SMBC Venture Capital Founded 2005
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Total investments 187
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$82M
Portfolio companies 187
Rounds per year 11.69
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.18
Exits -
Key employees -
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed
Areas of investment
Finance
Financial Services
Venture Capital
Summary

SMBC Venture Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1992. The company was established in Asia in Japan. The main department of described VC is located in the Chuo.

Opposing the other organizations, this SMBC Venture Capital works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. When the investment is from SMBC Venture Capital the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Biotechnology. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Base, GROOVE X, BizReach. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Japan. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the SMBC Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Nissay Capital, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Nippon Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are YJ Capital, NEC Capital Solutions, Mitsui Sumitomo Insuarance Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SBI Investment, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, DBJ Capital.

Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Heartseed
Health Care
Series B
26M21 Nov 2019
Aoi.co
Apps
EdTech
Education
Software
Series B
2M25 Nov 2015 Japan, Chiyoda
Wonderplanet
Apps
Mobile
Venture - Series Unknown
29 Jun 2016
REGiMMUNE Corporation
Biopharma
Biotechnology
Health Diagnostics
Venture - Series Unknown
650M10 May 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
Laxus Technologies
E-Commerce
Fashion
Rental
Vacation Rental
Series B
1B25 Jan 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
YAMAP
Internet
Mobile
Mobile Devices
Series B
1B19 Apr 2018 Japan, Fukuoka
SmartDrive
Analytics
Big Data
Data Visualization
Hardware
Series B
1000M10 Apr 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
Terra Motors
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Electric Vehicle
Manufacturing
Venture - Series Unknown
10M15 May 2014 Japan, Chiyoda
Wealthnavi
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Property Management
Venture - Series Unknown
145M31 Oct 2018 Japan, Chiyoda
Cinnamon AI
Artificial Intelligence
Data Center Automation
Machine Learning
Productivity Tools
Series B
15M28 Jan 2019 Japan, Chiyoda
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