Top 26 FinTech Companies in Japan

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With a relatively less conservative regulatory environment, supported by government-led initiatives and deregulation, the innovation standards in the Japanese fintech ecosystem are much higher than the rest of the world. Bank of Japan even tested out blockchain technology to check for feasibility and viability last year as a way to understand the latest in technology.

While innovation around cryptocurrency is one of the most popular categories, the other categories of fintech are gaining ground. We look at the fintech market in Japan to identify the leading companies that are contributing to this growth.

Here’s the first comprehensive list of the top fintech companies in Japan by Fintech Asia.


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Top FinTech Companies in Japan

Company Website Category Funding Founder / CEO / MD
freee Finance Management 84.5 Daisuke Sasaki
Money Forward Finance Management 41.9 Yosuke Tsuji, Toshio Taki, Chihiro Asano
bitFlyer Cryptocurrency 36.11 Yuzo Kano
Tech Bureau (Zaif); Cryptocurrency 20.9 Takao Asayama
WealthNavi Investment Management 19.4 Kazuhisa Shibayama
Folio Investment Management 18.61 Shinichiro Kai
Quoine Cryptocurrency 18 Mario Gomez Lozada, Mike Kayamori
Accounting SaaS Japan Finance Management 14.75 Toshinao Morisaki
One Tap BUY Investment Management 14.03 Kazuhito Hayashi
Money Design (THEO) Investment Management 12.18 Tomoyoshi Hirose
Coiney Payments 12.11 Naoko Samata
Kyash Payments 10.81 Shinichi Takatori
Moneytree Finance Management 10.55 Paul Chapman, Jonathan Epstein, Mark Makdad, Ross Sharrott
Tranzax Finance Management 9 Takashi Ogura
Campfire Crowdfunding 8.33 Kazuma Ieiri
bitbank Cryptocurrency 1.92 Hiroki Minematsu
Emerada Lending 1.8 Naoki Furukawa, Hiromichi Goto, Taiga Sawamura
Credit Engine (Lendy) Lending 1.56 Seiichiro Uchiyama, Tatsuki Inoue
Exchange Corporation Lending 1.2 Russell Cummer
Fundinno Crowdfunding 1 Japan Cloud Capital
BearTail Finance Management 0.95 Kenichi Kurosaki
WhatzMoney Lending 0.7 Kazuto Maeda
StandFirm (Misoca) Finance Management 0.65 Ryuichi Toyoshi
MakeLeaps Finance Management 0.6 Paul Oswald, Jason Winder
Crowd Cast Finance Management 0.25 Takashi Hoshikawa
Ubiregi Payments 0.1 Keita Kido, Soutaro Matsumoto


Editor’s note: The funding/investment data was collected from various sources such as Crunchbase, CBInsights, news reports, etc. Not all rounds have been disclosed by companies.

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