Tokyo Otaku Mode, the startup behind the Japanese subculture site of the same name, announced today that it has raised series A funding worth 270 million yen. The round was led by Itochu Technogy Ventures, with Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Sun Eight Investment, GaiaX Global Marketing Ventures (GX), and 500 Startups also participating. Otaku Mode did not disclose the breakdown of the funding.
Since first launching in the form of a Facebook fan page back in 2011, the startup has acquired over 14.7 million likes. They registered a company in Delaware in December of 2012, and subsequently joined Silicon valley accelerator 500 Startups. ...continue reading
The Bridge 4/16/2014 [en]
- Tokyo Otaku Mode looks steadily growing in terms of number of Facebook likes. Its ecommerce site sells various of Otaku-related items like figures and posters.