Impact Investing is more important than ever before. We aim to back the most innovative ideas combining impact and ground-breaking technologies. By leveraging knowledge and ensuring access to a growing network of like-minded people and organizations, we provide the best support we can to founders, especially in the early stages of their companies.
We are an international team combining investment expertise and operational excellence. As a team, we have the strong belief that it needs an outstanding impact ecosystem consisting of founders, investors, governments, and other organizations to be able to sustainably meet the greatest challenges of our time.
Our Investment Focus
We know that beginnings can be hard. Especially when you are on a mission to change the world for the better. We invest in superior technologies provided by passionate teams that contribute to saving our planet while building scalable business models.
Established in 1999 in Japan, the SBI Group has formed the world’s first and leading internet-based financial conglomerate providing financial services in a broad range of fields.
The SBI Group’s business fields include securities, banking and insurance (Financial Service Business), investing in and incubating start-ups through various venture capital vehicles (Asset Management Business), and undertaking the R&D and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and health foods (Biotechnology Healthcare & Medical Informatics Business). By placing these business segments as the core of its operations, the SBI Group is taking on the challenge of realizing sustainable growth as a Strategic Business Innovator.
Being one of the largest Japanese private equity firms with more than USD 4.8 billion AUM and more than 9,000 employees worldwide, the SBI Group has invested in more than 1,500 companies globally and is one of the world's largest investors in the FinTech sector. This broad platform is leveraged to further drive the value of SBI’s investments.
In order to support the evolvement "from Japan’s SBI to the World’s SBI," the group established its first Western European representative office in Berlin in March 2019. In recent years, it has increased its investments in European start-ups, especially in start-ups based in Berlin.