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3DOM Inc. Announces Acquisition of All Stock of Kaula, Inc.

Kaula purchase brings blockchain technology and other decentralized applications to 3DOM

TOKYO, October 30, 2019 – 3DOM, Inc. (“3DOM”), a provider of battery technology and battery solutions for the electrification of next-generation transportation infrastructure, today announced that it has acquired all the outstanding stock of Kaula, Inc. (“Kaula”), following a Board of Directors resolution on October 29, 2019. The transfer of ownership was completed today and Kaula will now be a wholly owned subsidiary of 3DOM. 

Kaula is a blockchain development and consulting company based in Tokyo, Japan, that is lead by CEO Katsuji Okamoto. He will continue as CEO of Kaula following the acquisition, bringing a wealth of experience and insight on blockchain technology and other decentralized applications to 3DOM.

With the acquisition, Kaula’s research efforts to create its blockchain platform “Fusion”, and the “Battery Residual Value Prediction System,” or BRVPS, will join with 3DOM’s next generation battery to help achieve our grand vision of a battery Internet of Things (IoT).

The battery IoT envisioned by 3DOM will digitally transform every aspect of the battery’s lifecycle, allowing for a “Battery as a Service,” while also allowing valuable data to be utilized in various fields of research. 

3DOM aims to elevate the battery to become a critical part of social infrastructure. 3DOM expects that the acquisition of Kaula will help bring 3DOM closer to achieving this goal.

URL: https://www.3dom.co.jp/en/

Kaula’s goal

One cold winter day of 2016, experienced IT guys kept heads together to see digital revolution which was happening in New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Shanghai, and believed that was what they should do.  They finally founded ‘Kaula’ and wanted to contribute to making rich, free and creative society in the world.

Kaula’s mission

1. Contribute to the revolution of social and economic foundations
2. Catch up with world’s technology revolution and lead it beyond
3. Supply the infrastructure for digital social revolution

Actions to achieve the mission

  1. Make contributions to the revolution
    • Accelerate  Digital Transformation (DX)
  2. Catch up with the revolution and develop people’s capability
    • Plan and promote experiments through “Kaula Lab“.
  3. Supply the infrastructure

About Kaula Lab

Kaula Laboratory is an organization to execute research and development of blockchain applications, because blockchain is still in the age of dawn. And most applications need other technology, such as IoT and AI in addition to blockchain, so that well integration should be considered.

Kaula Lab has following programs with partners:
・Kaula Blockchain Meetup to study ideas
・PoC/MVE to verify ideas
・Platform to implement ideas
You can apply Kaula Lab from here .

Partners & Alliances

Kaula is building a global ecosystem with partners or strategic alliances to yield win-win relationship.

EEA (Enterprise Ethereum Alliance). Kaula joined EEA May 2017.
The EEA is a member-led industry organization whose objective is to drive the use of Ethereum blockchain technology as an open-standard to empower ALL enterprises. Our members are thought leaders from around the globe with a shared vision to create enterprise-ready solutions.

Factom Inc., based in Austin, TX, USA, is a blockchain technology company. Using Factom you can easily and surely manage, track and audit documents and data of loan, securities, insurance, medical records and others.

KAHM (Osaka, Japan) has a strong relationship with high tech companies in UK and EU.
– Supporting the UK/European companies expanding their businesses in Japan and Japanese companies expanding their businesses in the UK/Europe
– Intellectual property–related searching business activity (Technbology Scouting and IP portforlio reviews) across the globe in collaboration with the University of Oxford

EPFC (Edge Platform Consortium) is a smart edge computing consortium which handles sensors, IoT devices and their systems. Coordinated by Device & System Platform Development Center, Kawasaki.


Digital Transformation

Now that disruptive innovations are required, IT veterans and talented people together founded a company in January, 2017 and named it Kaula which means chains or connect.

Kaula develops solutions using Blockchain, applies Blockchain to IoT and provides breakthrough application platforms.

Kaula’s HQ in Tokyo.