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SoftBank Capital

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 301
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 207
Rounds per year 7.34
Lead investments 74
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 105
Key employees 27
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Mobile
  • Software
  • Advertising
  • Internet
  • Video

SoftBank Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 1995. The main department of described VC is located in the Tokyo. The company was established in Asia in Japan. SoftBank Capital appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The top activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The typical startup value when the investment from SoftBank Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2013. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This SoftBank Capital works on 3 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Alibaba, Renren Inc., GrabTaxi. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Enterprise Software, Mobile.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the SoftBank Capital, startups are often financed by Spark Capital, SoftBank, Mobius Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Greycroft, New Enterprise Associates, Spark Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Emergence, Bain Capital Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank.

The overall number of key employees were 27.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Energy Vault

Energy Management
Energy Storage
Renewable Energy
$150M14 Feb 2022 Ticino, Switzerland


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Health Care
Machine Learning
10 Feb 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States


Network Hardware
Real Time
Satellite Communication
$250M26 Jan 2022 Gualeguaychu, Entre Ríos Province, Argentina


Staffing Agency
$3M03 Dec 2021 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


$53M06 Oct 2021 Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Roivant Sciences

Health Care
Product Research
$200M01 Oct 2021 New York, New York, United States


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
Medical Device
$375M01 Sep 2021 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Airspan Networks

Web Hosting
$75M13 Aug 2021 Boca Raton, Florida, United States


Life Science
$201M02 Aug 2021 South San Francisco, California, United States


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