SoftBank Investment Advisers

Founded 1990
Founders Masayoshi Son

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Total investments 200
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$432M
Portfolio companies 163
Rounds per year 6.45
Lead investments 38
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.22
Exits 17
Key employees 25
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Internet
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Peak

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Machine Learning
1
$75M31 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, Manchester

PicsArt

Apps
Photo Editing
Photography
Social Media
Video Editing
1
$130M26 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Energy Vault

Energy
Energy Management
Energy Storage
Renewable Energy
1
$100M25 Aug 2021 Switzerland, " Switzerland"}

OPay

Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Apps
Mobile Payments
Payments
1
$400M23 Aug 2021 Nigeria, Ikeja

DriveWealth

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Software
1
$450M20 Aug 2021 United States, " United States"}

Patpat

Apps
Children
Classifieds
E-Commerce
Shopping
1
$160M17 Aug 2021 United States, Mountain View

Adverity

Advertising
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Data Integration
Data Visualization
SaaS
Software
1
$120M16 Aug 2021 Austria, Vienna

Chime

Banking
Debit Cards
Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Payments
1
$750M13 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Eruditus Executive Education

Continuing Education
EdTech
Education
Skill Assessment
1
$430M12 Aug 2021
News
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 Cap... Read more
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. Read more

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