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101 Top Japanese Financial Services Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Financial Services companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Financial Services industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japanese Financial Services Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

CAMPFIRE

CAMPFIRE

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Campfire engages in the planning, development, and operation of a crowd funding platform.

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Money Forward

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Money Forward provides online personal accounting solutions that enable individuals to better manage their daily expenses.

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Paidy

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Paidy is a platform that enables consumers to buy online without a credit card or pre-registration.

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Freee

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Freee is online accounting software that syncs with bank accounts and automatically categorizes entries to create financial reports.

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Makuake

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Makuake is a crowdfunding platform that provides support services, product manufacturing supporting, and other services.

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Gojo & Company

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Gojo extends financial inclusion to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

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Kyash

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Kyash is a fintech platform providing mobile banking services with full-stack banking technology currently offering digital wallet app.

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Liquid Global

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Liquid Global is a developer of a cryptocurrency trading platform designed to provide liquidity to the crypto economy.

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Wealthnavi

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Wealthnavi is wealth management of world-class on your side.

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Kepple Africa Ventures

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Kepple Africa Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm.

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Finatext

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Finatext provides cloud infrastructure and data analysis infrastructure for developing financial services.

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Origami Japan

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Origami Japan is a leading Japanese mobile payment platform.

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WealthPark

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WealthPark is a digital asset management platform that connects investors and managers of real estate.

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CROWD CREDIT

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Cross-border marketplace lending platform

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AlpacaJapan

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Building cutting-edge capital markets AI technology working with number of financial institutions

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DeCurret

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DeCurret is Providing the optimal rate of digital currency, instantly processing a large amount of currency transactions stably.

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Funds

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Funds is an online marketplace for lending funds.

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One Tap BUY

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One Tap BUY provides my banker, the financial smartphone application.

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MONEY DESIGN

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MONEY DESIGN offers automated investment management and advisory services.

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FOLIO

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FOLIO is a financial Instruments Business Operator .

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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group primarily conducts commercial banking.

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Nomura

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Nomura is an investment banking and securities firm that serve the needs of individuals, institutions, corporate and governments.

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Credit Engine

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Credit Engine is a online lending platform enables financial institutions.

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unerry

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Unerry is responsible for new high-tech and financial business consulting and corporate revitalization.

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Payme Japan

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Payme provides a platform for mobile payments to help users in Japan.

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Global Mobility Service

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Global Mobility Service is a financial service company.

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Coiney

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Coiney provides smarphone-based credit card processing services in Japan.

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MFS

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MFS is the next generation retail finance with the power of technology.

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Cryptact

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Cryptact is a technology company providing solutions and platforms utilizing blockchains, smart contracts and virtual currencies.

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Kanmu CLO

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Kanmu CLO is a credit card-linked coupon, providing a variety of offers, depending on users’ information and purchasing history of the card.

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Japan Cloud Capital

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Japan Cloud Capital is a financial services company that supports the growth of venture companies and develops the Japanese economy.

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Emerada

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Emerada is a bank account aggregation and cashflow analytics platform to SMEs and banks for enhancing lending activity in Japan.

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Crezit

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Crezit is offers a wide range of financial products and services in a single click, as well as customer advice, product simulators.

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xenodata lab

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xenodata lab is a developing an AI-powered finance data analytics leveraging Natural Language Processing (NLP).

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TORANOTEC

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TORANOTEC aims to create a world in which investment is familiar to everyone.

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Robot Fund

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Robot Fund is a provider of RPA (Robotic Process Automation) solutions for asset management businesses.

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pring

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pring is a mobile platform offering free money transfer & remittance services.

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Gaia Japan

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Gaia is a Financial based Company

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iYell

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iYell Mortgage Platform consists of three pillars, Media that can be used for marketing, Technology to make the procedure more efficient.

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ZUU

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ZUU is a Japan-based company that supports financial advisors with related consultancies and manages monetary websites.

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WED

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WED is an information technology based company.

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Smartround

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Smartround is a specialized finance management platform for startups and their investors.

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Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation offers a broad range of financial services centered on banking.

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Crowd Realty

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Crowd Realty is an offering investment type cloud funding services for real estate.

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FRAME00

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FRAME00 is a blockchain technology startup developing a decentralized funding platform.

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Smart Trade

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Smart Trade is an information technology company that offers full stack software development for investment strategy environment.

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Nanameue

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Nanameue is a holdings company based in Tokyo, Japan.

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Frich

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Frich is a start-up venture company that develops insurance services.

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Sompo Holdings

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Sompo Holdings provides property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and other financial services.

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HiJoJo Partners

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Distribution of unicorn target funds

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Dream Incubator

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Dream Incubator is a strategic consulting and business development firm helping companies with their growth and expansion.

