Development Bank of Japan

Development Bank of Japan

TechCrunch

SmartNews’ COVID-19 vaccine alert reaches 1M users in Japan a week after launching

engineering.com

SkyDrive Aiming for Flying Taxi Services in 2023

TechCrunch

SmartNews’ Kaisei Hamamoto on how the app deals with media polarization

TechCrunch

SmartNews’ U.S. app unveils new features for the elections, COVID-19 and local weather

$37,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
DealStreetAsia

Japanese flying car developer SkyDrive raises $37m in Series B

$28,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
AVCJ , TechCrunch , FinSMEs

Japan's iSpace raises $28m Series B

TechCrunch

SmartNews’ local news feature now covers more than 6,000 U.S. cities

DealStreetAsia

Japan’s flea market operator Mercari buys payments app Origami

DealStreetAsia , Pulse 2.0

SmartNews raises $92m Series E funding from ACA, Japan Post

Crunchbase News

Looking At SmartNews’s User Growth And Revenue Scale

FinSMEs

SmartNews Closes $92M Series E Funding Round

TechCrunch

SmartNews raises $92M at a $1.2B valuation

TechCrunch

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

$28,000,000 Venture capital (Series E)
PE HUB

SmartNews lands $28 mln Series E

TechCrunch

News discovery app SmartNews valued at $1.1B

Nieman Lab

SmartNews has shown it can drive traffic. Can it drive subscriptions too?

Robotics
$10,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch

Japan’s SmartNews Raises Another $10M At A $320M Valuation To Expand In The U.S.

GeekWire

Japan’s ispace strikes deal with SpaceX for launches to the moon in 2020 and 2021

Robotics
VentureBeat

SmartNews app reaches 10 million monthly users as it counters fake news

Publishing
Product Hunt

Mercari

Retail