Global Brain Corporation

Founded 1998
Founders Yasuhiko Yurimoto


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Total investments 305
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 252
Rounds per year 13.26
Lead investments 24
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 57
Key employees 23
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Technology
  • Internet

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Internet of Things
Renewable Energy
Task Management
31 Aug 2021 Japan, Chiyoda


Medical Device
Nursing and Residential Care
25 Aug 2021 Japan, Chiyoda


$72M23 Aug 2021 Japan, Chiyoda

Balance Re

Financial Services
$10M19 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, London


Big Data
Data Mining
Digital Media
Natural Language Processing
$20M18 Aug 2021 Japan, Chiyoda

Flow Neuroscience

Health Care
Medical Device
$9M10 Aug 2021 Sweden, Malmo


Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
Machine Learning
Search Engine
$11M09 Aug 2021 Germany, Berlin

Istore Isend

Supply Chain Management
26 Jul 2021 Malaysia, Subang Jaya


Health Care
Nursing and Residential Care
20 Jul 2021 Japan, Chiyoda
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. Read more
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


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