SMBC Venture Capital

SMBC Venture Capital

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Headquarters Location

Japan, Chuo


SMBC Venture Capital is the renowned VC, which was created in 1992. This investor is located in Asia, Japan. The primary office of this VC is located in Chuo.

In real terms, this VC performs 17 percentage points less exits than other funds. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2016. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. When SMBC Venture Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is 100-500 millions dollars. SMBC Venture Capital is involved in 21 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund's activity peaked in 2018. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 4-5 participants. Aside from SMBC Venture Capital, start-ups are often funded by Nissay Capital, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Nippon Venture Capital and 84 other funds. The fund often co-invests with YJ Capital, NEC Capital Solutions, Mitsui Sumitomo Insuarance Venture Capital, overall with 110 funds from our list. The investors in the following rounds are usually SBI Investment, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, DBJ Capital, and 63 VCs in total.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Japan. However, start-ups from 2 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Mobile, Biotechnology. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 9 more industries for this fund. Base, GROOVE X, BizReach are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 1 key employee of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '_' last, first '.' last, first last, first_initial last, last first_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]

10.7% 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]

3.3 years

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

0.1 out of 1

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