DST Global

Founded 2009
Founders Yuri Milner

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Total investments 166
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$138M
Portfolio companies 64
Rounds per year 5.33
Lead investments 54
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 13
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Internet
  • Payments
Summary

DST Global appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2009. The main department of described VC is located in the Hong Kong. The venture was found in Asia in Hong Kong. DST Global appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Alibaba, Facebook, Xiaomi For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Marketplace, FinTech. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this DST Global performs on 10 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 26 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from DST Global is more than 1 billion dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The important activity for fund was in 2019.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the DST Global, startups are often financed by SV Angel, Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tencent Holdings, Accel, Y Combinator. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital, Tencent Holdings, Temasek Holdings.

The current fund was established by Yuri Milner. The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Faire

E-Commerce
Marketplace
Retail
Retail Technology
Wholesale
Late Stage Venture
260M10 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco

Refyne

Early Stage Venture
16M09 Jun 2021
India, Bengaluru

Early Stage Venture
76M27 May 2021

Clara

Legal
Legal Tech
Venture Capital
Early Stage Venture
30M26 May 2021 Mexico, Mexico City

SpotOn

Digital Marketing
Loyalty Programs
Marketing Automation
Payments
Point of Sale
SaaS
Software
Transaction Processing
Late Stage Venture
125M25 May 2021 United States, San Francisco

Figure

Blockchain
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Late Stage Venture
200M20 May 2021 United States, San Francisco

Early Stage Venture
25M19 May 2021

CloudWalk

Credit Cards
Financial Services
Point of Sale
Virtual Currency
Early Stage Venture
190M11 May 2021 Brazil, São Paulo

Manna Drone Delivery

Drones
Food Delivery
Logistics
Early Stage Venture
25M29 Apr 2021 Ireland, Dublin
News
Japan’s B2B ordering and supply platform CADDi raises $73 million Series B funding
– CADDi, a B2B ordering and supply platform in the manufacturing and procurement industry, raised $73m in Series B funding. – The round was led by Globis Capital Partners and World Innovation Lab (WiL), with participation from existing investors DCM and Global Brain. – Six new investors also joined the round including Arena Holdings, DST Global, Minerva Growth Partners, Tybourne Capital Management, JAFCO Group and SBI Investment. – The post-money valuation is estimated at $450m. – The funding proceed... Read more
South Korean online secondhand marketplace Danggeun Market raises $162M at a $2.7B valuation
– Danggeun Market, the publisher of South Korea’s hyperlocal community app Karrot, announced it has raised $162m in a Series D round of funding with a valuation of $2.7bn. – This round of funding was led by DST Global, with additional participation from Aspex Management, Reverent Partners and existing investors such as Goodwater Capital, Altos Ventures, SoftBank Ventures Asia, Kakao Ventures, Strong Ventures and Capstone Partners. – The company plan to strengthen its capabilities in local commerce with Danggeun ... Read more

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