SmartNews, co-founded by University of Tokyo researcher Ken Suzuki, is valued at $1.1bn following a $28m series E round led by Japan Post Capital.

SmartNews, a Japan-based curated news app developer co-founded by a University of Tokyo researcher, yesterday received $28m in series E capital led by mail, courier and logistics services provider Japan Post, according to Bloomberg. The round valued SmartNews at $1.1bn. Japan Post invested through its corporate venturing subsidiary Japan Post Capital. SmartNews has built a…

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