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ISSUE – Apr. 26 | Ranking SoftBank’s most active VC co-investors

Big rounds. Bigger valuations. That’s what SoftBank is known for, at least since it launched its massive tech-focused Vision Fund last year. Through the $98 billion Vision Fund and its other investment arms, the Japanese telecom giant has made headlines for taking a 15% stake in Uber, pouring $4.4 billion into WeWork and injecting $1.4 billion in Paytm. But SoftBank also leads smaller deals and backs companies alongside other investors. We’ve taken a look at which firms co-invest in venture capital deals with SoftBank most often, using data from the PitchBook Platform. Lerer Hippeau holds the number one spot by a long shot, in part because the VC firm was said to have taken over two of SoftBank Capital’s early-stage VC funds in 2015, a move that likely took place at least partly due to Eric Hippeau’s tenure as a managing partner at SoftBank Capital.
[ PitchBook ]

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