Business Oct 24, 2016

Elderly make up a third of Japan's entrepreneurs

As Japan's entrepreneurial spirit fades, the elderly make up a rising share of people going into business for themselves. About a third of new entrepreneurs were 60 or older in 2012, the latest year for which data was available, according to the Small and Medium ...

Nomura-Keio fund boosts investment target for domestic startups

Business Aug 8, 2016

Nomura-Keio fund boosts investment target for domestic startups

by Takahiko Hyuga

Keio University and Nomura Holdings Inc. increased the fundraising goal for their venture-capital partnership by 50 percent to ¥15 billion after demand from Japanese financial firms during the first phase of financing exceeded expectations. Keio Innovation Initiative Inc., founded by Japan's oldest university and biggest ...

Business / Corporate Aug 4, 2016

Fidelity invests in Japanese printing startup RakSul before IPO

RakSul Inc., a Japanese printing startup that's seeking to go public, has raised about ¥2.1 billion from investors, including Fidelity. FIL Investments (Japan) Ltd. mutual funds and five other investors including Development Bank of Japan Inc. and advertising agency OPT Holding Inc. bought new shares ...