Jan 21, 2014

[The Bridge] Next-gen Japanese wheelchair startup, Whill, closes seed funding with a total of $1,750,000

Whill is a Japanese startup that is currently developing a next-generation wheelchair. Earlier this week the startup unveiled that it has raised funds from Vegas Tech Fund, 500Startups, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and individual angel investors back on November 6th. 
The total amount of funding raised in this round is $750,000, completing the company’s seed funding of $1.75 million in total. Vegas Tech Fund, also involved in this most recent funding, includes Zappos’ Tony Hsieh as a partner CEO. Coinciding with the announcement, Whill has renewed its company website and has began online pre-orders. ...
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The Bridge 1/9/2014 [en]

  • The wheelchair is sold on their web site with US$9,500 by pre-order. The first 50 units will be delivered in the second quarter of 2014. It is expected that we can see more hardware startups from Japan this year.
  • https://whill.jp/

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