Aug 14, 2013

Gocro Raises 420M Yen From Globis / PR Wire

Gocro, a developer of SmartNews, news app for smartphone, announced fundraising from Globis Capital Partners to finance 420 million yen.

Gocro plans to accelerate hiring engineers and data scientists with the capital aiming to provide optimized news reading experience to users around the world. It targets to increase employees from current six to 40 within a year. ...

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PR Wire 8/14/2013 [jp]

  • SmartNews provides news based on analyzing web sites tweeted on Twitter. The company has partnered with 43 media of 25 publishing companies. News curation service is becoming a hot field for startups recently. Other major players include Gunosy and Vingow. And not only startups, but also big players like LINE and Gree entered the competition recently. 

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