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Global Brain Corporation

Founders Yasuhiko Yurimoto

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Total investments 621
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 426
Rounds per year 23.88
Lead investments 39
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
Exits 65
Key employees 23
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet
  • Financial Services
Summary

Global Brain Corporation is the famous VC, which was founded in 1998. The main department of described VC is located in the Tokyo. The venture was found in Asia in Japan.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Machine Learning. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Mercari, Seismic, Base For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan.

Opposing the other organizations, this Global Brain Corporation works on 16 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from Global Brain Corporation is more than 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year.

The current fund was established by Yasuhiko Yurimoto. We also calculated 9 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Global Brain Corporation, startups are often financed by East Ventures, Mizuho Capital, ITOCHU Technology Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sony Financial Ventures, Mizuho Capital, SBI Investment. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, SBI Investment, KDDI Open Innovation Fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Miresso

$2M27 Mar 2024 Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

Ac-Planta

Agriculture
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$4M15 Mar 2024 Chiyoda, Japan

Siolta Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Therapeutics
$12M12 Mar 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

BitQuark

$1M06 Mar 2024 Tokyo, Kantō, Japan

Sumutasu

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19 Jan 2024 Setagaya, Japan

Chefaa

Health Care
Mobile Apps
Pharmaceutical
Retail
$5M17 Dec 2023 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Zafrens

Biotechnology
Chemical Engineering
Life Science
$23M11 Dec 2023 San Diego, California, United States

Yoii Fuel

Asset Management
Finance
Information Technology
Software
$7M08 Dec 2023 Chiyoda, Japan

AnotherBall

Blockchain
Digital Entertainment
Internet
$12M27 Nov 2023 -
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Balance Re Raises $10M in Series A Funding

– Balance Re is a London UK and Cologne, Germany-based life reinsurance startup.
– The company raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Anthemis Group, with participation from Global Brain, Roland Berger Industries GmbH and Talabot Finance.
– The new investment will be used to further support the company’s recently licensed, Cologne- based German reinsurance company.

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 proceeds will be used for accelerating digital transformation of the platform, hiring and expanding to global markets.

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Total investments 621
Average round size 7M
Rounds per year 23.88
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 39
Follow on index 0.31
Exits 65
Group Appearance index 0.61

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Miresso

$2M27 Mar 2024 Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

Ac-Planta

Agriculture
Chemical
Manufacturing
$4M15 Mar 2024 Chiyoda, Japan

Siolta Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Therapeutics
$12M12 Mar 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

BitQuark

$1M06 Mar 2024 Tokyo, Kantō, Japan

Sumutasu

Marketplace
Real Estate
19 Jan 2024 Setagaya, Japan

Chefaa

Health Care
Mobile Apps
Pharmaceutical
Retail
$5M17 Dec 2023 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Zafrens

Biotechnology
Chemical Engineering
Life Science
$23M11 Dec 2023 San Diego, California, United States

Yoii Fuel

Asset Management
Finance
Information Technology
Software
$7M08 Dec 2023 Chiyoda, Japan

AnotherBall

Blockchain
Digital Entertainment
Internet
$12M27 Nov 2023 -
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