#Asia 6 rising startups in Japan


It was a big week for matching services last week. Let’s see who got funded.


OpenLogi is a website that helps businesses simplify logistics and supply chains. Users of the site can manage their inventory through the site and automatically make detailed records of inventory changes.

OpenLogi raised just under US$6.6 million during a B round last week.


Miew is a medical technology startup. The company focuses on using artificial intelligence and software to tackle problems in the medical industry. At present, its main project is developing a mental care platform for corporate employees.

Miew announced that it received over US$1.4 million in funds last week.


Zehitomo is an app that matches users with local freelancers. The application lets users put out a request for services ranging from petsitting to private tutoring. Freelancers who see the request can give the user a quote and chat with them about their needs. Users can then pick the professional they want to do the job.

The startup received US$1.35 million in funding last week from a set of venture capital groups including 500 Startups Japan.

TsukuLink by Handsshare

TsukuLink is a construction service platform by Handsshare. The service lets users place a free request for jobs like renovation, remodelling, or painting. The website will then pick a company that matches the work request most and put it in contact with the user.

The Bridge reports that the startup received an investment of roughly US$770,000 last week.

M&A Cloud

M&A Cloud is a startup that matches people interested in selling their business with merger and acquisition specialists.

Value estimates are free and users of the site remain anonymous until the moment they meet with their chosen contractor.

The startup raised just over US$360,000 last week according to The Bridge.

Vimet by Emet Creation

Vimet is a mobile video app provided by Emet Creation. The free app focuses on delivering popular videos from Twitter, YouTube, and television. The app has been downloaded 50,000 times as of June.

East Ventures and several other companies invested roughly US$630,000 in the company last week, reports The Bridge. (Disclosure: East Ventures is also an investor in Tech in Asia. See our ethics statement for more info.)

Converted from Japanese Yen. Rate: US$1 = JPY 110.69

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Editor’s Note: These startups are featured because they have acquired funding, and are not necessarily attending Tech in Asia Tokyo 2017.

While that’s all for our weekly roundup, this is far from a full picture of what’s going on in the Japanese startup ecosystem. Want to see the big picture? Then you should definitely take a trip to Tokyo for our Tech in Asia Tokyo 2017 Conference.

In addition to Bootstrap Alley, we’ll invite keynote speakers from world class companies and host a no-holds-barred startup pitch battle. We’re still offering discounts on tickets, but hurry, because it won’t last long. If you buy your ticket with the code tiatokyo15, you can shave off 15 percent of the cost but only until 23:59 (GMT +9) on August 18!

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