Japan: Global Brain backs Base Foods; Dating app Dine secures investment

Mount Fuji and buildings in the Shinjuku district are reflected on a table at an observation deck in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

In separate deal news from Japanese startups, food technology firm Base Food and social dating app firm Mrk & Co have closed funding rounds.

Base Food closes $892k seed round from Global Brain

Tokyo-based Base Food, the developer of Base Pasta, has raised JPY 100 million ($892,000) seed round from Japanese venture firm Global Brain.

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