Softbank Ventures Asia

Founded 2000


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Total investments 131
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 110
Rounds per year 6.24
Lead investments 30
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Machine Learning

Softbank Ventures Asia appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The company was established in Asia in South Korea. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Seoul.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Tokopedia, Socar, Sendo The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - South Korea. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Apps, Gaming. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Softbank Ventures Asia, startups are often financed by Golden Gate Ventures, East Ventures, Samsung Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Stonebridge Capital, Samsung Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Golden Gate Ventures, Formation 8.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. This Softbank Ventures Asia works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The average startup value when the investment from Softbank Ventures Asia is 100-500 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 26 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The overall number of key employees were 3.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
Mobile Apps
Mobile Payments
$400M23 Aug 2021 Ikeja Lagos Nigeria


Information Technology
Mobile Devices
18 Aug 2021 Beijing China Dongcheng District

Karrot Market

Local Advertising
Social Network
$162M17 Aug 2021 South Korea, " South Korea"}

Mabang ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Information Technology
$30M11 Aug 2021 China, Minhang District


$56M29 Jul 2021 Japan, Chiyoda


Artificial Intelligence
$26M23 Jun 2021 South Korea, Seocho


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$50M21 Jun 2021 Gyeonggi-do South Korea


Autonomous Vehicles
Big Data
Information Technology
$15M06 May 2021 China Futian District Guangdong Province

$8M14 Apr 2021 Gyeonggi-do South Korea
June Homes Raises $50M in Funding

– June Homes from New York is a proptech company.
– The company raised $50M in funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Ventures Asia with participation from TQ Ventures, FJ Labs, K50, Reshape, Quiet Capital, Demi Lovato and Scott Belsky.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate expansion to other U.S. markets.

African fintech OPay valued at $2B in SoftBank Vision Fund 2-led $400M funding

– Chinese-backed and Africa-focused fintech company OPay raised $400m funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and joined by existing investors Sequoia Capital China, Redpoint China, Source Code Capital and SoftBank Ventures Asia.
– Other investors, including DragonBall Capital and 3W Capital, also took part in the new financing round.


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