Sep 4, 2013

[Sd] Japanese skills marketplace Coconala fundraises $1.5 million

Coconala is a website where you can buy and sell knowledge, skills and, experience from users who are willing to teach. Tokyo-based Welself, the startup behind the service, announced today that it has fundraised 150 million yen ($1.5 million) from Nissay Capital, Opt, Adways, and Tetsuro Yoshimatsu, the CEO of Japanese cosmetic site iStyle. 
Coconala was originally launched back in July of 2012. Users don’t need to pay any sign-up or monthly fee, but they do need to pay a 500 yen ($5) commission for a purchase. To date the startup has acquired 63,000 users, 10,400 knowledge ‘items’ for sale (i.e. their expertise or skills), and it has transacted more than 43,000 deals using the marketplace. ...
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Sd 9/4/2013 [en]

  • There are various categories in Coconala from consulting for personal matters to business such as web marketing and logo design. Among them, it seems drawing a portrait or fortune telling are popular categories. Coconala takes 30% from the 500 yen for system usage and billing commission. It is interesting to see how Coconala will increase the transaction with the capital. 

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