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KaiOS Technologies

3 Disclosed Funding Rounds $79,000,000

0 Participating Investments


Internet, Digital Media, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Software, Operating Systems, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Mobile

KaiOS Technologies powers an emerging global ecosystem of affordable digital products and services.

San Diego, California, United States, North America (US)

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Greater San Diego Area (0 Investors) (0 Startups), West Coast (0 Investors) (0 Startups), Western US (0 Investors) (0 Startups)

Founded date 01, 2016

Operating Status Active

Funding Stage Early Stage Venture

Last Funding Type Series B

Also known as Kai Technologies

Company Type For Profit


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KaiOS Technologies powers an emerging global ecosystem of affordable digital products and services. Its mobile operating system, KaiOS, enables a new category of lite phones and other IoT devices that require limited memory while still offering a rich user experience. KaiOS comes with an app store based on HTML5, and through partnerships with developers including Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Twitter, it offers popular services like social media and streaming to millions of users in both developed and emerging markets. The operating system has an optimized user interface for non-touch phones and supports 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC. It works with chipsets from all major manufacturers, and provides developers and carriers with a range of innovative back-end services. Despite its powerful features, KaiOS uses very few technical resources. It can perform using just 512 MB of RAM, or as little as 256 MB with its lite version, allowing Kai’s partners to keep price of their products low. Kai is based in the USA with additional offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, India, France and Brazil.

Date Round Raised Lead
May, 22, 2019 Series B $50,000,000 Cathay Innovation
June, 27, 2018 Series A $22,000,000 Google
March, 12, 2018 Corporate Round $7,000,000 Reliance Retail

KaiOS Technologies Investors (5)

Investor Lead? Round Participating Raise Date Partners
Google No Series B $50,000,000 May, 22, 2019 -------
Cathay Innovation Yes Series B $50,000,000 May, 22, 2019 -------
TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited No Series B $50,000,000 May, 22, 2019 -------
Google Yes Series A $22,000,000 June, 27, 2018 -------
Reliance Retail Yes Corporate Round $7,000,000 March, 12, 2018 -------