SoftBank Investment Advisers

SoftBank Investment Advisers

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, London


SoftBank Investment Advisers is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2017. The fund is located in United Kingdom, Europe. The main office of this VC is situated in London.

Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Robotics, Transportation. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 115 more industries for this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 6-10 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. However, start-ups from 10 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Uber, WeWork, Alibaba Bendi Shenghuo Fuwu Gongsi are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund.

The fund was created by Masayoshi Son. We also identified another 25 core personnel in our database.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Along with SoftBank Investment Advisers, start-ups are often financed by Temasek Holdings, Qualcomm Ventures, New Enterprise Associates as well as 126 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, T. Rowe Price, the total number of co-investors is 54. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by SoftBank, T. Rowe Price, Coatue Management, out of 11 investors from our database.

The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from SoftBank Investment Advisers is more than 1 billion dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 76 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. In comparison with other funds, SoftBank Investment Advisers makes 18 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. This fund was the most active in 2019. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

95.4% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

8.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.9 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.47 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Following

SoftBank, T. Rowe Price, Coatue Management

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