SmartNews Stock

smartnews.comConsumer & LifestyleFounded: 2012Funding to Date: $118MM

SmartNews is the developer of a news application designed to use machine learning to help users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

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Team

Management Team

Kaisei Hamamoto
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Engineer
Kenji Tomita
Manager, Human Resources, Recruiting and Community
Ken Suzuki Ph.D
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Yuichi Kawasaki
Senior Vice President, Ad Business Development
Atsuo Fujimura
Senior Vice President, Media Business Development
Yi Ren
Chief Strategy Officer
Rich Jaroslovsky
Vice President for Content and Chief Journalist

Board Members

Ken Kutaragi
Ken Suzuki Ph.D

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Looks like there's still money to be made in news aggregation — at least according to the investors backing the news app SmartNews. The funding was led by Japan Post Capital Co. and ACA Investments, with participation from Globis Capital Partners Co., Dentsu and D.A. Consortium. This includes the
Looks like there’s still money to be made in news aggregation — at least according to the investors backing the news app SmartNews. The company is announcing the close of a $92 million round of funding at a valuation of $1.2 billion. The funding was led by Japan Post Capital Co. and ACA Inves…