, Sunbridge Global Ventures, ISETAN Mitsukoshi Innovations
    Description
    giftee provides a social gift service where people can send gifts through email and SNS easily. The smallest amount starts from JPY 100. Because of the simple process of sending the gift URL link to receivers, the number of users has exceeded 200,000. Shops registered for the service number over 25,000.
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  • 93 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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  • 94 Kyriba Japan

    URL
    http://www.kyriba.jp/
    Service/Product
    Kyriba Enterprise
    Total Equity Funding
    USD $21 million/B
    Investor
    MUFJ Capital, Mizuho Capital, HSBC
    Description
    Kyriba Japan developed "Kyriba Enterprise," which consist of a cloud-type financial affairs and treasury management system, SaaS, and provides consulting on its implementation. The system enables users to be effective in fluidity managemet, payment, remittence, and risk management which are required for every CEO and financial manager. The solution has been implimented by over 1300 companies around the world, inluding Konika Minoruta, Nissin Foods Holdings, and Nomura Research Institute.
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  • 95 QUADRAC., Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://quadrac.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Q-Core, CCCC
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 700 million/unknown
    Investor
    INCJ, TIS
    Description
    By utilizing electrostatic capacity that arises between two opposing Plate-Electrodes, QUADRAC provides Close Capacitive Coupling Communication ("4C") and a real-time basis transaction server on the cloud, Q-CORE. The Q-CORE server specializes in extremely efficient identification management of a large number of transactions. Q-CORE was designed to perform electronic payments, and transportation fare collection and validation that require higher security on a real-time basis on the cloud. The expected areas of application of 4C technology include: audio and video devices, mobile phones, medical devices, retail store solutions, games and toys, computers, security verification, and many other areas.
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  • 96 Cloud Technologies

    URL
    http://www.cloud-tech.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    File Server Cloud, Sapphire, CLOUD x CLOUD, Backup Cloud
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Cloud Technologies provides Sapphire, the combination of a security and VPN network. It includes functions called hot stand-by and multi-homing, which secure back-up lines even if internet servers go down. The features can be accessed with office files through users Epersonal PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices on the cloud through a user interface. The company also provides 24/7 monitoring, impediment detection, and a recovery service, in order to provide a safe corporate file sharing environment.
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  • 97 Crowd Cast

    URL
    http://crowdcast.jp/
    Service/Product
    Staple, Staple Team, Staple Reader
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 2.5 million/B
    Investor
    Yayoi, IMJ Investment Partners, Sezon Ventures
    Description
    Crowd Cast provides an expense reporting app for individuals, Staple, and one for corporations, Staple Team, as well as Staple Reader, which can read a driving record into a traffic IC card. The price for individual use is free, and JPY 600 for enterprises. At the Yayoi smart phone app competition in 2011, the company won the grand prize, and at the point, they were founded with JPY 25 million. After that, additional funds were offered by Saison Ventures, and IMJ Investment Partners. At this time, the company primarily provides advertisement, HR, and real estate for SME throughout Japan, and those services are used by over 150 companies and organizations. It offers complimentary trials for its services.
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  • 98 Crowdcredit, Inc.

    URL
    http://crowdcredit.jp/
    Service/Product
    Crowd Credit
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 200 million/B
    Investor
    Monex Ventures, GCI Capital, fento Startup, Itochu Corporations
    Description
    Crowd Credit provides investment crowdfunding for individuals and SME in developed as well as developing countries. Since their service started, the total campaigns funded numbers above 100, and a total of JPY 1.7 billion in loans have been signed. As of December 2016, the number of total registered users exceeded 2500. Though company also established subsidiary companies in Peru, Estonia, and Mexico, and screens and collects money operated by its companies, Crowd Credit, however, provides finance loans. The company was established when the founder, Mr. Sugiyma, while working at a foreign owned bank, came to realize the ample demands for capital in developing countries. Since then, the company has aimed to develop a platform where Japanese investors can partner with people from around the world who are seeking funds, in order to build win-win relationships.
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  • 99 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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  • 100 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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  • 101 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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  • 102 Gracone

    URL
    http://gracone.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    KIZUNA
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Gracone is in the process of establishing a website enabling people to send donations to foreign children with Bitcoin, called Kizuna. The main issue with sending monetary donations overseas is the remittence fee. By utilizing Bitcoin, the remittence fees cost less, for instance, sending JPY 100,000 would cost just over JPY 6000. By spending less for the fee, the company aims to support local communities overseas by connecting donors who can send them more money.
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  • 103 STREAMED

    URL
    http://streamedup.com/
    Service/Product
    STREAMED
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    STREAMED provides an expenses accounting app on the cloud, where people can take a photo of a receipt and upload it so that an operator can enter the data. In the free plan, for the first time, 10 receipts are entered for free, and 5 receipts per month are automated free of charge. There is a storage period limit of 90 days. However, for JPY 300 per month, not only are 5 receipts automatically entered for free, from the 6th receipt, it will cost only JPY 30 per receipt, and additionally, the storage period becomes unrestricted. Up to 100 receipts are automatically uploaded at JPY 1950 per month, and with this plan, after the 100th receipt, it will cost only JPY 20 per receipt, and the storage period is unrestricted. The company partnered with other companies, including MF Crowdfund Accounting, Yoyai Kaikei, and Freee. In April 2015, the company and Tsuji/Hongo certified tax accountant corporation made a contract for a capital business alliance.
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  • 104 Credit Engine, Inc.

