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Partnering with SoftBank China & India

Focus

At the Frontier of Innovation
  Bodhi Fund   SB ISAT Fund   Kaikaku Fund
Founded: 2006   2014   2014
Sectors: Consumer and B2B technology   Consumer-oriented technology   Consumer-oriented technology and retail businesses
Stage: Early stage leaders in large, disrupted markets   Stage-Agnostic Regional Leaders   Stage-Agnostic Regional Leaders
Geography: Global opportunities with emphasis on China, India and Southeast Asia   Indonesian-domiciled or Indonesia-exposed   Philippines-domiciled or Philippines-exposed
Partners:
  • SoftBank
  • Cisco
  • Deutsche Bank
 
  • SoftBank
  • Indosat
  • Trio
 
  • SoftBank
  • IPventures

Philosophy

SoftBank China and India Holdings (SBCI) belives that the Information Revolution is increasingly a global phenomenon. Great economic opportunities are being created in or brought to peripheral regions as the promise and power of the internet spreads. SoftBank has experienced and contributed to major technological innovations in today’s major economies, including Japan, the United States, as well as tested and proven ideas in China, India and Korea.
In the next century we expect extraordinary technological development to come from the faster-growing, high-potential regions of the world. We hope to provide access and assistance to these emerging opportunities in global entrepreneurship through our established partner network.
Through the Bodhi Fund (2006), SBCI has already invested learned in China, India, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. As the global economy evolves and shifts, we’ve identified Indonesia and the Philippines as the next high-growth technology ecosytems.

Portfolio

Select Portfolio Companies
  • CaliBurger
    CaliBurger

    A global network of classic California burger restaurants, providing a premium quality burger experience at an accessible QSR price point.

    www.caliburger.com

  • China Horizon
    China Horizon

    China Horizon and China Post Group are 50/50 owners of Post Mart, a long term project to turn China’s postal network into the world’s largest wholesale and retail distribution network.

    www.china-horizon.com

  • Dealoka
    Dealoka

    Dealoka is a mobile-only discount-focused, digital marketing platform for businesses and hyperlocal, targeted coupon application for consumers.

    www.dealoka.com

  • DEN Networks
    DEN Networks

    India-based national cable television company engaged in the distribution of analog and digital cable television services.

    www.dennetworks.com

  • Gilt Groupe
    Gilt Groupe

    Lifestyle ecommerce flash-sales retailing platform for women's, men's and children's apparel as well as home products and city experiences based in the United States.

    www.gilt.com

  • IP Ventures
    IP Ventures

    Leading investment company in the Philippines focused on Internet, Consumer Retail, and New Media Content.

    www.ipventure.com

  • Komli Media
    Komli Media

    Leading India-based media technology company with solutions across display, mobile, video, social, search and data for advertisers, agencies and publishers.

    www.komli.com

  • Massive Impact
    Massive Impact

    Results-based mobile ad network in Asia with offices in Israel, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

    www.massiveimpact.com

  • Netopia
    Netopia

    Netopia is the Philippine’s pioneer in implementing professional operations and management of internet café chains. Through its vast network of branches, and in conjunction with Viet Thai International, Netopia now seeks to enter the fast-growing smartphone retail market.

  • Path
    Path

    Personal social network based in the United States.

    www.path.com

  • PayActiv
    PayActiv

    Provider of technology platform that enables real-time access to earned but unpaid wages.

    www.payactiv.com

  • PeaceSoft Solutions
    PeaceSoft Solutions

    Leading Vietnamese ecommerce and payment gateway company.

    www.peacesoft.net

  • PropTiger
    PropTiger

    Online real estate brokerage service provider in India.

    www.proptiger.com

  • Qerja
    Qerja
    Qerja.com is Indonesia’s first online community for sharing salary and work condition information. This user-generated site sheds light onto otherwise opaque compensation packages and hiring practices and aims to increase the job satisfaction for the Indonesian workforce.
  • Savvy Source
    Savvy Source
    Savvy Source operates an online community that provides information, ratings, and reviews on preschools, events, places, and camps. In 2013, the company launched Schoola Stitch, an e-commerce site for parents to donate and buy gently used children’s clothing, with a portion of proceeds going to schools. www.savvysource.com
  • Silk Road Telecommunication
    Silk Road Telecommunication

