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SoftBank Investment Advisers

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Masayoshi Son


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Total investments 438
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 323
Rounds per year 13.69
Lead investments 104
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 28
Key employees 25
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology

SoftBank Investment Advisers is the famous VC, which was founded in 2017. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the SoftBank Investment Advisers, startups are often financed by Temasek Holdings, Qualcomm Ventures, New Enterprise Associates. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, T. Rowe Price. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SoftBank, T. Rowe Price, Coatue Management.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Uber, WeWork, Alibaba Bendi Shenghuo Fuwu Gongsi For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Robotics, Transportation. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The fund was created by Masayoshi Son. We also calculated 25 valuable employees in our database.

The average startup value when the investment from SoftBank Investment Advisers is more than 1 billion dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this SoftBank Investment Advisers performs on 18 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 76 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
$220M06 Sep 2022 South San Francisco, California, United States

Dian Xiaomi

Service Industry
$110M15 Aug 2022 Longgang District, Guangdong Province, China


Sales Automation
$400M21 Jul 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Jaka Robot

$150M20 Jul 2022 Shanghai, China

LegalForce Japan

Artificial Intelligence
Task Management
$124M23 Jun 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Information Technology
$150M16 Jun 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Enterprise Software
Human Resources
$100M15 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Augmented Reality
Health Care
$80M14 Jun 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Supply Chain Management
$405M08 Jun 2022 Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Energy Vault Raises $100M in Series C Funding

– Energy Vault is a Westlake Village, CA-based creator of gravity-based, grid-scale energy storage solutions with its proprietary technology.
– Company raised $100m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by existing investor Prime Movers Lab, with participation from other existing investors SoftBank Vision Fund, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Helena, and Idealab X, and new investors Pickering Energy Partners through its Energy Equity Opportunity Fund, SailingStone Global Energy Transition, A.T. Gekko, Crexa Capital Advisors LLC, Green Storage Solutions Venture I LLC, and Gordon Crawford.
– The company intends to use the funds to ramp up multi-continent deployments of its innovative EVx™ platform, including fulfilling a pipeline of customer agreements across markets in the U.S., Middle East, Europe, and Australia.

Vividion Announces $135M Series C Financing

– Vividion Therapeutics, a biotechnology company, announced the completion of a $135M Series C financing.
– The financing was co-led by Logos Capital and Boxer Capital.
– Additional new investors in the raise include SoftBank Investment Advisers, Avoro Capital Advisors, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, RA Capital Management, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company), Woodline Partners LP, Acuta Capital and Driehaus Capital Management.


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