    URL
    https://www.creditengine.jp/
    Service/Product
    CreditEngine
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 1.1 billion/Seed
    Investor
    Draper Nexus Ventures, VOYAGE Group
    Description
    Credit Engine is developing an online autonomous lending service for SME utilizing a machine learning algorithm, LENDY. In the beginning of 2017, the company released the beta version of the service. The autonomous lending service solves the hurdles faced by SMEs and individual owners before they actually receive their funds. The service provides technological solutions for continuous screening based on real-time business performance to improve the speed of screening, increasing accuracy, and is paperless, utilizing online data such as POS registers. The service can even be used outside of banks, and aims to create an easier and new way to procure funding for business owners.
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  • 105 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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  • 106 Coincheck, Inc.

    URL
    http://coincheck.jp/
    Service/Product
    coincheck, coincheck donation, coincheck payment, coincheck electricity, STORYS.JP
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 30 million/unknown
    Investor
    Incubatefund, ANRI, Ceres
    Description
    Coin Check provides a Bitcoin exchange service, Coincheck; a Bitcoin payment service, Coincheck payment; and a Bitcoin sales store, including a wallet service. The goal of the company is to provide cryptocurrency exchange for the 9 cryptocurrencies with which the company operates, and to provide an easier user interface for trade beginners. Additionally, the company is active in the implementation of e-commerce websites, with the number of introduced stores now totaling over 3,000. Additionally, the company was involved in the Bitcoin payment business, and with the LP gas provider, Mitsuwa Group, helped form the first Bitcoin payment service in Japan in September 2016. In August 2015, the company announced a capital and business alliance with CERES Inc.
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  • 107 COGNIROBO Inc.

    URL
    http://www.cognirobo.com/
    Service/Product
    AI Adatos (developed and provided by Adatos Pte Ltd.)
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 40 million
    Investor
    Showcase-TV
    Description
    COGNIROBO has an exclusive licensing agreement with the US development venture company, Adatos, operating as its sales representative in Japan. The company provides a wide variety of solutions using deep learning including NPL analysis, credit analysis, fraud detection, sales expectations, and marketing analysis.
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  • 108 KOKOPELLI incubate inc.

    URL
    https://www.kokopelli-inc.jp/
    Service/Product
    SHARES, Tokyo Keiri (Tokyo Accounting), Kyuyo Keisan Daiko Center (Payroll agency center)
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 100 million/unknown
    Investor
    SBI Investment, Yokohama Capital, Adways, TIS
    Description
    Kokopelli Incubate provides a service platform, SHARES, where people can confer with professionals such as lawyers, qualified accountants for SME, and a representative service for accounting and payroll needs, Tokyo Accounting representative service center. The number of registered companies for SHARES is over 1000. SHARES has a service utilizing AI that, when given certain data, can analyze business challenges for user companies.
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  • 109 Coban Inc.

    URL
    http://coban.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Nocoly Air
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Coban co-developed iPhone cases with an IC card pocket with Brightonnet, enabling users to check the remaining amount of e-money in their pockets. It has been in operation since December 2016. The founder, Mr. Zanbutsu graduated from the Silicon Valley acceleration program Founder Institute, and was chosen to be in the second cohort of the Tech Lab Paak, at an incubation facility specializing in hardware, established by Recruit Holdings.
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  • 110 Consensus Base Inc.

    URL
    http://www.consensus-base.com/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Consensus Base Inc. has been developing its business as the first company specializing in blockchain technology in Japan. In addition to conducting blockchain verification experiments, the company has experience and know-how from many field trials, mainly with top-class large enterprises in the industry. For that reason, it is familiar with many problems and solution methods that occur when adopting new technologies, so the company can design and implement more quickly without wasteful trial-and-error. It has done business with a number of companies, including SoftBank Corp., Daiwa Securities Group, and Seven Bank, with whom it has accumulated much experience and achievement in actual business problems and application methods through development and demonstration experiments.
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  • 111 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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  • 112 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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  • 113 CYBER SECURITY CLOUD Inc.

    URL
    http://www.cscloud.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Kogeki Shadan Kun, Kogeki Mieru Kun, Web Kaizan Hakken kun, WEB platform
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 100 million/unknown
    Investor
    AMBITION, Regend Partners, Ypsilon Group, Real World, SBI Investment, Individual Investors
    Description
    Cyber Security Cloud provides several security services for cyber attacks. There is no need to purchase hardware to implement these services, and companies such as SMEs can easily install the security service. As of March 2016, the number of websites using the company’s services exceeded 1200. Customers can ascertain cyber attacks in real-time on an administrative screen, and analyze when and how they are being attacked. The companies that have implemented the service include NTT Docomo and Biglobe.
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  • 114 Sealed Value

    URL
    http://www.sealedvalue.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Sealed Value plans, lays out, develops, operates, and maintains a cryptocurrency exchange system utilizing blockchain. The company is planning to develop a cryptocurrency product using paper sources such as magazines.
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  • 115 Sivira Inc.

