SoftBank leads $15M round for China’s commercial robotic maker Youibot

SoftBank leads $15M round for China’s commercial robotic maker Youibot

SoftBank has actually picked its bet in China’s flourishing industrial robotics area. Youibot, a four-year-old startup that makes autonomous mobile robots for a range of circumstances, stated it has notched close to 100 million yuan ($15.47 million) in its latest financing round led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, the Seoul-based early-stage arm of the worldwide financial investment behemoth. […] Founded by a group of PhDs from China’s prominent Xi’an Jiaotong University, Youibot develops services for factory automation and logistics management, as well as evaluation and upkeep for various markets. Youibot’s”greatest suits”are in electronics manufacturing and electric power patrol, the business’s representative informed TechCrunch.

Tokyo-based SODA, which runs Japan’s largest tennis shoe resell platform, lands $22 million led by SoftBank Ventures Asia

Tokyo-based SODA, which runs Japan’s largest tennis shoe resell platform, lands $22 million led by SoftBank Ventures Asia

Tokyo-based SODA, which runs tennis shoe reselling platform SNKRDUNK, has actually raised a $22 million Series B led by SoftBank Ventures Asia. Investors likewise included basepartners, Colopl Next, THE GUILD and other strategic partners. Part of the funding will be used to expand into other Asian countries. The majority of SNKRDUNK’s deals are within Japan now, however it […] While the COVID-19 pandemic was initially expected to put a damper on the tennis shoe resell market, C2C marketplaces have really seen their company boost. Launched in 2018, SNKRDUNK now has 2.5 million monthly users, which it states makes it the largest C2C tennis shoe marketplace in Japan. Like StockX and GOAT, SNKRDUNK’s user charges cover authentication holds before tennis shoes are sent to purchasers. …

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. …

Serialized fiction startup Radish raises $63.2 M from SoftBank and Kakao

Serialized fiction startup Radish raises $63.2 M from SoftBank and Kakao

Radish is revealing that it has raised$63.2 million in new financing. Separating book-length stories into smaller sized chapters that are released over days or weeks is an idea that was popularized in the 19th century, and startups have been trying to restore it for a minimum of the past decade. Still, this round represents a […]
, and start-ups have actually been attempting to revive it for at least the previous years. One of the ideas Radish took from the Asian markets is rapidly upgrading its stories. Radish stories are primarily in the genres of romance, paranormal/sci-fi, LGBTQ, young adult, horror, thriller and mystery, and Kim stated the audience is mostly female and based in the United States. “With its own busy original material production, Radish is best positioned to end up being a leading gamer in the worldwide online fiction market,”stated SoftBank Ventures Asia CEO JP Lee in a declaration. …