SBI Investment

SBI Investment

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Headquarters Location

Japan, Minato


SBI Investment is a well known and established Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1999. The fund is located in Japan, Asia. The the headquarters of this Corporate Investor is in Minato.

In terms of the fund's performance, this Corporate Investor has 22 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. The fund's activity peaked in 2019. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. At the time of investment by SBI Investment, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Besides SBI Investment, start-ups are typically funded by Eight Roads Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Incubate Fund and 73 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Global Brain Corporation, JAFCO Japan, Dentsu and also 70 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Global Brain Corporation, UTokyo Innovation Platform, Sony Innovation Fund, as well as 20 other investors.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Artificial Intelligence, Software. In addition, there are 19 more industries where it has achieved success. Yello Mobile, 9f Group, wefox Group (wefox & ONE) are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Japan. Besides this, the fund also invested in 7 other countries.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

98.2% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


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

6.1% of cases

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


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

6.4 years

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

0.2 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

Eight Roads Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Incubate Fund

Funds Investing Together

Global Brain Corporation, JAFCO Japan, Dentsu

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