Invested in Knightscope, Inc. | NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.



NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.

Invested in Knightscope, Inc.

NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. (Minato-ku Tokyo, President & CEO: Kazuhiro Yoshizawa) today announced its investment in Knightscope, Inc. (Sunnyvale CA, Chairman & CEO: William Santana Li), developer of Autonomous Data Machines.

1.Overview of the investment

Through the investment fund operated by the company, NTT DOCOMO Ventures completed the investment by joining the seed funding round for Knightscope.


The K5 Autonomous Data Machine developed by Knightscope is equipped with numerous cameras and a network of sensors that collect important real-time on-site data ― allowing the machine to “see”, “feel”, “hear” and “smell”. The data collected by the K5 will be combined with social feed data that can be analyzed on a real time basis using software that is developed and provided together with the Knightscope K5. Knightscope K5 is envisaged to be used in relatively large spaces, such as shopping malls and event venues for the purpose of predicting and preventing crimes. Knightscope’s technology is highly expected to contribute to business in the area of safety and security as well as a unique approach to M2M for NTT group companies including NTT DOCOMO.

※Specifications of Knightscope K5:

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