IoT Startup Kii Receives Investment From Cisco

IoT Startup Kii Receives Investment From Cisco Image Credit: Kii

Japanese Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, Kii announced an investment from Cisco to expand its global investments. Kii becomes the second company in Japan to receive a direct investment from Cisco Investments, Cisco‘s corporate venture capital arm.

Kii’s platform enables device manufacturers and Internet of Everything (IoE) solution providers to create connected solutions with new data sources generated from IoT to be integrated into cloud services and analytics‐driven application models in a wide range of IoE use cases.

WiFi/mobility data sources can be streamed through the Kii Cloud, and can feed the Cisco mobile experience platform. With those additional data sources, Kii and Cisco can deliver complete data‐rich experiences to customers, and create next generation digital experiences and offers over mobility.

Masanari Arai, CEO of Kii
Cisco’s investment will help enable us to introduce our platform and various IoE solutions throughout the world and help us execute on the larger IoE vision.

Hideaki Yajima, Head of Corporate Development, Japan, Cisco Systems G.K.
We believe our investment in Kii will help support the development of a platform that offers the ease of use, features and scalability needed to bring IoE solutions to market rapidly.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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