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SoftBank and Naver had made a tender offer to buy Line shares with a price of US$51.2 per share, which was rejected by some investors.
And lets the rest of its staff stay at home, because coronavirus Yahoo! Japan, the no-longer-a-joint-venture-with- Yahoo!- and still rather successful outpost of the web portal pioneer, has decided it will hire 100 strategic advisors and wants them to treat the company as a side hustle.…
The eCommerce market in Japan is going through major transformational change as the Japanese are shifting from brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces.Our research says that from 2021 onwards situation will improve a lot, and growth will again come close to double-digit CAGR.Companies Performance in Japan Ecommerce IndustryCompanies like Amazon Japan, Yahoo Japan, and Rakuten are leading eCommerce platforms in Japan; these companies earn more than 50% of the country's yearly revenue.Segments like Fashion, Electronics, and Media are the most significant purchases by Japanese customers.Besides, car insurance, grocery purchases, online tickets, and entertainment sales are also gaining popularity.Renub Research report titled "Japan e-commerce Market m-commerce, Mobile Commerce (Mobile Browser, Mobile Application), Retail [Fashion (Apparel, Footwear, Bags & Accessories), Electronics & Media (Consumer Electronics, Books, Movies, Music & Games), Toys, Hobby & DIY (Toys & Baby, Sports & Outdoor, Hobby & Stationery and DIY, Garden & Pets), Furniture & Appliances (Furniture & Homeware and Household Appliances), Food & Personal Care (Food & Beverages, Personal Care)], Service, Digital Services and Number of Online Shoppers Company Analysis" captures a detailed analysis of Japan eCommerce Market and provides an all-encompassing analysis of the key growth drivers and challenges.By Methods: In this report, we have covered both the markets• Japan eCommerce Market • Japan mCommerce MarketJapan eCommerce Market has been studied in 3 Product Categories• Retail• Service• Digital ServicesIn this report, Japan Ecommerce Market has been covered in 5 Segments of Retail1.Personal CareAll the companies have been studied from three points• Overview• Recent Developments• Sales AnalysisCompany Analysis• Rakuten• Amazon Japan• Kakaku Inc.• Yahoo Japan• Ltd.About Company:Renub Research is a Market Research and Consulting Company.We provide wide range of business research solutions that helps companies in making better business decisions.
Yahoo - SoftBank Corp. plans to combine the business unit the internet, Yahoo Japan, with the application of the short message, Line Corp. to form a company of the technology giant, for the sake of competing with local competitors such as Rakuten Inc. and technology giant United States (U.S.).The company as a result of the merger Yahoo Japan and Line is expected to have a valuation of US$ 30 billion, or around Rp 420 trillion.The plan of the merger Yahoo Japan, which in October 2019 renamed Z Holdings Corp., with the Line, owned by Naver Corp., is expected to be completed by October 2020.Entity this venture, will operate the Yahoo Japan and Line."Merger-driven 'sense of crisis' the two companies over the emergence of technology giants from the United States (U.S.) and China," said CEO Line Takeshi Idezawa as quoted from Reuters, Monday (18/11).(Read: Investing in Uber and WeWork Caused Softbank Suffered Losses)
SoftBank-owned Z Holdings, the operator of search engine Yahoo Japan, is in discussions to merge with instant messaging app Line, a move set to create a wider tech group spanning from financial services and ecommerce, among others.Z Holdings, which recently changed its name from Yahoo Japan, confirmed that talks regarding the merger are already underway, though nothing is final.SoftBank, which owns 44% of Z Holdings, also confirmed the said discussions, Reuters reported.Line, which sold a majority stake in its mobile unit to SoftBank last year, also said in a statement that it is considering ways to strengthen its corporate value, but indicated that no plans are concrete.Sources previously told Reuters that the deal could see SoftBank and South Korean internet powerhouse Naver (Line’s parent company) setting up a 50/50 joint venture that would control Z Holdings, which would then hold Line and Yahoo.The two companies are likely to reach a basic agreement by the end of November, according to the sources.
Yusaku Maezawa has stepped down from online fashion retailer Zozo that he founded after Yahoo Japan’s proposed acquisition of a majority stake in his company for US$3.7 billion.Yahoo Japan, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group, said last Thursday it would acquire up to 152.95 million shares or a 50.1% stake in Zozo, representing a 21% premium over the share closing price on Wednesday.The deal includes an agreement to acquire 92.7 million shares from Maezawa, equivalent to the 30.37% in Zozo.Maezawa stepped down as Zozo chief executive from Thursday.“I will leave Zozo’s future in the hands of a new president, and I’ll move on to a new path,” he had said in a tweet.The move is seen by analysts as part of Yahoo Japan’s efforts to strengthen its ecommerce businesses and is expected to help Zozo compete more effectively with rivals such as Amazon Inc. and Rakuten Inc.
