In Japan, the signs are promising that government officials, academic leaders and corporate executives are coming together to support the economy through venture capital and entrepreneurialism.
The $20bn Innovation Network Corporation of Japan sets up a division to increase venture investment.
Leadership sets the remit for executives to accomplish or excel, but rarely is it that a single leader needs to emerge for great things to happen.
For countries, the trinity is often a combination of government officials, academic administration and business support, and in Japan the signs are promising ...
Investments & Deals
- Deal net: 10 – 21 April 2017
- Scohia Pharma to spin out of Takeda with $87m
- Coiney rakes in new funding
- Treasure Data guards $25m series C
- Cloudian grows larger with $41m
- Deal net: 24 – 28 October 2016
- Abeja finds space to expand series B to $7m
- Raksul racks up $20m
- Deal net: 25 – 29 July 2016
- INCJ helps Atonarp visualise $16m
- Xenoma stretches to $1.7m
- Hyakusenrenma opens doors to Keio in $13m round
- Samsung lights up $13.5m Kyulux series A
- Astroscale clears the skies with $35m
- Triple W feels $439,000 funding urge
- Editorial: Clouds clear for global entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Quantum leap for genome sequencing
- Tokyo Otaku Mode secures cool new funding
- Whill adds to series A round
- Editorial: Japan's arrow nears target
- What an investment for Oh My Glasses
- INCJ helps Cloudian float to $24m
- DBJ chews on Gumi deal
Funds & Finance
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Meti) will manage the fund, which already has a Y50bn ($481m) commitment from the government and Y10bn from private financial institutions and manufacturers.
Law & Policy
Government reports & news
Regional & Local Governments
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