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2017.10.17. Withfluence, Inc., a graduate from the 12th Batch of Open Network Lab’s Seed Accelerator Program, has announced acquisition by GinzaMetrics.
Withfluence is a matching platform that connects businesses and Asia’s top influencers for marketing purposes. On March 2017, they announced their collaboration with True Corporation, Thailand-based integrated communication solution provider.
・Enterprise SEO tool GinzaMetrics buys Asia’s influencer marketing platform Withfluence (THE BRIDGE)
・GinzaMetrics to Acquire Withfluence, Influencer Marketing Platform to Create Powerful Content Creation and Amplification Offering (NEWS WIRE)
2017.10.4. Spectee, Inc., a graduate from the 11th Batch of Open Network Lab’s Seed Accelerator Program, has announced that it has raised a 260 million JPY fundraising round on September 25th from investors including YJ Capital and other investors and angels.
Spectee is a social news aggregation platform that uses artificial intelligence to automatically aggregate and analyze social media content that can used by TVs, newspapers, and internet news media. Along with being implemented by major networks in Japan, the company has also announced a content collaborated with The Associated Press to expand its global reach.
・その炎は「火事」か、「焚き火」か――SNS上のニュースをいち早く報道機関に提供するSpecteeが2.6億円調達 (TechCrunch Japan)
・AIでニュースを収集・配信するSpectee、VC複数社や成毛眞氏らから2.6億円を調達——海外での動画素材販売を伸ばすべく、現地体制を強化へ (THE BRIDGE)