Global Brain has invested in Photosynth Inc., a startup developing “Akerun” smart lock and online management system, through its 31VENTURES Global Innovation Fund I (31VENTURES).

Photosynth Inc. (Photosynth) is a Japanese startup providing an entrance system Akerun, a smart lock without any construction required, and its online management system to enterprise and small businesses. The smart lock device can be attached to any doors and be opened/lock with a smartphone or IC card, such as train electronic fare cards. Also, the online management system can be used for employee’s attendance management and as proof of the security level of user companies.

Global Brain is valuing Photosynth’s potential to digitalize legacy physical keys and realize a key-less society. We will support Photosynth by giving strategic advice for building new products and alliances with new partners.

About Photosynth

Location
G-BASE Tamachi 15F 5-29-11 Shiba Minato-ku Tokyo Japan
Representative
Kodai Kawase CEO
Founded
September 2014
URL
https://photosynth.co.jp/

About 31VENTURES

Name
31VENTURES Global Innovation Fund I
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation
Fund Size
5 Billion JPY

About Global Brain

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