SBI Investment Co Ltd
1-6-1 Roppongi 19F, Izumi Garden Tower Minato-ku105-0003 Tokyo , Tokyo
Phone: +81 (3) 5501-2711
Fax: +81 (3) 5501-2718
SBI Investment Co Ltd, formerly known as Softbank Ventures, is the investment arm of SBI Holdings Inc. In 2002, SBI Holdings went public in Tokyo Exchange and became separate from SoftBank Corp. in 2006. It is currently the largest internet financial conglomerate with securities, banking, insurance, asset management and Fintech incubator, etc. Having established the first global Fintech ecosystem and being specialized in investment fund in this field, SBI Holdings is one of the world's leading financial groups in Fintech industry. As SBI Holdings' investment arm, SBI Investment has invested in 800+ companies, in which roughly one-fifth successfully made it to IPO or M&A. SBI Investment makes investment decisions based on the portfolio company's management quality, industry vision, growth potential, as well as the innovation spirit embodied in the service/ product. An advisory board of industry specialists takes full responsibility in making the most informed and profitable investment decision. Equipped with top-notch incubation infrastructures, SBI Investment spares no effort in utilizing its own business resources and management experiences to help the portfolio company accelerate. SBI Investment is the core company of the Asset Management Business. In the mission statement of becoming the leader in creating and cultivating leading industries of the 21st century, we manage the venture capital funds. With a management portfolio of over 141.9 billion yen (committed capital, current as of 2008/6/30), we have invested in 618 companies in Japan and overseas. Our per formance record makes us one of the best venture capital investments in Japan. As a "New Industry Creator", we provide privately-held ventures with risk capital through fund investments. This capital helps these ventures grow. Our efforts have generated a succession of IPOs and we have thus contributed to the well-being of society. Since establishment, SBI Investment has focused investment on growth sectors such as information technology, biotechnology and life science. Currently, we have expanded our focus to include media, video, other services and environment. Our investment structure makes ef fective use of management resources within the SBI Group. With this solid infrastructure in place, we can help venture f i rms overcome in suf f icient management resources. As a result, our activities help the growth of our investment targets and enhance these corporate values. Using a full hands-on approach, we actively propose business alliances, introduce talented managers to become executives in venture companies, help build management infrastructure, and help formulate capital policy. The information network that spans the SBI Group, the fund investors, and investment targets abounds with opportunities to create new businesses. Within this environment, venture companies can augment their growth exponentially. Our investment criteria take many factors into consideration. In addition to management skill and talent, we carefully consider market growth potential, uniqueness, differentiation from competitors, and feasibility of business model. For the investment decision process, an advisor y board composed of specials of several fields such as fund investors is established. By utilizing ex ternal resources, our decisions on investments are more diversified and comprehensive. With the mission statement of the SBI Group as our guide, we will continue to support the growth aspirations of venture companies and contribute to the advancement of society.