SoftBank Capital

SoftBank Capital

A multi-stage corporate venture capital company from Tokyo that funds disruptive and enduring businesses

SoftBank Capital is a multi-stage corporate venture capital company from Tokyo that funds disruptive and enduring businesses. Founded in 1995, it invests in seed, private equity, early stage and late stage ventures. It typically invests in Series B, Series C, Series A, and other stages. Its portfolio companies include CyberArk Software, ACV, Grab, Reonomy and Ola.

This company manages $600 million across three funds and invest across a company’s lifecycle, from early to growth stages. Since 1995, SoftBank Capital has partnered with internet pioneers such as Criteo, Gilt Groupe, OMGPOP (Zynga), betaworks, BuzzFeed, Buddy Media (Salesforce.com), Huffington Post (AOL), Associated Content (Yahoo!), Danger (Microsoft), Geocities (Yahoo!), E*Trade and Yahoo!.

Timeline

1995

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location
BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is digital media and technology company delivering news and entertainment content.

Mass media
News
Social media
Entertainment industry
New York City
InMobi

A media company providing a mobile advertising and client connecting platform.It was founded in 2007 and is located in Bangalore, India.

Advertising
Digital media
Marketing
San Francisco
Bangalore
CrowdTwist

A loyalty rewards software company. It was acquired by Oracle on November 8, 2019.

Software
Loyalty program
Retail
Software as a service (SaaS)
New York
New York City
Reonomy

A company offering a software platform for the commercial real estate industry that is leveraging big data and machine learning.

Machine learning
Artificial intelligence (AI)
Software
Analytics
Information Systems & Services
Big data
Real estate
Real estate technology
Commercial real estate
New York
New York City
Fitbit

Company producing activity trackers

Sleep
Fitness (biology)
Fitness
Biosensor
Hardware
Wearable technology
Digital health
Biohacking
San Francisco
Buddy Media

Buddy Media is a social media marketing platform.

Advertising
Social media marketing
New York City
Boxee

A consumer electronics company with a device for sharing and streaming content. It was founded in 2007 and was located in New York City.

Streaming media
Consumer electronics
New York City
FlightCar

A company that participated in the W13 cohort of Y Combinator and is currently not operational

Peer-to-peer
Shared services
San Francisco
Updater

Company

Software as a service (SaaS)
Real estate
New York
Danger

Danger is a Palo Alto, California-based software company.

Software
Palo Alto, California
Kabbage

Kabbage is a financial technology and data company offering loans for small businesses.

Finance
Microcredit
Financial services
Credit (finance)
Financial technology
Atlanta
NatureBox

Company

Mass customization
Social commerce
Snack
Subscription
Redwood City, California
KickApps

KickApps is a New York-based company founded in 2004.

Video
Developer tool
New York
Keychain Logistics

Keychain Logistics is a company providing a marketplace platform that connects companies shipping products with carriers of freight. It participated in the S12 cohort of Y Combinator.

Software
San Francisco
Domio

Company

Hotel
Tourism
Technology
Hospitality
New York
SocialFlow

SocialFlow is a company founded by Mike Perrone.

Advertising
Publishing
Social media
Thumb (company)

Thumb is a New York City-based company founded by Dan Kurani.

Opinion
Social media
New York City
Fetch Robotics

Fetch Robotics is a San Jose, California-based company founded by Steve Hogan.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Logistics
Robotics
San Jose, California
True&Co

True&Co is a San Francisco-based company.

E-commerce
Fashion
Sales
Retail
San Francisco
Huffington Post

Huffington Post is a New York City-based news company founded by Arianna Huffington, Andrew Breitbart, Kenneth Lerer and Jonah Peretti.

News
New York City
Burstly

Burstly is a Santa Monica, California-based company.

Advertising
iPhone
Mobile advertising
Santa Monica, California
Criteo

Criteo is a Paris-based company founded by Pascal Gauthier.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Advertising
Paris
RockYou

RockYou is an online gaming company.

Online gaming
Taykey

Taykey is a Manhattan-based company founded by Amit Avner.

Advertising
Marketing
Manhattan
MocoSpace

Mobile social network

Gaming
Boston
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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

ACV

Altaeros Energies

EdCast

Fetch Robotics

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Neighborhood Fuel

PayActiv

Reonomy

TThunder Animation

YourMechanic

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Alex Nicoll
November 7, 2019
Business Insider
The funding was led by SaaS-specialists Georgian Partners, with participation from Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Citi Ventures, and existing investors.
Ardi Wirdana
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DealStreetAsia
The document, which companies in Indonesia are obliged to file and update with local authorities, shows SoftBank as the largest contributor in Tokopedia's latest funding round.

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