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Investments

225

Portfolio Exits

18

Funds

3

Partners & Customers

4

About Global Brain

Global Brain is a Tokyo-based venture capital firm that specializes in investing in and supporting startups that are looking to expand their business overseas.

Global Brain Headquarter Location

10-11 Sakuragaokacho Shibuya-ku

Tokyo, 150-0031,

Japan

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London-based fintech Plum pockets €21 million and plans European growth with money management app

Nov 30, 2021

By Plum , the money management app founded in London in 2016, has just raised €21 million in Series A funding. This close of funding for the fintech comes after successful fundraising in October which saw notable investment from names such as dmg ventures, Ventura Capital, Global Brain, Venture Friends and 500 Startups. Plum then ran a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to successfully raise the additional funding that closes this round. The company’s campaign was the fourth most popular Crowdcube fundraise of all time in Europe, reaching over 9,700 investors. With additional investors bringing the final total of this round to €21 million, the startup has now reached a total of €37.8 million, and its valuation has tripled since its last funding round in July 2020 . Founded by Victor Trokoudes and Alex Michael, the fintech app is on a mission to banish financial instability and make people better off over their lifetime. Plum automates the parts of personal finance that most people don’t have time for or find difficult to navigate. It calculates what each person can afford, finds better deals on everyday bills, offers useful spending insights and provides a simple platform for easy-access investments. Headquartered in London with offices in Athens and Nicosia, the young company has a growing community in Europe which is predicted to grow to 2.5 million by the end of 2021. The funding comes at an exciting time for the company as they have also just received regulatory approval to offer investments in the EU. With their vision of greater financial empowerment and stability for all, Plum is now planning to expand its customer base with launches in the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Finland, Austria and Germany in the year ahead. To boost growth prospects further, the startup will also soon launch a number of new offers to customers, including a US stock investing product. This will begin in December with full rollout in Q1 2022, and the stocks feature will be added to the Plum Splitter later in the year, enabling customers to invest easily and continue using its automated functionality. In addition, the fintech company is developing a payment card that will further help customers take control of their everyday sending and budgeting. Later in 2022 will also see access to EU and UK stocks and crypto-assets. Victor Trokoudes, CEO & co-founder of Plum, said: “Our journey has been all about realising our initial vision and building a product that puts people and their finances first. As we approach our five-year anniversary next January, I am proud of how far we have come from our beginnings. We started as a simple chatbot but have grown to become one of Europe’s leading money management services, with sophisticated tools to help people save, spend and invest better for the long-term.” TAGS

Global Brain Investments

225 Investments

Global Brain has made 225 investments. Their latest investment was in Soft Gear as part of their Unattributed VC on December 12, 2021.

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Global Brain Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/1/2021

Unattributed VC

Soft Gear

Yes

1

12/1/2021

Unattributed VC - II

BitStar

No

4

11/24/2021

Series B

manebi

No

2

11/24/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

11/16/2021

Series B - II

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$99M

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10

Date

12/1/2021

12/1/2021

11/24/2021

11/24/2021

11/16/2021

Round

Unattributed VC

Unattributed VC - II

Series B

Series A

Series B - II

Company

Soft Gear

BitStar

manebi

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Amount

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

4

2

10

10

Global Brain Portfolio Exits

18 Portfolio Exits

Global Brain has 18 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Eyeota on November 04, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

11/4/2021

Acquired

7

6/10/2021

IPO

$991

1

12/21/2020

IPO

1

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10

Date

11/4/2021

6/10/2021

12/21/2020

00/00/0000

00/00/0000

Exit

Acquired

IPO

IPO

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Valuation

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

7

1

1

10

10

Global Brain Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Global Brain has 3 funds, including GB-VI Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

7/7/2017

GB-VI Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership

$180M

4

11/22/2013

GB-V Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership

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$99M

10

Global Brain Blockchain Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

7/7/2017

11/22/2013

Fund

GB-VI Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership

GB-V Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership

Global Brain Blockchain Fund

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Amount

$180M

$99M

$99M

Sources

4

10

10

Global Brain Partners & Customers

4 Partners and customers

Global Brain has 4 strategic partners and customers. Global Brain recently partnered with Kirin Holdings Company on September 9, 2020.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

9/23/2020

Partner

Kirin Holdings Company

Japan

Global Brain partners with KIRIN Holdings on its corporate venture capital fund

Global Brain Corporation and Kirin Holdings Company , Limited have partnered to launch the KIRIN HEALTH INNOVATION FUND , a corporate venture capital having JPY 5 Billion of committed capital .

1

4/1/2020

Partner

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3/28/2018

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12/7/2017

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Date

9/23/2020

4/1/2020

3/28/2018

12/7/2017

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Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Kirin Holdings Company

Country

Japan

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Global Brain partners with KIRIN Holdings on its corporate venture capital fund

Global Brain Corporation and Kirin Holdings Company , Limited have partnered to launch the KIRIN HEALTH INNOVATION FUND , a corporate venture capital having JPY 5 Billion of committed capital .

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Global Brain Team

1 Team Member

Global Brain has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Yasuhiko Yurimoto.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Yasuhiko Yurimoto

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Name

Yasuhiko Yurimoto

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Status

Current

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