SmartNews is the award-winning, news discovery app loved by millions. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users discover the most interesting and important stories that matter right now. SmartNews won numerous “App of the Year” awards in Japan and is consistently ranked as a top 5 News App for Android and iOS in the US. With over $50M in funding from Gree, Globis Capital Partners and Atomico, SmartNews has offices in Tokyo, San Francisco and New York.
Shibuya, JP
Size (employees)
65 (est)+4%
SmartNews was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Shibuya, JP
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SmartNews Office Locations

SmartNews has an office in Shibuya
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SmartNews Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$88.3 m

Latest funding size

$38 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago


SmartNews's latest funding round in July 2016 was reported to be $38 m. In total, SmartNews has raised $88.3 m
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