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Bloomberg:
SoftBank's Vision Fund hires Nagraj Kashyap, the head of Microsoft's M12 VC fund, as managing partner, its first major addition following a spate of departures   —  SoftBank Group Corp.'s Vision Fund is hiring the head of Microsoft Corp.'s venture capital business as managing partner …
Feb 8, 2021, 3:40 PMIn context
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
SoftBank's Vision Fund posts $8B profit in Q3; Son says 15 companies have gone public from the fund, and its $680M investment in DoorDash is now worth ~$9B   —  - Vision Fund booked a third-quarter profit of $8 billion  — SoftBank continued to lose money on derivatives trading
Feb 8, 2021, 8:40 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Analysis: Vision Fund, which posted a record annual loss last March, returned ~$18B to investors by the end of 2020, up from $13.4B it reported in Q3 2020   —  After posting a record loss last year, fortunes have changed for the Saudi-backed tech investment fund
Feb 7, 2021, 8:05 AMIn context
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
SoftBank-backed travel booking service Klook raises $200M led by Aspex Management, says bookings have reached near pre-COVID levels in Singapore, HK, and Taiwan   —  Klook, the Hong Kong-based travel activities platform backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, announced the closure of $200 million …
Jan 26, 2021, 10:30 AMIn context
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Globality, whose AI-based sourcing software connects companies with service providers, raises $138M Series E from Sienna Capital and SoftBank's Vision Fund   —  Service marketplace provider Globality Inc. on Tuesday said it raised a $138 million Series E funding that likely added another unicorn to the Silicon Valley herd.
Jan 23, 2021, 6:55 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
China's most popular workout app Keep raises $360M Series F led by SoftBank's Vision Fund with Tencent among investors, as sources value it at ~$2B post funding   —  - The workout app owner gets $360 million in new funding round  — Tencent, Hillhouse are also among investors in latest round
Jan 10, 2021, 8:00 PMIn context
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
Pear Therapeutics, a startup developing app-based therapy and tracking tools to help treat patients, raises $80M Series D led by SoftBank's Vision Fund 2   —  - Pear has FDA-approved prescription digital therapies  — The round is joined by existing investors including Temasek
Dec 8, 2020, 9:25 PMIn context
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

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