May 28, 2014

[Tech In Asia] Japan’s BASE raises $3 million from Global Brain, eyes overseas expansion

Tokyo-based startup BASE, a company that aims to help users to create an ecommerce website within 30 seconds has raised $3 million from Global Brain. Founded in December 2012 by Yuta Tsuruoka and Kazuma Ieiri, BASE is similar to Shopify except that it is free. It is currently powering over 80,000 online shops in Japan. 
Kosuke Okubo, a representative of BASE confirms that the startup does not plan to charge users this year. “In 2015, we may start charging users for our extension apps and more,” says Okubo.  ...
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Tech In Asia 5/15/2014 [en]

  • Ecommerce site developing services became very hot last year with BASE and another fast-growing startup,, which was acquired by Zozotown, Japan's largest fashion commerce site back in July last year. BASE seems to look to different type of exit than

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