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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 123 startups so far.
(As of November 16, 2022, 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

KDDI Green Partners Fund

  • KDDI Green Partners Fund

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Mirrativ, Inc.[ Consumer ] [ Entertainment ]

Operation and development of the "Mirrativ" game distribution platform

URL https://www.mirrativ.co.jp/ (in Japanese only)
Investment date
Investment fund #
November 2022・KOIF III

Gojo and Company, Inc.[ Consumer ] [ Fintech ]

Gojo & Company is a holding company that is deploying microfinance for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries through its nine group companies in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Tajikistan, and India based on a vision of "Everyone deserves to determine their own future." The company was founded in July 2014 with the mission of delivering access to financing to all people. Their goal is to deliver high-quality financial services at a low price to 50 countries and over 100 million people by 2030.

URL https://gojo.co
Investment date
Investment fund #
August 2022・KOIF III

Nudge Inc.[ Enterprise ] [ Consumer ] [ Fintech ]

Offering "Nudge," a next-generation credit card, with the aim of becoming a challenger bank in Japan

URL https://www.nudge.works/ (in Japanese only)
Investment date
Investment fund #
October 2022・KOIF III

Eclypsium, Inc[ Enterprise ] [ DX ]

Eclypsium secures firmware in enterprise devices and supply chains.

URL https://eclypsium.com/
Investment date
Investment fund #
August 2022・KOIF III

NUNW CO.,LTD.[ Enterprise ] [ Consumer ]

Operation of HABET, an NFT marketplace specializing in digital trading cards

URL https://www.nunw.jp/ (in Japanese only)
Investment date
Investment fund #
August 2022・KOIF III

Aeronext Inc.[ Enterprise ] [ DX ]

R & D technology startup for next-generation drones

URL https://aeronext.co.jp/
Investment date
Investment fund #
September 2022・KOIF III

PharmaX,Inc.[ Consumer ]

Operates "YOJO," an online pharmacy where customers can purchase pharmaceuticals suited to their symptoms and body composition while chatting with a pharmacist. We will continue to promote the development and provision of pharmacy operating systems that enable the DX of pharmacies.

URL http://pharma-x.co.jp/ (in Japanese only)
Investment date
Investment fund #
September 2022・KOIF III

TURING Inc.[ Consumer ][ IoT/AI ]

AI technology startup developing Level 5 fully self-driving electric vehicles

URL https://www.turing-motors.com/ (in Japanese only)
Investment date
Investment fund #
July 2022・KOIF III

SpaceData Inc.[ Enterprise ][ IoT/AI ]

Development of AI technology that automatically generates a virtual world that accurately represents the real world in virtual space, using satellite data and 3DCG technology

URL https://spacedata.ai/en.html
Investment date
Investment fund #
July 2022・KOIF III

Vivola Co., Ltd[ Enterprise ][ Consumer ][ DX ]

Providing fertility treatment data analysis application "cocoromi" and other services to resolve issues surrounding those patients.

URL https://www.vivola.jp/ (in Japanese only)
Investment date
Investment fund #
June 2022・KOIF III