Global Brain has made an additional investment in YuaBread, Inc. (YuaBread), through its KDDI Regional Initiative Fund I (KRIF I) and KIRIN HEALTH INNOVATION FUND as the lead investor.

YuaBread solves local bakeries’ headaches such as manual operation, lack of sales channels expansion opportunity in local economy and food loss issue, through its unique refrigeration technology and DX. With the mission of “contributing to the regional economy by re-defining bread economy,” YuaBread connects consumers and local bakeries nationwide with their unique bread freezing technology, SaaS products for bakeries, and sales channel expansion strategy. In addition, YuaBread launched a new low carb bread brand "Mai Pan,” to respond to the rising needs of consumers who are becoming more conscious of health and wellness especially after COVID-19 crisis.

Global Brain has decided to additionally invest in YuaBread based on its high aspiration to “contribute to the local economy and create a new bread economy,” the rapid growth since the previous round, and high business expansion opportunity starting from “Mai Pan.” Through this investment, we will actively support YuaBread together with KDDI and KIRIN so that we can contribute to the further business expansion of YuaBread.

About YuaBread

Location
Kiryu City, Gunma, Japan
Representative
Kenta Yano
Founded
January 17, 2017
URL
https://panforyou.jp/ (Available only in Japanese)

About KRIF I

Name
KDDI Regional Initiative Fund I
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation
Fund Size
JPY 3 billion

About KIRIN HEALTH INNOVATION FUND

Name
KIRIN-GB Fund I L.P.
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation
Fund Size
JPY 5 billion
Fund Term
10 years

About Global Brain

Location
Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Yasuhiko Yurimoto
Founded
January 1998
URL
https://globalbrains.com/