SBI JI
Cyber Security Data Management Data Protection Drug Discovery Enterprise

Business Overview

SBI JI Innovation is a biopharma focused VC. We were formed in early 2017 as a partnership between SBI Holdings of Japan and Vertex Israel.

SBI Holdings was founded in Japan in 1999 and has spent the last 20 years establishing the world’s first Internet-based financial ecosystem that undertakes a broad range of financial services, including securities, banking and insurance (Financial Services Business), investing in and incubating startup companies (Asset Management Business), and undertaking the R&D and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and health foods (Biotechnology-related Business)​

The SBI Group’s total assets under management surged, primarily in investment trusts, and topped ¥1 trillion in September 2018.​

Vertex is a global venture capital firm with $1 billion under management that boasts an impressive track record of exits through M&A and IPO.​​

Together we as SBI JI Innovation, cherry-pick Israeli (or Israel-related) venture-backed biopharma companies across different development stages.

Founded
2017
Investor type
Corporate Venture Capital
Business model preference
B2B
Series preference
Series B
Offering preference
Software
AI type preference
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing
Sectors
Cyber Security Data Management Data Protection Drug Discovery Enterprise Healthcare Incident Response Privacy

Team

SBI JI
Yusuke Inaba
Managing Partner
SBI JI
Masa Tanaka
President
SBI JI
David Ben-Ami
General Partner

Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

BiomX
Merged
Software
B2B
$56 M
1
Trigo Systems
Active
Hardware, Software
B2B
$94 M
20
ImmunoBrain Checkpoint
Active
Software
4

Investment Rounds History

Startup

Date Announced

Funding Round

Amount Raised

Investors

June 2019
Series A
$12 M
View All Investors (9 Total)
February 2019
Series B
$32 M
View All Investors (12 Total)
January 2018
Seed
$4.7 M
View All Investors (4 Total)

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