Kyash is a fintech startup working on creating next infrastructure for money exchange by providing mobile payment/banking to consumer and financial platform to businesses to transform Japanese financial landscape.

Kyash has built proprietary full-stack banking infrastructure from ground up to offer mobile-first consumer facing digital wallet in Japan.

Kyash was founded in 2015 by Shinichi Takatori. The company is headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Kyash's vision is to become Japan’s first challenger bank.

Kyash currently offers a prepaid-debit based mobile wallet app that allows consumers to make payments at Visa merchants and peer to peer transfers. The firm has also set its sights on attaining a banking licence which would allow it to offer current accounts and money remittance services.


Kyash is backed by Goodwater Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Greenspring Associates, Greyhound Capital, Altos Ventures and others. The company raised $45M in a Series C round on Mar 31, 2020. This brings Kyash's total funding to $73M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $73M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Minato-ku
  • State: Tokyo
  • Country: Japan
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