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The Khashoggi murder isn’t stopping SoftBank’s Vision Fund

The Khashoggi murder isn’t stopping SoftBank’s Vision Fund Money talks in the startup community, especially when SoftBank comes knocking with the megabucks of its Vision Fund. Despite the public outcry around the firm’s dependence on money from Saudi Arabia in the wake of that country’s assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, […]

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Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises .1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion Series G round led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese […]

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SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B

SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to 0B Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far The SaaS VC gap: China & other markets trail the US Much has […]

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Korean e-commerce firm Coupang raises $2 billion from SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Korean e-commerce firm Coupang raises billion from SoftBank’s Vision Fund Just days after a CIA report concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, SoftBank’s Vision Fund — the gargantuan investment vehicle anchored by a $45 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s PIF sovereign fund — is back […]

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SoftBank CEO pulls out of speaking at Saudi investment conference

SoftBank CEO pulls out of speaking at Saudi investment conference SoftBank Group has become the latest high profile technology business to drop out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia following the snowballing global outcry over the killing of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. The Wall Street Journal reports the last minute cancelation by CEO Masayoshi […]

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Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund will also invest $45B in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund will also invest B in SoftBank’s second Vision Fund The sovereign fund of Saudi Arabia plans to invest $45 billion into the second SoftBank Vision Fund, two years after putting the same amount into the original $100 billion Vision Fund, Saudi Arabia Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman told […]

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