Japanese big data startup could be worth $200M – here’s why the founder won’t sell

Preferred Infrastructure (Preferred) is storming Japan’s big data landscape. The thirty-strong company was founded by graduate students, overcame Japan’s own busted tech bubble, and now sells its natural language processing software-as-a-service to some of the country’s top firms. The list is media-heavy, with the Asahi Shimbun, Nikkei Business, and NHK (the national public broadcaster) leading the pack. However, Preferred’s services are varied enough to also entice the likes of NTT, Japan’s largest telco.

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