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Japan bets on Indian startups after missing out in China

Brings expertise, discipline and patience to capital infusion

BANGALORE -- Six years ago, when Teruhide Sato, founder of the Tokyo-based venture capital company Beenos, offered Satyen Kothari an investment proposal during a meeting in Mumbai, he was disappointed. 

Kothari, the co-founder of Citrus Pay, a payment platform, was flattered by the offer but decided to politely turn it down. The amount was too small. 

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