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Total investments 46
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 30
Rounds per year 0.37
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Food and Beverage
  • Mobile
  • Social Media

In 1898 was created Sofina, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Brussels. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Belgium.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 partakers. Despite the Sofina, startups are often financed by Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital, Accel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tiger Global Management, Accel, Tencent Holdings. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital India, RTP Global, Trifecta Capital Advisors.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Flipkart, The Hut Group, MissFresh E-Commerce. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Retail, Health Care. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - India.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Sofina works on 5 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Sofina is more than 1 billion dollars.

The overall number of key employees were 3.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Personal Health
$94M31 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, London

VerSe Innovation

Social Media
$435M12 Aug 2021 India, Bengaluru


Health Care
$50M26 Jul 2021 India, Gurugram


Last Mile Transportation
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$82M20 Apr 2021 Netherlands, Amsterdam


Credit Cards
Financial Services
Personal Finance
$205M06 Apr 2021 India, Bengaluru

VerSe Innovation

Social Media
$100M08 Feb 2021 India, Bengaluru

VerSe Innovation

Social Media
$100M22 Dec 2020 India, Bengaluru

Kopi Kenangan

Food and Beverage
$209M12 May 2020 Indonesia, Jakarta

VerSe Innovation

Social Media
$494K24 Apr 2020 India, Bengaluru
SellerX Raises €100M in Funding
– SellerX, a Berlin, Germany-based Amazon FBA aggregator of third-party e-commerce businesses, raised €100 ($118)m in funding. – The round was led by the Growth Fund of L Catterton, with participants from Belgian investment company Sofina, as well as existing investors Cherry Ventures, Felix Capital, and 83North. – The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach. Read more
India’s VerSe Innovation raises over $450 million to expand Dailyhunt and Josh apps globally
– VerSe Innovation, the parent firm of Dailyhunt and Josh, raised $450m funding. – The round was led by Siguler Guff, Baillie Gifford and others. – Existing investors Sofina Group, Qatar Investment Authority and BCap participated in the round. – The startup claimed that Josh has amassed over 115 million monthly active users, 56 million of whom use the app each day. Dailyhunt has amassed over 300 million monthly active users. Read more


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