Business Wire — YOKOHAMA: Macnica, Inc. (President and CEO, Kiyoshi Nakashima, with its corporate headquarters in Yokohama, Japan) announced the establishment of a venture capital initiative called Macnica Ventures. Macnica Ventures plans to seek strategic investments in ventures with unique business models and promising technologies. Macnica will collaborate and support these ventures to create new markets and businesses.
GitHub, the world’s largest code repository, is big in Japan. At a press conference in Tokyo today, co-founder and CEO Chris Wanstrath (pictured above left) announced the opening of the company’s first overseas office in the Japanese capital. He also confirmed that Japan is GitHub’s biggest market outside of the US. “We’re excited to be here because the Japanese open-source community has always been very vibrant and Japan has always been one of the top 10 countries with the most participation on GitHub,” he told the assembled members of the press.