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.

 

P.S. We welcome any recommendations, suggestions or corrections to the list… please write us an email on info@fintechasia.net.

 

Top FinTech Companies in Japan

Company Website Category Funding Founder / CEO / MD
freee freee.co.jp Finance Management 84.5 Daisuke Sasaki
Money Forward corp.moneyforward.com Finance Management 41.9 Yosuke Tsuji, Toshio Taki, Chihiro Asano
bitFlyer bitflyer.jp Cryptocurrency 36.11 Yuzo Kano
Tech Bureau (Zaif) techbureau.jp; zaif.jp Cryptocurrency 20.9 Takao Asayama
WealthNavi wealthnavi.com Investment Management 19.4 Kazuhisa Shibayama
Folio folio-sec.com Investment Management 18.61 Shinichiro Kai
Quoine quoine.com Cryptocurrency 18 Mario Gomez Lozada, Mike Kayamori
Accounting SaaS Japan a-saas.com Finance Management 14.75 Toshinao Morisaki
One Tap BUY onetapbuy.co.jp Investment Management 14.03 Kazuhito Hayashi
Money Design (THEO) money-design.com Investment Management 12.18 Tomoyoshi Hirose
Coiney coiney.com Payments 12.11 Naoko Samata
Kyash kyash.co Payments 10.81 Shinichi Takatori
Moneytree moneytree.jp Finance Management 10.55 Paul Chapman, Jonathan Epstein, Mark Makdad, Ross Sharrott
Tranzax tranzax.co.jp Finance Management 9 Takashi Ogura
Campfire camp-fire.jp Crowdfunding 8.33 Kazuma Ieiri
bitbank bitcoinbank.co.jp Cryptocurrency 1.92 Hiroki Minematsu
Emerada emeradaco.com Lending 1.8 Naoki Furukawa, Hiromichi Goto, Taiga Sawamura
Credit Engine (Lendy) creditengine.jp Lending 1.56 Seiichiro Uchiyama, Tatsuki Inoue
Exchange Corporation exchange.co.jp Lending 1.2 Russell Cummer
Fundinno fundinno.com Crowdfunding 1 Japan Cloud Capital
BearTail beartail.jp Finance Management 0.95 Kenichi Kurosaki
WhatzMoney whatzmoney.com Lending 0.7 Kazuto Maeda
StandFirm (Misoca) misoca.jp Finance Management 0.65 Ryuichi Toyoshi
MakeLeaps makeleaps.jp Finance Management 0.6 Paul Oswald, Jason Winder
Crowd Cast crowdcast.jp Finance Management 0.25 Takashi Hoshikawa
Ubiregi ubiregi.com 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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