Singapore-headquartered EV Growth has hit the close of its inaugural fund at US$200 million, exceeding the firm’s original US$150 million target.Limited partners behind the VC firm’s fund include SoftBank, Pavilion CapitaI, Indies Capital, and other regional investors.Launched in March 2018, EV Growth provides series B and later stage funding to startups in Indonesia and the rest of Southeast Asia, with an “agnostic industry focus.”It’s a joint venture between Indonesia’s East Ventures, Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas’ VC arm SMDV, and Yahoo Japan’s YJ Capital.And leading it are the top honchos of those VC firms – Willson Cuaca, Roderick Purwana, and Shinichiro Hori.To date, the VC has deployed 40% of its fund to more than 12 deals, almost all of which coming from Indonesia.
East Ventures has long been known as one of Indonesia’s longest-serving and most active seed-stage investors, but now it has officially moved up the food chain after it announced a final close of its growth fund at $200 million.Called EV Growth, the fund is a joint venture between East Ventures, SMDV — the VC arm of Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas — and YJ Capital, which is associated with Yahoo Japan.The fund was first announced last year with a target of $150 million, but this final close has already surpassed that thanks to contributions from LPs that include SoftBank Group, Pavilion CapitaI and Indies Capital.EV Growth is already active, with 40% of the fund deployed to date, according to East Ventures’ founding partner Willson Cuaca, who serves as partner for the new fund alongside Roderick Purwana from SMDV and YJ Capital’s Shinichiro Hori.“We thought ‘There’s a gap in Series B in Southeast Asia, many of our portfolio is good so why not do this together?“SMDV and YJ Capital have been our long-term partners in Japan and Southeast Asia so it’s the perfect partnership… the chemistry is already there.”
Last week, SoftBank Group Corp. — Masayoshi Son’s holding company for his rapidly expanding collection of businesses — reported its fiscal year financials.There were some major headlines that came out of the news, including that the company’s Vision Fund appears to be doing quite well and that SoftBank intends to increase its stake in Yahoo Japan.Now that the dust has settled a bit, I wanted to dive into all 80 pages of the full financial results to see what else we can learn about the conglomerate’s strategy and future.The Vision Fund is just dominating the financialsWe talk incessantly about the Vision Fund here at TechCrunch, mostly because the fund seems to be investing in every startup that generates revenue and walks up and down Sand Hill looking for capital.During the last fiscal year ending March 31st, the fund added 36 new investments and reached 69 active holdings.
Japan's largest online auction site Yahoo Auction Japan selling more than 5 million items daily.Individuals and stores offer new or used items for all budgets.It is estimated that 60% of people in Japan prefer Yahoo auction rather than buying fixed price products in e-commerce sites like Amazon, Alibaba etc..And people of Japan love online auctions, so Online auction business has a huge demand in Japan and even people from China, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines also prefers Japan products.But Yahoo auction Japan is only available for Japanese people, people from other countries unable to buy products in Yahoo auction.Business experts started to rectify the drawback and to make available Japan products all over the world.
ShopBack, a Singapore-based startup that offers cashback and consumer rewards in Asia Pacific, has closed a $45 million round led by new investors Rakuten Capital and EV Growth.Founded in 2014, the startup had been relatively under-the-radar until late 2017 when it announced a $25 million investment that funded expansion into Australia among other things.Shopback has now raised close to $85 million from investors, which also include Credit Saison Blue Sky, AppWorks, SoftBank Ventures Korea, Singtel Innov8 and Qualgro.The investment will see Amit Patel, who leads Rakuten-owned cashback service Ebates, and EV Growth managing partner Willson Cuaca, join the board.Cuaca is a familiar face since his East Ventures firm, which launched EV Growth alongside Yahoo Japan Capital and SMDV last year, was an early investor in Shopback, while the addition of Patel is potentially very significant for the startup.Indeed, when I previously wrote about ShopBack, I compared the startup directly to Ebates, which was bought by Rakuten for $1 billion in 2014.
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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories.If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here.Apple’s HomePod gets a $50 price cutAnnounced in mid-2017 and released in early 2018, the Siri-powered product brought a very Apple approach to the category dominated by Amazon and Google, with premium sound and design at a premium price of $349.The $50 price drop puts the product under $300 — though it’s still pretty steep, so far as the category goes.Apple has confirmed with TechCrunch that this is a permanent price cut.