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Huobi Japan

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Huobi Japan designs a digital asset trading platform that empowers financial service.

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SBI Group

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SBI Holdings is an economic service commercial enterprise company that offers financial products and associated services information.

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Tranzax

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Tranzax is a Financial Services to provide primary manufacturers with new cash management solutions for their supply chains.

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Mizuho Bank

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Mizuho Bank offers corporate and investment banking services to major corporations, financial institutions, and public sector entities.

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Yoshidumi Holdings

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Yoshidumi Holdings operates as a business finance company.

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Kabu.com Securities

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Kabu.com Securities is a Finance Company in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

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OsidOri

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OsidOri is a financial app company will provide this mechanism with the new FinTech service.

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MiRTeL

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Mirtel is a venture company from Hiroshima University that was established from the desire to save as many people as possible.

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Crowdport, Inc.

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Crowdport operates a P2P platform, connecting individual investors who wish to manage their assets with companies.

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keychain

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Keychain is the decentralized authentication blockchain platform for finance, IoT, and enterprise.

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NestEgg Japan

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Nestegg is a Planning, development and operation of savings and settlement services.

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REASE Inc.

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Rease is a company that provides credit valuation engine planning and credit granting services.

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STOCK POINT

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STOCK POINT providing financial information services.

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Minsetsu

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Minsetsu is a Financial Service based company is to creating a bond between investors and companies.

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Power Solutions Japan

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Power Solutions is a FinTech venture based on the concept of IT Strategy.

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Strainer Co., Ltd.

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Strainer Co., Ltd. is a financial information Platform.

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Loadstar Capital

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Loadstar Capital is a real estate finance service provider that operates OwnersBook, a real estate crowdfunding platform.

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WhatzMoney

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WhatzMoney is to realize the best choice of money for everyone from his previous work experience in banking.

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DIRIGIO

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DIRIGIO is an Operation and development of mobile order & pay platform.

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Lecto

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Lecto provides Saas solutions to eliminate the tedious practices behind financial services

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Sasuke Financial Lab

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Sasuke Financial Lab is a provider of construction and operation of financial planning platform using the Internet.

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Sumitomo Corporation

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Sumitomo Corporation is a business services company that works with import, export, trilateral trade, and business investment in Japan.

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Telcoin

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The company’s eponymous cryptocurrency, Telcoin, is based on the popular Ethereum blockchain

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Japan Platform of Industrial Transformation

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Japan Platform of Industrial Transformation is providing equity investment and business management services for affiliated group companies.

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MUFG Innovation Partners

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MUFG Innovation Partners is a corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).

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Music Securities

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Operating Investment(type of fund) Crowd-Funding service “Securite” for Private Investors.

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LENDY Japan

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Lendy is an Operation of online lending service

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Payment Technology Japan

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Payment Technology is a payroll prepayment system company.

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Zuu Online

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ZUU online is a Tokyo-based financial media company

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JAFCO Japan

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JAFCO Japan is a venture capital, incubator, and private equity firm.

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All Nippon Asset Management

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All Nippon Asset Management supports the diversification and sophistication of regional financial institutions’ operations.

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Nomad

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Nomad is a co-working space that also engages in investment and support for start-up companies.

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SMART IDEA Japan

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SMART IDEA is a financial technology company.

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efit

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efit is an investment platform that makes it easy for anyone to make technical investments automatically.

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IT Realize

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IT Realize is a financial application service business.

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BrainCat

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BrainCat is a Japanese company that specializes in developing FinTech platforms.

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FINPLANET

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FINPLANET provides online financial services.

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GVE

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GVE develops and operates a legal currency digitization platform.

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GO-NET

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GO-NET is a new platform that leverages blockchain technology and Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform.

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Good Moneyger

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Good Moneyger is the finance industry at a foreign investment bank.

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Bridge Sea Capital

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Bridge Sea Capital is a comprehensive asset management company.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is a Japanese bank holding / financial services company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

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Omron Ventures

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Omron Ventures is a corporate venture capital firm that invests and drives the growth of invested start-ups.

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Bank Invoice

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Bank Invoice is an online platform that helps its users connect with clients and reduce accounting workload.

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SushiSwap

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SushiSwap is a peer-to-peer, decentralized exchange that allows users to swap tokens, provide liquidity, and other DeFi services.

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Binary.com

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Binary.com is a trading platform for binary options on financial markets.

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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank is an asset management firm and bank in Japan.

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KDDI Open Innovation Fund

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KDDI Open Innovation Fund is a corporate venture capital fund

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EXIA

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EXIA is providing money lending and asset management services.

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bookee Japan

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bookee is a Financial Service based company.

Written by Mark Fitz

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