SBI Investment

Founded 1996


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Total investments 236
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 187
Rounds per year 9.44
Lead investments 36
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 23
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology

SBI Investment is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1999. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Minato.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Yello Mobile, 9f Group, wefox Group (wefox & ONE). The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, Software. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 22 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from SBI Investment is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the SBI Investment, startups are often financed by Eight Roads Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Incubate Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Global Brain Corporation, JAFCO Japan, Dentsu. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Global Brain Corporation, UTokyo Innovation Platform, Sony Innovation Fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Nursing and Residential Care
Product Research
$9M05 Nov 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Mono (YC W21)

Big Data
$15M11 Oct 2021 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

GAIA BioMedicine

Management Consulting
Professional Services
$11M21 Sep 2021 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


Financial Services
$100M09 Sep 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$46M31 Aug 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


$72M23 Aug 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Financial Services
Information Technology
$17M21 Aug 2021 New Taipei, Taiwan


Health Care
$7M18 Aug 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


$4M04 Aug 2021 Thailand
Exosystems Raises $3.9M in Series A Funding

– Exosystems is a Seoul, South Korea-based artificial intelligence (AI)-based digital healthcare company and a member of Born2Global Centre.
– The company raised USD 3.9m in Series A funding.
– Backers included SBI Investment, Laguna Investment, and Korea Technology Finance Corporation.
– The new investment will be used to expand clinical & technical capabilities to further develop its technology and overseas business.

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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