East Ventures-backed Japanese tech firm Aroma Bit raises $2.2m in funding

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Sony Innovation Fund, the corporate venture capital arm of Sony Corporation, has taken part in a JPY250 million ($2.23 million) Series A round for Tokyo-based Aroma Bit Inc, according to an announcement.

Aroma Bit develops low-cost compact odor sensors that it claims can convert virtually any odor into visualized patterns, mimicking the human olfactory system. Potential applications range from sniffing different beverage brands to disease detection.

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