    URL
    http://sivira.co/
    Service/Product
    Proof log, Broof
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    Blockchain Angel fund
    Description
    Sivira developed a block chain that is exchangable with Bitcoin, and possesses the reliability and speed necesary to be utilized by a business application. "Broof," Sivira's proprietary blockchain, is a log storage service. When users use Broof for storage, it secures the data, making it impossible for others to access it. One example of its application involved an experiment working with Information Services Int'l -Dentsu, Ltd. and Guardtime in Aya, Miyazaki. Farmers in Aya recorded all the details of growing crops, including planting, harvesting, types of fertilizer, pesticide and other chemical use, the quality of crops, and entered them into Broof, with permission from Aya town. From this, consumers were able to see where the crops are really from, and learn how the products were produced while avoiding the rigorous setup standard online.
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  • 116 Janom LLC

    URL
    https://janom.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Coin Gift, Coin Tip, Monatore, ASICpool info, Anshotukachoshabanuzke (Cryptocurrency wealth tabulation)
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Janom provides services utilizing virtual currency and blockchain technologies, as well as its consulting service. Their product Coin Gift is a web service used to purchase several types of gift vouchers with Bitcoin. There is no bothersome registration process, rather, it makes it easy to exchange virtual currency into gift vouchers in no time. CoinTip is a nagesen (money offered up by spectators/donations) service operating through SNS such as Twitter, and is co-developed and operated with Serece, Inc. Additionally, the company operates a virtual currency exchange, Monatore, and conducts other business in the virtual currency industry.
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  • 117 Scaru Inc.

    URL
    http://scaru.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    SCARU
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Scaru provides an accounting service on the cloud, Scaru. The service is for business owners who want to cut down on time taken to sort receipts, are eager to do cost-down, and want to deal with fewer data entry mistakes.
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  • 118 Sprout Inc.

    URL
    http://www.sproutgroup.co.jp
    Service/Product
    BugBounty, SolidHub, The Zero/One Media, Security Service
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Sprout operates The Zero/One, an online media entity specializing in cyber security; SolidHub, a cloud platform with the highest degree of security operation; and BugBounty.jp, a bounty platform for hackers and companies who want to fill each other's needs. The Zero/One contains a minimum amount of technical jargon and detailed illustrations, so that people in various industries, such as business, finance, politics, and public administration can understand what is happening on the forefront of cyber security. With SolidHub, customers can not access a system without a USB finger print authentication key, fingerprint cross-check, and a password. On top of this, all the files and messages are encrypted for privacy, and dispersible bit-by-bit to preserve them in physically remote places.
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  • 119 Smart Idea, Inc.

    URL
    http://smart-idea.jp/
    Service/Product
    Okanereko
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Smart Idea provides a recording service, Okanereko, enabling users to record expenses within 2 seconds. Since August 2012, when the service was released, there have been over 3,300,000 registered users. The company aims to provide ideas in order to create an environment where people throughout the world will be enriched by the convenience of their product, and are planning to expand their business overseas. The service provides support in multiple languages, including English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), French, and Spanish. There is no accounting aggregation function that automatically learns information about bank accounts and credit card payments, it is, rather, only specialized on its specific use within a single submission and price amount.
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  • 120 Smart Drive

    URL
    http://www.smartdrive.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Drive on, Drive Ops
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 600 million/Seed
    Investor
    ANRI, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), AXA Direct
    Description
    Smart Drive provides an IoT analytic service, called Drive On, to diagnosis driving skills easily, and to provides vehicle management supporting a security driving device service with its service Drive Ops. The company collects information about various cars and sends it to a smartphone by Bluetooth. All the information from Drive On and Drive Ops is visualized, and the company creates scores each time, based on the driving pattern algorithm. In the future, it will be possible to adjust the price for car insurance each month. The company has, since April 2015, begun planning to develop such a product in collaboration with Axa Direct Co. The new service was adopted to a new business support program hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, called I-Challenge.
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  • 121 SmileWorks Inc.

    URL
    http://www.smile-works.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    ClearWorks, SECURE FOLDER, NET FORUM, Smile CMS
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 700 million/A
    Investor
    YJ Capital, Globis Capital Partners, Daiwa Corporate Investment, DBJ Capital, Mizuho Capital
    Description
    Smile Works provides accounting-payroll-sale-buying management on the cloud with its system ClearWorks; online data storage, called Secure Folder; a web conference system, Net Forum; and an automated homepage development product, SmileCMS. Recently, the company started awareness-building activities for SMEs that don't know how to respond to the new social security system in Japan, My Number. The company is also actively affiliating with other companies such as ASKUL CORP. and Yahoo! Japan to provide joint services.
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  • 122 Sekai Inc.