The Yahoo spinout created to house Yahoo’s lucrative stake in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, announced today that it will sell its lucrative stake in Alibaba and shut up shop.The entity has long existed as a proxy to Alibaba — some might argue Yahoo was the same in its final years — and the sale is expected to net shareholders around $40 billion.Altaba was formed following AOL’s 2017 acquisition of Yahoo to create Oath — disclaimer: that’s TechCrunch’s parent, and it is now called Verizon Media Group — to keep hold of the 15 percent stake in Alibaba and a 35.5 percent stake in Yahoo Japan that Yahoo owned.Those Yahoo Japan shares were unloaded in September for over $4 billion, and now Altaba will shift its remaining Alibaba holdings — that’s around 11 percent of the company following a partial sale last year; Altaba is Alibaba’s second-largest stakeholder — and disappear from the world by Q4.The sale is expected to generate a net return of around $40 billion for Altaba stockholders — the provided range is between $39.8 billion and $41.1 billion based on share prices and associated expenditure — and it’ll happen in two parts.The first will see up to 50 percent of the stake sold, the rest will be traded if Altaba receives approval from its stockholders.
Indian hotel management firm Oyo has entered into a joint venture with Yahoo Japan to introduce an apartment rental service in Japan.Oyo Life marks the Oyo’s full-scale entry into the rental housing business.The platform is set to launch early March and will target millennials as they prefer to rent rather than buy properties.Oyo Life enables users to find, rent, and leave apartment rooms via a smartphone app.It aims to achieve 1,000 listings by end-March.The concept of co-living spaces is gaining traction in Asia.
Data catalogs — hierarchical tools designed to organize tables, databases, and other critical bits of information — are a relatively new, but fast-growing, cottage industry within the $42 billion big data market.It’s not difficult to see why; enterprises forced to contend with thousands (or millions) of files across disparate systems stand to benefit from solutions capable of indexing said data autonomously.In fact, according to Gartner, companies that adopt a curated data catalog will realize roughly twice the business value from their analytics investments in the next year compared to those that don’t.That’s why firms like Alation aren’t wanting for attention these days.The Redwood City, California startup, which was cofounded by former Oracle executive Satyen Sangani three years ago, today announced that it has secured $50 million in series C financing led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from new investor Salesforce Ventures and existing investors Costanoa Ventures, DCVC (Data Collective), Harmony Partners, and Icon Ventures.The funding follows a $23 million series B in July 2017 and $9 million series A in May 2015, and comes as Alation sees triple-digit revenue growth and “thousands” of daily users with customers including Daimler, Fox Networks, Hilton Hotels, eBay, Yahoo Japan, HelloFresh, GoDaddy, Groupon, Pepsi, and Munich Re.
IDN Media, a multi-platform media company targeting millennials and the so-called “generation Z” in Indonesia, has raised an undisclosed sum in series C investment.The funding round is led by EV Growth, a joint venture between East Ventures, Sinar Mas, and Yahoo Japan.Also investing were True Digital & Media Platform, a subsidiary of major Thai conglomerate CP Group; and Line Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of messaging app Line.Started in Surabaya, Indonesia in June 2014 by brothers Winston and William Utomo, IDN Media operates sites including IDN Times,,, Yummy, IDN Creative, IDN Event, and IDN Creator Network.It has over 50 million monthly unique users across its platforms.Most of those – 38.5 million – go to general news site IDN Times.
India’s tech startups closed 2018 on a record high note, securing several major deals to further cement the nation’s position on the world map.But despite an influx of money from international investors, the local ecosystem’s overall health has some concerned.These local players were joined by Silicon Valley companies hoping to turn India into their next big market.The funding rounds gained momentum in the second half of the year, giving India two new unicorns (private companies with a valuation of $1 billion or more).In the second half of December, food delivery startup Swiggy, which became a unicorn in mid-2018, secured a fresh $1 billion.Also last month, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative-backed edtech startup Byju’s raised $540 million.
China’s biggest chat app WeChat is set to make its payments service more ubiquitous in Japan, a popular outbound desitnation for Chinese tourists.On Tuesday, the Tencent-run messenger unveils a partnership with Japan’s Line chat app on mobile payments.The tie-up allows Japanese brick-and-mortar merchants with a Line Pay terminal to process WeChat Pay transactions directly.Instead of going through the hassle of currency swaps, a Chinese customer can simply summon the WeChat app and pay by scanning a QR code the retailer presents.The fresh alliance is hot on the heels of a similar gesture from Tencent’s most serious rival, Alibaba.In September, the Chinese ecommerce giant’s payments affiliate Alipay teamed up with Yahoo Japan in an effort to grab Chinese outbound travelers.