Pixie Dust Technologies is a technology company developing digital fabrication and artificial intelligence solutions that is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and was founded in 215 by Yoichi Ochiai and Taiichiro Murakami. The company is developing technology for using computers to communicate with each other and to people using wave control technology to manipulate sound and light. The company is working closely with the University of Tsukuba to commercialize wave control technologies in development by scientists working at the university.
On May 23, 2019 Pixie Dust Technologies completed their series B funding round with $35.1 million in funding from INCJ, SBI Investment, Toppan Printing, SMBC Venture Capital, CSV Venture Fund (managed by NEC Capital Solution and Venture Labo Investment), Mizuho Capital, KDDI Open Innovation Fund (managed by Global Brain), K4 Ventures, Dai-ichi Life Insuarance, and Dentsu. At the time of announcing their series B funding round, the company also announced securing a $9.1 million loan from Shoko Chukin Bank; bringing their total new funding to $44.2 million.
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