    URL
    http://sekai-go.jp/
    Service/Product
    Japan Realestate Guide
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 450 million/unknown
    Investor
    Jig-Saw, Angel investors
    Description
    Sekai provides a cross border real estate transaction settlement support utilizing blockchain, and provides a "Japan Real Estate Guide Efor investors from Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as a “Japan Real Estate Guide for the Middle East Efor investors from Dubai. Using blockchain technology, the information on JPY 1 billion in real estate enables more reliability, safely protects the secrecy of the guides, and makes them less costly.
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  • 123 Secure Sky Technology Inc.

    URL
    http://www.securesky-tech.com/
    Service/Product
    Scutum, Scutum Care, Corporate Site web manipulation guard & detector service, platform analysis, Web Application Security Assessment, Network Security Assessment, Website Security Education, SaaS WAF service "Scutum"
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Secure Sky Technology provides security-related consulting, research, analysis, and provisional educational services in addition to developing and selling several products related to those services. While securing a website, there are several steps the company provides to strengthen security for the required definition/planning/development phase, to the test/revise phase, and on to the operational phase. The company also sells Scutum, developed by Big Forest, with the number of registered company websites as of December 2016 exceeding 1800.
    Category
  • 124 Social Minds Inc.

    URL
    http://www.socialminds.jp/
    Service/Product
    Reality Keys
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 30 million/unknown
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Social Minds provides a smart contract service using blockchain, Reality Keys, which uses publicly available information with cryptographic keys that facilitate distributed-trust smart contracts in decentralized virtual currencies. In December 2016, the company started doing experiments and demonstrations of self-authentication on blockchain for certificate authority, in collaboration with GMO GlobalSign and Consensus Base.
    Category
  • 125 Soramitsu Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.soramitsu.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Iroha
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Soramitsu contributed the initial codebase for Hyperledger Iroha as part of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project. Iroha was adopted the 3rd most in the world, after IBM and Intel., and is now receiving a lot of attention.
    Category
  • 126 Diamond Media Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.diamondmedia.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Centrl LMS, Diamond Tail
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Diamond Media provides a homepage creation service for real estate business owners, Diamond Tail, and leasing management software, Centrl LMS. By using Centrl LMS, customers can receive analyses of trendy properties, learn how to attract clients within a short amount of time, and get recommendations from real state business owners about the properties they might potentially like.
    Category
  • 127 Descartes Search, LLC

    URL
    http://descartes-search.com/index_en.html
    Service/Product
    Satoshi's Collar
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Descartes Search, LLC is a Tokyo-based scouting/headhunting agency that specializes in high-class IT/Web engineers for companies who want to strengthen their IT manpower through Hacker Sourcing. In addition, the company operates a blockchain manpower recruiting service for the Japanese market, called Satoshi's Collar. Additionally, the company provides recruiting internationally for various industries, using data on over 214,0000 people in Japan. The targeted engineers recruited by the company are in the areas of software & computational engineering, web, voice authentication, search, mobile/computing, augmented reality, photo-editing, social apps, major e-commerce, cloud computing, and cryptocurrency.
    Category
  • 128 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.
    Category
  • 129 Tech Bureau, Corp.

    URL
    https://zaif.jp/
    Service/Product
    mijin, Zalf Exchange, Zaica, BitGirls, Retokabu
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 700 million/A
    Investor
    Japan Technology Ventures, Arara, Infoteria, Okwave, Hiroshima Venture Capital, FISCO, Money Partner Group SJI. etc.
    Description
    Tech Bureau provides a private blockchain it developed, Mijin, as well as a Bitcoin/Mona coin exchange called Zaif Exchange, a Bitcoin/Mona coin ATM, and a Bitcoin/Mona coin payment service called Zaif Payment. The company developed a new core engine, Catapult, and added it to Mijin in order to strengthen connections with the public blockchain NEM. The company also made a business alliance with Sumishin SBI Bank to optimize their crucial banking and business systems. Additionally, the company went into partnership with Sakura Internet, iRidge, Inc., Okwave, and many other companies outside of the financial industry that also utilize Mijin.
    Category
  • 130 Toyro Inc.

    URL
    http://toyro.net/
    Service/Product
    INSNEXT
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Toyro operates an insurance comparison website, Insnext, based on life plan simulation. Insnext helps users find the most suitable insurance after entering data on over 40 categories such as income, expenses such as children’s education and car purchases, and mortgage purchases, to calculate estimated expenses and potential risk for the future. Depending on the results of the simulation test, the website provides information on the best insurances within categories such as term insurance, income guarantee insurance, and cancer insurance. On top of that, it also calculates risk in case customers become sick, as well as the risk of death.
    Category
  • 131 Torus

    URL
    http://www.torus.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Torus operates an IT consulting service specializing in real estate and finance. The company collects and analyzes information from real-estate registrations, and provides sales and marketing information based on the data. By supporting non-core work for the marketing of financial institutions and real estate, it helps in not only finding potential customers, but also in contributing to cost reduction.
    Category
  • 132 TransferWise Japan K.K.

    URL
    http://transferwise.com/jp/
    Service/Product
    TransferWise
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    TransferWise's mission is to provide the lowest cost and fairest way of transferring money internationally. Using peer-to-peer technology and without any hidden charges, it makes sending money abroad up to eight times cheaper compared to using a bank. We’re making the world a bit better by helping to make the financial system fair. The service provides for 1 million users, 38 different currencies, and a total of 645 various remittance routes.

