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2022 Q3

freee Introduces tonari to Grow and Unify Engineering Teams

freee, a prominent Japanese startup and leader in cloud-based accounting tools, introduced tonari, an immersive life-sized communication system, in conjunction with the relocation of their new Tokyo headquarters. With tonari, freee’s Tokyo and Osaka offices are connected to create a flexible and unified environment where engineers can work from anywhere. **Read more →

September 28, 2022

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2022 Q2

As Companies Adapt to Long-term Remote Work, tonari Raises ¥450M Pre-Series A to Reinvent the Office

tonari, a social venture building life-sized connected spaces, announced today that it has closed a ¥450 million Pre-Series A funding led by Real Tech Fund and One Capital. The funds will be used to scale hardware production and deliveries in Japan, develop new products and services, and expand operations to Singapore as a testbed for further international expansion. **Read more →

June 8, 2022

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2020 Q4

tonari Raises $3.25M Seed Investment to Build Life-sized Connected Spaces for Remote Work

tonari, a social venture building life-sized connected spaces, announced today a total seed and angel investment of ¥340 million (approx. $3.25 million). The investment was led by Tokyo-based One Capital, with participation from Mistletoe Japan, Leave a Nest Capital, ABBALab, and a small number of angel investors. The company will use the new capital to grow its team and expand commercial operations in Japan, followed by Asia and North America. Read more →

November 23, 2020

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