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WeWork sues SoftBank over cancelled $3b tender offer

The special committee of WeWork‘s board said it is suing SoftBank after the investment giant withdrew its US$3 billion tender offer for the embattled startup.

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SoftBank’s Vision Fund posts $2b loss in third quarter

SoftBank posted an operating loss of 225.1 billion yen (US$2.1 billion) from its US$100 billion Vision Fund for the three months ended December 2019, down from the 176.4 billion yen (US$1.6 billion) of profit it recorded in the same period in 2018.

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Indian eyewear brand Lenskart secures $275m from SoftBank

Indian eyewear company Lenskart said it is raising more than US$275 million from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank. Founded in 2010, Lenskart is an omnichannel eyewear retailer that manufactures and distributes eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses to 500 stores across 1,000 cities in India.

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SoftBank’s China strategy wobbles as key bets disappoint

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – For SoftBank Group Inc, financial technology firm OneConnect’s IPO should have been a vindication of an aggressive China investing strategy.

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SoftBank 倡議旗下獲注資公司組成生態圈

SoftBank Vision Fund 幾年來已經投資大額資源到不同的初創公司,這些初創公司一直都是保持獨立營運,而 SoftBank 方面最近就舉辦了一次大會聚集這些公司的高層,希望可以造成一個生態圈。

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Empire of The Rising Son

Born in 1957 to a poor Korean immigrant family in rural Japan, he faced constant discrimination. Young Son developed a rebellious attitude.

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油王的錢投什麼 (老占)


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SoftBank’s Vision Fund looks to borrow $4bn against tech stakes

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In brief: SoftBank to launch second AI fund of more than $55m

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SoftBank Considers IPO for $100 Billion Vision Fund

SoftBank Group Corp. is considering audacious fundraising plans, including a public offering of its $100 billion investment fund and the launch of a second fund of at least that size, as it looks to seize on an exploding startup scene, people familiar with the matter said.

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Klook Completes US$425M Series D Funding with New Capital Raise led by Softbank Vision Fund

Klook announced it has raised US$225M in Series D+ funding. This increases the company’s total Series D funding round to US$425M. The SoftBank Vision Fund led the round with participation from existing investors, including Sequoia China, Matrix Partners, TCV, and OurCrowd.

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SoftBank, Other Investors in Talks to Invest $1 Billion in Uber’s Self-Driving Unit

A consortium that includes SoftBank Group is in late-stage talks to invest $1 billion or more into Uber Technologies’ self-driving vehicle unit.

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