    For money transfer services from Japan to overseas, the fee is between 0.8% for major routes and 1.5% for other routes. Customers can easily send money with a few clicks through their website, iPhone, or Android device.
    Category
  • 133 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.
    Category
  • 134 Now Cast

    URL
    http://www.nowcast.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    NowcaSTats
    Total Equity Funding
    unknown
    Investor
    The subsidiary of Finatext
    Description
    By utilizing Big Data, Now Cast developed economic statistics with a degree of accuracy that had not previously been feasible, to measure the base of economic trends. The company provides their own economic index, Nikkei CPIMow, to financial institutions, public officials, thinktanks, and other companies, and offers consultation based on their economic research. The tool for Nikei CPINow was developed through the commodity price research of the UTokyo daily price project, led by Professor Tsutomu Watanabe from the University of Tokyo Department of Economics. In August 2016, the company became integrated with Finatext, and Now Cast become a wholly owned subsidiary of Finatext.
    Category
  • 135 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.
    Category
  • 136 Knowledge Communication Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.knowledgecommunication.jp/
    Service/Product
    Narekomu Mobile
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Knowledge Communication Co., Ltd. exploits its business in AI, cloud, education, and mobile based on its philosophy of changing the world by introducing destructive innovation. With its AI, the company provides a collaborative solution using robots and the cloud, developing an app for the robot which can optimize its movement (or activity) based on users' images.
    Category
  • 137 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.
    Category
  • 138 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%.
    Category
  • 139 NIHON HIYO HOSHO SSI inc.

    URL
    http://www.nihiho.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Rescure Insurance
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Nihon Hiyo Hosho SSI inc. provides rescue insurance to support payments for searching in case you get lost during outdoor activities. In recent years, the number of alpine accidents has increased, and the company provides rescue insurance for an annual payment JPY 4000 to secure the safety of people during outdoor activities.
    Category
  • 140 NestEgg, Inc.

    URL
    https://finbee.jp
    Service/Product
    Finbee
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    SBI Investment, Fin Tech Fund
    Description
    NestEgg, Inc. plans, develops, and operates a saving/payment service app, called Finbee. After becoming a user, and setting up the purpose of the savings, the goal, and time period, the app automatically saves based on the company's own rules. For instance, users can set the amount of payments to be only in units of JPY 1000, with amounts less than JPY 1000 going into the saving, or make every Sunday a day to save JPY 1000. Users can customize based on their financial goals.
    Category
  • 141 Bicrements inc.

    URL
    http://lemuria-trade.com/
    Service/Product
    Lemuria
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    Takeshi Ueno, other Angel investos
    Description
    Bicrements Inc. started operating a Bitcoin exchange, Lemuria, in March 2016. Lemuria adopts a Bitcoin wallet, BitGo, that is rated highly for its security. Trades start from JPY 100, and the quickest time to start a trade is 10 minutes. By simply registering with an email address, customers can start buying-selling with Bitcoin. The company is planning to expand its services, and provide payable plastic cards, Lemuria Debit, and Lemuria Payment, which customers can use to pay in Bitcoin exchange straight at the store, at over 2.7 million shops throughout Japan.
    Category
  • 142 Haw International

    URL
    http://www.haw.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Chaintope
    Total Equity Funding
    unknown
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Haw International is one of the first companies to develop blockchain technology in Japan. Following their mission to promote the blockchain technology, the company is planning to release various products, including Chaintope.
    Category
  • 143 BankGuard KK

    URL
    http://www.bkguard.com/
    Service/Product
    SuperMatrix, Super Money
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Bank Guard provides SuperMatrix, which uses a chart of random images, rather than numbers, that are printed directly on an ID, credit or debit card. It also provides SuperMoney, a cardless / readerless payment technology using biometric palm authentication. SuperMatrix was integrated into 260 different Shinkin Central Banks in Japan, as well as Shinkin Bank’s information system center. So far, the company has been awarded the first-prize at NTT DATA Open Innovation 2015, and was chosen as one of the five Fintech Ventures that the Financial Services Agency of Singapore should support.
    Category
  • 144 Bit Bank

    URL
    https://bitcoinbank.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    bitbank Trade, bitbank WALLET, BTCN
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Bit Bank provides the only Bitcoin futures exchange, bitbank Trade; cold chain management of Bitcoin web wallet, bitbank Wallet; and the largest Bitcoin media entity, Bitcoin News BTCN. Bitbank Trade is a twentyfold leverage Bitcoin exchange, and can provide bTCFX without additional warranty money. 1 month after its release, the trade amount exceeded 800 million, and after 5 months, it exceeded 4 billion. Also, following OKcoin, which has the largest trading volume in the world, it provides flowability. BTCN, which the company also operates, is a Bitcoin blockchain media entity.
    Category
  • 145 Bitforest Co., Ltd.

