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Investments

211

Portfolio Exits

24

Funds

11

About Softbank Ventures Asia

SoftBank Ventures Asia (SBVA) is a venture capital subsidiary of SOFTBANK Group, a technology and telecommunications corporation focused on mobile communications, broadband infrastructure, fixed-line telecommunications, and internet culture. SBVA is committed to investing in and supporting companies and entrepreneurs with disruptive technologies and innovative ideas to change the world. The firm looks for and invests in startups with a strong potential in Asia, the U.S., Israel, and the EU, focusing on AI, IoT, and smart robotics industry.

Softbank Ventures Asia Headquarter Location

13F, A Wing, Kyobo Tower, 465 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu

Seoul, 137-920,

South Korea

82-2-3484-9000

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Softbank Ventures Asia Investments

211 Investments

Softbank Ventures Asia has made 211 investments. Their latest investment was in Seadronix as part of their Series A on May 5, 2022.

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Softbank Ventures Asia Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/10/2022

Series A

Seadronix

$5.49M

Yes

4

5/9/2022

Series D

Bucketplace

$182M

Yes

8

3/28/2022

Series B

ARTNGUIDE

$13.88M

No

2

3/7/2022

Series B - III

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$99M

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10

2/11/2022

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

5/10/2022

5/9/2022

3/28/2022

3/7/2022

2/11/2022

Round

Series A

Series D

Series B

Series B - III

Series B

Company

Seadronix

Bucketplace

ARTNGUIDE

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Amount

$5.49M

$182M

$13.88M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

4

8

2

10

10

Softbank Ventures Asia Portfolio Exits

24 Portfolio Exits

Softbank Ventures Asia has 24 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was MyMusicTaste on March 28, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/28/2022

Corporate Majority

1

10/12/2021

Acquired

$99M

2

9/7/2021

Acquired

2

5/18/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

5/11/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

3/28/2022

10/12/2021

9/7/2021

5/18/2021

5/11/2021

Exit

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

2

2

10

10

Softbank Ventures Asia Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Softbank Ventures Asia acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was SYSTRAN on August 11, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

8/11/2020

$99M

Acq - Fin

4

Date

8/11/2020

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin

Sources

4

Softbank Ventures Asia Fund History

11 Fund Histories

Softbank Ventures Asia has 11 funds, including Future Innovation No. 3 Private Equity Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/27/2021

Future Innovation No. 3 Private Equity Fund

$197M

1

12/23/2019

Growth Acceleration Fund

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Open

$341M

21

12/31/2018

SB Next Media Innovation Fund

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$173.76M

1

12/31/2018

Global Opportunity Private Equity Fund

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$99M

10

9/20/2018

China Ventures Fund I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/27/2021

12/23/2019

12/31/2018

12/31/2018

9/20/2018

Fund

Future Innovation No. 3 Private Equity Fund

Growth Acceleration Fund

SB Next Media Innovation Fund

Global Opportunity Private Equity Fund

China Ventures Fund I

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Open

Closed

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Amount

$197M

$341M

$173.76M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

21

1

10

10

Softbank Ventures Asia Team

5 Team Members

Softbank Ventures Asia has 5 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner, Joonpyo (JP) Lee.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Joonpyo (JP) Lee

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner

Current

Greg Moon

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Ming Zhang

President

Current

Seung-hoon Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Ervin Tu

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Joonpyo (JP) Lee

Greg Moon

Ming Zhang

Seung-hoon Lee

Ervin Tu

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner

Chief Executive Officer, President

President

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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