We are thrilled to announce that KDDI Open Innovation Fund, Japan’s telecommunications giant has joined the list of investors in KaiOS, the revolutionary smart feature phone platform transforming the digital landscape for millions of users worldwide. This collaboration aims to further develop digital and financial inclusion globally.

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.


About KaiOS: 

For those not yet acquainted with KaiOS: KaiOS is an innovative operating system designed for feature phones. It offers a rich user experience with popular apps such as WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, and Google. With over 175 million devices in over 180 countries, KaiOS is making a significant impact on digital and financial inclusion.

We are thankful for the support of KDDI Open Innovation Fund and are eager to embark on a productive collaboration that promises to benefit not only our users, but also our partners, and the broader KaiOS community. As we remain steadfast in our commitment to advancing digital and financial inclusion, we encourage everyone to stay tuned for further updates and developments.