Development Bank of Japan

Development Bank of Japan

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
Reuters Top News

Behind flashy IPO of Japan's Mercari lies a thriving thrift economy

Stock markets Retail
Bloomberg Technology

Mercari Wants to Be the First Japan Startup to Make It in U.S.

Asia
Tech in Asia

Asia news roundup: Mercari eyes $1.2b IPO, new potential funding for Carousell, and more

Funding Asia
AVCJ

Japan's Mercari set for $1.2b IPO

Funding
Bloomberg , PE HUB

Mercari's Top-of-Range IPO Mints a New Japanese Billionaire

Asia Funding
The Bridge

Japanese C2C marketplace app unicorn Mercari files for IPO

TechCrunch

Mercari, Japan's first unicorn, files to raise $1.1B in Tokyo IPO

Earnings Funding
AVCJ

Japanese unicorn Mercari targets $1b IPO, VCs set for exits

Funding
PE HUB

Japanese marketplace app Mercari launches $1.1 billion IPO: Reuters

Asia Stock markets
The Bridge

Raksul, Japanese online printing and on-demand logistics startup, files for IPO