101 Top Japanese Software Companies and Startups of 2021

June 30, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Software companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Software industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Japanese Software Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

SmartHR

SmartHR

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Japan-based HR SaaS company that provides cloud-sourced personnel management software for businesses.

Sony

Sony

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Sony develops and manufactures audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

Sony

Money Forward

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Money Forward provides online personal accounting solutions that enable individuals to better manage their daily expenses.

Sony

Olympus

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Olympus manufactures and sells precision machineries and instruments worldwide.

Sony

SORACOM

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SORACOM provides IoT (Internet of Things) platform of data communication to connect all the people and things in the society.

Sony

Preferred Networks

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Preferred Networks develops real-world applications of deep learning, robotics and other latest technologies.

Sony

Freee

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Freee is online accounting software that syncs with bank accounts and automatically categorizes entries to create financial reports.

Sony

Makuake

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Makuake is a crowdfunding platform that provides support services, product manufacturing supporting, and other services.

Sony

Mujin, Inc.

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Mujin develops automation solutions for industrial robots to simplify factory and logistics automation and increase worldwide productivity.

Sony

Monstar Lab

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The core consultancy arm of the company engineers awesome solutions that perform for clients around the world.

Sony

Kudan

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Kudan is accelerating evolution of AR/MR/VR and automobile/drone/robot by developing computer software algorithms as Artificial Perception.

Sony

Parallel Inc.

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Parallel Inc. develops a parallel SNS which can be used while playing games on smartphones.

Sony

Nulab

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Nulab is a team of fun-spirited creators dedicated to creating software the improves team collaboration.

Sony

Cogent Labs

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Cogent Labs is solving for practical artificial intelligence.

Sony

SAgri

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Sagri is developing agriculture software for experienced farmers.

Sony

Ascent Robotics

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Ascent Robotics is an AI startup developing intelligent solutions in industrial robotics and autonomous vehicles.

Sony

Sansan

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Sansan is a multi-platform cloud-based contact management solution for corporations.

Sony

Andpad

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Andpad provides a construction management application for users throughout Japan.

Sony

al+

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Alt Inc. commence the distribution of the world’s first Personalized Artificial Intelligence.

Sony

Plaid

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Plaid is a tokyo based software company.

Sony

LeapMind

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LeapMind makes deep learning “small and compact” and accessible across a broad spectrum of applications, evolving the Internet of Things.

Sony

grooves

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grooves is a social recruiting organization that offers an online B2B platform for recruiting professionals and marketing products.

Sony

Uhuru

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Uhuru is a technology service company that provides cloud and social services to companies such as Salesforce.com and many others.

Sony

HACARUS

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Hacarus is a provider of AI tools for the medical and industrial fields.

Sony

Terra Drone

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Terra Drone is a drone and software manufacturer.

Sony

Chatwork

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Chatwork is a group chat app for global teams, that includes secure messaging, video chat, task management and file sharing functionality.

Sony

WOVN Technologies

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WOVN Technologies offers website localization service that translates a website into multiple languages.

Sony

Goodpatch

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Goodpatch is a Tokyo-based company developing and designing user interfaces for web companies.

Sony

NTT Data

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NTT DATA provides broad range of IT services and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, and IT outsourcing.

Sony

Hubble

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Cloud-based software specialized for contracts and other legal documents

Sony

Bespoke

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Bespoke is a developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology dedicated to multilingual guest services.

Sony

Dynamic Map Platform

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Dynamic Map Platform is a company that provides research, development and commercialization of high precision 3 dimensional (3D) map data.

Sony

Infostellar

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Infostellar is a space communication infrastructure firm.

Sony

Linkwiz

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LinkWiz offers software that solves something about robots that is a bit difficult to use.

Sony

WingArc1st

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WingArc1st offers a range of business intelligence, enterprise output management, and CRM software solutions.

Sony

Works Applications

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WAP is a problem solver. Their state-of-the-art ERP software provides versatile solutions to remove roadblocks to success in business.

Sony

Orb

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Orb is an enterprise software startup that helps businesses to define and configure their own coin economy.

Sony

Spotlight

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Spotlight provides an application that automatically detects visits to stores and rewards users with points that are exchangeable.

Sony

EduLab

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EduLab bring forward the Next-Generation of Education.

Sony

Psychic VR Lab

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Psychic VR Lab is a startup company that handles fashion VR and MR shopping service STYLY.

Sony

SHIFT

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software testing, quality assurance and security assessment

Sony

AI

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AI is a company that provides speech synthesis engine and solutions related to speech synthesis.

Sony

tripla

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Tripla provides IT services for various industries such as hotels, railways, travel related, restaurants, real estate, and apparel.

Sony

LPIXEL

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LPIXEL is a venture from the University of Tokyo that has strengths in image processing technology in the life science field.

Sony

Amadeus Code

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Amadeus Code is an artificial intelligence powered songwriting assistant.

Sony

ARAYA

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ARAYA is an AI services provider that utilizes machine learning algorithms including deep learning to meet the diverse needs of customers.

Sony

CLUE, Inc.

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CLUE is a Tokyo-based startup developing drone software apps for inspection.

Sony

BearTail

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BeatTail is a Japanese SaaS company providing travel and expense management services to businesses.

Sony

Crowd Cast

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Simplify payment between employees and organization

Sony

PR Table

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PR Table is a SaaS platform for internal public relations.

