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About KDDI Open Innovation Fund

KDDI Open Innovation Fund is a corporate venture capital investing in promising startups both domestically and internationally, operated by KDDI CORPORATION and Global Brain Corporation (fund manager).

We provide a full scale support to our partner startups through the offerings of; utilization of our business networks and marketing skills, collaboration with our services including au Smart Pass, along with business management from Global Brain, a firm with a wealth of experience and expertise supporting venture businesses.

Investment areas

  • Game

  • O2O

  • Payment

  • Media

  • Education

  • Photo / Movie

  • EC

  • Tool

Fund Profile

Name KDDI Open Innovation Fund
Management period Ten years to January 2022 (tentative)
Investment target IT start-up companies in Japan and other countries
Total amount managed five (5) billion yen
Fund manager Global Brain Corporation
Name KDDI Open Innovation Fund II
Management period Ten years to May 2024 (tentative)
Investment target Start-up companies in Japan and other countries
Total amount managed five (5) billion yen
Fund manager Global Brain Corporation