October 12, 2022

Global Brain has invested in Nudge Inc., an innovative challenger bank in Japan

Global Brain has invested in Nudge Inc. (Nudge), a leading challenger bank in Japan, through its KDDI Open Innovation Fund III (KOIF III).

Nudge provides a next-generation credit card “Nudge.” Its smartphone app offers an outstanding UX for a safe and secure cashless environment. The company is leading innovation in the credit card industry through its unique affiliated credit cards that can be issued even from a single card and NFTs rewarded for card use. Moreover, it is working with local governments, etc. on Green FinTech initiatives. With this financing, the company aims to further strengthen its global engineering team , increase the speed of development in both Fintech and Web3, and further enhance its personnel, organization, and structure to become a "challenger bank in the Web3 era."

Global Brain has decided to invest in Nudge based on its high technological capabilities and deep industry knowledge in the Fintech and Web3 domains. Through this investment, Global Brain and KDDI Corporation will actively support Nudge to contribute to its business growth.

About Nudge

Location
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Takashi Okita
Founded
February 2020
URL
https://www.nudge.works/
(Available only in Japanese)

About KOIF III

Name
KDDI Open Innovation Fund III
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation
Fund Size
JPY 20 billion

About Global Brain

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

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