Venture Capital Arm of SoftBank
184 Investments in 127 Companies
New York, NY
Funds Raised:
SoftBank Capital is a multi-stage venture capital fund that partners with entrepreneurs building disruptive enduring businesses.

Investor Details

January 1, 1995
Venture Capital that does Seed, Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, and Private Equity Investments
Software, Mobile, Advertising
United States

SoftBank Capital provides venture funding and strategic support to exceptional entrepreneurs building disruptive enduring businesses. They are a small team of experienced entrepreneurs and investors who take an "active" approach to helping their companies reach their full potential. They manage $600 million across three funds and invest across a company’s lifecycle, from early to growth stages.

Through their close ties to a number of Asia’s leading mobile, internet and technology companies – including strategic partners SoftBank Corp, Yahoo! Japan and Alibaba Group – SoftBank Capital offers unique expertise to businesses seeking to address the Asian market. Since 1995, SoftBank Capital has partnered with internet pioneers such as Criteo, Gilt Groupe, OMGPOP (Zynga), betaworks, BuzzFeed, Buddy Media (, Huffington Post (AOL), Associated Content (Yahoo!), Danger (Microsoft), Geocities (Yahoo!), E*Trade and Yahoo!.

  • NowThis News
    NowThis News makes short form digital videos for mobile devices and social platforms.
    Dec 16, 2014 - Invested in $6M Series C with 3 others
  • Altaeros Energies
    Altaeros Energies harnesses high altitude winds to deploy low-cost power.
    Dec 5, 2014 - Invested in $7M Venture Round
  • GrabTaxi
    GrabTaxi is an automated location based smartphone booking and dispatch platform for the taxi industry in South East Asia.
    Dec 4, 2014 - Invested in $250M Series D
  • InMobi
    InMobi is a mobile-first platform allowing brands, developers and publishers to engage consumers through mobile advertising.
    Dec 2, 2014 - Invested in $5M Venture Round
  • is an Indian online real estate listing portal that simplifies finding, renting, and selling homes in India.
    Nov 19, 2014 - Invested in $100M Private Equity
  • Bigcommerce
    Bigcommerce is an e-commerce platform for fast-growth businesses to easily launch professional online stores.
    Nov 19, 2014 - Invested in $50M Series D with 4 others
  • is a specialized search engine for finding bridal ideas, trends, and other wedding-related information.
    Nov 13, 2014 - Invested in $3.5M Series A with 8 others
  • Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
    Ola is India's most popular mobile app for cab booking. It is the also the largest platform with 40,000+ cars across 22 cities and growing!
    Oct 25, 2014 - Invested in $210M Series D

Board Members and Advisors (1)


Offices/Locations (2)

  • Headquarters

    130 West 25th Street

    8th Floor

    New York, NY 10001


  • Massachusetts Office

    38 Glen Ave

    Newton, MA 02459


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