SoftBank backed Behavox ($PRIVATE:BEHAVOX) this week with a nine-figure funding round; perhaps all the talk about SoftBank running out of cash to back big-name startups is all overblown.
Behavox created and maintains an AI-driven enterprise platform that helps with cybersecurity and helps people invest using data, which is the most basic way of explaining what they do and why they're so valuable. SoftBank has deemed the New York-based company worthy enough to raise $100 million in a Vision Fund yesterday.
“Behavox is proud to count SoftBank Investment Advisers among its customer base, which also includes banks such as Jefferies, hedge funds such as Balyasny Asset Management, mining companies such as Anglo American, sovereign wealth funds and private equity firms,” - Behavox
Thinknum, using the data we've gathered over years covering the AI startup, looked into Behavox, and found a growing company that clearly caught SoftBank's eye.
The company has increased 42% in headcount over the last year, according to LinkedIn, and with more money behind the scenes to fuel operations, we can see Behavox growing rapidly over the next few years if all goes according to plan.
We visualized hundreds of companies, investors, and investment rounds within our KgBase data to gain a visual understanding of the vast network that is the Softbank Vision Fund. It touches many people and companies at various levels: who is SoftBank invested in, what kind of funding has been closed, and, as we'll see below, who is implicated in the success, or failure, of both the companies and their investors.
About the Data:
Thinknum tracks companies using the information they post online - jobs, social and web traffic, product sales and app ratings - and creates data sets that measure factors like hiring, revenue and foot traffic. Data sets may not be fully comprehensive (they only account for what is available on the web), but they can be used to gauge performance factors like staffing and sales.