Japanese Startups Hit the SF Startup Scene Next Week

SF Japan Night is back. btrax is bringing 6 semi-finalists from the February event in Tokyo who will be pitching on March 5 at YetiZen. These promising startups will be judged by group of great tech community leaders like Shirley Lin of 800birds, Ahmed Siddiqui of SignalFire, Edith Yeung of Right Ventures and Dolphin, Ray Grieselhuber of Ginzamarkets, Inc and Igor Shoifot investor with TMT Investments and chairman of HappyFarm. Always a great turnout and interesting startups to view. Order your tickets here.

Check out the six startups from Japan



WHILL is next generation personal mobility that transforms the design and performance of existing mobility scooters and wheelchairs. WHILL can adapt to a wide range of mobility needs: from general adults to those with mild disabilities. You can use it standing or sitting down. WHILL Type A will expand your life horizon.


UI Scope InnoBeta Inc.

UIscope is a remote usability testing service for mobile apps and websites. Developers can easily see how users interact with their service. We provide a special webcam for our panels to take video of how they behave with apps or websites. We also have a method to analyze these videos using our panels and build a unique database of mobile usability. What we are trying to do is collect many practices and analyze them to find out the best way to build the service, which so far, only human knowhow has been capable of.


Share Wis ShareWis Inc.

ShareWis turns Learning into an Adventure. Learning is a life-long journey. Yes, that’s true. However, unfortunately, many people lose their way during the journey because there is no visible progress in learning. ShareWis visualizes even the smallest effort to learn something on a Knowledge Map, a network of short lectures using YouTube video and some brief quizzes. The lectures on the Knowledge Map are connected with each other. Since the color of the lecture changes after you complete it, you can visualize your learning steps on the map. Let’s go on a learning journey with ShareWis!


grafic Dentsu Inc.

grafic is an easily designable blog that stimulates your creativity. From a stylish cafe found on the streets to your favorite fashion, even memories of your trip with your love. With the feelings of a designer, you can freely express your thoughts and thrills that cannot be shown just with tweets or photos. The operations are sensuous and simple. You can trim, expand, and shrink photos as well as move stamps with the touch of a finger. Make everyday moments a masterpiece of your lifetime. grafic will assure a new sensation.


designclue PurpleCow Inc.

“designclue” is a Japanese, design-specified and “Multi Language oriented” crowdsourcing platform. Through which you can post your contest by using only YOUR own language, and the contractors from all over the world will read it in HIS/HER language and join in. The “Non-Verbal oriented UI is the core competence of our service. The philosophy of “Talk in Design” makes us enable to connect so much variety of countries, so that clients will benefit from the diversity of the worlds 7 billion population. Since September 2012, the site has started its Closed Beta and acquired top-level designers from 52 countries.


Comobaco Comobaco Inc.

Comobaco allows you and your friends to create a pool of shared items both on the web and in real life. With this service, you are able to share the things you own with anyone who joins your sharing pool. You can also pitch in together with your friends to buy new items. Comobaco provides users with a brand new way to buy and to own.


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