Nanapi is a popular Japanese site where users can share their favorite lifehacks. The company announced today it has raised 270 million yen (approximately $2.7 million) from KDDI’s Open Innovation Fund. and Globis Capital Partners. This follows a previous round of funding worth 330 million yen from Globis Capital Partners.
The startup was founded back in 2007 by former Recruit staffer Kensuke Furukawa and former Rakuten engineer Shuichi Wada. The pair and their colleagues launched the lifehack sharing site back in 2009, and have acquired more than 12 million users to date. Users exchange practical how-tos and daily tips, such as how to better cut vegetables, how to better clean up toilets, or how to wash your neckties in the washing machine. ...continue reading ...
Sd 7/19/2013 [en]
- The previous round was on November, 2010. Nanapi has not yet have a native app for a smartphone, so the company would develop it with the capital to increase users and page views.