Tagged: japanese

Kon’nichiwa!: Kickstarter Is Now Open to Japanese Creators

Reward-based crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced on Tuesday it has officially opened to creators in Japan. The funding portal stated that artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians, designers, and creators of all types may now launch projects and find support from its backer community. “Japanese culture embodies a… Read More

Japanese Food Brand Miso Tasty Quickly Secures £150,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Miso Tasty, a Japanese food brand based out of London, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company sought to raise £150,000 and not only did it secured its initial target, it has also surpassed £200,000. The company, which was launched in 2014… Read More

“MasterChef” Finalist Andrew Kojima Seeks £50,000 on Kickstarter For Permanent Location For His Japanese Restaurant

Andrew Kojima, a finalist on the hit tv series MasterChef, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise £50,000 for the permanent Cheltenham location for his pop-up Japanese restaurant, Koj Cheltenham. While sharing details about the pop-up restaurant, Kojima stated: “Last October we converted the ground floor of… Read More

Unicorn Alert? Japanese P2P Marketplace Mercari Secures $75M in Series D Investment

Mercari, a Japanese peer-to-peer marketplace, has raised around $75 million ( 8.4 billion yen) at a reported valuation of more than $1 billion, reported Red Herring. The company’s Series D investment round includes Mitsui & Co, Development Bank of Japan and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank’s Japan… Read More