This article showcases our top picks for the best Japan based Crowdfunding companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Crowdfunding 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:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Japan Crowdfunding Companies
Cuusoo.com acts as a platform for crowdfunding new products from early stage design ideas through the manufacturing process to consumer ready product and sales. Cuusoo was founded in 1997, since when Cuusoo – a Japanese word meaning “fantasy” or “imagination” – has been connecting consumers with creators and creators with manufacturers to bring new product ideas to life.
Around 4,000 product ideas have been showcased, leading to over 100 successful product launches. Cuusoo has worked with brands such as Muji, Nissan, Daikin and Mitsubishi.
From 2008 to 2014, Cuusoo and Lego operated the “Lego Cuusoo” crowdsourcing platform, which led to a number of successful product launches for Lego, such as Lego Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set. Following agreement with Cuusoo, Lego now runs the site as Lego Ideas, at https://ideas.lego.com/ Lego_Ideas In August 2014, Cuusoo announced a strategic alliance with Eat Creative, a creative branding and communication agency based in Tokyo and Zürich, engaged with businesses across North America, Europe and Asia.
The strategic alliance aims to expand the reach of the Cuusoo website to designers, manufacturers and consumers in Japan and globally.. .
Crowdcredit is cross-border marketplace lending platform operator. We provide risk capital to individuals and SMEs in financial deficit countries while we offer attractive lending opportunities to investors in financial surplus countries.
Currently, we are providing Japanese personal and SMEs investors with opportunities to lend to individuals and SMEs in Peru, Cameroon, Estonia, Finland, Spain and in Italy. In 2016, Crowdcredit is aiming to start raising funds and also to start lending in Asian region outside of Japan..
Academist is a crowdfunding platform that specializes in acquiring research funds. Through Academist, researchers can raise research expenses from a large number of unspecified supporters through the Internet.
All supporters can directly help interested researchers and research themes in the form of research support. The company contributes to the future academic situation by managing services.
Academist was founded in April 2013 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.. .
Nikko Asset Management is Asia’s premier global asset manager, with approximately US $165.0bn* in assets under management. The firm offers world-class asset management strategies and solutions for global investors, capitalizing on opportunities in markets around the world.
With more than 200** investment professionals, the firm leverages its extensive global resources across 11 countries representing over 30 nationalities. Headquartered in Asia for over 55 years, Nikko Asset Management’s vantage point—extending east to west—makes its investment approach distinctive among asset managers..
bitFlyer is a Bitcoin exchange and marketplace that enables its customers to buy, sell, and spend bitcoins. The site offers an Application Programming Interface which allows the clients to access and control their accounts, using custom-written software.
In addition, it offers businesses e-commerce payment services that can transfer Bitcoin in order to provide users with secure trading by all possible measures of security as a comprehensive platform of Bitcoin. Crowdfunding site fundFlyer is used to publicize and generate awareness for their favorite projects and initiatives, all while raising funds in Bitcoin.
bitFlyer was established in January 2014 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.. .
Anipipo is the funding platform for animation projects. It provides a new way for animation creators to find funding to support the production of their animation, goods, event, and etc.
Creators will also be able to utilize Anipipo as a platform to get connected with their fans from all over the world.. .
GOOPA is a creative IT service development company that owns and operates Crowdrive and Anipipo. Crowdrive is a crowdfunding website that helps game developers find funding to support the production of their games.
Anipipo is a crowdfunding website that helps animation creators connect with their fans and find funding to support the production of their animations. GOOPA was founded on September 7, 2011, and is based in Tokyo, Japan with operations in Bangkok..
DBS Securities Limited
DBS SECURITIES LIMITED presents a unique opportunity for both private and corporate investors to access our superior investment track record in distressed asset recovery. DBS SECURITIES LIMITED strict fiduciary duties protocols provide a strong governance framework, which capitalizes on our strength in targeting and developing investment opportunities, while maintaining important decision making independence as the manager of your investment funds.
Through tax efficient investments in distressed debt and equity products, we provide liquidity to investors seeking to exit difficult positions. .
BTC Trading Inc
BTC Trading Inc is a privately-owned, full-service broker-dealer and offshore investment advisor, providing quality investment service to high net worth individuals and institutions worldwide. Who we are Our firm’s disciplined approach to provide outstanding support, cutting-edge technology, and financial planning services to our clients enables us to continue focusing on serving our customers’ best interests through highly effective and customized solutions.
We pride ourselves on the concept of Total Asset Management. We are committed to learning your needs and desires, assessing safety and risk, and developing the appropriate strategy to achieve your goals.
To meet our clients’ long-term wealth management objectives, we implement a conviction based management approach within a streamlined management team and a deliberately narrow range of funds. Our fund managers are experts in their respective fields.
Each morning, they exchange views and site visit reports in order to develop their investment strategy. Our Principles Three fundamental principles have underpinned our investment method since the creation of BTC Trading Inc.
Our managers, analysts and advisors put them into practice on a daily basis, thereby contributing to the success and growth of BTC Trading Inc. Conviction based – management approach Conviction-based management on a human scale, rather than index-linked management determined by mathematical models, reducing crosstalk from market indices, our fund management favours maximum flexibility in investment decisions.
Our responsible and specialised asset managers, thrive on group discussion, whilst creating portfolios that are true to our convictions, unconstrained by sector and geographic limits, often with a long-term vision. A narrow range Since our launch, the company has remained faithful to the same principles: manage only a few funds, but do it well.
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