Queue Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Representative: Naoto Shibata) has agreed to a partnership with Techpoint Africa for its overseas startup information database, SUNRYSE.
SUNRYSE. tracks the activities and trends of innovative overseas startups. It introduces more than 200 companies to Japanese investors every month. As of June 2020, the total number of companies listed exceeded 1,500.
This partnership is SUNRYSE.'s first ever partnership with a startup community on the African continent. In the second half of 2020, it is expected that overseas travel will not continue smoothly, but this partnership will provide SUNRYSE. users with the latest business information on the African continent.
It is estimated that one out of every four people in the world will live on the African continent in 2050, with the youth population accounting for about 60%. On the other hand, Japan's current population has been declining since 2004. We are already in a super-aging society in which 20% of the population is elderly, and by 2060, about 40% of the population is expected to be elderly.
Japanese companies will need to rush to develop new businesses in Japan, where the population is shrinking and the elderly are growing, and to expand business in the continent's rapidly growing population.
SUNRYSE. and Techpoint Africa promote partnerships that can contribute to innovation in Japan and Africa.
Comment from Muyiwa Matuluko, Techpoint Africa Editor-in-Chief
"Since inception, Techpoint Africa has been primarily focused on taking African technology and innovation mainstream. That is why we are happy to partner with SUNRYSE to deliver our content to a Japanese audience. We believe this will help Japanese investors & companies, interested in the African startup space, gain valuable and actionable insights, and there is no better partner to make this happen than SUNRYSE. "