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Line to launch digital banking platform in Indonesia [updated]

Line Corporation, best known for its messaging app, will launch a digital banking platform in Indonesia this month. This means Japan-based Line Corp. will offer banking services in three of its bigges

Chat app Line’s games business raises $110M for growth opportunities

Messaging app firm Line has given up majority control of its Line Games business after it raised outside financing to expand its collection of titles and go after global opportunities. The Line Games

Messaging firm Line launches a dedicated crypto fund

Messaging company Line is continuing to burrow deep into the crypto space after it announced the launch of a $10 million investment fund. The fund will be operated by Line’s Korea-based blockcha

Southeast Asia e-commerce startup iPrice raises $4M led by chat app Line’s VC arm

iPrice, a service that aggregates Southeast Asia’s e-commerce websites in a single destination, has pulled in new funding led by messaging app Line’s VC arm, Line Ventures. The round is of

AI startup Appier gets $33M Series C from investors, including SoftBank Group, Line Corp. and Naver

Appier, a Taiwanese startup that helps companies harness artificial intelligence to make marketing decisions, announced today that it has raised a $33 million Series C round from an impressive roster

Messaging app LINE sets price range for possible July IPO, poised to raise over $1 billion

LINE Corp., makers of a messaging app that’s gone mainstream in Japan, Thailand and Taiwan, has set a price range for an initial public offering on the Tokyo and New York Stock exchanges in

After a long delay, Line may hold an initial public offering

After postponing it for two years, Line may finally go public. According to reports from the International Financing Review and the Wall Street Journal this week, the company, which is best known for

Line’s User-Generated Sticker Market Made $75M During Its First Year

Last May, messaging app Line launched its Creators Market, a platform that lets all users make and sell stickers. Now Line has disclosed how the platform performed during its freshman year (a followup

Line Renews Its IPO Application, But May Not List This Year

Messaging app Line has renewed its paperwork for an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, but that doesn’t mean it will list this year. A spokesperson told TechCrunch “there have be

Line Launches New Chat App To Connect Businesses And Brands With Consumers

Messaging app company Line has released a new service that will allow brands, SMEs and other business users to tap into its platform communicate with customers and consumers.

Line’s New Fund Invests In Japanese Online Video Startup 3Minute

Just three days after <a href="">launching a $42 million fund</a>, Line has announced its first investment. LINE Life Global Gateway Fund is putti

Line Buys Stripe-Like Japanese Startup WebPay To Boost Its Payments Service

Messaging app company Line is beefing up its self-branded payments service after it scooped up Japanese startup WebPay in an undisclosed deal.

Line Launches $42M Fund To Turn Its Messaging App Into A Lifestyle Platform

Messaging app Line, which aspires to be more than just a communication tool, announced today that it will launch an investment fund to grow its network of services. Called LINE Life Global Gateway, it

Chat App Line Moves Towards Selling And Delivering Groceries In Southeast Asia

Line -- the Japanese messaging service known for its zany cartoon stickers -- is taking a first step towards grocery sales and delivery in Southeast Asia, in the mold of U.S. startup Instacart.