    URL
    https://www.bitforest.jp/
    Service/Product
    Scutum, Vaddy, Website Security, Servers & Networks
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Bit Forest provides a WAF service to protect hackable web applications from attacks targeting personal data and client information, called Scutum, and a security test, Vaddy. Scutum supports flexibility for those running small websites to those using cloud computing environments. The monthly fee is JPY 29,800, which is relatively low. The number of websites who have installed their services exceeds 1800 companies, which gives them the No.1 domestic share among cloud-using WAF services.
    Category
  • 146 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.
    Category
  • 147 Fit Design System Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.fit-design.com/en/index.html
    Service/Product
    Vein Recognition System
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Fit Design sells a finger vein reader authentication unit and access control system. The finger vein authentication enables assessing whether the user is the right person by measuring the flow of the veins on the user's finger.
    Category
  • 148 Platfield Inc.

    URL
    http://www.platfield.com/
    Service/Product
    unID authentication
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Platfield provides a secure authentication service users access without entering an ID and password, called unID. From the users' view, there is only a simple 4 digit number shown, with there being an automated open key authentication between the service and the users, in order to assure a secure authentication.
    Category
  • 149 Primo

    URL
    https://primo.im/
    Service/Product
    PRIMO
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Primo provides a QR code service, PRIMO, enabling immediate shopping payments on smartphones. Business owners can tag their product’s QR codes on the products, enabling Primo users to read and purchase the product in no time. The service is used not only for shops, but also at various exhibitions and in magazines. Once the payment is settled, a 10% service fee is charged.
    Category
  • 150 Blue Ocean Systems Co.

    URL
    http://hoken-navit.com/
    Service/Product
    Insurance Navit
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Blue Ocean Systems operates a life insurance comparison search system, called Hoken Nabit. The system was developed for insurance sales representatives, as it can provide immediate data on 21 companies and their reimbursement systems when their clients cancel their plans, enabling efficient comparisons in a short time. Compared to exsisting systems, it can provide simply and for less cost, since it eliminates unneccesary information and misoperation.
    Category
  • 151 brArd

    URL
    http://brard.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    brArd
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    brArd provides a safe and secure biometric authentication card payment system it has developed. Instead of a password, through the verification of “biological data Eincluding voice, finger vein, and iris, the service can prevent card fraud.
    Category
  • 152 PREMIER-SSI Inc.

    URL
    http://premier-ssi.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Freesellect, Room's insurance for house
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    PREMIER-SSI Inc. provides a life insurance service, Free Select, in which clients can chose guarantees, and a household belongings insurance for renters called Room's Home Insurance. Free Select can be combined with 5 different types of insurance including death/severe disability insurance, accidental death/dismemberment insurance, disease/disaster hospitalization guarantees, diseases/accidental surgery guarantees, and temporary financial support for special diseases diagnosis. The services covers people up to the age of 85 years. The Room's Home Insurance guarantees household belongings from damage from fire, disasters, and other accident such as water leakage.
    Category
  • 153 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.
    Category
  • 154 Pet Best Japan Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.petsbest.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Medical Insurance for Pet, Accident Insurance for Pet
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Pets Best provides health insurance and accident insurance for pets. The annual cost for the accident insurance, which cover injuries to pets, is JPY 16,000. There are 2 types of the health insurance, based on payment amount, a Basic plan and an Accident plan, so that pet owners can choose the best health insurance for them based on their pets Eneeds.
    Category
  • 155 Hoken Buffet

    URL
    http://www.hoken-buffet.jp/
    Service/Product
    Hoken Buffet
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Hoken Buffet operates a consultation service on insurance. The company's services include the operation of a free insurance consulting website, Hoken’s Buffet (Insurance’s Buffet), and a free consultation from professional financial planners, as well as marketing consultation on life insurance. The company is growing rapidly.
    Category
  • 156 Hoken All

    URL
    http://hoken-all.co.jp
    Service/Product
    unknown
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Hoken All is a company that operates life insurance and damage insurance placement agency businesses, as well as a call center, a temporary-employment agency, and an HR employment placement service. For its insurance businesses, the company provides an insurance comparison on its website based on its clients' needs, as well as consultation over the phone or on a visit. Additionally, the service collects information on health insurance and compares, reviews, and aggregates all the information. This aspect of the business, as an online health insurance information providor, targets people who don't have time.
    Category
  • 157 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.
    Category
  • 158 Mashroom, Inc.

    URL
    http://mashroo.me/
    Service/Product
    FlashTouch
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Mashroom developed a universal data transmission interface device that can send data on any type of smartphone by combining visible light signals from the screen and capacitive touch signals, called FlashTouch. It enables mobile payment and authentication for individuals. Since the device can be utilized in a web browser on a smartphone, it can be used without installing any apps on any kind of device and OS. It is patented.
    Category
  • 159 Moneytree KK.

    URL
    http://moneytree.jp/
    Service/Product
    Moneytree, Moneytree PRO, Moneytree plus, MT Link, Warikan (Bill Split)
    Total Equity Funding
    unknown
    Investor
    Individual Investors, DG Incubation, Mastercard, MorganStanley, Paypal, MUFK Capital, Mizuho Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, Selesforce Ventures
    Description
    Money Tree provides several services, an asset management app, Moneytree, that sends push notifications to corporate devices and emails to let corporations know about vital trades; Moneytree PRO, which sorts items from bank statements that need to be counted as a business expense; and MT Link, a data aggregation API that links with a bill of receipt. Moneytree was not only chosen as a Best App by Apple Inc. 2 years in a row, but was also chosen for MasterCard Path by MasterCard. The company is collaborating with several companies such as Receeip, Yayoi series, and A-SaaS, as well as working with IBM in Japan on a new API. In September 2016, the company released an iMessage app, called Warikan (which means split bill in Japanese).
    Category
  • 160 Money Forward Inc.

