SoftBank Founded 1981
Founders Masayoshi Son Oketani Taku
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Total investments 146
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$102M
Portfolio companies 146
Rounds per year 3.65
Lead investments 75
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.19
Exits -
Key employees -
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment
Banking
Finance
Internet
Mobile
Telecommunications
Summary

SoftBank appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1981. The venture was found in Asia in Japan. The main department of described VC is located in the Tokyo.

This organization was formed by Masayoshi Son. The overall number of key employees were 8.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 28 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. When the investment is from SoftBank the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. This SoftBank works on 9 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Alibaba, ByteDance, Didi Chuxing. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Artificial Intelligence, Network Security. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the SoftBank, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital India, QED Investors, Mobius Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tencent Holdings, Spark Capital, Tiger Global Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SoftBank Capital, SoftBank Investment Advisers, Spark Capital.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Kuaidi Dache
Apps
Public Transportation
Transportation
Series D
600M15 Jan 2015 China, Jianggan District
OYO
Application Software
Hospitality
Hotel
Leisure
Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure
Reservations
Travel
Series B
100M01 Jul 2015 India, Gurugram
Terabeam
Manufacturing
Optical Communication
Series C
105M12 Apr 2000 Canada, Kirkland
Grofers
Delivery
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Grocery
Retail
Series F
10M15 Jul 2019
VTEX
E-Commerce
Information Technology
SaaS
Series D
225M30 Sep 2020 United States, New York
Hike
Apps
Electronics
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Messaging
Mobile
Online Portals
Social Network
Series D
175M16 Aug 2016 China, Haidian
Frubana
B2B
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Logistics
Restaurants
Series A
25M07 Jan 2020
Uhuru
Cloud Data Services
Consulting
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Social
Software
Venture - Series Unknown
8M01 Aug 2018 Japan, Chiyoda
Comergent Technologies
Business Development
Enterprise Applications
Software
Series B
53M07 Mar 2000 United States, Redwood City
Skylo
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Satellite Communication
Telecommunications
Wireless
Series B
103M21 Jan 2020 United States, Palo Alto
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