Sony

Midokura

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MIDOKURA is a Sony Group company that delivers innovative solutions to power the Edge AI revolution in IoT.

Sony

Translimit

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Translimit was initially launched back in January by Hiroki Takaba and Takuma Kudo, both of whom previously worked at CyberAgent companies.

Sony

Edgematrix

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EDGEMATRIX is a startup spun out from the AI ​​project team of a global venture company .

Sony

AI inside

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AI inside specializes in software development and artificial intelligence business.

Sony

BTCBOX

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BTCBOX is an application that offers cryptocurrency exchange services.

Sony

Fujitsu

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Fujitsu provides information technology and communications solutions.

Sony

QunaSys

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QunaSys is a Research and development of quantum computer hardware company.

Sony

Symmetry Dimensions

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Symmetry Dimensions Developing digital collaboration tools for architecture design and construction professionals.

Sony

Idein

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Idein seeks to enable all real-world events to be handled by software.

Sony

A*QUANTUM

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A*QUANTUM is an quantum computer software.

Sony

ToposWare

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Toposware is developing a fully interoperable blockchain ecosystem powered by zero-knowledge proofs.

Sony

Mira Robotics

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Mira Robotics is a software based company provide services that can robots in various fields.

Sony

Hacobu

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Hacobu offers an integrated solution “MOVO (MOVO)” centering on the operation management system utilizing in-vehicle terminals.

Sony

Aroma Bit

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Aroma Bit is a develops compact odor sensor and innovative services and products using the sensor.

Sony

iRidge

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IRidge offers solutions related to O2O, app development, and marketing support.

Sony

AppBrew(Lips)

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AppBrew develops LIPS, a mobile application for users to share and read real reviews on cosmetics, nail care, personal care, etc.

Sony

Rehab for JAPAN

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Rehab for Japan is developing a special rehabilitation SaaS for day service .

Sony

Qurate

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Air-traffic-control for Content Operations

Sony

Kokopelli

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Kokopelli is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology company that focuses on financial products and services.

Sony

Toreta

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Toreta develops tools specializing in reservation and customer ledger systems for restaurants.

Sony

Fujifilm

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Fujifilm develops and sells consumer products and business products related to photography.

Sony

Egenera

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Egenera designs, develops and delivers cloud management and infrastructure virtualization software.

Sony

Ubiregi

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Ubiregi offers a point-of-sale (POS) system for iPad devices.

Sony

Medmain

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To create a world where medical services can be accessed with technology anywhere, anytime

Sony

Jij

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Jij conducts R & D and software development for the practical application of annealing machines by a team of experts.

Sony

Safie

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Safie is a smart security cameras and home security of the smartphone.

Sony

SNK

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SNK Corporation is a Japanese video game hardware and software company that distributes and operates smartphone game applications.

Sony

RT Corporation

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RT Corporation specializes in providing service robots in variety of domestic and international fields.

Sony

Alphaus

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A Tokyo- & KL-based SaaS provider offering a cloud-finance management platform.

Sony

Pretia

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Pretia is a Internet service planning, development and operation business.

Sony

TerraSky

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TerraSky has been implementing and customizing Salesforce for some of Japan’s largest customers and most complex organizations.

Sony

Amazia

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Amazia specializes in Internet engineering services for clients in Japan.

Sony

Photosynth

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Photosynth is a set of tools for capturing and viewing the places in 3D.

Sony

ABCash Technologies

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ABCash Technologies provides advice on financial products such as insurance, mortgages, and investment products.

Sony

SYN

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SYN develops an internet and software business that aims to brings out the goodness of Japanese food.

Sony

Arara

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Arara offers an innovative service that is enjoyable yet convenient.

Sony

EPARK

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EPARK develops and operates real time platforms for rating, searching, and booking various consumer services

Sony

Hmcomm

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Hmcomm is a provider of AI technology-based voice recognition and abnormal sound detection services for business applications.

Sony

Agatha

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Agatha provides content management cloud service for the healthcare and life sciences industry.

Sony

Techtouch

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Techtouch is a service that allows overlaying the explanation guidance on an existing web system.

Sony

Mobilus

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Mobilus provides communication platforms and develops communication solutions that utilize mobile and artificial intelligence.

Sony

CLEAR

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CLEAR is an educational note-sharing platform.

Sony

Fuller

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Fuller is a software development company that builds mobile phone applications and provides internet media services.

Sony

Tutorial

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Tutorial is a Cry-native RPA software that can be started only with a browser.

Sony

ChatBook

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ChatBook is a SaaS platform for marketers who work in B2B area to automate acquiring leads and evaluate leads in your absence.

Sony

3-shake

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3-shake is a technology company that promotes data analysis, adtech platform, and automation of areas with high technical difficulty.

Sony

OCT

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OCT helps users to communicate and manage construction sites more easily.

Sony

obniz

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obniz is a cloud based IoT system provide realtime and bi-directional access to real hardware form the cloud.

Sony

redfox

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redfox develops technology solutions that focus on giving a speed service for their customers to save their time.

Sony

Empath Inc.

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Empath Inc. develops Emotion AI Empath, which can identify emotion from the voice in real-time regardless of language.

Sony

Whomor

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Whomor is a Tokyo-based company that delivers illustrations for social games.

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