500 Startups closes $35M Japan fund with the backing of the Japanese government

“[Cool Japan’s involvement] is symbolic in a way because there … who in the past would push for an exit via IPO as a risk-averse way to ensure a return on investment. “Historically if you wanted to do a $20 million-$30 million round you didn …
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