Additor, AND Global, Elumium, Groovy Antoid, Immersive Systems, Jazzy Pay, Retarget Links, Rooit, Talk-A-Bot and Shoffr are Rakuten Accelerator's first entrants.

Japan-headquartered e-commerce firm Rakuten has selected 10 startups from nine countries to join the inaugural cohort of its Singapore-based Rakuten Accelerator, which has a “messaging-as-a-platform” focus. The accelerator, which is being managed by Techstars, will provide $120,000 of funding for each participant. It is being run by managing director Dhritiman Hui and program manager Dennis…

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