Toss Lab raises $13 million Series B for its partnership platform JANDI, the ‘Slack of Asia’

Toss Lab raises $13 million Series B for its partnership platform JANDI, the ‘Slack of Asia’

As Slack increases its financial investment in Asia, Toss Lab, the South Korea-based developer of business collaboration platform JANDI, is preparing to end up being a more formidable rival. The startup announced today that it has actually raised a$13 million Series B led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, the early-stage venture arm of SoftBank Group. Participating investors likewise […]
The startup announced today that it has raised a$13 million Series B led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, the early-stage endeavor arm of SoftBank Group. Getting involved financiers likewise included SV Financial investment, Atinum Investment, Should Possession Management, Shinhan Capital, SparkLabs and T Financial Investment. As part of the financing, Toss Labs likewise included 4 brand-new board directors: Ticket Monster founder Daniel Shin and previous Kakao chief technique officer Joon-yeol Kang, the creators of Bass Financial investment; SoftBank Ventures Asia CEO JP Lee; and SBI Investment Korea CEO Joon-hyo Lee. …

Tokyo-based cooperation platform BeaTrust lands $2.8 million seed round

Tokyo-based cooperation platform BeaTrust lands $2.8 million seed round

Founded just 4 months ago, Tokyo-based BeaTrust has raised a JPY 300 million (about USD $2.83 million) seed round for its business cooperation platform. The start-up’s enthusiastic objective is to change business culture at big Japanese companies before expanding into other countries. The round came from CyberAgent Capital; DNX Ventures; ITOCHU Technology Ventures; STRIVE; One […] Hara told TechCrunch that BeaTrust was motivated by his experience working at business in the United States and Japan, and by the co-founders’ time at Google, where they found cross-department partnership was an intrinsic part of the culture.” From the perspective of employees at Google, working there is like a lifestyle. BeaTrust wants to transform Japanese corporate culture, which Hara explained as “really siloed and top-down, with very strict rules,” making it harder for individuals in various teams or departments to interact or even get to know one another. BeaTrust’s creators stated as the platform grows, its target audience will be large enterprises with thousands of employees. …