KDDI announces its investment in IoT device management platform startup Resin.io through KDDI Open Innovation Fund 3.
Launched in April, KDDI Open Innovation Fund 3 will invest in venture companies that hold promise for generating synergy with KDDI group companies in the coming 5G era.
Seattle-based Resin.io brings compatibility with a wide range of IoT devices to the Linux-based development tools for which so many software developers have an affinity. While broadening the scope of work for IoT service developers, this will provide an automatically expandable platform for secure IoT device management.
The project will include creation of end-to-end IoT business through the KDDI group company, SORACOM. Through the strategic business partnership with Resin.io, SORACOM will work on IoT terminal devices in efforts to build a comprehensive IoT platform that covers the full range from devices to telecommunications to cloud computing.