Global Brain (“GB”) has announced its investment in UnaBiz Holdings Pte Ltd (“UnaBiz”), exclusive Sigfox network provider in Singapore and Taiwan through KDDI Open Innovation Fund III (“KOIF3”).

UnaBiz is an end to end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company dedicated to accelerate the adoption of IoT worldwide. As the exclusive Sigfox’s low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) provider in Singapore and Taiwan, UnaBiz has been leading IoT innovation in Asia. Together with being as network provider, UnaBiz has capability of Research and Development of IoT hardware and solution, which has global customer base across 25 countries and counting.

GB has evaluated not only UnaBiz’s achievement of Asia’s first Sigfox network provider role, but also their management and team with deep IoT knowledge and experiences for comprehensive IoT solution capability to many industries. GB has invested through SORACOM IoT Fund Program under KOIF3, which is strategic investment initiative with SORACOM, INC. (“SORACOM”). SORACOM is a market-leading platform for cloud-native IoT connectivity-as-a-service, serving more than 10,000 customers worldwide. With this SORACOM IoT Fund Program, KDDI, SORACOM and GB make strategic alliance with UnaBiz to drive IoT transformation at a global scale.

About UnaBiz

Company
UnaBiz Holdings Pte Ltd
Founded
2016
Offices
Singapore and Taiwan
Representative
CEO Henri Bong
URL
https://www.unabiz.com/

About SORACOM

Company
SORACOM, INC
Founded
2014
Office
3F Ojima Bldg 4-5-6, Tamagawa Setagaya, Tokyo Japan
Representative
CEO Ken Tamagawa
URL
https://www.soracom.io/

About KDDI Open Innovation Fund III

Partnership Period
Until March 2028 (10 years)
Target company
A promising startup in the 5G era that co-creates business with the KDDI Group
Fund size
JPY 20 Billion (US$188million)
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation

About KDDI

Founded
1984
Office
3-10-10, Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan
Representative
Makoto Takahashi (President, Representative Director)
Business
Telecommunication
URL
http://www.kddi.com/english/

About Global Brain

Company
Global Brain Corporation
Founded
1998
Office
10-11 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan
Representative
President & CEO Yasuhiko Yurimoto
URL
http://globalbrains.com/