It's been a slowish day for funding news, but with big dollar signs on many of the deals that did happen. Here's a rundown on the days' deals.
The goal: To make American startups interested in doing business in Japan.
A lot of decision-making and back-and-forth go into the deals that happen in startup world.
With its new $250 million fund, SoftBank Capital wants to make it easier for growth-stage companies to make headway in tough Asian markets.
CrowdTwist has raised $6 million in venture funding for its platform that gamifies brand loyalty and rewards programs.
CrowdTwist is one of a number of startups built around gamification, or using game-like features such as reward points to enhance engagement …