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Investments

65

Portfolio Exits

22

Partners & Customers

2

About NIF SMBC Ventures

NIF Ventures (a member of Daiwa Securities Group) and SMBC Capital (a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group) merged on October 1, 2005 to form NIF SMBC Ventures. Both were well-established brands within the venture capital industry, being involved in listing various companies. After the merger, having grown out of a securities firm and a bank, NIF SMBC Ventures is a venture capital firm that tries to maximizes use of its broad business network, longstanding experience and know-how while implementing investment operations. NIF Ventures is now out of business.

NIF SMBC Ventures Headquarter Location

2300 Geng Road

Palo Alto, California, 94303,

United States

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NIF SMBC Ventures Investments

65 Investments

NIF SMBC Ventures has made 65 investments. Their latest investment was in Winking Entertainment as part of their Series C on January 1, 2016.

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NIF SMBC Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/29/2016

Series C

Winking Entertainment

$9M

Yes

1

1/21/2010

Unattributed VC

Wisair

$5.7M

No

5/7/2008

Series B - II

REGiMMUNE

$2M

No

1

2/2/2008

Series B

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$99M

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10

1/21/2008

Series B

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$99M

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Date

1/29/2016

1/21/2010

5/7/2008

2/2/2008

1/21/2008

Round

Series C

Unattributed VC

Series B - II

Series B

Series B

Company

Winking Entertainment

Wisair

REGiMMUNE

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Amount

$9M

$5.7M

$2M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

10

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NIF SMBC Ventures Portfolio Exits

22 Portfolio Exits

NIF SMBC Ventures has 22 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was eSilicon on November 11, 2019.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

11/11/2019

Acquired

$99M

1

3/26/2015

IPO

$99M

1

10/12/2009

Acquired

1

9/30/2009

Acq - P2P

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10

7/19/2007

Acquired

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Date

11/11/2019

3/26/2015

10/12/2009

9/30/2009

7/19/2007

Exit

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

Acq - P2P

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

1

1

10

0

NIF SMBC Ventures Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

NIF SMBC Ventures has 2 strategic partners and customers. NIF SMBC Ventures recently partnered with Metropolitan Bank & Trust, and Kubota Corporation on June 6, 2015.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/16/2015

Partner

Philippines, and Japan

Metrobank, Kubota, SMBC team up to boost agriculture in PH

Company executives who signed the partnership are Metrobank and head of institutional banking sector Mary Mylene Caparas , Kubota president and general manager Koji Okaze , and SMBC joint general manager of investment banking Asia Yoshihiro Nishi .

1

9/30/2013

Vendor

United States

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10

Date

6/16/2015

9/30/2013

Type

Partner

Vendor

Business Partner

Country

Philippines, and Japan

United States

News Snippet

Metrobank, Kubota, SMBC team up to boost agriculture in PH

Company executives who signed the partnership are Metrobank and head of institutional banking sector Mary Mylene Caparas , Kubota president and general manager Koji Okaze , and SMBC joint general manager of investment banking Asia Yoshihiro Nishi .

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Sources

1

10

NIF SMBC Ventures Team

2 Team Members

NIF SMBC Ventures has 2 team members, including former Chief Operating Officer, Fábio Safini Gama.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Fábio Safini Gama

Chief Operating Officer

Former

Ray Drysdale

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Managing Director

Former

Name

Fábio Safini Gama

Ray Drysdale

Work History

CallSource, and AutoNation

Title

Chief Operating Officer

Managing Director

Status

Former

Former

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