SmartNews, founded in 2012 by Ken Suzuki Ph.D and Kaisei Hamamoto with a mission to deliver the world’s quality information to the people who need it, is the operator of a news application providing news, stories and events across 200+ local news sites. Their platform utilzes machine learning and advanced algorithms, as well as simple interfaces to help users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

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What is SmartNews's funding to date?

SmartNews has raised $118MM to date.
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When was SmartNews founded?

SmartNews was founded in 2012.

Who are SmartNews's major investors?

Woodline Partners
Social Starts LLC
Development Bank of Japan
SMBC Venture Capital
Mixi Group
Social Venture Partners Chicago
Globis Capital Partners
JIC Venture Growth Investments
Princeville Capital
ACA Investments
GMO Venture Partners
Japan Post Capital
Dentsu Group
Updated on: Apr 15, 2024


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