Terra Motors unveiled a new electric scooter in collaboration with Yumenosora Holdings, the Japanese manga/animation/character goods retailer.
This 1st collaboration product is an electric scooter that has the design of a female character called Calne Ca (Ca is pronounced, Shee-eh) created by Deino. It was displayed in public at the character contents fair "Character1" that took place yesterday at Tokyo Big Sight.
Terra Motors, Japan’s very own electric vehicle startup (no stranger to Akihabara News), is preparing to launch their A4000i smartphone-enabled electric scooter this summer, and they recently invited us to the MONO startups space in Tokyo Bay to get up close and personal with it.
Last week, AkihabaraNews began unpackaging Japan’s nascent startup and venture capital movement, and though it’s but a week since, increased momentum is already evident. We’ll not only cover developments, AkihabaraNews is also getting involved. First, a J-startup update via Terra Motors and PocketVenture Live!:
Japan is world-renowned for a dearth of startup and venture capital in business culture, but change might be coming; while the top-down innovation efforts of Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, etc. have flailed and failed, long-underappreciated or outright ignored entrepreneurs are preparing to strike back.