KDDI Open Innovation Fund III Invests in PoliPoli, Operator of a Policy Co-creation Platform
February 2, 2023
KDDI invested in PoliPoli Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Kazuma Ito; hereinafter: "PoliPoli"), an operator of a policy co-creation platform that connects the people to politics and administration, through KDDI Open Innovation Fund III (operated by Global Brain Corporation; hereinafter "KOIF III"), which aims to incubate new business co-creations with promising venture startups.
The website "PoliPoli" delivers people's voices to politicians. Politicians organize their policies into slides using graphics, and the people find those that they agree with and provide support to realize such policies over this policy co-creation platform. Politicians can publish their policies, and the people can post their opinions on the policies as well as post requests for new policies.
PoliPoli provides "PoliPoli Gov (beta)," a website that connects voters and administrative bodies, such as central government ministries and agencies and local governments, and "PoliPoli Enterprise," a rule-making support service for enterprises and organizations.
Through this investment, KDDI will promote the achievement of PoliPoli's mission to " Contribute to the happy lives of people around the world by continuing to create new political and administrative systems." Alongside supporting PoliPoli's business growth, KDDI will collaborate in rule making and negotiations for new areas in order to jointly organize an environment where domestic startups and other companies can develop businesses in these areas.
As "the company that customers feel closest to," KDDI will continue to promote business co-creation through investment in promising startup companies, and create new business models together with customers and partners.
- ■Overview of PoliPoli Inc.
- ■About KDDI Open Innovation Fund
KDDI Open Innovation Fund is a corporate venture fund that supports a broad range of venture companies. The currently active KDDI Open Innovation Fund III focuses on the areas of AI, IoT, data marketing, fintech, B2B SaaS, and entertainment with a total operating fund of 20 billion yen.