Global Brain Corporation

Global Brain Corporation

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Headquarters Location

Japan, Tokyo

About

Global Brain Corporation is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1998. The VC's location is in Asia, Japan. The primary office of this VC is located in Tokyo.

The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Software, Machine Learning. In addition, there are 9 more industries where it has achieved success. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Japan. Besides this, the fund also invested in 11 other countries. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. Mercari, Seismic, Base are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Along with Global Brain Corporation, start-ups are often financed by East Ventures, Mizuho Capital, ITOCHU Technology Ventures as well as 73 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Sony Financial Ventures, Mizuho Capital, SBI Investment, the total number of co-investors is 72. The investors in the following rounds are usually Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, SBI Investment, KDDI Open Innovation Fund, and 47 VCs in total.

The fund was established by Yasuhiko Yurimoto. We also identified another 9 core personnel in our database.

The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually. Global Brain Corporation is involved in 16 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 10 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund. At the time of investment by Global Brain Corporation, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2019. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

Year Founded

1998

Fund Activity

Operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: globalbrains.com; User name format in descending order of probability: last, first_initial last, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

15.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x5

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

16.2 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.15 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

East Ventures, Mizuho Capital, ITOCHU Technology Ventures

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