KaiOS for KaiOS

1c. Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough (Companies under $10M Annual Global Revenue)

KaiOS Technologies powers an ecosystem of affordable digital products and services, and exists to empower people around the world through technology. Its flagship product, KaiOS, is the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones with over 130 million devices shipped in 100+ countries. Kai’s mission is to open up new possibilities for individuals, organizations, and societies by bringing mobile connectivity to billions of people without internet in emerging markets, as well as providing those in established markets with an alternative to smartphones. Devices running on the platform require limited memory, while still offering a rich user experience through access to apps.

Judges Comments

“The potential to grow emerging markets is huge. The cost of the device is the main bottleneck to expanding data usage in the next billion, and this type of solution is critical.”



1c. Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough (Companies less than $10m annual global revenue)

Geoff Fitzgerald


Head of Research

Wally Swain

Mirador Comunicaciones SAS

Principal Analyst

Geoff Blaber

CCS Insight

Vice President

Anna-Lena Schwalm

Crisp Research


Lian Jye Su

ABI Research

Principal Analyst

Raul Castanon-Martinez

451 Research

Senior Analyst


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