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Investments

21

Portfolio Exits

8

Partners & Customers

10

About Z Holdings

Z Holdings (TYO: 4689), a consolidated subsidiary of SoftBank Group, operates Yahoo! JAPAN, an Internet portal site in Japan. Offering more than 100 services including search, news, advertising, and eCommerce via PC and smart devices, Yahoo! JAPAN serves more than 80 million daily unique browsers, and 60 billion monthly page views on average.

Z Holdings Headquarters Location

1-3 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho

Tokyo, 102-8282,

Japan

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Latest Z Holdings News

[Notice]For customers from the European Economic Area (EEA) and the UK – Yahoo! JAPAN

Sep 15, 2022

From Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Yahoo! JAPAN is no longer available in the EEA and the United Kingdom Please be informed that from Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Yahoo! JAPAN’s services are no longer available to our users in the EEA (European Economic Area) and the United Kingdom, as it has been determined by Yahoo! JAPAN […] The post [Notice]For customers from the European Economic Area (EEA) and the UK – Yahoo! JAPAN appeared first on Archyworldys.

Z Holdings Investments

21 Investments

Z Holdings has made 21 investments. Their latest investment was in Endowus as part of their Series B on November 11, 2021.

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Z Holdings Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/29/2021

Series B

Endowus

$25.56M

Yes

12

4/1/2021

Series C

ZEALS

Yes

2

3/23/2018

Corporate Minority

TaoTao

$19M

Yes

3

11/15/2017

Series C

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$99M

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10

8/23/2017

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

11/29/2021

4/1/2021

3/23/2018

11/15/2017

8/23/2017

Round

Series B

Series C

Corporate Minority

Series C

Series B

Company

Endowus

ZEALS

TaoTao

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Amount

$25.56M

$19M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

12

2

3

10

10

Z Holdings Portfolio Exits

8 Portfolio Exits

Z Holdings has 8 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was eBook Japan on March 31, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/31/2022

Acquired

$99M

2

6/29/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

10/7/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

12/19/2019

IPO

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$99M

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10

5/8/2019

Corporate Majority - II

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$99M

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10

Date

3/31/2022

6/29/2021

10/7/2020

12/19/2019

5/8/2019

Exit

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Acquired

IPO

Corporate Majority - II

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

10

10

10

Z Holdings Acquisitions

9 Acquisitions

Z Holdings acquired 9 companies. Their latest acquisition was LINE Corporation on March 01, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

3/1/2021

$99M

Merger

10

9/12/2019

Other Venture Capital

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$99M

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10

7/27/2018

Other

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$99M

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10

7/11/2018

Series B

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$99M

$99M

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10

6/9/2016

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

3/1/2021

9/12/2019

7/27/2018

7/11/2018

6/9/2016

Investment Stage

Other Venture Capital

Other

Series B

Series B

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Merger

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10

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10

10

10

Z Holdings Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Z Holdings has 10 strategic partners and customers. Z Holdings recently partnered with Anaqua on August 8, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/4/2021

Vendor

United States

Japan’s Z Holdings Enhances IP Management with Anaqua AQX Platform

When upgrading its previous IP management system , Z Holdings Corporation chose Anaqua , Inc. 's AQX platform as the group was seeking a global solution that would streamline its entire IP management lifecycle ; improve financial management and budgeting ; and enhance communications within group companies in order to better exploit licensing opportunities .

2

8/2/2021

Partner

Japan

Z : LINE and Yahoo! JAPAN Form New Sales Partnership for LINE GIF…

With this new partnership , we will cooperate on sales activities aimed at existing and prospective merchants for the LINE Corporation GIFT , Yahoo! JAPAN Shopping and PayPay Mall services .

1

10/19/2020

Partner

United States

DoubleVerify Announces Exclusive Partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN To Power Their Standard Feature of Ad Fraud and Brand Safety Protection

`` DV 's exclusive partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN reflects our commitment to provide consistent , comprehensive quality coverage for global brand advertisers , '' said Mark Zagorski , CEO of DoubleVerify .

2

7/23/2018

Partner

Japan, and India

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10

3/22/2018

Partner

Indonesia

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10

Date

8/4/2021

8/2/2021

10/19/2020

7/23/2018

3/22/2018

Type

Vendor

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

Japan

United States

Japan, and India

Indonesia

News Snippet

Japan’s Z Holdings Enhances IP Management with Anaqua AQX Platform

When upgrading its previous IP management system , Z Holdings Corporation chose Anaqua , Inc. 's AQX platform as the group was seeking a global solution that would streamline its entire IP management lifecycle ; improve financial management and budgeting ; and enhance communications within group companies in order to better exploit licensing opportunities .

Z : LINE and Yahoo! JAPAN Form New Sales Partnership for LINE GIF…

With this new partnership , we will cooperate on sales activities aimed at existing and prospective merchants for the LINE Corporation GIFT , Yahoo! JAPAN Shopping and PayPay Mall services .

DoubleVerify Announces Exclusive Partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN To Power Their Standard Feature of Ad Fraud and Brand Safety Protection

`` DV 's exclusive partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN reflects our commitment to provide consistent , comprehensive quality coverage for global brand advertisers , '' said Mark Zagorski , CEO of DoubleVerify .

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Z Holdings Team

2 Team Members

Z Holdings has 2 team members, including former Chief Information Officer, Masatsugu Shidachi.

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Work History

Title

Status

Masatsugu Shidachi

Chief Information Officer

Former

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Name

Masatsugu Shidachi

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Work History

Title

Chief Information Officer

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Status

Former

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