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Kudan is a computer vision technology company, providing software such as AR SDK and 2D/3D image recognition algorithms, along with versatile and robust visual SLAM for both monocular and multiple cameras, which is applicable for AR/VR, IoT, AI and Robotics solutions. The Company's hardware-agnostic technology is ready to be embedded on all image-related devices and platforms. Kudan’s computer vision technology features markerless AR and Visual Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM), which is capable of 3D mapping and tracking feature points in 2D images to recognize space and objects. The technology is fully cross-platform; iOS, Android and working without dependency on specific hardware.
HQBristol, GB

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2021)31(+4%)
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Key People/Management at Kudan

Ken Iizuka

Ken Iizuka

Board Member
Tomo Ohno

Tomo Ohno

Board Member
Daiu Ko

Daiu Ko

Board Member
Shinichi Misawa

Shinichi Misawa

Board Member
Takayuki Murai

Takayuki Murai

Board Member
Hisanori Oguri

Hisanori Oguri

Board Member
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Kudan Office Locations

Kudan has offices in Bristol and Shibuya City
Bristol, GB (HQ)
23 Westfield Park
Shibuya City, JP
2-chōme-10-15 Shibuya
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Kudan Financials and Metrics

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Kudan total Funding

$2.2 m

Kudan latest funding size

$2 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

Kudan investors

Kudan's latest funding round in July 2016 was reported to be $2 m. In total, Kudan has raised $2.2 m
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Kudan Revenue

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Current Assets

FY, 2015

Financial Leverage

2.7 x
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Kudan Cybersecurity Score

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Kudan Online and Social Media Presence

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Kudan News and Updates

Kudan AR SDK for Unity v1.8.0 With Support for Unity 2020 Released

A new version of Mobile AR (Augmented Reality) App Development Platform Kudan AR SDK for Unity v1.8.0 now Supports Unity 2020.

Kudan Blogs

Artisense participates in “ERASMO” project (Enhanced Receiver for Autonomous Mobility), a multiple-year funded autonomous driving research project together with other EU companies including Renault

Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku; CEO Daiu Ko; hereafter “Kudan”), an artificial perception research and development company, announced today that Artisense GmbH (Kudan’s group company, hereafter “Artisense”)has participated in “ERASMO* (Enhanced Receiver for Autonomous Mobility)”, a project f…

Kudan Lidar SLAM is now available to be used on the NVIDIA Isaac platform

Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Daiu Ko, hereafter “Kudan”), a leading provider of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) solutions across multiple industries and applications, has announced that Kudan Lidar SLAM (KdLidar) is now available to be used on the NVIDIA Isaac plat…

Kudan and Ouster to host an interactive workshop on lidar SLAM

Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Daiu Ko, hereafter “Kudan”) is excited to announce that Ouster, a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors, will be hosting a webinar, Zero to SLAM in 30 minutes, with Kudan based around its recent launch of their joint Lidar SLAM E…

Kudan Visual SLAM (KdVisual) update: Wheel odometry improvement

Wheel odometry – a basic but powerful sensor fusion Many use-cases using simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) leverage several sensors to make the localization system more robust and reliable. Wheel odometry is one of the commonly available sensors in wheeled robots and vehicles. It provides…

Nuvoton Technology Corporation Japan, formerly Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions, to demonstrate its TOF solution enabled by Kudan SLAM at the coming exhibition in Japan

Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Daiu Ko, hereafter “Kudan”) is pleased to announce that Nuvoton Technology Corporation Japan (headquarters in Kyoto; President Kazuhiro Koyama, formerly Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions, hereafter “NTCJ”), which has a partnership with Kudan, will b…

Kudan to sponsor the upcoming ICCV workshop: “Map-based Localization for Autonomous Driving” together with Artisense in October 2021

Kudan Inc. (headquarters in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO Daiu Ko, hereafter “Kudan”) is pleased to announce that Kudan and Artisense Corporation (Kudan’s group company, hereafter “Artisense”)sponsor the Workshop on “Map-based Localization for Autonomous Driving” at the International Conference on Computer…
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Kudan Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Kudan founded?

    Kudan was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Kudan key executives?

    Kudan's key executives are Ken Iizuka, Tomo Ohno and Daiu Ko.

  • How many employees does Kudan have?

    Kudan has 31 employees.

  • Who are Kudan competitors?

    Competitors of Kudan include echoAR, ARWAY and Basemark.

  • Where is Kudan headquarters?

    Kudan headquarters is located at 23 Westfield Park, Bristol.

  • Where are Kudan offices?

    Kudan has offices in Bristol and Shibuya City.

  • How many offices does Kudan have?

    Kudan has 2 offices.