Nikesh Arora raises $100M Series C led by Insight Partners to scale up its software automation

When we started covering a few years ago, the startup was tapping into a new wave of businesses wanting their own native apps. The previous wave of agency-built and outsourced apps was wani

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Expanse in deal worth $800M

Palo Alto Networks has been on a buying binge for the last couple of years, and today it added to its haul, announcing a deal to acquire Expanse for $800 million in cash and equity awards. The deal br

Nikesh Arora, the man tipped to become SoftBank’s next CEO, resigns from the firm

It's a busy day at SoftBank HQ in Tokyo today. Fresh from confirming the much-anticipated sale of a majority stake in games giant Supercell, SoftBank also announced the somewhat surprise departure of

Nuzzel Revamps Its Social News App And Raises $1.7M

Social news aggregator Nuzzel is unveiling version 2.0 of its website and app — a version that CEO Jonathan Abrams described as “Nuzzel for Everyone.” Nuzzel previously worked by creatin

SoftBank’s Nikesh Arora Says The Key To Investing Is Big Bets And Close Friendships With Founders

A leading Japanese telecom, SoftBank is also one of Asia’s most prolific tech investors and known for taking big stakes in growth-stage companies. In an onstage interview at Disrupt today, SoftBank

Meet The Disrupt SF 2015 Speakers And Judges

Disrupt SF is just a few weeks away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference.

SoftBank CEO In Waiting Nikesh Arora Buys $483M Of Stock In ‘Personal Bet’

SoftBank's Nikesh Arora -- the man who Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son is backing as his replacement at the Japanese company -- is doubling down on his employer after he agreed to buy 60 billion JPY ($

SoftBank President And COO Nikesh Arora Will Speak At Disrupt SF 2015

With significant stakes in U.S. operator Sprint and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba -- not to mention its own domestic empire in Japan -- SoftBank is already one of the world's most influential compa

Nikesh Arora Will Take Over From SoftBank CEO As Chairman Of Yahoo Japan

SoftBank’s New President Is Former Google Head Of Business Nikesh Arora

SoftBank, the Japanese telecom giant that is also one of Asia’s most prolific startup investors, has named Google’s former chief business officer, Nikesh Arora, as its new president and potential