In what appears to be the largest round for an Indonesian startup on public record, online marketplace startup Tokopedia announced its approximate US$100 million financing round, led by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Internet and Media Inc (SIMI). 44 more words
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Today, I received an email from my Japanese host mother, with whose family I stayed back in 2011 when I studied abroad.
This is significant because from 2011 up until today, my host mother and I had only communicated via three media: 533 more words
Japan’s Softbank plans to acquire Korean TV show portal DramaFever, according to a press release published on Business Wire . The five-year-old startup has raised US$12 million up to this point, some of that coming from YouTube co-founder Steve Chen. 23 more words
Softbank, Japan’s robot-loving telco, today announced a business tie-up with Tokyo-based ad tech startup Geniee . Starting next month, Softbank will launch a supply-side advertising platform (SSP), in collaboration with Geniee, which the wireless carrier hopes will give a boost to its internet advertising business. 28 more words
It’s amazing to see how much KPOP and Korean Culture has gained influence and a fan base following around the world. DramaFever, a company that specializes in the distribution of Asian Media Content, such as Korean Dramas, was founded in 2009. 106 more words