Japan: Fukuoka-Bordeaux pact; HiNative gets $2m; WealthNavi closes $15m Series B

Japan: Fukuoka-Bordeaux pact; HiNative gets $2m; WealthNavi closes $15m Series B

Temple in Kiyomizu,Japan. Credit:Flickr/Caribb

Fukuoka, Japan and Bordeaux, France are partnering to grow their drone industries, HiNative has closed a $2 million investment while WealthNavi has closed a $15 million Series B round.

Fukuoka & Bordeaux partner to grow drone sector

The cities of Fukuoka in Japan and Bordeaux in France have formed a partnership to drive the growth of the drone sector, with a focus on the startup space. This includes interaction of startups or business mapping as a part of a three-year cooperation plan commencing from 2017.

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