2010

Piku acquires Misetan

Tokyo, December 28, 2010 - Piku Media KK, Japan's first group buying coupon site announced its acquisition of Ibis KK's discount coupon business, Misetan (http://misetan.jp/). For more on Piku see: http://www.piku.jp/ For more on Ibis see: http://www.ibis.ne.jp/...

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December 28, 2010 |

Zenlok Selected as a 2010 Red Herring Asia Top 100 Tech Startup

Tokyo, November 22, 2010 - Zenlok, (http://www.zenlok.com/) a leading provider of private and public cloud infrastructure announced today that it was selected among Red Herring's Top 100 Asia Awardees.  Red Herring's Top 100 AsiaRed Herring's Top 100 Asia list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live...

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November 22, 2010 |

J-Seed Presents - Networking event on November 17(Wed.)

Everyone is invited to a networking event that J-Seed Ventures is organizing on November 17, 2010 at Fifty Seven in Roppongi. I hope you can join us and please feel free to bring along your friends and colleagues.  Please RSVP at http://tweetvite.com/event/JSeedVenturesEvent1117. Time: 7pm-10pm Where: Fifty Seven http://www.fiftyseven.co.jp/en/access_e.shtml B1F 4-2-35 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Tel: 03-5775-7857 Cost: Free Entry Food/Drinks: Cash bar, light food menu      ...

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November 1, 2010 |

Piku teams up with GourNavi!

Tokyo, August 5, 2010 - Daily coupon service Piku announced its partnership with GourNavi (Gourmet Navigator), a well-known online restaurant guide within Japan.  "This partnership will allow Piku to offer excellent daily deals to users across Japan through the extensive network of restaurants already built up by GourNavi," said Dave Mori, CEO of Piku Media.Piku provides discounts (up to 90% off the original price) at a variety of food and entertainment locations.  Partnering with GourNavi allows Piku to immediately expand...

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August 9, 2010 |

Robert Leonard Consulting renews website

Tokyo, August 1, 2010 - Tokyo-based executive search and recruitment firm Robert Leonard Consulting (RLC) has a new and improved website.   RLC assists job seekers connect with employers that range from Fortune 500 companies to start-up ventures.  They work on both retained and contingent searches focusing on bilingual mid-level manager positions to  APAC/Japan country manager searches.  Their new site can be accessed at www.robertleonard.jp....

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August 1, 2010 |

Mashup developer mashmatrix raises 10M yen in angel round

Tokyo, July 20, 2010 - Today, mashmatrix Inc. announced the closing of a 10 million yen angel round of financing. This round included investments by SFP Joint Venture, Inc., J-Seed Ventures Inc., and several other individual investors. mashmatrix develops innovative technology that seamlessly connects multiple data sources such as Twitter and Salesforce.com. This provides users with a quick and efficient way to track information on clients and business connections with an easy-to-use, customizable interface. "This angel financing will allow...

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July 21, 2010 |

Piku Selects a Statutory Auditor

Tokyo, July 14, 2010 - Today, Japan's first daily deal website Piku announced the selection of Mr. Tetsuya Isozaki as the company's statutory auditor. Auditor Profile: Tetsuya Isozaki & Associates - Certified Public Accountant (http://www.tez.com/about/index.htm); Graduate of Waseda University Department of Economics; 1984 - Entered Chougin Keiei Research KK (also known as Chougin Sougou Research and Chougin Sougou Consulting). Management Consultant in charge of: city development, construction, real estate, leisure industry, finance, retail, fine arts; Other experience - CFO of...

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July 15, 2010 |

SaaS secure messaging service Zenlok updates service and launches start up campaign!

Tokyo, July 13, 2010 - SaaS secure messaging service Zenlok KK has updated its previously named "Zenlok Compliance Plus" and announced the release of three new "Zenlok™" services. The improved version has received favorable reviews for its ability to guard against the possibility of unintended recepients reading confidential email. In addition to the secured email receipt confirmation, email recall, encrypted transmission and archive functions, the new version allows for a large capacity (2GB), high speed transmission, up to 1TB of...

