VCs include Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and SMBC Venture Capital.
NEXTBOOK was founded in 2010 July. Its main business is ebook publishing. It focuses on creating unique social publishing platform which crowdsources writers, editors and desiners. It targets developing countries for the main market. ...
Venture Now 12/12/2011 [jp]
- eBook has not been popular yet in Japan except Manga, but some ebook related startups succeeded to raise capital from VC. Another example is a social reading service provider, SpinningWorks which raised 41M yen in this October.