KDDI Ventures Program Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 2
  • Investments
  • 135
  • Portfolio
  • 73
  • Exits
  • 37

KDDI Ventures Program General Information


KDDI Ventures Program is the corporate venture capital arm of KDDI based in Tokyo, Japan. There are two different programs that are offered. First, KDDI Open Innovation Fund, a corporate venture capital for early and middle stage startups that works with Global Brain Corporation. Second, KDDI Infinity Labo is an incubation program that selects five companies every semester and provides three months of support. The firm seeks to support technology startups in Japan with its incubation program, and in both Japan and the United States through the Open Innovation Fund. The firm prefers to invest in the Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotics, Space Technology, Internet of Things, Healthcare, entertainment, sports, and Financial Services. The firm has its regional offices in the United States and South Korea.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Corporate Venture Capital
Other Investor Types
Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • Sumitomo Fudosan Iidabashi-ekimae Building 12F, 3-8-5
  • Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tokyo, 102-0072
  • Japan

KDDI Ventures Program Investments (135)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
TELEXISTENCE 15-Jun-2021 Early Stage VC 000.00 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue
00000000 00 10-Jun-2021 00000 00000 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000000 000000
0000 (000000000) 07-Jun-2021 00000 00000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue
000000000 07-May-2021 00000 00000 00.000 Biotechnology Generating Revenue
00000 02-Mar-2021 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000000 000000
0000000 00 000 01-Mar-2021 00000 00000 00.00 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue
000 24-Feb-2021 00000 00000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue
00000 0000000000 09-Feb-2021 00000 00000 0000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue
Fermata (Specialty Retail) 01-Feb-2021 Early Stage VC Specialty Retail Generating Revenue
Bizly 16-Jan-2021 Later Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
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KDDI Ventures Program Exits (37)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Euno 18-Apr-2021 Out of Business
0000 (00000000000 05-Feb-2021 000000000000000000
000000 27-Nov-2020 000 000.00
000000000 01-Apr-2020 000000000000000000
000000 07-Feb-2020 000 000.00
0000000 (00000) 23-Jan-2020 000000000000000000
0000000 16-Dec-2019 000 000.00
000000000 29-Nov-2019 000000000000000000
Giftee 20-Sep-2019 IPO 000.00
Daily (Application Software) 10-Sep-2019 Merger/Acquisition
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KDDI Ventures Program Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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KDDI Ventures Program Team (6)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Kazuhiko Chuman General Manager 0 0 Tokyo, Japan
Tomohiro Ebata Director & Head, Business Development 0 0 Tokyo, Japan
Tomokazu Ushioda Executive 0 Tokyo, Japan
Eiji Toyokawa Head 0 0 Tokyo, Japan
Kyoko Uchida Manager, Business Development 0 0 Tokyo, Japan
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KDDI Ventures Program Co-Investors (260)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Global Brain 51 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
SMBC Venture Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
31Ventures 0 Series chart Industry bar
SBI Investment 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Mizuho Capital Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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