Azuki Has Raised $500K from Y Combinator!

Azuki and Y Combinator

The Azuki team is proud to announce that we’ve accepted a $500K investment from the prestigious startup accelerator Y Combinator and joined their Winter 2022 batch. Since 2005, Y Combinator has helped over 3,000 startups — including AirBNB, Dropbox, and Reddit — grow their businesses through a network of world-class advisors and investors. We’re the first company in the manga industry to ever participate in YC!

Last June we launched Azuki to make it easy for fans around the world to keep up with the latest manga chapters with one simple monthly subscription, without the hassle of tracking down and buying hundreds of individual ebooks. YC’s support and generous investment have been incredibly helpful as we work to expand our catalog, improve our apps, and make Azuki the best place to read manga.

We’ve got exciting news coming soon about how exactly we’re doing that, so stay tuned for more. If you’re interested in partnering with us or distributing your manga series on Azuki, send us an email at We’d love to hear from you!

Read the full press release for more details.