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Actcat (5th Batch) Announces 210M JPY Capital Raise

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2017.4.4 Actcat, Inc., a graduate from the 5th batch of Open Network Lab’s Seed Accelerator Program, has announced that it has raised a 210 million JPY funding round from investors including SBI Investment, Mizuho Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, KLab Venture Partners, and Colopl Next.

With this investment, Actcat hopes to quickly expand globally. The company already has clients in Japan, US, and Vietnam with its service SideCI.

Actcat operates SideCI, a automated code review service for software engineers.

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Trim (12th Batch) Announces 70M JPY Capital Raise

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2017.3.23 Trim, Inc., a graduate from the 12th batch of Open Network Lab’s Seed Accelerator Program, has announced that it has raised a 70 million JPY funding round from investors including HOPE, Kanshin Mirai Fund, and Yokohama Capital.

Along with this investment, Trim has announced that it has partnered with HOPE to further facilities and infrastructure for raising children throughout Japan.

Trim operates a map-based app Baby map that helps users find baby-friendly facilities such as nursing and diaper-changing rooms. The company also provides installation type nursing rooms through its service mammaro.

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Viibar (7th Batch) Announces 400M JPY Capital Raise

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2017.1.17 Viibar, Inc., a graduate from the 7th Batch of Open Network Lab’s Seed Accelerator Program, has announced that it has raised a 400 million JPY funding round from investors including Nikkei, Dentsu’s 100% subsidiary Dentsu Digital Holdings, and Globis.

Along with this investment, Viibar has announced that it has partnered with Nikkei to provide video content marketing and video advertisement production support for NIKKEI STYLE, a media site owned by Nikkei.

Viibar’s business includes a video media service, which ranges from development support for partner media sites as well as operating “bouncy”, Viibar’s own video media. The company also runs Japan’s largest network of pro video creators to crowdsource video production and marketing.

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