    URL
    https://moneyforward.com/
    Service/Product
    Money Plus, MF Crowdfinance, MF Cloud Expence, MF Cloud My Number, MF Cloud Salary, MF Cloud Bill, MF Cloud Accounting, MF Cloud Income Tax Report (for enterprises), Money Forward (for individuals)
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 4.8 billion/B
    Investor
    Jafco, Monex Ventures, Credit Sezon, MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE Venture Capital Co.,Ltd., SourceNext, Dentsu Digital Holdings, GMO VP, TBS Innovation Partners, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Shizuoka Bank, Sumishin SBI Bank, Yamaguchi Financial Group, Toho Bank, Ltd., Mizuho Financial Group, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, North Pacific Bank, Mitsui & Co., Gunma Bank, Fukui Bank, Shiga Bank
    Description
    Money Forward provides an asset management tool for individuals, and a cloud accounting tool for corporations. The company was funded with approximately JPY 4.2 billion by VC, local banks, mega banks, and major department stores. As of September 2016, the PFM service, "Money Forward," operated by the company, exceeded 4,000,000 users. In the past, the company also provided "Money Forward X," to a few online banking services, large banks, and local banks.
    Category
  • 161 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.
    Category
  • 162 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.
    Category
  • 163 Minano credit

    URL
    http://m-credit.jp/
    Service/Product
    Minnnano Credit
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Minnano Credit (Everybody's Credit) maintains a social lending platform, "Minnano Credit." The platform facilities the process between lenders and investors. When lenders ask for funding, the platform searches whether it's feasible to lend or not, and begins an offer to investors. Once investors are found, the process for the loan and reimbursement is decided upon. It also exploits services targeting investors who wish to divide investments, as well as asset management services.
    Category
  • 164 Make Leaps

    URL
    http://www.makeleaps.jp/
    Service/Product
    Make Leaps
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    Rakuten Ventures, 500 Startups, Naval Ravikant (the founder of AngelList), Dave MacClure, Angel investors
    Description
    Makeleaps provides a management service providing quotations, orders, invoices, bills, and receipts online. The app is used by over 20,000 companies in Japan. Because Makeleaps supports foreign currency and multiple languages, it is used internationally?another feature of the app. In 2016, the company collaborated with Rakuten bank in order to provide "Rakuten Bank Partnering Just Match."
    Category
  • 165 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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  • 166 MerryBiz Inc.

    URL
    http://merrybiz.jp/
    Service/Product
    MerryBiz (Accounting processing acting system for small and medium corporations)
    Total Equity Funding
    over JPY 100 million/unknown
    Investor
    Mitsuisumitomo Insurance Venture Capital Co., Ltd., Opt Ventures
    Description
    Merry Biz provides an outsourcing accounting entry service called "Everyone's Accounting Group." It delivers the appropriate data within 1 week after clients send accounting documents and receipts enclosed in an envelop. The process is completed by entering the information delivered into the accounting software. There is an option to work with a partner licensed tax accountant to create financial statements and a zero balance check list. The company has all its staff members under strict confidentiality agreements and is careful about the security used in communications. The receipts sent by clients are entered only after being double-checked. The CEO of the company, Mr. Kudo, also served as the representative of The FinTech Association of Japan (FAJ).
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  • 167 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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  • 168 Mobile Support Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.mobilesupport.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    5 mi Quiz, @FUND Mail, Asset Website Builder, Nikkei BP NISA Special site, @FUND Tablet
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Mobile Support provides tools and services in order to support operational companies in investment trusts, asset management, and finance. The 5 products they primarily provide include: investment trust tools for the public relations business, "@FUND Tablet E a risk modification CMS for the homepage of operational companies that also reduces resources, called ”Asset Website Builder E and a base price e-mail distribution system for operational companies of investment trusts, "@FUND Mail."
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  • 169 mofiria Corporation

    URL
    http://www.mofiria.com/en/
    Service/Product
    Finger vein authentication system
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Mofiria provides a finger vein authentication devices software that is a successor to the technology originally developed by Sony. The device has been a success in reducing the size and weight of the device. Applying the company’s unique vein pattern extraction algorithm and center part extraction method?that is less affected by changes in the weather or the physical condition of the individual?enables high-speed matching, with an authentication speed of approximately 0.3 seconds. The software can be potentially used in internet banking payments, and access control for electronic medical records systems. As of September 2016, Mofiria has been working with 21 companies, including Mofiria Fuji Film and MITSUBISHI Space Software to expand its finger vein authentication business.
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  • 170 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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  • 171 Unicorn Inc.

