2017/06/02
1. ABEJA (Season 1) received investment from Nvidea and joined in its GPU Ventures program

ABEJA provides Deep Learning based platform to over 300 shops in Japan to collect, analyze, and visualize various data for retailers. In addition to the investment, Nvidea will provide technical guidance, joint marketing help, strategic direction, and other aid to ABEJA through GPU Ventures program. Nvidia revealed investment in 6 startups including ABEJA.

https://venturebeat.com/2017/04/25/nvidia-invests-in-six-ai-startups-via-its-gpu-ventures-program/

2. Bonx (Season 6) secures $1.8M for North American expansion

Tokyo-based Bonx developing a wearable walkie-talkie device under the same name, unveiled its fundraising of 200 million yen (about $1.76 million) from Adways (TSE:2489), Keio Innovation Initiative and Japanese hearing aid manufacturer Rion (TSE:6823) as well as several unnamed individual investors. …

http://thebridge.jp/en/2017/05/bonx-1-8-million-funding

3. Spectee (Season 2) files patents for news writing bot

Spectee, the Japanese startup behind the artificial intelligence(AI)-powered platform offering news materials based on social media analytics, revealed that they have filed for two patents applications for automated creation of straight news stories to the Japan Patent Office (JPO). …

http://thebridge.jp/en/2017/05/spectee-files-patent-for-news-writing-bot

4. Pirika (Season 6), Hatapro (Season 7), Chikaku (Season 7) will participate in Viva Technology

The three startups are selected to participate in Viva Technology, one of the largest tech event in the World to be held from June 15th to 17th in Paris to exhibit at Orange’s booth.