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$7m
Round Size Investors Date
- Not Disclosed 17 Oct 2016
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SoftBank Group To Launch VC Fund

SoftBank Group will launch a VC fund for making investments in the technology sector globally. The Softbank Vision Fund plans to invest USD25bn over the next five years.

Read More17 Oct 16
Grab Receives USD750 For Ride-Hailing

Singaporean ride-hailing company, Grab, has received USD750m in funding led by SoftBank. Grab will use the funds to continue expanding into Southeast Asian market, particularly in Indonesia. The firm has raised a total of USD1bn. 

Read More20 Sep 16
Packet Nabs USD9.4m For Bare Metal Cloud

Packet, a NYC-based bare metal cloud for developers, has nabbed USD9.4m in a funding round led by SoftBank. In addition, the companies have formed a strategic partnership to bring Packet's bare metal server automation technology to Japan. The company...

Read More15 Sep 16
Hike Messenger Raises USD175m For Messaging App

India-based Hike, which runs the messaging app Hike Messenger, has raised USD175m in funding from Tencent Holdings, along with Tiger Global, Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank Group. Hike will use the money to expand its team, improve the product, invest in...

Read More17 Aug 16
Budget Hotel Aggregator Oyo Hooks In USD62m

India-based budget hotel aggregator Oyo, has hooked in USD62m funds for from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. The budget hotel aggregator’s existing Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners have not participated in the current...

Read More16 Aug 16
NextVR Reels In USD80m For Live VR Broadcast

NextVR, a California-based developer of live virtual reality broadcast technology, has reeled in USD80m in Series B funding from CITIC Guoan Information Industry, NetEase, CMC Holdings, SoftBank, VMS Investments Group, Founder H Fund, China Assets,...

Read More10 Aug 16
SoftBank Purchases UK’s ARM For USD32bn

Japan’s SoftBank has purchased UK chip design company, ARM, for USD32bn. The deal will help SoftBank to capitalise on growing demand for technologies for the internet of things and mobile markets. 

Read More18 Jul 16
Darktrace Completes USD64m For MI-Based Cyber Security

UK-based machine learning (MI) cyber security startup Darktrace has completed USD64m Series C in a round led by KKR, along with Summit Partners, TenEleven Ventures, and SoftBank. Darktrace plans to invest in R&D. 

Read More06 Jul 16
Police At Google’s Door & Facebook’s Translating Your Messages

The French police are kicking down Google’s doors and robots are taking pizza orders. Evidently, there’s a lot to keep up to date with in tech today. 1. Google Paris HQ Raided By Police French police have raided Google’s Paris offices as part of...

Read More25 May 16
CloudMinds Bags USD30m For Cloud Robots

CloudMinds, a China-based provider of intelligent cloud robots, has bagged USD30m in funding from SoftBank Group International, Hon Hai Precision Industry, Walden International and Kaixuan Capital. CloudMinds will invest the proceeds in growing...

Read More24 May 16
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The FCC Is Hinting it Might Change its Rules to Hide America’s Digital Divide
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