Hokkaido spinout AWL has collected fresh funding from a consortium led by Rakuten Capital.

AWL, a Japan-based artificial intelligence-equipped camera technology provider spun out of Hokkaido University, has picked up ¥2bn ($18.2m) in a funding round led by Rakuten Capital, a corporate venturing arm of e-commerce group Rakuten. Electric utility Chugoku Electric Power, pharmacy chain operator Satudora Holdings and venture fund i-Lab4 also contributed to the round. Founded in…

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