    URL
    http://unicorn-cf.com/
    Service/Product
    VB series, UnicC, ReCS, FN series
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Unicorn provides support tools for restaurants, hotels, and the funeral business, called "BV series," "ReCS," and "FN series." BV series features support for the hotel industry, such as sales support and table plans for wedding ceremonies. UnicC is a unified management system for purchasing departments to make efficient orders that provide better service and support business plan strategies. FN series is a support tool for basic funeral affairs that analyzes various information, such as business expansion.
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  • 172 Universal Robot Co. Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.urobot.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Mobile Biometrics
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 210 million/unknown
    Investor
    NTT Docomo Ventures, SMBC Ventures, DBJ Capital, Sansei Capital, Shinsei Bank, TNP SME venture
    Description
    Universal Robot developed a vein recognition software for the mobile environment. Through the smartphone or tablet’s camera, the software can recognize biometrics. It is the only hybrid recognition technology that is able to extract vein and finger prints. Having already secured registered patent rights in Japan, South Korea, Russia, and Singapore it is currently pursuing more around the world. It works to not only recognize veins with the camera, it also has an excellent reputation for recognition accuracy of finger prints, with a rate of only 0.1% FRR (self rejection), and 0.0003% FAR (acceptance of others). It hopes to prevent unauthorized access to corporate tablets, and to aid in the application for card-less settlements.
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  • 173 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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  • 174 Leeways Inc.

    URL
    https://leeways.co.jp/
    Service/Product
    Gate
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 240 million/unknown
    Investor
    Vector, GAIA Enterprise limited, PULLUP, Hallohallo Home Inc., Sugashita Partners, K&P Partners, SHIFT, NOS Ventures LLC
    Description
    Leeways provides an asset value simulation service, "Gate," which can estimate cash flow and sales prices of real-estate property based on statistical data analyzed by an AI. The strength of the service lies in how it delivers the highest level of accuracy, calculating future cash flow and sales price with an AI that has learned from data on over 3000 real-estate transactions (the margin of error is 5.8%). The customer base for the service comes from existing dealers in the industry. Unlike their competitors, their business structure is such that the source of earnings comes from the intermediate fee between investors who are looking for real-estate property and real-estate dealers.
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  • 175 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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  • 176 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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  • 177 Rei-Frontier Inc.

    URL
    https://www.rei-frontier.jp/
    Service/Product
    SilentLog Analytics, SilentLog, SCOPAR
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 140 million/Seed
    Investor
    Samurai Incubate, Netplus.com, Inclusion Japan,Inc., Adways Co., Ltd., Mizuho Capital, IID, Iwagin Jigyo Souzou Capital Co.,Ltd. Energy & Environment Investment, Inc.
    Description
    Rei Frontier develops and provides an activity information analysis called "SilentLog Analytics," a life log record for individuals called "SilentLog," and an AR App for smartphones, "LIVE SCOPAR." SilentLog Analysis is a user activity analytic service utilizing AI. It enables users to track someone specific, measure mobility information, and create a visualization. Furthermore, the AI can analyze length of stride and activity patterns, confirming the person's gender and age, occupation, residence, and formulate a persona.
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  • 178 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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  • 179 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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  • 180 Lognote Ltd.

    URL
    http://www.log-note.jp/
    Service/Product
    iReceipt
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    Adway Ventures
    Description
    Log Note provides remitting customer solutions utilizing BLE Beacon, along with the development and operation of an electronic receipt platform, iReceipt. In particular, iReceipt provides a variety of functions around e-receipts by: interlocking with the POS, delivering them to a smartphone's apps, holding promotions utilizing them, and other solutions that make O2O marketing seamless.
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  • 181 Robot Fund Co., Ltd.

    URL
    http://fundrobo.net/
    Service/Product
    Telephone automated response system, investment trust analysis, asset management BOT
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 100 million
    Investor
    Incubate fund
    Description
    Robot Fund has developed RPA (Robotic Process Automation), which features the effective optimization of asset management, including a 24/7 telephone automated response system, and an automated financial outflow estimate of publicly offered investment trusts. The telephone automated response system can provide daily standard prices, net assets, and dividends on shares from Investment Trusts Association, Japan through artificial voice. Clients can confirm information about dividends of investment trusts and advance-decline ratios implemented by the Securities Firms and Banks over the phone. The service enables elderly investors who are unaccustomed to handling internet searches and smart phones to confirm the information by phone, interacting with an artificial voice. It was produced after Robot Fund’s first product, a seed accelerator program called Supernova, which the VC jointly runs.
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  • 182 Wco-Kyosai

    URL
    http://www.wco-kyousai.com
    Service/Product
    Wco-Kyosai
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 33 million
    Investor
    Kanagawa Coworkers' Collective Union, Co.op Union Kawagawa, SEIKATSU-CLUB, Seikatau-Club Mutual Aid Union
    Description
    Wco-Kyosai provides short-term insurance plans at a low rate. The “Co-workers Collective Insurance Aid Program" is for part-time workers who are not guaranteed enough salary for labor insurance. The monthly deposit per month is about JPY 1000, and it consists of 2 major types of coverage, one for injuries and disease, and the other for maternity leave. The programs has 184 signatory organizations that consist of 2833 members in Japan.
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