Aug 12, 2014

[The Bridge] Online cram school startup Aoi.Co. raises $1.2 million from Jafco

Tokyo-based Aoi.Co., the startup that operates a live-streamed onine lecuture service for junior high students, announced today that it has fundraised 120 million yen ($1.2 million) from Japanese investment firm Jafco. was born out of the fifth batch of KDDI’s incubation program Mugen Labo back in January. 
Aoi Zemi, their service, is focused on providing informative live programming as well as opportunities to interact with other users by sharing something they are calling ‘timelines’. Live-streaming is available for free, but you will be charged for watching recorded lecture programs. ...
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The Bridge 8/4/2014 [en]

  • Edtech is one of the popular categories recently. IPO of Rarejob, Skype English lesson service may accelerate the trend. Even though the number of students are decreasing in Japan, there would be quite large market for startups to improve using technology.

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