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Ed Hammond / Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank's Vision Fund 2 is investing $100M in ML-based compliance and employee-monitoring software company Behavox at a ~$500M valuation   —  - Behavox investment will value firm at about $500 million  — Transaction is among first for SoftBank's Vision Fund 2
Feb 24, 2020, 10:50 AMIn context
Saeed Azhar / Reuters:
Sources: SoftBank has invested $2.5B of its own cash into investments since October, as it seeks to re-establish credibility ahead of a planned Vision Fund 2   —  (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) has pumped $2.5 billion of its own cash into new investments since October …
Feb 18, 2020, 11:30 AMIn context
Sam Nussey / Reuters:
SoftBank's Vision Fund posts an operating loss of $2.05B in Q4 compared to a $1.6B profit a year earlier; Vision Fund invested $74.6B in 88 companies as of Q4   —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp said on Wednesday its third-quarter operating profit fell 99%, well short of analyst estimates …
Feb 12, 2020, 2:00 AMIn context
Biz Carson / Protocol:
Direct-to-consumer retailer Brandless shuts down, becoming the first company backed by SoftBank's Vision Fund to do so   —  Today direct-to-consumer retailer Brandless becomes the first SoftBank Vision Fund-backed startup to close down, as it stops taking orders and halts all business operations.
Feb 10, 2020, 1:20 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SoftBank's Vision Fund 2 may end up raising less than half of the planned $108B, with nearly all of its capital coming from SoftBank itself   —  The new pool could end up being less than half its planned size, with nearly all of its capital coming from SoftBank itself
Feb 7, 2020, 2:40 PMIn context
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Nuro receives a two-year driverless exemption for its new delivery vehicle called R2 and says it is the first company to receive such an exemption from NHTSA   —  Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup that raised $940 million in financing from Softbank Vision Fund last year …
Feb 6, 2020, 12:35 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Michael Ronen, a US managing partner for SoftBank's Vision Fund, says he is “negotiating” his exit from the fund, amid concern about its direction   —  A top US executive at SoftBank's $100bn Vision Fund is leaving after expressing concerns about “issues” at the technology conglomerate …
Feb 4, 2020, 2:25 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: Uber and DoorDash held failed merger talks about six months ago; the talks were at SoftBank's behest which wanted to consolidate food-delivery industry   —  Uber and DoorDash held talks to combine last year in a deal that would have accelerated the long-awaited consolidation …
Jan 30, 2020, 11:10 AMIn context
Anirban Sen / Reuters:
Sources: online pharmacy Alto, which offers same-day deliveries and medication management apps, has raised ~$250M led by SoftBank, at a valuation of over $1B   —  BANGALORE (Reuters) - SoftBank's second Vision Fund has led a new round of funding for Silicon Valley-based drug delivery firm Alto Pharmacy …
Jan 30, 2020, 10:35 AMIn context
The Information:
Sources: SoftBank's Vision Fund led a $750M investment last August in Philadelphia-based goPuff, an on-demand delivery service for convenience products   —  SoftBank's Vision Fund made one of its largest U.S. venture investments last year in a Philadelphia-based startup that has developed …
Jan 17, 2020, 9:30 PMIn context

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