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July 13, 2010 |

Piku Raises 650 Million Yen Venture Capital Round

Tokyo, July 9, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Piku Media KK, operator of Japan's first daily deal website, Piku.jp, today announced that it is raising an additional 650 million yen from domestic and international institutional investors. Earlier this year Piku raised 250 million yen from Rebate Networks to fund its rapid nationwide expansion in Japan. In addition to Rebate Networks, investors in the current round include several major Japanese venture capital firms such as Global Venture Capital KK and...

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July 12, 2010 |

WIXI announces Japan's first end-user domain parking system.

Tokyo, June 24, 2010 - (Kigyou SNS) - ICCAN and .JP certified domain registrar WIXI KK announced the release of Japan's first end-user domain parking system. Registered owners of idle and undeveloped domain names can earn significant revenue by utilizing their sites as an advertising space. WIXI utilizes market-leader NameDrive's technology to provide end-users with smooth service in addition to providing customer support in Japanese and English....

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June 25, 2010 |

The first of its kind, Piku daily coupon service goes mobile!

Tokyo, Japan, June 24, 2010 - (NETMarketing OnLiNE; NikkeiBPnet Woman Online) - Piku Media KK released the country's first mobile service allowing users to purchase daily coupon deals directly from their mobile phones. Piku users will be able to check Piku's deals on their way to work and purchase them at their convenience without the use of a PC. About Piku Media KK Piku Media KK was established in November 2004 and operates Japan's first discount coupon business leveraging group...

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June 25, 2010 |

Piku Raises 150 Million Yen Venture Capital Round

Tokyo, Japan, June 9, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Piku Media KK, a pioneer in social commerce, today announced that J-Seed Ventures, a Tokyo-based venture incubator, has arranged an investment round of 150 million yen in the Company. The investment will be used to fund Piku's rapid nationwide expansion in Japan. "We raised approximately 100 million yen earlier this year and are very pleased to have secured an additional 150 million yen so quickly bringing the total amount raised this...

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June 9, 2010 |

mashmatrix releases new mashup feature to seamlessly connect Twitter and Salesforce Chatter

Tokyo, April 12, 2010 - mashmatrix, Inc. announces the release of a new mashup feature to seamlessly connect Twitter, the leading social networking and microblogging  service, and Salesforce Chatter, Salesforce.com's collaboration application for the enterprise to connect and share information securely with people at work in real-time.mashmatrix Mashup Dashboard Productsmashmatrix for Salesforce.com - The mashmatrix Mashup Dashboard for Salesforce.com is an easy to use drag and drop on-demand application that delivers full customization of Salesforce.com data into a single dashboards...

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April 12, 2010 |

Zenlok and BayTech Systems announce e-mail encryption features for Google Apps(TM) Premier Edition

Tokyo, March 11, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) BayTech Systems, Inc., a Google Enterprise Partner and distributor of Google Apps Premier Edition has partnered with Zenlok Corporation, a cloud-based e-mail security service provider.  The companies announced the introduction of encryption, e-mail recall, and e-mail status notification features for Google Apps Premier Edition.http://www.zenlok.com/ja/info/press_release/zenlok_100311.pdf...

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March 11, 2010 |

Zenlok starts new personal identification Web-ID service to prevent unauthorized transactions and fraud

Tokyo, Feb 18, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Zenlok Corporation announced the introduction of Zenlok Compliance Plus(TM) the world's first SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model all-in-one e-mail compliance package for Web-ID.  Zenlok has partnered with Japan IT Innovation Association (JITA) to provide Zenlok CompliancePlus' encryption and user authentification solution to Web-ID, JITA's Internet business authentification service.http://www.zenlok.com/ja/info/press_release/zenlok_100218.pdf...

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February 18, 2010 |

J-Seed Ventures invests in mashmatrix, Inc.

Tokyo, Japan, January 18, 2010 - J-Seed Ventures Inc. announced an investment in mashmatrix, Inc., a pioneer in developing and selling a cloud-based enterprise mash-up solution for on-demand data visualization. The mashmatrix dashboard allows users to combine information from multiple different sources (e.g. salesforce.com, Oracle, Lotus Notes, Google) and display them in a single user interface.mashmatrix leads the on-demand data visualization market by providing ready-to-use templates and enabling you to easily create customizable mashup dashboard solutions that drive end-user insight...

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January 18, 2010 |