SBI Investment

Founded 1996


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Total investments 180
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 125
Rounds per year 5.00
Lead investments 33
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 14

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology
  • Software

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Early Stage Venture
30M02 Jun 2021


Financial Services
Trading Platform
250M31 Mar 2021 United States, Miami

Episode Six

Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Early Stage Venture
30M18 Feb 2021 United States, Austin


Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Electronics
Financial Services
Virtual Assistant
Early Stage Venture
15M27 Jan 2021 United States, New York


Health Care
26 Jan 2021 Japan, Chiyoda


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Venture - Series Unknown
16M18 Jan 2021 India, Bengaluru


Media and Entertainment
Task Management
Early Stage Venture
213M16 Nov 2020 Japan, Chiyoda

10M10 Nov 2020

02 Nov 2020
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
Blockchain startup XREX gets $17M to make cross-border trade faster
– Blockchain startup XREX raised $17m in pre-Series A funding. – The round was led by CDIB Capital Group and joined by SBI Investment, Global Founders Capital, ThreeD Capital, E.Sun Venture Capital, Systex Corporation, MetaPlanet Holdings, AppWorks, BlackMarble, New Economy Ventures and Seraph Group. – The company plans to apply for financial licenses in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa, and partner with banks and financial institutions, like payment gateways. Read more


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