    Leading Chinese-based SaaS provider of enterprise communications and business services to Chinese SME market.

    www.srt.com.cn

  • Sino Credit Corporation
    Sino Credit Corporation

    Leading Chinese third-party financing guarantee service provider with issued guarantee license from Beijing Finance Bureau.

    www.ianjia.cn

Team

  • Kabir MisraKabir Misra Managing Partner
    Kabir Misra Managing Partner
    Kabir Misra helped found SoftBank China & India Holdings in April 2006, and is concurrently a Managing Partner at SoftBank Capital. He is responsible for leading the Fund‘s investment initiatives in China, India and South East Asia. Previously Kabir was a Director in Deutsche Bank Hong Kong, responsible for the firm‘s software and Internet investment banking businesses across Asia. He also served as a Global Strategist in the Samsung Group and Vice President in the Technology Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs. Kabir has a MBA from Stanford University and an AB in Economics from Harvard University.
  • Scarlett O’SullivanScarlett O’Sullivan Partner and COO
    Scarlett O’Sullivan Partner and COO
    Scarlett O‘Sullivan joined SoftBank China & India Holdings in April 2007 as Chief Operating Officer, and is concurrently a Partner at SoftBank Capital. Previously, Scarlett was a Principal and Head of the European Technology Services and Corporate Finance Group at Robertson Stephens International in London, covering industries such as IT services, outsourcing services and information services. Scarlett received an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Yale University.
  • Enrique GonzalezEnrique Gonzalez Managing Partner
    Enrique Gonzalez Managing Partner
    Enrique Gonzalez is the Founder and CEO of IP Ventures Inc. ("IPVI"), a leading technology investment firm in the Philippines & IPVG Corp, a publicly listed company on the Philippines Stock Exchange. Its holdings include NBA Retail / Online, E-Games, Netopia, among others. Enrique serves on the board of PLDT and PCCW subsidiaries and was a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2012 Philippines).
  • Sugiono Wiyono SugialamSugiono Wiyono Sugialam Managing Partner
    Sugiono Wiyono Sugialam Managing Partner
    Sugiono Wiyono Sugialam has been Chief Executive Officer and President Director of PT Trikomsel Oke Tbk since 1996, when he founded the company. PT Trikomsel is Indonesia’s first and leading Indonesian publicly listed company dealing in retail and distribution of telecommunication and multimedia products. He is responsible for the strategic decisions and supervision of operational activities at PT Trikomsel, including policy and sales strategy, with direct responsibility on retail and human resources. Mr. Sugiono won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008 (in the category of Services Entrepreneur) and was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Company Management from the Surabaya University in 1986. He is based in Jakarta.
  • Alexander RusliAlexander Rusli Managing Partner
    Alexander Rusli Managing Partner
    Alex Rusli has been President Director and CEO of Indosat since November 2012 and had been an Independent Commissioner since January 2010. Prior to Indosat, Mr. Rusli was a Managing Director at Northstar Pacific, a Private Equity fund which focuses on Indonesian and South East Asian opportunities. Prior to his role in Northstar Pacific, Mr. Rusli served for the Government of Indonesia for nine years. In the first six years in government he was an Expert Advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, where he was involved in the formulation of policy and regulation in the Telecommunication, Media and Postal industries. Mr. Rusli completed all his formal tertiary education in Curtin University, Western Australia. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Information Systems. He is based in Jakarta.
  • Katsumasa NikiKatsumasa Niki Managing Partner
    Katsumasa Niki Managing Partner
    Katsumasa Niki serves as a Corporate Officer of SoftBank Corp. assigned to the Corporate Strategy & Development Division, and serves as a director of various group companies of SoftBank Corp. Mr. Niki holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kobe University and an MBA Degree in Finance from Chuo Graduate School of Accounting. Mr. Niki serves on the board of directors of Renren, Inc., Supercell Oy, SoftBank Holdings Inc, SB China Holdings Pte. Ltd., SB China & India Holdings Limited, SoftBank Korea Corp. He is currently based in the SoftBank Tokyo office.
  • Anna LoAnna Lo Partner
    Anna Lo Partner
    Anna Lo helped found SoftBank China & India Holdings in April 2006. Based in San Carlos, Anna oversees Bodhi Fund investments in China, India and South East Asia, though now primarily focuses on SoftBank's Internet and Media Investments. She previously worked in Deutsche Bank‘s Technology Investment Banking Group, leading and working on technology sector transactions.
  • Anil ViakaraAnil Viakara Partner
    Anil Viakara Partner
    Anil Viakara is responsible for leading and monitoring investments in India, and monitoring our existing investments in Vietnam. As an early-stage entrepreneur, Anil has co-founded and led as CEO four other companies demonstrating the ability to successfully take companies from an idea stage to medium-sized organizations. His very first employer, fresh out of college, was Open Environment Corporation, which went public in 1995, the same year as Netscape did. Unfortunately the OEC IPO at approximately $100M enterprise value was not big enough for Anil to retire, so he continues with his day job with us.
  • Teddy HimlerTeddy Himler Vice President
    Teddy Himler Vice President
    Teddy Himler joined SoftBank in 2013. He currently focuses on venture capital investing in Indonesia and the Philippines as well as South East Asia corporate development activities. Prior, he served as an associate on SoftBank Capital's U.S. growth stage team. He looks for leading, regionally-defensible businesses in the new media, gaming, e-commerce, online advertising and software sectors in target markets. Prior to joining SoftBank, Teddy worked as an analyst in Goldman Sachs’ Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking group in San Francisco where he worked on M&A and financing transactions in the technology and telecom sectors. Teddy received his BA in Government and Economics from Harvard where he captained the varsity sailing team.
  • Yen Theng TanYen Theng Tan Associate
    Yen Theng Tan Associate
    Yen Theng Tan joined SoftBank in 2014. For SoftBank China and India, he focuses on growth-stage investment opportunities in Indonesia and the Philippines. Specifically, he looks out for technology-related (e.g. e-commerce, digital/social media, online advertising etc.) companies in or exposed to Indonesia, and more broadly consumer and consumer-tech related companies in the Philippines. He spends most of this time working from SoftBank's San Carlos, CA offices and travels regularly to Southeast Asia.Prior to joining SoftBank, Yen worked as an analyst in HSBC’s Investment Banking group based in Singapore and executed various sell-side and buy-side M&As and equity capital market offerings in the Southeast Asian region. There he worked on a broad variety of sectors, including transportation, infrastructure, resources and energy, industrials, and real estate. Yen received his BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, with a second major in Economics, from Johns Hopkins University where he captained the men’s squash team.
  • Pontus SonnerstedtPontus Sonnerstedt Venture Partner
    Pontus Sonnerstedt Venture Partner

