JETRO to Exhibit 9 Innovative Japanese Startups at MWC-4YFN 2019 in Los Angeles

Oct 16, 2019


Want to invest in or partner with 9 innovative Japanese startups? Then visit the Japan Innovation Pavilion at MWC-4YFN 2019 in Los Angeles!

JETRO San Francisco is coordinating the Japan Innovation Pavilion at this year's Mobile World Congress in the Startup area 4YFN. The conference will be held at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA from October 22-24. MWC Los Angeles 2019 brings together leading companies and experts from all sectors within the mobile technology industry to advance “Intelligent Connectivity”. 4YFN features startups from around the world, showcasing cutting-edge technologies that have yet to be commercialized and exploring partnerships with key players from the global tech ecosystem.


For MWC-4YFN 2019, JETRO will bring 9 innovative startups from Japan. These startups are all participants of JETRO’s Japan Innovation Program, which provides boot camps with personal mentoring and acceleration opportunities. This year’s exhibitors come from various sectors such as data services, VR, health tech, GPS tech, and robotics. Japan is known for having advanced technology and unique methods of problem solving, and these 9 companies exemplify that. The exhibitors include:


Cambrian Robotics

Cambrian Robotics created “obniz” an IoT Cloud Service that lets developers connect hardware to public web services in just a few minutes without the need for firmware development.


Concierge U
Concierge U is a conversational SaaS company that developed the chat program “Kuzen” to reduce operational and onboarding costs for businesses.


pop inc.

pop inc. is a licensing business for patented next-generation smartphone cameras, which use sensors, AI, and Big Data.


Stroly is an online platform for maps linked with location information. Anyone can upload and add their own maps, or find maps created by others near their current location.



Symmetry is a VR workflow solution tool for AEC professionals that allows users to collaboratively review 3D models in VR.



Challenge manufactures innovative products for security and disaster prevention. Their “EQguard” detects the intensity and arrival time of strong earthquake tremors, while “Schoolguard” reports suspicious individuals and emergencies.


InterMedia Labs

InterMedia Labs is developing and selling the C-Card, a multi-touch card which allows access to multiple websites just by holding the card against a smartphone touch panel.




Mitsuya is a company that offers plating and finishing services for various industries. They have about 100 types of industrial plating, and their technology focuses on improving the surface of industrial products and adding functionality.



Unicast provides technology for communication robots used by enterprises that allow robots to be utilized for office reception, product presentations, foreign language response, and product recommendations as a personal shopper. 

For more information, or to schedule a meeting with one of the Japanese exhibitors, contact Will Ferguson at

For more information on MWC-4YFN, visit their homepage HERE.


JETRO is the Japanese government agency responsible for promoting trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO provides support and assistance to American companies entering the Japanese market and to Japanese companies expanding overseas. JETRO was established in 1958 and has more than 70 offices around the world, including six offices in the USA. JETRO provides a wide range of services, including timely market intelligence, extensive business development support, and relevant business events, all designed to encourage business partnerships between American companies and Japan.