Who we are

Established in 2000 as an early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group,
SBVA has a storied history of empowering extraordinary entrepreneurs across the globe.
In 2023, we joined forces with The Edgeof, a global startup ecosystem builder founded
by Taizo Son, JP Lee, and Atsushi Taira and began our new chapter as an independent entity
with a renewed commitment to fostering innovation and technological advancement.

where we invest

  • Early to Growth

    We invest in early to growth stage startups.

  • Go Global

    We invest and support startups who seek to expand globally.

  • Constant Innovation

    We prioritize startups with technology that can transform people’s lives.


  • Technology Pioneer

    Leveraging our expertise and network in the ICT sector, we have invested over $2billion in over 300 startups in the past 20 years. SBVA is committed to working with startups to ensure their innovative technologies are valued greatly in the market.

  • Growth Partner

    Our investment team includes a CEO, who is a serial entrepreneur, and technical experts from major IT companies and startups. We support our portfolio companies throughout their growth stages with our expertise and network.

  • Global Partner

    We actively support our founders with our global network of experts across various industries. Moreover, we offer networking events and educational sessions, such as Fireside Chat with OpenAI and Portfolio Night.


  • 2024

    Renamed to SBVA

  • 2023

    The Edgeof becomes the major shareholder

  • 2022

    Reached USD 2 billion AUM Selected as “The most preferred venture capital firm for startup founders” according to ‘the startup trend report survey’

  • 2021

    Won 1st place for the highest fundraising amount for Venture Capital according to ‘the bell’

  • 2019

    Renamed to SoftBank Ventures Asia with greater focus on global investments Selected as “The Best Operator” at Korea VC Awards

  • 2018

    Reached KRW 1 trillion AUM JP Lee appointed as CEO

  • 2000

    Established as SoftBank Ventures Korea