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About KDDI Open Innovation Fund

We aim for business co-creations with startups
by leveraging various KDDI group resources,
and business collaborations in a wide range of areas.

Portfolio

KDDI Open Innovation Fund has invested in 91 startups so far.
(As of March 19, 2021, except Fund of Funds investments)

KOIF III

KDDI Open Innovation Fund 3 (KOIF III) was established in April 2018 with Global Brain.
The fund invests in wide range of fields based on KDDI's expertise in business and technologies including AI, IoT, Data Marketing, Fintech, and B2B SaaS to support promising startups.

KDDI Open Innovation Fund III

Focus Areas

  • AI

  • IoT

  • Big data

  • xR

  • Healthcare

  • Robotics

  • Home

  • New technology

  • Financial

  • Sports

  • Entertainment

  • New Space

Fund Overview

  • KDDI Open Innovation Fund
    Name KDDI Open Innovation Fund
    Management period Ten years to January 2022 (tentative)
    Investment target IT venture businesses in Japan and other countries
    Total amount managed Five (5) billion yen
    Fund manager Global Brain Corporation
  • KDDI Open Innovation Fund II
    Name KDDI Open Innovation Fund II
    Management period Ten years to May 2024 (tentative)
    Investment target Startup Companies in Japan and other countries
    Total amount managed Five (5) billion yen
    Fund manager Global Brain Corporation
  • KDDI Open Innovation Fund III
    Name KDDI Open Innovation Fund III
    Management period Ten years to March 2028
    Investment target Startup Companies in Japan and other countries
    Total amount managed Twenty (20) billion yen
    Fund manager Global Brain Corporation

KDDI Regional Initiatives Fund

  • KDDI Regional Initiatives Fund

Latest article

fermata inc.[ Healthcare ]

fermata focuses on "turning taboos into triumphs": tackling preconceived notions and providing solutions relating to women's wellness.
By creating a platform to share health concerns and access products that may be the solution to wellness issues, we are accelerating the femtech industry in Japan and the greater Asia-Pacific region. We envision a world where not only women but everyone can live comfortably.

URL https://www.hellofermata.com/
Investment date
Investment fund #
February 2021・KOIF III

Bizly (US)[ Enterprise ]

a meeting-building platform that provides everything you need to plan and run successful meetings

URL https://www.bizly.com/
Investment date
Investment fund #
December 2020・KOIF III

Psychic VR Lab Co., Ltd.[ Consumer ]

Provision of XR (VR/AR/MR) space creation tool specialized in lifestyle such as fashion/art/culture/music and distribution platform business

URL https://psychic-vr-lab.com/
Investment date
Investment fund #
February 2021・KOIF III

SHE, Inc.[ Consumer ]

As a part of the company vision of creating a world where each individual can demonstrate their unique value and live life with vigor, SHE operates "SHElikes", a career support school that provides millennials with what they need to pursue a career: courses on digital creative skills, coaching, and job acquisition support. As a brand community that is in step with women not only regarding their careers but also in other aspects of their lives, the company is also expanding its business into the beauty and financial sectors.

URL https://she-inc.co.jp/
Investment date
Investment fund #
February 2021・KOIF III

Swfit Navigation, Inc. (US)[ Enterprise ]

Swift Navigation provides precise positioning solutions for automotive, autonomous vehicle, mobile and mass market applications.

URL https://www.swiftnav.com/
Investment date
Investment fund #
September 2020・KOIF III

NOIN, Inc.[ Consumer ]

Cosmetics EC Platform

URL https://noin.shop/
Investment date
Investment fund #
December 2020・KOIF III

Letinar Co., Ltd (Korea)[ Entertainment ]

Developer of optical solutions for Smart/AR glasses

URL https://www.letinar.com/careers/
Investment date
Investment fund #
November 2020・KOIF III

The Chain Museum Inc.[ Consumer ]

The Chain Museum develops two businesses with the mission to leverage real and digital together to connect artists and their artworks with the world: Platform, which operates ArtSticker, art communication platform for artists and art lovers to form new relationships; Museum, which opens small and unique museums all around cities for everyone.

URL https://t-c-m.art/
Investment date
Investment fund #
November 2020・KOIF III

Thirdverse Inc.[ Entertainment ]

Virtual Reality content and service planing, development, sales and management.

URL https://thirdverse.io
Investment date
Investment fund #
October 2020・KOIF III

Idein Inc.[ IoT/AI ]

Providing Edge AI Platform "Actcast"

URL https://idein.jp/en/
Investment date
Investment fund #
October 2020・KOIF III