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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Sales readiness service MindTickle raises $100M in a round of debt and equity led by SoftBank's Vision Fund 2; source: MindTickle is now valued at ~$500M   —  MindTickle, a startup that is helping hundreds of small and large firms improve their sales through its eponymous sales readiness platform …
Nov 15, 2020, 7:20 PMIn context
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Sources: Uber has been in talks since October to sell its self-driving car unit, Advanced Technologies Group, to Aurora Innovation   —  Eighteen months ago, Uber's self-driving car unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, was valued at $7.25 billion following a $1 billion investment from Toyota, DENSO and Softbank's Vision Fund.
Nov 13, 2020, 5:45 PMIn context
Financial Times:
SoftBank's Vision Fund invests $250M in Berlin-based e-scooter rental service Tier Mobility, valuing the startup just below $1B   —  Latest investment values Berlin-based electric scooter start-up just below $1bn  —  SoftBank's Vision Fund has made its first investment into the fast-growing …
Nov 10, 2020, 7:40 AMIn context
Financial Times:
SoftBank has removed three of its most senior executives, including Vision Fund head Rajeev Misra, from its board, amid calls to improve corporate governance   —  Japanese conglomerate also books a $1.3bn loss on its Nasdaq trades over the summer  —  Japan's SoftBank has culled three …
Nov 9, 2020, 9:40 AMIn context
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
SoftBank's Vision Fund posts $7.6B profit for three months ending Sept. 30, says its initial $1.35B investment in Chinese startup KE Holdings now worth $7.9B   —  - The unit booked a $7.6 billion profit in fiscal second-quarter  — Derivative bets totaled $2.7 billion at the end of September
Nov 9, 2020, 7:45 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
SoftBank confirms a series of departures from its Vision Fund, including its COO and four partners   —  A slew of SoftBank Vision Fund executives have left the almost $100 billion vehicle, best known for its bets on high profile startups including WeWork, Uber Technologies Inc. and Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing.
Nov 2, 2020, 10:25 AMIn context
Gillian Tan / Bloomberg:
Whoop, which makes fitness trackers and provides performance metrics for athletes, raises $100M at a $1.2B valuation   —  - Golfer Nick Watney sought a Covid test based on Whoop data  — Boston startup raises $100 million, IVP's Liaw joins board  —  Whoop, the maker of a wearable device …
Oct 28, 2020, 9:20 AMIn context
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
SoftBank's second Vision Fund invests $120M into Ordermark, which launches delivery-only restaurant brands that make use of extra capacity at vetted kitchens   —  “We're building a decentralized ghost kitchen,” is a sentence that could launch a thousand investor calls, and Alex Canter …
Oct 27, 2020, 12:30 PMIn context
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Boston- and Shenzhen-based XtalPi, which uses AI for drug discovery and development, raises $319M Series C led by SoftBank's Vision Fund   —  XtalPi, an American-Chinese biotech firm that focuses on AI-assisted drug discovery, has raised a $319 million round C from a slate of enthusiastic investors led by SoftBank's Vision Fund.
Sep 28, 2020, 8:40 PMIn context
Jennifer Smith / Wall Street Journal:
ShipBob, which helps e-commerce businesses streamline fulfillment and manage inventory, raises $68M Series D led by SoftBank's Vision Fund   —  Outsourced fulfillment specialist ShipBob raises $68 million in funding from investors including Softbank's Vision Fund
Sep 28, 2020, 9:05 AMIn context

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