    Pontus Sonnerstedt is CEO, PT SKYBEE Tbk, a Tech, Media & Telecom company based out of Jakarta. The company and its subsidiaries operate media buying, software development, telco distribution and e-money businesses. In 2013 PT SKYBEE partnered with Guvera Australia Pty Ltd to bring their music-streaming service to Indonesia. Mr. Sonnerstedt is also part of the management team at Ideosource, a Jakarta based incubator and venture capital fund. Between 2007 and 2012, Mr. Sonnerstedt identified Indonesia as a key growth opportunity for Yahoo!, coordinated the company’s entry in to the market and then ran PT Yahoo Indonesia as Country Manager. Under his leadership, Yahoo! became one of the most trafficked and monetized Internet destinations in Indonesia.

    Prior to Yahoo!, Mr. Sonnerstedt spent eight years in the mobile phone industry in Asia. From 1999 to 2001 he managed Ericsson’s mobile phone business in Vietnam, as Director of Consumer Products. He then moved to Singapore with Sony Ericsson, first in a regional sales role covering Indonesia and then as head of business development for APAC EM. In these senior management positions in Asia, Mr. Sonnerstedt has built extensive knowledge and hands-on experience starting and running businesses in the region. Mr. Sonnerstedt served as a mine clearance diver in the Royal Swedish Navy. He holds a degree in International Economics from the American University of Paris. He is currently based in Jakarta.